The Key to Editing a Great Cinematic Sequence
One of the reasons I keep adding video tutorials from Aiden Robbins is that although he tends to cover things that are quite advanced, he goes into the “why” of it all very thoroughly.
I don’t actually think that most of the people reading this weekly post probably will ever DO what he shows.
In fact I can even include myself in that bunch!
However the value I see in his videos even for the most amateur of amateurs is that he gives an understanding of why certain things have an effect on the audience.
Simply by having that knowledge and applying it in the most basic of ways can lift your projects considerably.
Video Editing Pacing Tips
One of the great things about editing your videos is that you as the editor have complete control over time.
You can whip your audience quite quickly through a sequence that was originally long and slow yet still retain the “long and slow” of the original.
A half hour walk along a mountain path can be dealt with in such a way that in the video it only takes a minute to convey that it was a half hour walk.
The way to do this is through the subject of pacing.
Faster cuts and time speeds up, slow cuts and time slows down.
The video below covers some of the basics in controlling the pace of your video projects through how to make those cuts. For more on this check out the Better Home Movies section of this site.
Video Editing Blogger Manages to Shock Himself!
In last weeks Roundup I posted the fact that Corel had just released their latest version of VideoStudio.
That means we are now at VideoStudio 2019.
As part of that post I threatened to have a new review of VideoStudio up on this website sometime this week.
Now anyone who had been following this site for any time at all should have realized that was a pretty empty threat!
I rarely get my act together on doing new reviews for at least a few weeks.
Well I am happy to announce that despite all odds and completely out of character I have in fact completed and posted that review! Woohoo!
So if you would like to check out what’s new in VideoStudio and what it has to offer you can click the link below to see my Corel VideoStudio Review.
Rack Focus Zoom Sequence – Tutorial
OK this is another quite advanced tutorial from Aiden Robbins outlining an incredibly effective sequence that has to be started at the shooting stage.
However if you simply follow along step by step you can do it in any video editing software.
Just remember, this one is done in Premiere Pro so in your editing software the names of certain function will have been changed to protect the innocent… but you should be able to work it out!
10 Cameras Under $300 for Video
Every time I post a video in the Roundup on the subject of cameras I tend to give a disclaimer, so here it is.
I don’t report much on camera news and releases nor do I do any sort of “recommendations” section on the website.
The reason for this is that the whole subject is a minefield and changes almost daily.
I simply cannot keep up with the latest and greatest.
What I do have is a section on the site devoted to teaching you how to choose a video camera for yourself and you can see that HERE.
One of the first points I address in that series is that the world of cameras is fiercely competitive and is a morass of marketing mumbo jumbo!
One key concept that the marketing of cameras pushes relentlessly is that you have to have the latest model with all the latest stuff.
The reality is that just because a manufacturer has released a new model of an existing camera does not mean that suddenly last years model has now ceased to function or has spontaneously combusted!
The video below is a great example of taking the time to actually look at what a camera can do rather than only look at the current models.
Yay freebies! These are some grain effects that you can download for free from Shutterstock to use in your projects.
The download link is on the page linked below but there is also a good tutorial on how to use the effects… effectively!
Voice Over Tips
The article linked below is an excellent roundup of most of the things you need to cover in achieving good quality voice overs.
Voice overs are a great way of covering up footage that has poor or unusable audio in itself and is also an excellent tools to add to what is being seen onscreen.
A lot of people tend to shy away from using voice overs because of many reasons.
However if you follow some pretty simple rules and get yourself set up right they are easy to produce at a standard good enough for most projects.
VEGAS Movie Studio 16 – Introduction
A week or so ago Magix announced the release of Vegas Movie Studio 16.
If I was in any way good at what I am supposed to be doing then I would now announcing to you that I have completed my new review of the software.
Of course that’s in an ideal world and I for one do not live in an ideal world.
So in the meantime here’s an intro to the new Movie Studio 16 and “possibly” I will have a new review of the software up next week… maybe.
How To Make Awesome Video Collages With PowerDirector 17
Like most of the fully loaded video editing programs at the amateur to semi-pro level CyberLink PowerDirector 17 comes armed with a module specifically dedicated to creating collages.
The video below is a thorough run through of that feature.
Filmora9 – Split Screen. Flicker Effect, Remove Video Noise
This is the weekly(?) Q and A from the guys at Filmora handling a few of their users questions.
This week they cover noise reduction in audio, split screens and the flicker effect.
Always worth checking out even if you don’t use Filmora as you video editing software.
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