Spectacle vs. Story – What Drives the Cut?
Deciding on the actual point at which you are going to cut from one shot to the next is the decision all editors face on a constant basis.
There are two main factors at work here and it is not a question of one over the other, it is a matter of finding a pleasing balance for the audience.
Those two factors are as the title of this entry states, Spectacle vs. Story.
Spectacle refers to whether or not what is being presented is aesthetically pleasing enough to capture and maintain attention.
Story refers to the whole reason the audience is there in the first place.
Without story the spectacle becomes pointless and without spectacle we lose interest in the story.
How To Create A YouTube Channel – 2023 Beginner’s Guide
Well it’s the beginning of the year and a good time to update on the basic steps needed to get a YouTube Channel started.
The reason for an update is that YouTube and its user interface is to at least some degree in a constant state of development.
This means that there are things you should be doing that were not so important a year ago as well as things you may think you should be doing that are not.
On top of that those wacky developers are always fiddling with the layout and the various buttons and knobs and dials so here were are!
If you already have a channel it is probably a good idea to take some time to review this video anyway just to make sure you are up with the latest and greatest .
Level Up your YouTube game in 2023
In concert with the previous post on creating a YouTube Channel it is also important to understand what you should be doing with that channel beyond just setting it up.
A lot has changed in the past few years with what YouTube wants from its creators and also how they want creators to present their videos to users.
Years ago it used to be all about keywords, titles, descriptions and tags but that has all changed.
Sure those things are still factors but these days it is a whole new world as Google has made huge leaps in how they evaluate your videos.
PowerDirector – Add and Rotate a 9×16 Ratio Video in a 16×9 Project
This is a straight up tutorial on using 9:16 footage inside a 16:9 project although the bottom line is that there is no way to do it without at least some kind of trade off.
You are inevitably going to have to choose between black bars to fill the frame or a blurred copy of the same video to fill it.
In this one the demo only really works if the 9:16 footage is suitable for the task and can be rotated to fill a 16:9 frame.
Variations of this can be used but bear in mind that if you have to zoom in on something to fill the frame there are possible downsides to this.
The main one is that you may lose image quality when you zoom in.
Of course if you are using 4K footage in a 1080p project this isn’t so much of a problem.
Filmora 12 Transition Effect Tutorial For Beginners
One of the best ways to break out of the habit of using preset or pre-built transitions that come with every video editor is to learn the trusty mask transition.
It is a great way to develop your skill as an editor as well as a practical lesson in masking.
The good news is that masking in general looks pretty much the same in most video editing software.
So even if you are not using Filmora as shown in the video below, your own editor will be pretty much the same.
Filmora 12 New Mask Transition Effect Tutorial For Beginners
This is the second transition effect tutorial demonstrated in Filmora this week.
If your are new to this concept then make sure you watch the video above this entry before you tackle this one.
Unleashing Your Imagination: A Guide to Making Creative Videos
Not exactly a wildly technical tutorial here from Gripps but it does give a good run through of creatively using mask and blend modes.
I don’t think that videos like this are to be learned or copied necessarily but used as learning platforms for various techniques.