RED Hydrogen One, Low Light and Editing Mistakes

News on the VR front, some low light tips for video, common rookie editing mistakes and an end to end run through of Resolve 14 workflow.

The 8th Most Creative Filmmaking Hack

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#FIQLIVE - Level Bot Reprograms the IQ Crew

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The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing, Setting Preferences and GIFs

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7 Editing Tips That Are Simple And Beautiful

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Friday Roundup - Hydrogen One, Low Light and Rookie Mistakes

This week interesting news on the VR front, some low light tips for video, common rookie editing mistakes and an end to end run through of Resolve 14 workflow.

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

Filmmaking: How Perfect Do We Need To Be?

A theory on filmmaking and perfection. Music courtesy of :, an A.C.E. Award nominee, cut for James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and James Fra

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 – 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

How to Get Your Short Screened at Film Festivals

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

Cinematic Lighting Techniques One of the current catchphrases that seems to be circling around at the moment is “cinematic.” There has been a lot of talk about adjusting frame rates to shoot more

The Friday Roundup – Night Shooting, Audio and Split Toning

5 Tips For Filming at Night Given the fact that most people shooting video at the consumer level of the market are going to be doing so on the basis of auto settings in their devices, shooting at nigh

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

How to Edit Fight Scenes: Overlapping Shots

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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

#FIQLIVE Our Christmas Special!!!

Star Wars has nothing on us... now we have a Holiday Special as well. Happy Holidays from all of us at Filmmaker IQ!Consider supporting us on Patreon! show is s

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

Crash Course: Know Your Film Editing History

Today we're looking at how editing was invented and hint at what the future holds. Visit RocketStock: Danna is an L.A. based filmmaker and film teacher. He is a l

#IQBTS - What's the Best Camera?

John tackles the perennial question: What is the best camera?Consider becoming a patron on Patreon! you liked the opening track (Boogie Woogie by Jake Bradford ),

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 History of the Hollywood Movie Poster

Please consider supporting us on Patreon! Movie Poster has been around since the beginning of the Movies - in this course we will explore the earliest history of

This One Thing Will Make Your Editing Better

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Why Action Movies Are Spectacular... And Boring

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#FIQLIVE !!! Our first Episode and a Studio Tour

Join us for our very first FIlmmaker IQ LIVE!!! show. What could passibly go wrong?Still some technical difficulties to figure out - but getting the first one done after all these years of talking ab

My Editing Studio Setup with a Desk Bike

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#IQBTS Unboxing Our New Camera

Consider becoming a Patron on Patreon! unbox our brand new Camera for FIQ! Check out our full write up where I go into more detail on my decision making process h

Casper - Viollitt / Music Video Shot on Epic-W Helium

What's up guys, Just completed our first Helium music video. We came up with the concept, shot, and edited this video in 48 hours. Would...

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LiteMat Hard Cases?

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The History and Philosophy of Copyright

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: video is part of a Filmmaker IQ course on copyright which includes links and sauce for more information about copyrig

Coming To A Theater Near You BECAUSE Of You

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When Your Film Comes To Theaters

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The Math and Science of Forced Perspective

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The History of Movie Title Sequences

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