Foley: How Hollywood Sounds Effects are Made When you look at the differences between an amateur video and a professionally produced one you would get the idea that those differences are because of big things. Big things like pro file formats, pro cameras and sound recording and more. What isn't so obvious are the million and one "little things." Tiny little actions that … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup- Foley, LUTs, Audio and Lighting 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.
9 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know Whilst it is true that the available palette for cutting any video together is almost limitless it is also true that you need to nail down the basics before you go too crazy on it. Although opinions vary widely on this I personally think there are about 6 or 7 foundational cuts that you need to have down cold before you go looking for … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing Cuts, Frame Rates and Time Lapse
How To Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Links It is probably safe to say that the world of YouTube for anyone that was previously making living over there from producing and uploading videos has descended into some kind of hell. There have been huge changes with countless channels being demonetized and many others finding their viewership being decimated. For the big … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Super Hero Tricks, Some Video FX and Aspect Ratios
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
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