How to Shoot Better Home Videos

Tips, tricks and tutorials on how to shoot better home and amateur videos.

A Tutorial Series on Shooting Better Homemade Videos Part One

Learning how to shoot your videos more effectively can not only make your videos look better but can make the final editing process a whole lot easier. Your homemade videos may not end up looking like

Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Win Big at 2018 Emmy Awards

The most competitive race in this year’s Emmy Awards wasn’t in any specific category. Rather, it was a heated contest between cable giant HBO and godfather of streaming Netflix to see which media

The Collector: The Abridged Script

The Collector is abridged!

Broadcast Journalism Update: Pizza and Goodbyes

The big news at New York Film Academy (NYFA) last week was the graduation of the Spring 2018 1-year Broadcast Journalism students. That’s them below, with members of the NYFA faculty. Congratulation

Q&A With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum Horacio Martinez

Horacio Martinez graduated from New York Film Academy’s 1-Year Cinematography program last year, but the hard-working lover of film finds education everywhere he goes. That includes everything he le

Ryûhei Kitamura and Aldo Shllaku Speak with New York Film Academy (NYFA)

On July 25, 2018, the New York Film Academy (NYFA), hosted a screening of the film Downrange and a Q&A with Japanese director and writer, Ryûhei Kitamura, and Albanian composer, Aldo Shllaku, mod

The Friday Roundup – Transitions, Trippy Effects and Syncing

Pro, Prosumer, Consumer? Over the past 15 years or so in the field of digital video the separation between professional cameras and editing software and their consumer level equivalents has become som

Brooklyn’s Photoville to Exhibit Work from FAYN Magazine by New York Film Academy (NYFA)

Photoville, the popular photo festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park, is returning for its seventh consecutive year. The event will take place between September 13-16 & 20-23 and will again include an e

The Equalizer 2: The Abridged Script

The Equalizer 2 is abridged!

Broadcast Journalism Update: Visit to Beijing

So, I am just back from a week in Beijing. It turned out to be very productive, from a number of different perspectives. In my role as Chair of the Broadcast Journalism department, I think it was defi

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Sponsors Prestigious IFP Week 2018: Faculty Featured on Panels, NYFA Discounts, and More

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is once again a proud sponsor of the famed industry gathering IFP Week 2018, in Brooklyn from September 15th through 20th. At this year’s event, NYFA faculty will

Escape Plan 2: Hades: The Abridged Script

Escape Plan 2: Hades is abridged!

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Collaborates with Hire Heroes USA

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) Department of Veteran Services (DVS) had the pleasure of once again partnering with Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) to host a daylong exclusive employment workshop for NYFA’

The Friday Roundup- Drone Shots, Gimbals and Polarizers

Welcome to this week’s Friday Roundup! So by way of explanation what you would normally expect to see as the lead image in the Roundup would generally be an image doctored by me to make a lame joke

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum Elizabeth McLeish Is “Always Nice”

Elizabeth McLeish is a graduate of the filmmaking school offered at New York Film Academy Australia on the Gold Coast. After completing her studies earlier this year, she’s hit the ground running an

Alpha: The Abridged Script

Alpha is abridged!

End of August Update from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Broadcast Journalism School

It is no secret that viewership of legacy media — like network TV — is down, while audiences for digital services — like Mic — are skyrocketing. The problem is that digital program producers a

The Friday Roundup – Camera Basics, 4K Tips and Drone Shots

Super Camera Basics for Video: Shutter Speed, Aperture, & ISO One of the key steps you can take if you are looking to up your video game and lift it out of the “home movies” level is to start

The Meg: The Abridged Script

The Meg is abridged!

Godzilla (1954): The Abridged Script

Godzilla (1954) is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Magix Updates, Free Emojis and Content Management

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro Updates About two years ago German Software manufacturer Magix decided to abandon the yearly update cycle on some of their products. What that meant was that their consumer level

Mission: Impossible - Fallout: The Abridged Script

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is abridged!

Pinnacle Studio 22 Review Part Two

  So first of all in case you haven’t read page one of this review, we probably need to clarify something when it comes to writing any Pinnacle Studio 22 review. This is a big program, and by that

Pinnacle Studio 22 Review

Before I get into this Pinnacle Studio 22 review fully I have to mention that this is only the fourth time I have included it as one of my recommended video editing software programs. There are some i

The Friday Roundup – A Pinnacle Studio Update and Much More Stuff!

Pinnacle Studio Updates to Version 22 Well I guess the top news story for this week in the world of video editing software would have to be the release of Pinnacle Studio 22. With this latest release

The First Purge: The Abridged Script

The First Purge is abridged!

Pandorum: The Abridged Script

Pandorum is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Finding the Story, 2D Animations and Plugins

Making it a Story When I was a kid, very often friends of my parents would come over to our house after they had returned from a holiday somewhere and we were all subjected to the obligatory slideshow

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: The Abridged Script

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Indoor Lighting, Street Photography and Tripods

Tips on Using Minimal (Indoor) Light The bane of almost every amateur video enthusiast is trying to get decent looking footage in an indoor situation when you know the available light is borderline. C

The Friday Roundup – Blend Modes, Bit Depth and Double Exposures

Blending Modes in Filmora It is easy to dismiss Filmora as an editing solution because of its apparent simplicity but for me personally its simplicity is the whole point! In the video below you can se

Bug in XInput/DirectInput detection sample

MSDN has code to detect whether a controller device enumerated by the DirectInput API is also an XInput device, so that programs can avoid reporting the same controller twice when both APIs are suppor

VirtualDub 1.10.4 released

VirtualDub 1.10.4 is out. It has a number of bug fixes, some small additions to the external encoding and filter color support, and addresses a small compatibility issue with the Direct3D display path


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