Color Grading with LUTs - Orange & Teal Look Explained Now that we are mostly all big kids these days with editing software that can handle LUTs it is probably a good idea to work out how to use them and why you would want to. One of primary ways LUTs are use professionally is to deploy the LUT on all or most of the footage so that in almost one go all of that footage has … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – B-roll, Color Grading, Transitions and Low Light
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This is where you will find my weekly roundup (Get it? A cowboy on a horse? Roundup?) covering all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.
5 Ways to BREAK THE RULES of Filmmaking I am sure most people who have done at least a little research into shooting and editing their videos would have come across a number of very basic rules on both subjects. Things like the rule of thirds, leaving head-space, the 180 degree rule are just a few of them. One of the difficulties in describing or explaining how to use these … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Some Shooting Tips, a bunch of Editing Tips and More!
Using Music to Emotionally Drive your Film One of the best ways to add that little something extra to your projects is by the use of music. One mistake I see over and over is that people tend to choose music on the basis of what they like which whilst totally understandable, can often lead to problems. Choosing music for your videos has to be done on the basis of that music … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Choosing Music, Jump Cuts and White Balance
It's a bit of thin Friday Roundup this week mainly due to the American Thanksgiving celebrations. Of course being an American holiday there has to be some unashamed commercialism involved in the form of Black Friday sales! Most of my usual sources of information, tips and tricks have all gone into "selling" mode so actual "news" is a bit scarce. Obviously if I had any … [Read more...] about The (Black) Friday Roundup – Lighting Tricks, Shooting 360° video and Color
Filmora 8.5 Released First cab off the rank for this week's roundup is the latest release from my favorite easy to learn and use video editing software Filmora. The people at Wondershare tend to update the software pretty regularly and seems to be following a six month major update cycle with the occasional smaller one thrown in. This week's release takes Filmora to version … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Filmora Updates, Color Correction and Storytelling