First of all this week let's begin with a video of the type that I really like. Probably no learning value whatsoever here but I just love to watch how the pros do things to achieve what they do. Soundsacpe Example in Monsters University Everything in an animation is telling you that it is not real. The shapes, the characters, the scenery... everything. Yet not only do Pixar … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Monsters, Speech Bubbles, Transitions and Shooting 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.
Welcome to the Friday Roundup on... ummm... Friday! Be Prepared It doesn't really matter why you are creating a video, where you are going to display it or even who the intended audience is. The same concepts of pre-planning and preparation always hold true and are so often the difference between a project that achieves it's purpose and one that doesn't. Here are few simple … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Vlogging Mistakes, Stabilizers and Special Effects
A real mixed bag of goodies this week folks which unlike last weeks desert of information presents a veritible utopia of news, tips and tricks for the budding videographer. So let's get this party started and you may notice there has been a lot of news in the online video arena this week but before that... Portable Video Lighting One of the problems any amateur … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Portable Lights YouTube Wars and Documentary Tips
Welcome to this week's Friday round about all things video editing in the world of... umm... video editing, strictly from a home user point of view anyway. So let's get into it! A Great Solution for a Teleprompter If you do any kind of video that requires a voice track to be done while you are on camera then you really need to get some kind of teleprompter solution in … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Camtasia, Lighting, FaceBook vs Vine and more
First of all this week I think that apologies are in order! As you will see from this week's post on all things video editing it would appear that almost nothing has happened so this week's roundup is a little... ummm... thin. My strategy of waiting for other people to actually DO something during the week so that I can shamelessly turn it into a scintillating blog post and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup No News (almost!) is Good News… Not!