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 New Canon: 'Oldboy'

Over the last fifteen years, it could be argued that no single nation has had as much of an impact on international film as South Korea. When trying to pinpoint the moment the rest of the filmmaking

How 'Roger Rabbit' Re-Animated the Movies

You youngsters who’ve been spoiled over the last three decades with amazing animated movies—Disney’s 1990s resurgence with Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King; Pixar’s pioneering CG work s

The Full Nic Cage

When you hear the name Nicolas Cage, what words come to mind? Whacky? Crazy? Over-the-top? Sure, but has Cage always been this wide-eyed, off-the-wall, over-acting ball of insane energy that we know

The Friday Roundup – Dreamy Looks, Color Grading and a Freebie!

How to Create a DREAMY LOOK in Video There may be times when you want to add a sort of dreamlike or surreal look to your projects or part of them. There are a number of ways to achieve this type of ef

Designing Emotion: The Wolf of Wall Street

How often do you really look at what’s going on in the physical space of a scene? Whether you realize it or not, every object has a purpose and must be accounted for. This is thanks to the film’s

All Hail Bruce Campbell!

The King, as in Elvis Presley, died at the tender age of forty-two, luckily Bruce Campbell, our king, is still going strong at sixty—even if his triumphant return to the small screen with Ash vs. t

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.

"I'll See You at the Movies": Remembering Roger Ebert

There’s an adage saying that there are two types of critics: There’s Roger Ebert, and there’s everyone else. For two generations of filmgoers, Ebert was a bridge between movies and audiences. H

Jennifer Connelly: Not Just a Pretty Face

It cannot be denied that Jennifer Connelly is one of contemporary Hollywood’s classic beauties, but looks alone have certainly not gotten her the accolades and acclaim she has rightfully earned ove

'Superfly' and 1970s Blaxploitation Cinema

Super Fly, Gordon Parks Jr.’s early blaxploitation film, is one of the most iconic to ever come out of the genre. Controversial but hugely popular, blaxploitation films made their name mixing Afric

The Friday Roundup – Zoom Transitions, B-roll and Motion Blur

10 Things To Do When You Get A New Camera In my house I am considered to be a bit weird by my wife and son. Whenever we purchase some new device, appliance or piece of technology the very first thing

Why We Love Isabella Rossellini

The daughter of international film legends, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini began her career as a model, but later found her way into the movies, and quickly established he

Color by Numbers: Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan doesn’t care what you think of his taste, and that’s a big part of what makes his work so breathtaking! His unabashed and expressive style includes reality-blurring, emotionally-char

The Friday Roundup- Foley, LUTs, Audio and Lighting Tips

Foley: How Hollywood Sounds Effects are Made When you look at the differences between an amateur video and a professionally produced one you would get the idea that those differences are because of bi

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing Cuts, Frame Rates and Time Lapse

9 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know Whilst it is true that the available palette for cutting any video together is almost limitless it is also true that you need to nail down the basics before you g

How do I record my screen?: Screen capture in just 4 steps!

Learn how easy it is to record your screen or capture a part of your screen with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro.  

MAGIX Video Pro X Review

Magix Video Pro X is the top of the line video editing software from the European based Magix company and in posting a review of the program it is important to understand where it sits in the overall

The Friday Roundup – Super Hero Tricks, Some Video FX and Aspect Ratios

How To Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Links It is probably safe to say that the world of YouTube for anyone that was previously making living over there from producing and uploading videos has d

Taking an action camera to a festival

Our ultimate tips and tricks for a trip to a festival with your action camera.

We present you the winners of the ACID Pro 8 “Show Off Your Studio” Contest

We've chosen the winners of the ACID Pro 8 "Show Off Your Studio" Contest. Congratulations!

The Friday Roundup – Hyperlapse, Color Grades and ND Filters

How to be Less Awkward Filming Yourself Whenever I come across videos like this I always include them in the Friday Roundup. For most people the idea of being in front of the camera sets off alarm bel

How To Make The Most Of Video Content For Your New Online Business

Victoria Greene shows you how to make the most of video content for your online business.

The Friday Roundup – Microphone Basics, Camera Effects and Stabilization

The Basics of Microphones Let me introduce the video below with an old saying that probably will hold true for as long as there is video. The most important part of video is… audio. For most people

The Friday Roundup – Camera Shake, Auto-Focus and LUT Limitations

LUTS: The Complete Video Guide A few weeks back now on April Fool’s Day Casey Faris put out an incredible video purporting to announce the release of his amazing automatic super LUT called Pegasus.

The Friday Roundup – Vintage Voice Effect, Creative Tips and a Freebie!

So let’s kick off this week’s Roundup with a freebie! This week that venerable British broadcaster the BBC lifted her skirts and showed us everything! Well not quite because that would be very un-

Tutorial: How to crop photos accurately

In this tutorial, find out how to accurately crop photos with MAGIX Photo & Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro X.

Brand new: SOUND FORGE Pro 12

Learn more about the brand new features and highlights in the latest version.

Photostory Premium VR – MAGIX veröffentlicht VR-Software

With the release of Photostory Premium VR, MAGIX brings a new Photostory bundle to the market that focuses on one thing – virtual reality. The software is based on MAGIX Photostory Deluxe and expa


96KHZ 24BIT | 1.18GB | 320 FILES | SOUNDMINER META DATAPM: SYNTHASSAULTSynthAssault is a collection of 320 high quality, carefully rendered and designed,cinematic sound effects. Epic impacts, huge ba


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Post Production: Special Techniques in Movie Edit Pro (3/4)

Sound optimization: premade optimizations and effects for atmospheric video 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.

Commercial Use of Music Maker Sounds and Loops

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

SOUND DESIGN: Phil Michalski


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