Establishing Shots — Setting a scene like Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay OK so let's get real here! None of us (or at least very few!) will be seeking to create movie masterpieces of the same caliber as Wes Anderson or Stanley Kubrik! Additionally most of us will probably not be shooting epic establishing shots that are equal to the ones in this video! However what … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Framing, Establishment Shots and Zoom Transitions
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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.
Filmora FAQ's Video This is the first FAQ video the guys from Filmora have done for a while so if you use Filmora these ones are always good to catch up on. In fact even if you don't use Filmora they can be pretty informative anyway! This week they cover a few subjects like adding audio distortion and image duration. On top of that there is a reference to replicating the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Map Animations, Editing to Music and B-roll
Whip Pan Seamlessly Between Shots - FilmoraPro OK it has probably been a few weeks at least since I posted a "How to" video on whip pans so here we go! The following tutorial is shown by using FilmoraPro but as is the case most of the time, the brand of software is pretty much irrelevant. You can actually achieve a decent whip pan in camera if you set your mind to it but … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Whip Pans, Travel Videos and Motion Tracking
How to Use the 30° Degree Rule There will be many times in any video shot by an amateur that you will see that something is wrong and you will have no idea what it is. One of the most common ones is that in shooting the video the shooter has broken the 30° rule. Of course if you don't know what that is in the first place then you are probably going to break it! So to get … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – The 30° Degree Rule, Shutterstock Elements and More
Why Everyone Should Use Video Scopes for Color Correction So let's stop for a minute and talk about color correction and color grading. For many amateur editors there is a knowledge that you can do so much to improve the quality of the video images you are getting in your projects. There is also the knowledge that these days most fully loaded editors will offer color control … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Video Scopes, Camera Moves and Stop Motion