Media Library Basics

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

Interview: Keeping Score with Film and Television Composer Nathan Barr

We sat down with Nathan Barr for a conversation about composing sound tracks for films — and how a composer fits into the overall production crew.

Remove Unwanted Shot Features with Resolve 15’s Patch Replacer

Do you need to remove some unwanted elements from your footage? DaVinci Resolve 15's Patch Replacer has got the fix you need.

Video Tutorial: Top 10 After Effects Mistakes To Avoid

In this video tutorial, take a look at ten Adobe After Effects mistakes that can really throw off your project if you're not careful.

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

Speed Up Your Workflow with Adobe’s New Project Rush

Adobe is changing the game for video content creators with Project Rush — a unified workflow solution integrating the Creative Cloud anywhere you need it.

5 Actually Useful Wrap Gifts Your Crew Will Appreciate

Wrap gifts show your crew that they were worth a little extra time and some personal consideration. Here are five ideas for gifts they can actually use.

Interview: The Film Collaborative on Filmmaking Rights and Distribution

We spoke with the creator of The Film Collaborative about how filmmakers can retain their rights and get their films seen.

Interview: Behind the Scenes with Producer Bonnie Curtis

From Jurassic Park to Dietland, the films that producer Bonnie Curtis has worked on have yielded valuable lessons. We talk about what she's learned.

REVIEW: APUTURE LS 1/2w Light Storm LED Panel (The Tank) 💡

Definitely like this light, and I think if you're in the market for a very powerful, very well-built LED light panel that will last you for a very long time, take a look at the Aputure Light Storm 1/

BREAKING: Instagram Releases “IGTV” to Host Long-Form Videos

Instagram has just announced a new addition to its platform for hosting up to hour-long videos. Here's what it means for content creators.

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.

Production 101: What Is a Digital Imaging Technician

Ever wonder what a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) is, and what they do? In this article, find out everything you need to know about this important role.

Post-Production Tip: Four Highly Useful After Effects Scripts

Working with Adobe After Effects on a deadline? These four scripts will speed up your process — without creating careless errors.

$300 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - Gift Card Winners Announced! 💰

AND THE WINNERS ARE... Although I am giving away my own money, this was really fun, and I am really happy for the 7 lucky winners from around the world. Thanks for participating, and thanks to everyo

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

REVIEW: ZHIYUN SMOOTH 4 Phone Stabilizer for Filmmakers

The new Zhiyun Smooth 4 is loaded with features most others are certainly going to copy. You can set any number of tracking control points and get automated focus and zoom, which is fantastic! Other

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

6 VIDEO EDITING TOOLS You Should Know By Heart! ❤

If you’re willing to practice and know these editing tools, you’ll easily cut the time it takes to edit your videos in half, if not more! Check out the SLICE, SLIP, SLIDE, RIPPLE, ROLL, and STRET

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

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

REVIEW - SARAMONIC XLR Wireless Mic Adapter Plus Recorder Tips!

This is the part two video, where I look at the Saramonic UwMic9 XLR Plug-on transmitter and receiver, and also cover how to daisy chain the SR-VRM1 audio recorder into the mix. This gives video cre

[CLOSED] $300 GIVEAWAY in Amazon Gift Cards - Ends June 15!

I thought it would be fun to give away some Amazon Gift Cards! Winners chosen Jun 15! Enter #bfmamazongiveaway here: UPDATE: LOL! The Math is $300. Thanks Norbert! Ti

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

INSTANT COLOR MATCHING with Face Detection - Premiere Pro CC 12.1.1

I found my new favorite thing in the latest version of Premiere Pro (12.1.1). I have very limited time available to make these videos, so when I do something stupid (shown in video - like NOT setup c

VIDEO HACKS for Entrepreneurs Course and FREE STUFF!

Absolutely WHAM BAM EXCITED to have Kevin Anson host his $299 Video Hacks for Entrepreneurs course on Basic Filmmaker University for $59. WHAT?!? Read the video description for full details and how

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

REVIEW - SARAMONIC SR VRM1 XLR Audio Recorder - Lose Those Cables!

This is the part one video, where I look at the Saramonic SR VRM1 XLR on mic audio recorder. I saw this unit when I was interviewing Jade from Saramonic at NAB. With this unit, and the other one ment

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

BASICS OF MICROPHONES 🎤 How to Compare Which Mic to Buy

You want to buy a good mic, but how do you compare what a good mic vs a bad mic is so you get the best one for your money? That's answered by the basics of microphones. In this video, you'll learn ho

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-


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