How to be Less Awkward Filming Yourself Whenever I come across videos like this I always include them in the Friday Roundup. For most people the idea of being in front of the camera sets off alarm bells like nothing else and almost immediately they look like a rabbit caught in the headlights of a truck. Whilst this is totally understandable it absolutely destroys any hope … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Hyperlapse, Color Grades and ND Filters
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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.
The Basics of Microphones Let me introduce the video below with an old saying that probably will hold true for as long as there is video. The most important part of video is... audio. For most people shooting video and capturing audio at the same time is going to be a bit of a trade off. In a point and shoot situation where the subject matter just presents itself in front … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Microphone Basics, Camera Effects and Stabilization
LUTS: The Complete Video Guide A few weeks back now on April Fool's Day Casey Faris put out an incredible video purporting to announce the release of his amazing automatic super LUT called Pegasus. According to the video it could instantly create the perfect look for any footage by automatically correcting everything in it and making it perfect. Now a lot of people got … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Camera Shake, Auto-Focus and LUT Limitations
So let's kick off this week's Roundup with a freebie! This week that venerable British broadcaster the BBC lifted her skirts and showed us everything! Well not quite because that would be very un-British! What they did do however was launch into beta a website offering over 16,000 free downloadable sound effects from their archives. Each of the effects is covered by … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Vintage Voice Effect, Creative Tips and a Freebie!
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 21.5 Update News from Pinnacle this week with the release of Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Ultimate. Since Corel took over the ownership of the Pinnacle range of products a few years back they have pulled it into line with their existing update and upgrade release schedule. Generally speaking this means that the software gets two major upgrades per year … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Pinnacle Studio Goes to Version 21.5 and other stuff!