Wading Through the Holiday Discounts Hype I wanted to start off this week's roundup by reiterating a point I made a few weeks ago when the internet was awash with Black Friday Specials madness. Of course Black Friday gives way to Cyber Monday and that leads us all into the shopping extravaganza that is the Holiday Season, so let me just say it all again. At this time of year … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Holiday Discounts, Video Marketing and Effects
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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.
Tips for Shooting Like an Editor I've probably been banging on about this for years now but you know you can't repeat the basics often enough in my opinion. Easily the biggest problem the average amatuer video editor has at any time is that he or she is trying to polish a turd! What I mean by that is that the average person has a limited skillset with which to work in the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Shooting Tips, Audio Tutorials and Drones
Last week I put up a video from Gripps where he showed quite simply how to use the masking function within VideoStudio Pro X7 to create text that seemed to arise from the ground. In this video he shows how to do pretty much the same thing only this time doing it with a video clip. Although you may look at it and think the effect is quite simple it is well worth learning how … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Masking a Video, Music and Emotion and a Better Mobile Vimeo
Black Friday Stuff! Woohoo!... I guess. So I suppose it is probably appropriate that this week I kick off with something regarding Black Friday and Black Friday sales and discounts. Just to give you an idea of how clueless I am about such things I actually had to go to Wikipedia to look it up and work out what it is and what its origins are. Anyway I am assuming everyone … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Or Should That Be the Black Friday Roundup?
OK! So let's open it up this weeks with some tips on lighting. Now I know I probably bang on about it a lot or at least I am beginning to feel like I do but the things is that it is rather important. Video comes from the world of photography really and the word "photography" actually means - light writing or writing with light. In addition to its basic application in just … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Shooting Tips, Editing Tips and a Little Color