How To Structure Your Videos For More Watch Time Although the video below was intended specifically for YouTube creators I think it has a lot to offer the average person in terms of how you and I create our own projects. I think one of the first concepts that tends to go out the window when you are immersed in an editing project is that of the viewer's perspective. Too often … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Common Mistakes, YouTube Tips and Motion Paths
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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.
Yay! Freebies! Once a year the guys at Shutterstock (royalty free stock images, footage etc.) in conjunction with PremiumBeat (think music for videos), do a week long giveaway promotion. Generally it is a mixed bag of video and audio assets including lens flares, textures and elements, sound effects and on and on. They have basically wrapped up the "giveaway week" for his … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Shot Lists, Free Stuff and Audio Effects
It's Not Me, It's You This week I added a new post to the website covering the subject of debugging software problems when it comes to video editing. The main reason I did that was to finally put down somewhere a copy of the steps I generally take when people contact me for help with whatever trouble they are having. I think the most surprising thing for most new users of … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Sound Design, Chroma Key and Comedy
FREE Filmora Meme Maker + iPhone XS giveaway! Filmora just announced a new feature on their website offering the ability to instantly create your own memes in image, GIF or video formats and the best part is that it is totally free. I just checked it out myself and it works very well especially when you want to create something simple and fast. On top of that they are … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Some Freebies, Shooting Tips and More!
Do Video Down Votes and Criticism Matter? The video below is not directly concerning how to shoot or create videos in any way but I think it conveys an important message to anyone who is engaged in the process of creating videos for others to see. There is an old theory about how things work in the universe, how stuff divides up, how people act and on and on. It's called the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Handling Criticism, Gimbals or Handheld and More