Match Cuts, Sound Effects and Hyperlapse

All you ever wanted to know about match cuts, updates from DaVinci and Magix, free audio effects and random tutorials.

The Sounds of Del Toro

His monsters are not the only things that go "bump" in the night.

Found in Translation: Iñárritu and the Global Hollywood Gaze

In this first installment of Found in Translation we analyze how director Alejandro G. Iñárritu subverts the Hollywood gaze.

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

Commercial Use of Music Maker Sounds and Loops

Here we explain what you need to know about publishing your songs.

Friday Roundup - Match Cuts, Sound Effects and Hyperlapse

This week all you ever wanted to know about match cuts, updates from DaVinci and Magix, some free audio effects and the usual random tutorials.

Why the slasher genre loves Valentine's Day

Hearts. Bloody, bloody hearts.

SFX Secrets: The J Cut & The L Cut

This installment of SFX Secrets explores how editors play with sound and image to create the feeling of seamlessness.

The Subtle (and Not So Subtle) Sounds of Clint Eastwood

More than gunshots and cowboy boots, see how this venerable director utilizes a vast array of sound.

A Leap for Faith

The catalyst for Faith Granger? A hot rod. Back in 2006, the then-singer/songwriter, artist, and producer took a break from the music industry and bought herself a 1932 Ford roadster. And it was love.

The Art of the Snub: Five Actresses Who Deserved the Nomination

The Academy Award for Best Actress recognizes performances that drive and define a film. There have been a lot of iconic Best Actress award-winners over the years, but by this metric, there have also

Before 'Black Panther' there was 'Blade'

Let's not forget how Wesley Snipes owned the 90s.


It goes without saying, the Oscars don't always get it right.

Found in Translation: Cuarón and the Long Take

In our second installment of "Found of Translation," we show how the director of "Gravity" and "Children of Men" puts us into the shoes of his characters.

7 Films You'll Love As Much As 'Phantom Thread'

Fill that Daniel Day-Lewis shaped whole in your heart with these seven films.

What Is VR and What Does It Mean For My Business?

Find out some of the ways you can implement virtual reality into your business to enhace your marketing and keep ahead of the competition.

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 – 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

Creating Stunning Panoramic Photos

Keep reading to find out how to create panoramic images with Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro X in no time at all!

Artist Interview – Bill Evans

Bill Evans about SpectraLayers Pro, performance restoration and his work with virtuoso artists.


http://philmichalski.comSOUND EFFECTS + SOUND DESIGN: Phil Michalski

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

Web hosting explained

If you want to create a website online, you need a web host. Why do you need one?

Support question of the month: How do I record MIDI instruments with Music Maker?

We answer the most commonly asked support question this month. This time round, the topic is recording MIDI instruments.


http://philmichalski.comSound Design by: Phil MichalskiUSED SFX Packs: PM:Cybersphere, PM:Disturbing Drones and PM: Sci-fi MechanicsVideo "Untogethered" by: Ryan Chatfield

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

We present to you the winners of the “Best of 2017” Looparoid giveaway

We've chosen the winners of the "Best of 2017" Looparoid giveaway. Congratulations!

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

Basic Program and Project Settings

You can only concentrate 100% on creating music once program controls are familiar to you. In this tutorial we'll bring you step by step all the way through from naming a project to the detailed setti

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

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

Augmented reality – Mixing Workshop

Why the bass should also be an integral component of the mixing process when mixing down distorted guitars.

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

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

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