Media Library Basics

Tips and tutorials on importing media assets and organizing a video library.

The Slightly Late Because It's Chinese New Year Friday Roundup!

This week some relinking tips for your media library, some basic information on money and a comprehensive look at when to use or not use captions or audio.

Video Tutorial: 5 Transitions You Should Start Using

You've got solid video, clean audio, and the perfect color grade. So don't blow your edit with uninteresting transitions.

Interview: The Director and The Producer Behind “Man on Fire”

In 2014, a preacher in Grand Saline, Texas self-immolated to protest racism in his town. We talked with the filmmakers who captured his story.

The Disaster Artist: Editing A Film About Making a Film

We talked with the editor of The Disaster Artist about what it's like telling a true story that is simultaneously hilarious, inspiring, and bizarre.

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

Behind The Scenes: Crafting The Stylized Naturalism of Bomb City

The events in Bomb City needed a larger-than-life feel and a gritty reality. We talked to DP Jake Wilganowski about how he pulled it off.

How Real Time Editing Apps Are Changing Video Journalism

Explore the next stage in DIY video journalism with these user-friendly tools — plus some tips to maximize your smartphone videos.

Freelance Tips: 7 Best Practices for Invoicing Clients

Invoicing clients doesn't have to be scary. Follow these seven best practices to make your invoices clear and professional.

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.

9 Things You Should Check Before Recording Audio

Sound can make or break your project, so be sure to work through this checklist before recording audio on your next shoot.

Video Tutorial: Start Shooting Better Slow Motion Footage

Dissatisfied with your slow-motion footage? In this video tutorial, we take a look at a few ways you can improve the look.

Video Tutorial: How to Shoot Product Videos on a Budget

Product videos have to look good — whether you have a budget or not. Follow these tips to improve your production values without breaking the bank.

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

Exclusive: Designing Wakanda and the Amazing Sets of Black Panther

Production designer Hannah Beachler takes us behind the scenes of Marvel's Black Panther. See how she designed the afrofuturistic look of the film.

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

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

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:/

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 – 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

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

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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