Depth of Field, Zach King Effects and Dialogue Mix

Depth of field tutorials, Zach King effects deconstructed and how to mix dialogue sequences.

Roger Deakins on "Learning to Light" — Cinematography Techniques Ep. 1

Basics of Film Lighting ►► Roger Deakins on Film Lighting01:10 Chapter 1 - Develop Your Eyesight 03:25 Chapter 2 - Understanding Exposure04:48 Chapter 3 - Search F

Ultimate Guide to Camera Movement — Every Camera Movement Technique Explained [The Shot List Ep6]

Camera Movement Cheatsheet (Shot List) ►► Ultimate Guide to Camera Movement ►► Whip Pan ►► Dolly Zoom Eff

The Friday Roundup - Depth of Field, Zach King Effects and Dialogue Tips

This week we have a full explanation on Depth of Field, some Zach King effects deconstructed and how to mix dialogue.

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

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

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

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

What is ISO — Camera ISO and the Exposure Triangle Explained [Ep 2]

Learn more: What is ISO? ►► Triangle eBook ►► Guide ►►"What is Aperture" Vide

Color Finale Connect – Remote Grading for FCPX

Remote workflows didn’t start with COVID, but that certainly drove the need home for many. While editing collaboration at a distance can be a challenge, it’s a far simpler prospect than remote col

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

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

iZotope RX8 Audio Editor

Most digital audio and video editing applications come with a robust set of audio plug-ins, but many editors and mixers prefer to augment those with third-party effects. iZotope is the go-to brand for

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 – 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

Working with ACES in DaVinci Resolve

In the film days, a cinematographer had a good handle on what the final printed image would look like. The film stocks, development methods, and printing processes were regimented with specific guidel

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

How the Coen Brothers Direct Comedy & Violence [Directing Styles Explained]

Who Are the Coen Brothers? ►► ebook on Color Palettes ►► Cinematography Tips ►► Insert Shot ►► http:/

Larry Jordan’s Techniques of Visual Persuasion

You may know him as a speaker, trainer, or web presenter. Or from the long-running Digital Production Buzz podcast series. Or his 2 Reel Guys series with the late Norman Hollyn. Regardless of how, Lar

The Colors of Stanley Kubrick — Color Theory from The Shining to 2001: A Space Odyssey and More

Mise-en-Scène Elements: How to Use Color in Film ►► Kubrick's Color Psychology01:07 Color in Mise-en-Scene02:00 RED — The Shining02:42 ORANGE — Full Metal Jack

Improving your mix with iZotope

In classic analog mixing consoles like Neve or SSL, each fader includes a channel strip. This is a series of in-line processors that can be applied to each individual input and usually consists of som

What is Mise en Scene — How Directors Like Kubrick Master the Elements of Visual Storytelling

A Quick Guide to Mise-en-Scène in film ►► What is Mise en Scene in film?01:09 Mise en Scene Meaning & Definition02:07 Mise en Scene in Citizen Kane02:48 Mise e

Soundtheory Gullfoss Intelligent EQ

There are zillions of audio plug-ins on the market to enhance your DAW or NLE. In most cases, the operation and user interface design is based on familiar physical processing hardware. Often the user

Color Theory and Wes Anderson's Style — Sad Characters in a Colorful World

More on Wes Anderson's Color Palettes ►► to Use Color in Film ►► How Wes Anderson's Style Subverts Color Theory01:15 Col

How to Create a FIRE HAND EFFECT

For a limited time, use the link in my description to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: This is a VFX tutorial where I show how you can create a real

Does Apple’s mid-2020 iMac deliver?

Apple told us at WWDC that more Intel Macs were on the way. The latest iMac refresh is the first fulfillment of that promise. In the Mac desktop line-up, iMac covers a span from two to ten CPU cores a

Camera Gear: Every Type of Camera Rig Explained [The Shot List, Ep 5]

Camera Gear Cheatsheet (Shot List) ►► Guide to Camera Rigs and Gear ►► Dolly Zoom Effect ►►

Infinite Loop Effect in Premiere Pro

Check out the Zhiyun Crane 2S here this video I show how I used the Zhiyun Crane 2S gimbal to create the Infinite Loop Effect. I edited this effect us

Ultimate Guide to Camera Aperture — What is Aperture & the Exposure Triangle Explained [Ep 1]

Learn More: What is Aperture? ►► A Look at Aperture in Film00:17 The Exposure Triangle00:42 Camera Aperture Explained01:34 Aperture Tutorial & F-Stops01


The last century is littered with examples of European powers and the United States attempting to mold foreign governments in their own direction. In some cases, the view at the time may have seemed l

The Dinner Scene — How to Direct Dinner & Dialogue [Director's Playbook]

Best Dinner Scenes in Movies and Why They Work ►► Can Dinner Scenes Be Cinematic?01:14 The Table — Set Design & Mise en Scéne01:51 What's On the Tab

Boris FX Optics

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are ubiquitous digital photography processing tools that hold a place in nearly every pro and semi-pro photographer’s toolkit. From straight-up image correction and enh

Building that Zoom Look

COVID-19 has altered our lives in many ways, but it has also changed our visual language. Video conference calls didn’t start with this pandemic, but by now Skype, Zoom, WebEx, Blue Jeans, and other

3 Zach King Effects Explained

Thanks to NVIDIA and HP for sponsoring this video! Check out the HP Envy 15 with NVIDIA Studio here: Studio:

Create Space VFX in After Effects

In this video I show how I created this Outer Space Effect scene inside of After Effects. I used Video Copilot's VC Orb plug-in to easily build a realistic planet. VC Orb Plug-in: https://www.videoco

Quick Filmmaking Tips

This is a video where I go over five great filmmaking tips that can be used to increase the quality of your films. My Gear:Main Camera - Camera Mic -

Dodge Traffic with After Effects

This is a quick video where I show how to create the Dodge Traffic Effect inside of After Effects. You can also create this effect with Premiere Pro by using the same technique.Gear used:Main Camera

Super Jump Effect

In this video I show how I created the Super Jump Effect inside of After Effects. This is where I get stock footage : used in this video:Leaf Blower: ht

5 Effects in Premiere Pro

In this video I show 5 quick and easy effects that can be created all inside of Adobe Premiere Pro and go over how to create them. These are some of the first effects I learned when I wanted to get i

Easy 3D Tracked Text

In this video I show how to easily create 3D tracked text with Adobe After Effects. It's a super easy effect that can be created all inside of After Effects.My Gear:Main Camera -

How to Create Cinematic Lighting on a Budget

In this video I show how to create a cinematic lighting setup for under $50. This is a great easy low budget lighting setup for beginners or anyone looking to save some money. This lighting setup wil


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