How to Nail the Pacing of your Travel Film
This is quite an in-depth look at how to control the pacing of your videos.
Although it is titled to suggest it is somewhat specific to travel videos that is not the case.
The tips in the tutorial apply to just about any type of video project.
I can’t stress too much just how vital this tutorial is of you want to take your videos to the next level.
It not only shows how to control pacing but goes into why you want to do certain things at certain times.
Probably one of the best and most easily understandable editing videos related to advanced editing I have seen for quite a while.
5 Tips for Shooting with iPhone Gimbals
Although the title suggests this is for iPhones only, that’s not actually the case.
It does however cover some great tips on how to shoot smooth footage on a phone and give some solid advice regarding the need (or not ) for gimbals.
How I Film EPIC Studio Tours (Studios Undone Q&A)
Gerald Undone specializes on YouTube doing behind the scenes videos of some of the biggest and most successful YouTube Creators.
Generally he does extensive videos covering each creator’s content and what their production process is as well as studio set ups and equipment.
Due to the current social distancing situation he cannot do those kinds of videos at the moment so this week he has posted one with a difference.
In the video below he covers his own process for doing these videos and it is full of excellent tips and tricks for creating your own videos.
How to Film B-Roll Sequences Alone
This is an excellent tutorial on how to shoot B-roll sequences, why you should shoot them and what part they play in an overall project.
I think this is especially relevant because most of us are probably working alone at best and at worst get the feeling that everyone is actually working against us!
I know I feel that way when I am trying to wrangle the family into some kind of arrangement so I can get some decent footage. Talk about herding cats!
Filming a Dramatic (mostly) Handheld Sequence – Behind the Scenes
They say the devil is in the details and that is certainly what you get from the tutorial video below.
Just a great “behind the scenes” video showing how the shots were captured, why they were done that way and then you get to see each little sequence as it ended up in the final cut. Much to be learned!
VideoStudio Painting Creator
Most video editing software offers at least some kind of graphics tools within their features so you can add them to your projects.
This years with the release of VideoStudio 2020 Corel have taken this type of feature to a new level.
It is called the Painting Creator and is quite an advanced piece of kit.
You can use it to create graphics elements but that is combined with the ability to animate those graphics as well.
This means you can create writing appearing on screen, use it to make bespoke transitions and also individual animated call-outs.
How to Make the X Ray Effect – CyberLink PowerDirector 18
There is a little bell going off in my head about the tutorial below because I think I posted a similar video a few months back with exactly the same effect.
I think that video was a demo of the effect in Filmora but sadly as I sink into decrepitude I may never know!
Anyway, this is just a relatively simple effect where you make a phone screen look like it is operating as an x-ray machine… pretty cool!
PowerDirector – NCIS Style Editing Techniques – Part 4
This is a continuation of a series that began quite some time ago.
In it the Sharper Turtle goes through some of the video effects that are used in the opening credits sequence of the T.V. show NCIS.
He then attempts to recreate those effects using PowerDirector 18.
Most of the effects themselves are not actually dependent on you having PowerDirector and can be achieved using most reasonably well featured video editing software.
Parts one, two and three are about halfway down the page here.
Title Animations with PowerDirector 365
This is a quick run through of most of the preset animations you can use if you are working with CyberLink PowerDirector 18 or 365.
They can be quite complex and can use a bunch of other features as well like masks and key-frames.
Q&A With Team Filmora at Home
This is the monthly (or so) Q&A session with the guys from Filmora.
It is a little different this week because of the whole social distancing thing going on everywhere.
All the guys are in their own homes and have linked up via streaming to get the session done.
Also it has all the usual suspects so both Filmora9 and Filmora Pro are being covered in the one session.
Filmora9 Live Training
Whether you are running Filmora9 or not and given the fact that many of us at the moment are isolated at home then this video is well worth the time.
It runs about an hour and is a recording of a Q&A session with Daniel Batal who I go to quite often for Filmora tips and tricks.
As I mentioned the video is worth watching even of you are not running Filmora9 or Filmora Pro because a lot of what he covers in the Q&A pertains to editing in general and not just those products.
Top 3 Free Motion Graphics, Music & Video Elements Websites
Another good video from Daniel Batal this week covering some of the websites and web services he uses to get elements for his many videos.
Some good free stuff to be had here!