Producing Your Own Sound Effects: Perfecting Audio The video below gives a great insight into how you can create your own sound effects and why you perhaps may want to do it. However there is another important take away you can well... take away from it. I often get questions and requests regarding the subject of "making my videos more cinematic" and often what people are … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Sound Effects, Story Boards and Voice Over Tips
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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.
So this week in the Friday Roundup you will notice a couple of things that are different from the normal. First up it is a pretty short post! The reason is that the world is currently locked into the insanity of the whole Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber-Monday thingy. Theoretically the main point of all of this I think is supposed to be the Thanksgiving … [Read more...] about The (Black) Friday Roundup – “It’s Enough Already” Edition
Professionals are not "Careful" Over the past few weeks I have seem to have been stumbling across a lot of videos showing how to use masks and motion tracking in videos. Most fully loaded video editing software these days has at least some kind of rudimentary ability to execute these tasks. Like many editing features we have at our finger tips the one main limit on all of … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Working it Like a Pro, Sin City and More
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
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