Audio Production Mastery Tips
If you have an hour to spare and want to get some great actionable tips on audio in general then this is the video for you!
Everything audio from soup to nuts is covered but not in an overly technical way.
This one is well worth getting yourself a beverage of choice, settling in and taking some notes.
1 LIGHT – 5 Different Looks (Cinematography Tutorial)
After spending the better part of this week wrestling with suitable lighting for a friend’s YouTube setup, this tutorial really came in handy.
You actually don’t need a bunch of lights to get a decent look and in fact when you have a whole bunch of lights it all starts to get a bit complicated!
Check this video for some great tips on getting good light with one main light and some reflectors and other stuff you probably have laying around the house.
45 FREE Hand-drawn Animated Shapes
Another freebie from the nice people at Premiumbeat.com this week.
This is a collection of animated hand drawn shapes you can use in any video editing software.
As usual there is no need to provide email addresses or anything like that.
Just click the link below and download.
YouTube Community Tab & Posts – The Complete Guide
YouTube recently announced that the number of subscribers channel needs to gain full access to the “Community” tab had dropped from 1000 to 500.
This is in an effort to level the playing field a little for new creators.
So your first target should be to get yourself 500 hundred subscribers then start using those features to keep the momentum going.
Magic Plant Grow Effect – Wondershare Filmora X Tutorial
As is the case with most of these Filmora special effects clips the value is in the technique… not the result.
What I mean by that is that the effect relies on shooting, masking, applying effects and keyframes and these are skills you really need to understand to make good effects.
It doesn’t matter if you do or do not want a flower growing effect!
What matters is you understand how it is done and how you can apply these techniques to your own ideas.
Green Screen Lyrics Video Tutorial – Wondershare Filmora X Tutorial
Another good effects tutorial from Filmora using a combination of chromakey, titling and more to take a lyrics video to a higher level.
PowerDirector – Two Ways to Match Color Between Clips
This is a good walk through of a couple of methods you can use in PowerDirector to get clips with noticeable differences to match.
Aside from the usual differences you get because of changing light, setting or time of day this can also happen because of different equipment.
It is not unusual these days to have video available form a number of different devices because everyone is taking videos!
The first method uses the built-in Color Match tool which very often can do a pretty good job especially if you take the time to fine tune it.
The second method utilizes LUTs and again, results will vary and fine tuning is necessary.
Horror Movie Haunted Mirror Effect – PowerDirector
This is a very simple yet effective sequence you can do for Halloween.
It is the effect where someone is in front of a mirror and then suddenly the reflection starts to act on its own independent of the person in front of the mirror.
This one is done in the PowerDirector App so clearly if the App can do it then any full video editing software can do it as well.
Match Music to Fit Any Video Length with Smart Fit – CyberLink PowerDirector 20/365
Another new featured added to Cyberlink PowerDirector 20/365 this year was “Smart Fit” for music tracks.
This is another of their A.I. driven modules that can intelligently cut and shorten or cut and paste to lengthen any music track to fit the exact length of a project or clip.
Movavi Video Editor 2022 Update
This is a complete run-through of the recent upgrades and changes made to the Movavi video editing program.
Its actually a great little editor especially if you are wanting to do straightforward videos that are not going to be too involved or complex.