8 Steps to Cinematic Lighting OK. So apart from the shameless self promotion of their video course for the first two minutes followed by the shameless 50 second promotion of Aperture lights, this is still worth taking a look at! These are some great tips for lifting your footage out of the shadows and getting much better result through lighting.Why You Need to … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Lighting, Human Videos and Free Audio
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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.
How to Look Better for Videos, Meetings, Zoom, Skype, and Live Streams There is a very small but very important detail I see missed in "talking head" videos on YouTube over and over again. When a person clicks on a video where there is someone presenting well... whatever there must be a sense of connection achieved. As a viewer I will automatically feel as though the person … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Looking Good on Camera and Travel Lighting
Aspect Ratios - Film Editing Pro I thought I might kick off this week with a little educational pice on the subject of aspect ratios. These days we tend to deal mainly in 16:9 aspect ratios for home use with the occasional foray into 9:16 or even 1:1 for social media. The subject of aspect ratios in movies has a long and very interesting history covered in the video below and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Aspect Ratios, Basic Editing Cuts and more
VideoStudio Instant Project Templates I mentioned last week that I have been helping a friend get set up to regularly post videos to her YouTube channel. Finally after a year or so enough people have told her that regular posting is one of the keys to success in that space! Now that she has a little spot set up with good light and a reasonable camera she has begun to produce … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Editing Templates, Drones and Motion Tracking
How to Create Foley Just briefly, Foley is the art of recreating sounds in a studio to be used later as part of a video or movie sound track. From Wikipedia: Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. When you see a western movie and hear the horses walking across the ground, … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Match Cuts and YouTube Tips