Over the past few weeks I have managed to track down a few good tutorials on lighting your videos. My intention in directing your attention to them has never been much about actually lighting your videos! Let's face it, the idea of most of us taking or having the time to set up lights is kind of silly! My point with them has always been to direct your attention to the way in … [Read more...] about The Friday Round Up – The Perils of Camera Angles
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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.
Welcome to this week's Friday Round up! The big news this weeks is that CyberLink announced the addition of a subscription based licensing model to their range of consumer to semi-pro video editing products. "CyberLink Introduces CyberLink Cloud Service and Director Suite Live" Some of you may remember last year Adobe adopting a similar model for their pro level software and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – CyberLink Director Suite Live, Stabilizers and More
Well it's the first of this years updates to the better video editing software choices and so we kick off with Corel's VideoStudio. Last year VideoStudio Pro X6 was my number two choice at the consumer end of the market with it's position at number two only coming down really to niggly little points. I will get to a full review of this new release which takes us to version … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Released
Choosing a Lens These days is is becoming more and more likely that you will be shooting with a device that has the ability to take different types of lenses. Digital SLRS, compacts like the Sony NEX series and even a bunch of add-ons for phone cameras are all beginning to offer exchangeable lenses. Of course just when you thought it was all getting simple... it gets … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Hair Lighting and Choosing a Lens
Better B-Roll One aspect of professional movie making that makes it look different to us is the use of B-Roll footage. Now because it is called B-roll it tends to sound a little like it is some kind of footage that is somehow inferior to the main footage but this could not be further from the truth. B-roll footage are shots that are taken by a second and separate film crew … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Time Lapse, B-Rolls and Setting Up a Home Studio