J-cuts, L-cuts, Tripods and Non-Linear Editing

J-cuts, L-cuts and how to use them, tripod tips and clarification on nonlinear editing.

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

Winners of the #BFMBumper Intro/Outro Contest!

Share my congrats and admiration for these people who spent the time and effort to create these wonderful openers for me. Links and more in the description. ▼WINNER KEVIN ANSON: 2:37▶ http://bit.

How to Create Text On Video in Premiere Pro, HitFilm Pro, Vegas Pro

Viewer question: "How do I create see through text over video?" I answer using 3 editors - Premier Pro, Hitfilm Pro and Vegas Pro. Links, time markers, and more in the description. ▼LINKS

Panasonic GH5S vs GH5 - The Best 4K Camera

Which one is the best mirrorless camera for 4K video - the low light GH5S or the tried and trusted GH5? GH5s In-depth look on CVP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdCPrEBs-6E&t=1sGH5s Body Only:

Rock Your Videos! Simple DIY Tips and Tricks for Filming Yourself

With a few simple lights, some attention to the space you are filming in, and some consideration to how you look on camera, you can dramatically improve your videos right now. Links and more in the d

Canon 85mm f/1.2L vs f/1.4L vs f/1.8 - King of BOKEH!

A look at all three Canon 85mm lenses available. Which one sharpest, quickest? More importantly which glass is the bokeh king?Canon 85mm f/1.8: https://bhpho.to/2GgJg1bCanon 85mm f/1.4L: https://bhph

5 Reasons 40mm is the Best Focal Length

Is the 35mm or 50mm the best focal length? Neither, because the 40mm could be the answer for a do-it-all prime lens.Music Birocratic: http://soundcloud.com/birocraticGear Used in This VidCanon 40mm S

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

REVIEW - Falcon Eyes RX-24TDX Roll-Flex LED Light

I thought I was getting something small and cheap. Wow. Very cool light, and highly recommended. Thanks to Falcon Eyes for supplying the light. Links and more in the description. ▼AMAZON:▶ http:/

Green Tint Fix - Aputure Light Storm 300 - Step-by-step Installation

There is a green tint on the edge of the light cast by the Aputure COB 300D. Aputure offers a replacement part to fix it. I test the before, show the step-by-styep installation, and test the after. P

Friday Roundup - J-cuts, L-cuts, Tripods and Non-Linear Editing

This week J-cuts, L-cuts and how to use them, tripod tips to add stability to your life (OK to your videos!) and some clarification on nonlinear editing.

7 Unexpected Uses of eLearning Video Demos

The human mind is a curious thing. It remembers images more readily than text, and there’s only so much information it can absorb before reaching full capacity. eLearning video demos

DIY Motion Graphics Templates Tutorial in Premiere Pro / After Effects (MOGRT)

Even if you're new to this, I'll show how to create assets in After Effects that are reusable in Premiere Pro with all the controls, bells and whistles. Oh, and the new intro/outro is way cool! Link

Millenium Falcon Camera Challenge

Plastic Fantastic Camera Challenge! I task myself with taking some not too crappy photos with this crappy 1.2-megapixel (interpolated to 5MP) novelty Star Wars camera. MusicBirocratic - Tony's Belate

REVIEW - FeelWorld FW760 4K Camera Monitor

In-depth review of the FeelWorld FW760 4K camera monitor. At under $200, it will work for most looking for a camera monitor. Also, check out the Monitor's course at BFU. Links and more in the descrip

How to Edit Videos: Shot List

When beginning the filming process, there comes a lot of preparation before hitting the record button such as finding a set, adjusting lighting, and having the proper camera angles. One

MIND BLOWN! Adobe Audition Music Remix and Auto Ducking Tutorial

Completely BLOWN AWAY with Adobe Audition's new music remix and auto ducking features for 2018! Links and more in the description. ▼GET AUDITION, PREMIERE PRO, AFTER EFFECTS, PHOTOSHOP AND MORE:▶

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

Image Editing- How to Use Lighting and Color Effects

When it comes to image editing, you can let your imagination run wild with amazing effects and filters. Many effects only adjust the light and color in your image to

Controllers and Editing ft. the Palette from Palette Gear

Not your ordinary review, I cover what controllers are and why you might use the Palette, which is well supported. Links and more in the description. ▼Error:: I refer to RC as radio control and it'

10 Tips for Better Landscape Photos!

Guide on how to improve your landscape with some quick and easy tips.MusicBlue Wednesday: http://soundcloud.com/bluewednesdayGear Shown in Vid:Sony a6500: https://bhpho.to/2E2vzmzHasselblad X1D: http

Yearly Revenue and Stats - Join the Cavia Porcellus Experiment

I share some stats from the channel, last year's ad revenue, ask for your help in making this channel a success while conducting an experiment (cavia porcellus). You in? Share this link wherever you

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

How to Edit Videos – Ordering Your Editing Operations

Editing video takes some getting used to and learning the ins and outs can be a little intimidating. One of the best ways to get started doing something new is

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

Panasonic GH5s - Not Worth The Upgrade?

Snaps #1: Quick thoughts and ponderings about whether the new Panasonic GH5s is worth the upgrade from a GH5.Introducing the GH5s on CVP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBNt9aojojkGH5s Body Only: ht

Things Only Photo GEEKS Do

Presented by Ian Wang feat. Neville Ramsbottom: Being into photography is one thing. If you want to up your photo game to level 11, to certified photo-geekdom then you need to follow these steps.Paul

Video File Formats, Codecs, and Containers Explained

With today’s technology, the possibilities on personal computers and mobile devices seem to be endless, allowing us to create videos that grab the attention of an audience within seconds. Videos

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

MY BEST of 2017!!

Happy New Year Everyone! It's been a great year where I got the chance to travel to new locations, including ones that I've always wanted to visit (NYC), and collab with cool new people. Yet it's alw

How I Shoot Videos - Workflow & Prep

How I prepare for my video shoots and how I keep stuff organised. Video Sponsored by WDWD My Passport Wireless Pro: https://goo.gl/o2taUSWD My Cloud Pro: https://goo.gl/nLrZXnMusicBirocratic: http

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

Hasselblad X1D - 50MP Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Review!

Holy moly that's a long title! I test out this $9000 medium format digital camera in 60 min race against the car park attendant! GEARX1D body only: https://bhpho.to/2BOkrZbHasselblad 45mm lens: https

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

Using Video Across the 5 Stages of Awareness- Most Aware

Whew! You did it. You’ve nurtured your prospect all the way to purchase and your product offering is sealed, signed, and delivered to the newest addition on your customer list.

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

How to Add Captions to Video for Accessibility

People who are deaf or hard of hearing rely on captions to gain meaning from your video content. But there are a lot of other great reasons for using them,

How To Make A DIY Recording Studio

When it comes to creating a video, there is a lot of preparation before hitting the record button. One thing to consider when prepping your video is setting up a

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

3 Common Video Mistakes That You Can Fix in Post Production

It’s become common practice while filming a video, to say, “Don’t worry, if we made a mistake, we’ll fix it in post.” (Meaning post production or video editing). These mistakes

Use a Color Picker to Select an Exact Color from an Image

When working with visuals, you often need to make text, a shape, or another graphic perfectly match a particular color. If, for example, you’re creating imagery for a marketing campaign,


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