When to Cut, Music Videos and Finding the Story

When and why you should make that cut, simple music videos, finding the story, documentary tips and adding music for more depth.

When to Cut, Music Video Tips and Finding the Story

This week when and why you should make that cut, simple music videos, finding the story, documentary tips and adding music for more depth.

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

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

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

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

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

History of the Camera Phone!

This week we look at the history of cameras in cellphones, and how they've evolved into the crazy smartphones they are now.Subscribe, and Follow us on:http://facebook.com/lixistudioshttp://twitter.co

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-

Simple or Easy Video Editing Software

The need for an easy video editing software solution has become steadily more relevant over the past few years. For the past few years all of the major video editing software companies have been battl

Shoot Just Enough and No More

Throughout your book you talk about cutting, trimming, deleting, editing until you’ve removed all of the bad, redundant, boring parts of your project. What happens when you cut out all of the bad

Shooting Crew-Free

I make educational videos for computer enthusiasts on YouTube, but I have to do everything myself. Lighting, sound, script, talent, editing, posting, video description, video thumbnail, marketing…

Fujifilm X-H1! The Filmmakers Review

We take out the new Fujifilm X-H1 and shoot with the camera in various conditions. Any footage that is not of the camera (or of our silly cut aways) are all X-H1 footage. Subscribe, and Follow us on:

Osmo Mobile 2 Review + Mounting a GoPro

Today we test out the new DJI Osmo Mobile 2, and use an adapter to mount a GoPro on it.ADAPTER LINK: http://amzn.to/2pdAxWxSubscribe, and Follow us on:http://facebook.com/lixistudioshttp://twitter.co

DJI Mavic Air Obstacle Course!

We wanted to test out the new DJI Mavic Air's avoidance system, so we created an obstacle course!Subscribe, and Follow us on:http://facebook.com/lixistudioshttp://twitter.com/lixistudioshttp://instag

5 TIPS for Filming in WINTER & SNOW

We go over some tips to help you film in Winter & Snow successfully. Drone: http://amzn.to/2unAmw7 VLOG Camera: http://amzn.to/2uiVZxX Camera Lens: http://amzn.to/2uiCKV2 Self Recording Lav: http

DJI RONIN-S FIRST THOUGHTS! And Nebula 5100 Slant unboxing.

We give our first thoughts on the new DJI Ronin-S, a new handheld gimbal. We also flashback to the summer, where we unbox the Nebula 5100 Slant and have terrible results. Drone: http://amzn.to/2unAmw

Affordable Electric Pennyboard! The Lou Board 1.0 Review

We backed this Lou Board 1.0 on Kickstarter for $250 over the summer. Many months later, we take it out in the cold and put it through some tests. Drone: http://amzn.to/2unAmw7 VLOG Camera: http://am

LIXI Live! New Year's Stream + 2018 Camera Rumors

In this stream we look at our favorite gear from 2017, and discuss the rumors around all the gear we want in 2018.Subscribe, and Follow us on:http://facebook.com/lixistudioshttp://twitter.com/lixistu

LIXI Live! Filmmaking Apps + Cool Products

This week we look at popular apps for filmmakers and some random cool products (that we probably wouldn't buy).Subscribe, and Follow us on:http://facebook.com/lixistudioshttp://twitter.com/lixistudio

LIXI Live! Animal Visit + Filming in Nature

Today we have Ranger Eric Powers of Your Connection to Nature (YC2N.com) visit us with his creatures, as we talk about them and challenges/what it's like to film outdoors in nature!

5 Killer Halloween Video Tips

Going out to shoot memorable video of your kids?  Here are five Halloween Video tips that will help: 1) It’s dark out at night.  I know you knew that, so let me be more specific:  outside at nigh

Video in the Classroom: Free Downloadable Lessons

Are you a teacher?  Do you know a teacher?  Have you ever had a teacher?  If so, read on: It’s the beginning of a new school year.  Which means one more year of school projects shot on video, an

New Edition of the Book in Stores Now!

Workman Publishing has just released an updated and revised new edition of How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck! It’s available now wherever you buy your paper or pixel books. Look to your right

Wedding Video Blues: 5 Tips for Better Wedding Videos

I’ve never used a video camera, however my daughter will be getting married this October and I will be filming for the VERY first time. I’m scared stiff ! ! ! Can you please advise me on the best

How to Shoot Vacation Video that Won’t Bore People to Death

When I was a kid, the Armbrusters had a slide projector.  Which meant that after every vacation they took, we’d troop dutifully to their house for endless carousels of badly-shot Kodachrome slides,

How to make a How-To Video, Part II: The Journey

In Part I of this post, we laid down the basics for How-To Video. Now lets go for mastery.  The key to which, as with so many other elements of video, is story. Think about your video as a real film

Mothers Day Video Tips

Ah, Mothers Day!  Burnt toast and coffee made with hot tap water in bed (“We aren’t allowed to use the stove.”) .  Macaroni-art “I love You Mom” cards.  Perhaps a meal at Mom’s favori

Shooting a Boxing Match Three Ways

I’m new to video recording/ photography and just bought your book…ITS GREAT! How would you shoot a live amateur boxing event if there is only one videographer and his DSLR? I read that you shou

Hollywood Scores & Soundtracks: What Do They Sound Like? Do They Sound Like Things?? Let's Find Out!

This is a supplementary video for THE MARVEL SYMPHONIC UNIVERSE, which you can watch here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vfqkvwW2fsAnd here’s a new Twitter account we made about temp music: https

The Marvel Symphonic Universe

Here's a second, supplementary video we made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEfQ_9DIItIAnd a new Twitter account about temp music we made: https://twitter.com/SoundsLikeTempWatch Dan Golding's grea

Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot

How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut

Memories of Murder (2003) - Ensemble Staging

How do you emphasize to the audience that something is important? Well, you could always cut to a close-up, but how about something subtler? Today I consider ensemble staging — a style of filmmakin

Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag

Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen,

Vancouver Never Plays Itself

Perhaps no other city has been as thoroughly hidden from modern filmmaking as Vancouver, my hometown. Today, it’s the third biggest film production city in North America, behind Los Angeles and New

Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist

If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead, I’d

In Praise of Chairs

One of the great things about detailed production design is that it pays off in unexpected ways. So today I explore the weird possibilities of that most common of objects: the chair.For educational p

Lynne Ramsay - The Poetry of Details

What can one detail tell us about a scene? If you’re Lynne Ramsay: absolutely everything. Today I consider the poetic possibilities of cinema and one of our finest contemporary filmmakers.For educa

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