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The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Lighting, Jumps Cuts and Camera Hacks

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Friday Roundup - Khan Academy and Pixar in a Box, Cinemagraphs

This week Pixar in a Box on Khan Academy, tutorials for making cinemagraphs, audio syncing and a workaround for steadicams.

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The Friday Roundup – Night Shooting, Audio and Split Toning

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Today marks the establishment of the Cortana Intelligence Institute – a new, co-funded collaboration between Microsoft Research, Cortana Research and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, to work

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The Friday Roundup – Color Matching Cameras, YouTube Updates and Gimbals

Matching Shots in Resolve 14 Camera Matching Tutorial Late last year a few of the usual suspects in the world of consumer level video editing began introducing “shot match” modules into their resp

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

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

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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 – Closed Captions, Audio Tips and Computer Specs

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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

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

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The Vagabond Short Film Teaser

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Multi-Purpose Music Stand - DIY Video Tripod - Knoptop

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