Around this time every year things start to go a little quiet here at the DIY Video Editor and the reason for that is that I shamelessly steal tips, tricks and tutorials from people who know far more than me on the subject. Sure all the other stuff on this site is my own content but for the Friday Roundup I generally scan the usual suspects and if they do something good I add … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – It’s a NAB Show Grave Yard Around Here
DIY Video Editor Blog
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.
Steven Soderbergh on Using an iPhone to Shoot Once again this week I became embroiled in an online discussion involving the term "cinematic" and that user's search to find some kind of shortcut to achieving that look. I kinda get a little annoyed by catchphrases like that which end up getting passed around and take on a life of their own. The term cinematic could be used to … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Travel Videos, Key Framing and Presentation Skills
Yay! Freebies! OK this seems to be a pretty awesome offer from the nice people at Wondershare who make the Filmora video editor. They are offering a huge collection of free sound effects that can be used in any video editor in exchange for... nothing! I kind of figured they would at least be trying to get an email address for it or perhaps restrict it to only Filmora … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Free Audio from Filmora and Organizing Your Assets
How (and why) to Rotate Video OK bear with me cos' I am going somewhere with this! Let's face it, rotating a video in just about any modern video editing app could hardly be described as rocket surgery these days so no, I am not that desperate for content this week. The reason I have included a tutorial video for what would seem to be a pretty straightforward, point and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Gimbal Shots, Rotate Video and 4K Editing
How to Find Music for Videos One question that I see coming up on a lot of the forums and user groups is the question of choosing the right music for the right video. Too often you will see videos that rely heavily on audio to maintain interest using music that seems in no way connected to the visuals. The video below goes into the subject quite well but before that I wanted … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Choosing Music, the Glitch Effect and Voiceovers