Foley FX, One Light Setups and Filmora

Creating your own Foley FX, using one light to create effective shots and Filmora QandA.

Shooting a Sunglasses Commercial | Lighting for Reflections

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!Lighting reflective surfaces can be a real challenge. Keeping the camera or the lights from showing up in the reflection often requires creative solu

Holiday and Christmas Freebies – Free Packs for DIY Christmas Projects - We rounded up all of our free holiday and Christmas packs for you to use in your DIY projects. Choose from free card templates, fonts, clip-art, SFX, and more – or choose

The Friday Roundup – Keyframing, Pre-production and Montages

How To Keyframe Video Exposure in Filmora X As I have mentioned quite few times over the past few months, the ability to use keyframes in most video editors at the consumer level has become pretty st

Pro Video Gear

2020 has been an unprecedented year for video professionals both in terms of the disruption to our industry and the technology available to us. The new production tools introduced this year have been

Run Through The Tape

I recently wrote about some of the challenges in the finishing process given how many of us work remotely now. While processes may have changed, I still keep in mind a quote I heard that’s used in

Using Texture In Your Backgrounds

Are you on the lookout for interesting texture to build into your backgrounds? For some of you, this will be old news. For others though, the thought of using texture in your backgrounds is a new one

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Apply here: CreatorWho are we?Aputure is one of the fastest growing cinema technology companies. Our equipment has emerged a

To Split-Screens and Beyond: The Art of Creating Doubles

Movies have adapted over time to the need to have two characters from the same person in one movie. Body doubles are often used, and a lot of times, camera techniques have been used. There have been

The Friday Roundup – Rookie Mistakes, Lenses and YouTube Tips

6 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make Although aimed at budding filmmakers this one has some (slightly) more advanced tips most of us can take advantage of. They open up with a discussion on frame rate

The Curves Tool: An Introduction to Color Correction Curves

For video and photo editors, using the color correction tools is an everyday occurrence. The tool that manipulates curves is essential in their work. Regardless of which software package you use, the

How to Upload Your Videos to Instagram from PC and Mobile

It’s no big secret that Instagram has grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. Thousands of people who are interested in creating and sharing content are using Instagram for just

Staying Afloat And Pivoting In 2020

I’ve managed to stay afloat in 2020 by shooting and livestreaming a variety of new types of work that I’ve never produced. This is a still from a live stream for WE Spark, A Children’s Cancer C

The Friday Roundup - Free Foley FX, One Light Setups and a Filmora Q&A

This week we have a video on creating your own Foley FX or if you can't be bothered, 41 freebies to download! Also we have lighting setups, a Q&A and more!

The Fundamentals of Film Lighting

Although it is just one ingredient of a film, film-makers know that light can make your film look professional, or if not applied correctly, amateurish. Control of lights is an important step in crea

A Movie Synopsis: What it Is and How to Write One

It’s a great movie and you want to share it with the world, that is not the best example of what is called a movie synopsis. A real synopsis is a brief description or summary of what a potential au

Finishing Challenges, Part 3

In my last post, I talked about my process for exporting trimmed clips to send to color that’s handled elsewhere. I explained the need for trimmed files because of challenges with file sizes. Once

Understanding The Four Levels Of Professional Livestreaming

I recently wrote a post on HDVideoPro’s blog in which I divided professional livestreaming into four tiers. For me, this exercise is an effective way to examine not only what livestreaming is but a

3 Looks in 1 Location | Cinematography Tips

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!If you’ve ever felt stuck trying to light a location in an interesting way, we know how you feel. A good location can go a long way when it comes t

Finishing Challenges, Part 2

Last time I talked about today’s challenges when sending footage for grading. While drives can still be shipped, more and more projects require me to send files electronically. Because files are ge

Finishing Challenges, Part 1

These days, I’ve worked with remote colorists to get projects finished. For various reasons, the workflow has gotten a little more complicated. In the past, it was easy to send a drive with footage

How to Film in the Rain – Low-Budget Filmmaking Tips - In this video we show you some of the most practical and budget-friendly ways to film in the rain. Check out the blog post for additional information. Make money from yo

The Friday Roundup – Getting Ideas, Tilt Shift Lenses and Action Cams

Finding the Idea – Making Videos When Your Brain is Potatoes. So right out of the gate here on this one let me set the scene. This video tutorial is probably better aimed at more advanced video mak

Sidus Link Bridge | User Guide

Find out everything you need to know about the Sidus Link Bridge!0:00 - Introduction1:23 - Build & Design2:01 - Physical Interface & Controls3:25 - Sidus Link App: Set Up3:52 - Sidus Link App

Web Calls

I recently wrote about using live streaming to edit remotely. I talked all about setting up the process, testing what worked and didn’t work. But there’s one thing that I didn’t mention, and th

Lighting One-Takes | Cinematography Lighting Techniques

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!Lighting a static shot is one thing, but lighting a moving shot is a whole different story. When you’re shooting a scene with a lot of movement, es

The Friday Roundup – Color Matching and Keyframing in Filmora X

Color Matching, Keyframing and Audio Ducking in Filmora X Last week the big announcement from Wondershare was the release of Filmora X and within that release three great new features. I mentioned th

Tips for Compositing Digital Backgrounds – After Effects Tutorial - In this video we go over four tips to help you get better composited footage inside of After Effects. These tips will work with either green screen footage or CG elements.

Zero Budget Light Modifiers for Video

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!In past episodes of the show, we’ve talked about how you can achieve professional light setups using lower budget lighting tools. However, in these

Wondershare Filmora X Review

First up, Why Filmora X? Before I get into the whole WonderShare Filmora X review it is important to address why Filmora X has a place in the world. Since the introduction of consumer level video edi

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Changes, Part 5

While wrapping up my posts on editing in the current environment, I wanted to talk about what the experience has been on the client-side. I previously mentioned that I stream the output from my suite

Sidus Link for iPad Walkthrough + Bridge Release | Product Launch

Join us as we welcome our latest addition to the Aputure line-up. The Sidus Link Bridge: Sidus Mesh to 2.4G Intermediary Wireless Transceiver

Introducing Sidus Link Bridge | App Control for Legacy Aputure Lights

The Sidus Link Bridge features a sleek, IP65 dustproof & waterproof, aluminum-alloy design, keeping it durable & lightweight. Its slim build can accompany you into any environment and seamles

Filmmaking 101: Lighting Continuity

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!If you’re a filmmaker, you’ve probably heard of continuity. This is something that you have to be aware of when you’re shooting and editing to

10 FREE Christmas-Inspired Sound Effects | Free Assets - This free Christmas SFX pack is filled with the sounds of Christmas, from jingle bells to Holiday party room tone. Check out our blog post and download these free SFX pack

3 Cinematic Looks With Natural Light

Stay tuned to the end for a chance to win a prize!You probably think that you need a lot of big expensive gear in order to make cinematic images. In reality, there is cinematic lighting all around us

16-35mm vs 24-70mm – Which Lens is Better? - There's no one lens that does it all, but the two most popular are the 16-35mm and the 24-70mm lenses. Which one is right for your next film? In this video we give you the

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How to Get the Best Slow Motion Video | Optical Flow Tips - Learn how to get the best slow motion footage while still shooting 24fps by using optical flow. Check out the blog post for more details on this method. Make money from yo

10 Ideas for Cheap Self Portraits | Photography Tips - For a full breakdown on the gear used in this video, as well as some insight into exact settings for the long exposure photos, check out the blog post. Make money from your

How to Use Handbrake to Compress Video - Tutorial - In this video we take a look at Handbrake, a free software that can get you significantly smaller file sizes for your videos. Check out the blog post for an in-depth look.M


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