The Reaction Shot – Much More Than Essential Film Grammar
Although the video (below) I have added on this subject covers it quite well the full story is at the linked article.
If you look at most “home” or amateur movies they tend to be randomly shot and stuck together in a kind of montage arrangement.
That’s fine as far as they go but realize it takes very little to lift that bland montage out of the ordinary.
A little awareness of long, medium and close up shots, a little “Where is the light?” and a few reaction shots and you are well on your way!
IsoBuster 4.8 with ReFS, AmigaDOS and Compressed DMG Support
I received a “heads up” this week from Peter at Isobuster that he has released an updated version of Isobuster with a bunch of added features.
For anyone already on any Version 4 iteration this is a free update.
My personal interest in Isobuster has generally been from the perspective of recovering data from optical discs and you can read more on that here at my Isobuster tutorial page. (https://diyvideoeditor.com/disc-data-recovery/)
However to think of Isobuster as merely a disc recovery program is to seriously underestimate it’s abilities.
It can recover data from just about any kind of optical disc, hard drives, solid state drives and even mobile devices.
How to do the Match Cut Transition
So a Match Cut is basically just a straight cut but the difference is that when you make the cut the elements of both pieces of footage are “matched.”
An extreme close up of an eye that cuts to a full frame shot of the sun… that sort of thing.
The key to effective Match Cuts lies in understanding the effect it has on the audience as well as a good grasp on what could be considered to be a “match.
The video below goes into all of that with some great examples of Match Cuts.
TOP Secret Filmora X Tips!? – Wondershare Filmora X Tutorial
Well… not really secrets here but certainly some important settings and preferences that can make life easier.
Filmora X Split Screen Animation Control Tips for Beginners
This is a great walk through of the Split Screen module in Filmora and in my opinion some vital skills to learn.
Split screen is one of those features that if you use it straight out of the box it will usually end up looking cheesy.
The way to lower the cheese value is to exercise control over the settings and tailor the effect to what you are doing.
This video goes deep into some of those settings that you really should know.
Using PowerPoint Resources in PowerDirector
Hang on! We are still using PowerPoint?
Well if you are here’s a tutorial on importing PowerPoint assets of varying types into CyberLink PowerDirector.
I am guessing that what you see here will most likely happen almost the same in any other video editing software.
How to Edit Like Zach King 2 – CyberLink PowerDirector 19
Another Zach King tutorial using PowerDirector this time using a forced perspective shot in combination with a mask and a little chroma key magic.
As usual the key is in the shooting and not so much the editing so you can use almost any editing software to pull this off.
Let’s Talk About Video Editing
As per usual another excellent video Livestream from Daniel this week.
If you are unfamiliar with him or his YouTube channel and are learning to edit or shoot videos then you really should get on to him.
One of the great outcomes from these videos is that you get to see the answer to questions where someone really doesn’t know what the question is!
He is great at working out what it is the person is trying to ask or do and providing clarification to the situation and a way forward.
DaVinci Resolve – [UPDATED] Complete Tutorial for Beginners
My usual go to guy for DaVinci Resolve is Casey Faris but this week Justin Brown from Primal Video released a full beginners tutorial for Resolve 17.
Although Casey has a similar video to this I thought I would include it because the Primal Video tutorials are excellent in their own way and some people may find them more suited.
Resolve is rather a complicated beast so clearly there will be more than one way to skin that cat.