Smoke Machines, Camera Movement and Timelapse

Tutorials on timelapse ,smoke machines, the effects of camera movement, framing and more.

What I Learned in 2017

This video wraps up 2017 here on the channel and I thought I'd share some things I learned this year. Thanks to all of you we've seen some great growth here and next year is shaping up to be a great

Learning to Take Critique

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Shooting Day Exteriors

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Roger Deakins: Making Beautiful Images

In this video some of the cinematography techniques used by Roger Deakins are explored to understand how they affect the image.Thanks everyone for such a great year. In 2017 this channel grew to ove

The Friday Roundup – Closed Captions, Audio Tips and Computer Specs

Buying a PC for Video Editing: What You Need to Know! On a pretty regular basis I get a lot of questions on this site regarding suitable specs for a computer editing videos. Just as often I get reques

Making of SENTiNEL

Watch SENTiNEL -'s channel: script, 12 hours, $300, and a whole lot of favors. Take a look at the Ma

Video Studio Tour 2018! Most Overkill Youtube Studio Setup

See how I have my video studio setup and what gear I use! All gear and other info linked to below.Panasonic G85Amazon:

The Friday Roundup – Storytelling, B-roll and Cinematic Tips

How To Get The Best B-ROLL One of the great advantages we have in living in the digital age of video is that we don;t have to worry too much about the quantity of footage we take. Battery life is alwa

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing, Setting Preferences and GIFs

How To Edit Videos – A Complete Beginner’s Guide For a couple of years now my recommended video editing software for people wanting something simple that is easy to learn and use has been Filmora

The Friday Roundup - Smoke Machines, Camera Movement and Timelapse

This week a bunch of stuff from all over the place. We have a timelapse tutorials, a simple smoke machine, the effects of camera movement, framing and more.

Intellytech Pocket Cannon Review and Lighting Tutorial!

Today we look at one of my new favorite lights! The Intellytech Pocket Cannon is a bright LED fresnel light with a really solid build. This fixture is perfect for almost any video lighting setup. In

Writing Sci-Fi Vs. Other Genres

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Foldable LED Video Light! Intellytech LiteCloth LC-160 Review

The Intellytech LiteCloth is a 2x2 LED mat with a 160W draw and TONS of light output! In this review we look at how it works, how to light with it and if you should consider this LED mat for your vid

The Friday Roundup – Editing Work Flows, Hyperlapse and YouTube Tips

Prepare for Hyperlapse! Another post this week on taking your timelapse footage up a notch and turning it into hyperlapse! Ooh! Hyperslapse, it sounds so exciting! Anyway simply put, a hyperlapse is j

The Friday Roundup – Software Downloading Tips and a Few Bits and Pieces

6 Video Editing Rules to Live By I found a great video (below) this week and just had to include it in the Friday Roundup. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you will probably alr

SENTiNEL (A Sci-Fi Short Film)

BTS Coming December 28thMade with: Adobe CC - Red Giant Software - Magic -, Directed, and Edited by Ryan Connolly - h

One Light to Rule Them All - Aputure 300D Review!

I knew the Aputure 300D was going to be a bright video LED light, but I had no idea how much power it would really punch or how easily I could light large sets with it! In this review we also compare

The Best of Film Riot 2017

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The Friday Roundup – B-roll, Color Grading, Transitions and Low Light

Color Grading with LUTs – Orange & Teal Look Explained Now that we are mostly all big kids these days with editing software that can handle LUTs it is probably a good idea to work out how to use

The 2017 Filmmaker Christmas List

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Turn 1 Camera Into 3 Angles! Convergent Design Titan Extract Review

Today we play with the Convergent Design Titan Extract feature! This recorder option turns a single 4K camera into 3 angles which can be recorded AND live switched! Great for youtube videos, live and

Zhiyun Crane 2 vs Off-Roading! Full Review

Today we finally check out and review the new Zhiyun Crane 2! We’ll also see if it can handle some off-roading! You can find the Zhiyun Crane 2 here on Amazon: thanks to my

When Do You Start Feeling Like a Filmmaker?

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ITS FINALLY HERE! - GH5 Guide Trailer and Upcoming Videos

You can view the GH5 Video Guide here: 10 buyers get 15% OFF using the code "notificationsquad100"The Panasonic GH5 is one of the

Cyberlink Director Suite 6 Review

Before I get into the Director Suite 6 review proper I think it is important to understand where CyberLink are coming from in offering this product in the first place. Cyberlink Director Suite 6 is qu

The Friday Roundup – Some Shooting Tips, a bunch of Editing Tips and More!

5 Ways to BREAK THE RULES of Filmmaking I am sure most people who have done at least a little research into shooting and editing their videos would have come across a number of very basic rules on bot

Low-Budget Filmmaking: Creating an Apocalyptic World

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Great $40 Camera Microphone for Vlogging/Youtube - Movo VXR10 Review

Need a budget microphone for shooting vlogs or really anything? Check out this tiny killer $40 microphone! Works great with cameras, phones and even computers.You can find the microphone here on Amaz

10 Best Christmas Movies

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The Friday Roundup – Choosing Music, Jump Cuts and White Balance

Using Music to Emotionally Drive your Film One of the best ways to add that little something extra to your projects is by the use of music. One mistake I see over and over is that people tend to choos

Record 2 Microphones to Your Camera Separately for $5

Using this simple $5 cable you can connect two difference microphones to your camera. Not only that, but this cable keeps the two channels separated for post production level control!In short, you ca

The (Black) Friday Roundup – Lighting Tricks, Shooting 360° video and Color

It’s a bit of thin Friday Roundup this week mainly due to the American Thanksgiving celebrations. Of course being an American holiday there has to be some unashamed commercialism involved in the for

How an episode of Rick and Morty is Written - Dan Harmons Story Circle

You can check out some of my other content here: the links below to see more information about the Story Circle and other

Emmanuel Lubezki: Making Beautiful Movies

Have a look at the documentary i'm making: this video I go over some of the ways that Emmanuel Lubezki films his movies and how he does it differently to every

Logan: The Importance of Characters

In this video I go over the importance of characters in film, focusing on the film Logan.You can check out some of my other content here:

A Great Scene From La La Land

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Piper Short Film by Disney Pixar

In this video I go over some of the techniques that Pixar uses to make their short films, and how they're implemented in their newest short film Piper.Make sure you subscribe to see more videos and y

What is Negative Space In Movies?

In this video I go over some of the ways that Negative space is used in films.You can check out some of my other content here:

The Versatile Use Of Central Framing

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The Nightmare Before Christmas; A Look At Jack Skellington.

In this video I go over the main character of The Nightmare Before Christmas; Jack Skellington to see what influences the way we look at stereotypes to see what kind of film it ends up being.If you l

Rogue One Spoilers Review - All The Good With FlamingoIsland

In this review we look at all the good things that we saw in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you want to check out the videos I did with Connor you can find them at his channel:


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