How to Video Yourself with iPhone and Android Like a PRO! Much as I hate to admit it there will be times when you may need to take shots of yourself to be included in your projects. Hopefully this will be outside the current world of narcissism with endless selfies posted to social media... or maybe not. Anyway if you feel you must do it then fine, at least learn how to do … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Lifting Your Selfie Game and the Secret to Stress Free Editing
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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.
Handling Criticism One of the unavoidable side effects of creating video projects and having other people view them is that you open yourself to criticism. How you handle that criticism is an important point to consider as you move forward because the reality is, if you don't handle it well, you won't move forward! In fact if you handle it poorly you may eventually stop. So … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Handling Criticism, Audio Ducking and Rotation
Creative Slider Techniques One of the most common accessories you will have thrust at you from online advertising are sliders and no, I don't mean those little hamburgers you get at outrageously expensive restaurants! I mean the little tracks you can use to attach a camera and add movement to shots. One of the reasons sliders are used is that you can add just a little amount … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Slider Tips, LUTs and Transitions
What You Need To Know About Focal Length Given the fact that more and more people are shooting footage with either DSLRs or MILCs these days it would be a real pity not to take advantage of what those better cameras have to offer to the amateur video maker. The key feature is the fact that by nature they allow for different lenses as well as the ability to control shooting … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Focal Length, Stabilization and VR
Audio Tips I can very clearly remember a number of years ago when I purchased my very first digital video camcorder. Foolishly I had taken the advice of someone who as it turned out, had absolutely no idea about camcorders. So there I was, the proud owner of a brand new state of the art mini-dvd Sony camcorder. Now despite the fact that it recorded directly to … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Audio, Templates and Color Matching