Pacing, Gimbals and Behind the Scenes Videos

Guides to controlling the pace of your edits, tips on using gimbals with phones as well as some behind the scenes video tutorials.


Being stuck in the Carolinas this year, I decided to create a cinematic travel film in my backyard. Last week, I released THE BLUE RIDGE. This week, I'm showing you how I made it- from the idea to co

10 FREE Texture Title Animations - Free Mogrt Files | Free for Video Editors - Download free grunge style MOGRT files for Adobe Premiere Pro. This free pack from PremiumBeat includes 10 textured and parametic title animations in a gritty style. Download

Beware the Pitfalls of Video Editing with Temp Music

Even though it is only a temp track, you should still produce something that will be worthwhile. When you are given a deadline, you might be tempted to throw something together with a track that you

Motion Blur, Shutter Speed, & 180° Shutter Angle // TESTING the RULES!

Testing different shutter speed & frame rate combinations to determine if the 180-degree shutter angle rule should be followed and how it affects motion blur.πŸ‘ Thanks for watching! Please like

THE BLUE RIDGE - Cinematic Travel Film

Back in March, it became clear that I'd be spending a lot of time at home in the Carolinas. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains have been the backdrop for so many of my ideas, but I've never made them a

The Friday Roundup – On Camera Tips, Action Cams and Fine Tuning the Edit

How To Get Comfortable on Camera I am not sure that there is anyone that started off in front of the camera feeling totally relaxed about the whole thing. For most people it is an excruciating proces

7 Tips to Help You Avoid Common Audio Pitfalls

There are many different ways that you can avoid the common audio pitfalls that get us all. First, make sure you are close enough to your microphone as you don’t want your microphone to not get all

15 FREE Premiere Pro Textured Transitions | Free for Adobe Premiere Pro - Download 15 free gritty transitions with the After Effects project file inside. This free pack from PremiumBeat includes 15 transitions with textured, scribbles, and painted

Video Editing 101: How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish

Recording the video lets you show off your creativity and no two recordings can ever be the same. Many enthusiasts forget post processing steps that are equally challenging, interesting and creativit

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Sony a7S III Follow-Up: Updates, SD Cards, XLR-K3M, & External Recording

Follow-up review of the Sony a7S III covering the XLR-K3M, SD card compatibility, external recording, and differences from the pre-production model.πŸŽ₯ Check out Storyblocks: https://www.storyblocks

The Friday Roundup - Pacing, Gimbals and Behind the Scenes Stuff

This week a complete guide to controlling the pace of your edits, tips on using gimbals with phones as well as some behind the scenes video tutorials.

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The Friday Roundup – Shots, Lights and Audio Tutorials

3 Cinematic Looks With Natural Light This is an excellent video showing a number of ways you can “shape” existing light in many situations to achieve a good result. Even if you are not going to b

Sony a7S III Guide for Picture Profiles & Exposure

Guide for the Sony a7S III for exposure, picture profiles, dynamic range, color modes, gammas, ETTR, zebras, low light, and S-Log3.πŸŽ₯ Check out Storyblocks:πŸ“Š S

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Review

  What is Premiere Elements 2020? Adobe Premiere Elements was first released in 2004 in response to the increasing access the average consumer had at that time to digital video. In fact, “back in

How to Make a Watercolor Effect on Your Video – After Effects Tutorial - In this video we show you how to create a cool looking watercolor effect in After Effects. Check out the blog for the step-by-step tutorial. MUSIC: “Lo Fi Waves” by Origa

Stabilize YOUR Footage in Final Cut Pro | Video Editing Tips - FCP Essentials - Check out how to stabilize your shaky footage inside of Final Cut Pro. If you need more information, check out the blog post. In the tutorial and the blog post we're covering

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Review Part Two

  Time to review the good and the not so good! The Interface What is clear in this latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 is that Adobe have finally decided on a direction for the program ba

11 SIMPLE Tricks for Better EDITING - Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial

Sharing a handful of my favorite editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro, from smoother animations and better color grades to crisp export settings. Despite being incredibly quick and simple, these

CyberLink PowerDirector 19 Review – Overview and What’s New

On this page you will find my CyberLink PowerDirector 19 review covering what’s new and improved in this latest release plus some general overall observations. I try to restrict these reviews to ju

The Friday Roundup – Moon Festival , Low Light Tips and Workflows

Moon Festival Interruptions This week the Friday Roundup is going to be a little shorter than usual. Here is Taiwan we have been celebrating the annual Moon Festival so that means all businesses have

The 5 Essential Phases of Video Editing

Video editing may seem like a daunting task, but if you break the process down into five smaller tasks, the result can appear much more achievable. First, you should organize all your media into the

PolarPro Variable ND + MIST: How DIFFUSION FILTERS Work

Discussing the principles behind diffusion filters using the new Mist Editions of the PolarPro Peter McKinnon II Variable ND.πŸ‘ Thanks for watching! Please like, comment, & subscribe.πŸ›’ Polar

How to Use Blackmagic Camera Presets to Save Time and Avoid Mistakes - Presets save time and help avoid operator error. Let’s take a look at how to use them when shooting with the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Check out the blog pos

Aputure Accent B7c Review: NOT Your Grandfather's LIGHT BULB

Review and testing of Aputure's new multicolor smart bulb, the Accent B7c. Discussing output, light quality, construction, RGB & effects, and Aputure MC comparison.πŸ‘ Thanks for watching! Pleas

Editing Photos with Artificial Intelligence - Luminar 4

Finding out how artificial intelligence can help out with my photo editing process.Check out Luminar 4: out Luminar AI:

Cinematic Color Grading in Final Cut Pro – Step-by-Step Tutorial - A great color grade can change the viewing experience for your video. In this tutorial, we'll look at how to cinematically color grade in FCPX. Check out the blog post for mo

How to Make a Walkthrough Portal in After Effects – VFX Tutorial - In this video we show you how to create a sci-fi or fantasy inspired portal transition in After Effects. For additional help, check out the blog post. MUSIC: “True Enco

Shooting a Cinematic Travel Film with the Panasonic S5 - Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of my recent cinematic travel film "Photos are Memories" shot on the Panasonic Lumix S5. Diving into how we made the film come together and how the Lumix S5 performed on t

How I EDIT a CINEMATIC TRAVEL FILM - "Photos Are Memories" Breakdown

Diving into the editing behind my latest cinematic travel film "Photos Are Memories". Structure, pacing, color, sound, and everything in between. Comment any additional questions below, hop

Can You Trust Gerald Undone?

Discussing my policies and ethics regarding dealing with brands and reviewing products here on YouTube.πŸ‘ Thanks for watching! Please like, comment, & subscribe.πŸ›’ Gear I Use to Make Videos:

Live Reviewing Products I Missed (Deity, Zendure, Godox, etc.)

Live reviewing some products that I didn't get a chance to cover in my regular uploads but that I think are worth mentioning.πŸ‘Thanks for watching! Please like, comment, & subscribe.πŸ›’ Power


Review of the Sony a7C with comparisons to the a7 III for build quality, ergonomics, dynamic range, color & image quality, low light, etc.πŸŽ₯ Check out Storyblocks:

What I've Been Working On (feat. a WILD Sunrise) - Cinematic Vlog

In addition to taking you along on a wild sunrise hike, I'm stoked to share a new way to help you learn and practice filmmaking. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here:

I Was WRONG About These AORUS AMD Motherboards

Troubleshooting a grounding & audio interference issue in my recent AMD Ryzen PC build by testing the AORUS B550 & X570 Master and Gigabyte B550 VISION D motherboards.πŸ‘ Thanks for watching

PHOTOS ARE MEMORIES - Panasonic Lumix S5 Cinematic Travel Film

There's a common belief that looking through a lens prevents us from making meaningful memories- but photos have a unique ability to take us back to a specific moment.Created with the Panasonic Lumix


Review of the Panasonic LUMIX S5 and 20-60mm lens kit. Discussing image quality, dynamic range, autofocus, and ergonomics for photo & video. πŸŽ₯ Check out Storyblocks:

How Ansel Adams Changed Photography

Most photographers are familiar with Ansel Adams, but his work is more relevant today than we may realize. This week I'm breaking down his iconic style, the methods and intentions behind it, and why

How TikTok Hurts Creators

TikTok's metrics present an exciting opportunity for online exposure, but its algorithm and interface can prevent creators from thriving on the platform. This week I'm sharing some thoughts on the cu


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