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 Home Videos Part One

Learn to shoot your videos more effectively. Not only can you make the final editing process easier but you can also get your projects looking like the pros.

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

The Friday Roundup – Some Shooting Tips, a bunch of Editing Tips and More!

5 Ways to BREAK THE RULES of Filmmaking I am sure most people who have done at least a little research into shooting and editing their videos would have come across a number of very basic rules on bot

Justice League: The Abridged Script

You can't screw the pooch alone. #JusticeLeague is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Choosing Music, Jump Cuts and White Balance

Using Music to Emotionally Drive your Film One of the best ways to add that little something extra to your projects is by the use of music. One mistake I see over and over is that people tend to choos

Baby Driver: The Abridged Script

It's all the violence and mayhem the Simon & Garfunkel song promised! "Baby Driver" is abridged:

The (Black) Friday Roundup – Lighting Tricks, Shooting 360° video and Color

It’s a bit of thin Friday Roundup this week mainly due to the American Thanksgiving celebrations. Of course being an American holiday there has to be some unashamed commercialism involved in the for

Thor: Ragnarok: The Abridged Script

Will Asgard fall just as Thor movies become good?!? "Thor: Ragnarok" is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Filmora Updates, Color Correction and Storytelling

Filmora 8.5 Released First cab off the rank for this week’s roundup is the latest release from my favorite easy to learn and use video editing software Filmora. The people at Wondershare tend to up

Kingsman: The Golden Circle: The Abridged Script

Well, it DID continue the "unexpected box office" trend. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Lifting Your Selfie Game and the Secret to Stress Free Editing

How to Video Yourself with iPhone and Android Like a PRO! Much as I hate to admit it there will be times when you may need to take shots of yourself to be included in your projects. Hopefully this wil

Blade Runner 2049: The Abridged Script

It's the abridgment of Blade Runner 2049!! No? How about $16.50? $9.99? $5 and we throw in "Stay"??

Blade Runner: The Abridged Script

Read this script before the studio slaps a cheesy voice-over onto it! "Blade Runner" is abridged:

The Friday Roundup – Handling Criticism, Audio Ducking and Rotation

Handling Criticism One of the unavoidable side effects of creating video projects and having other people view them is that you open yourself to criticism. How you handle that criticism is an importa

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Abridged Script

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is abridged!

Happy Death Day: The Abridged Script

Happy De- (run over) Happy Death Da- (blown up) Happy Death Day is abr- (hit by comet) GODDAMNIT

The Friday Roundup – Slider Tips, LUTs and Transitions

Creative Slider Techniques One of the most common accessories you will have thrust at you from online advertising are sliders and no, I don’t mean those little hamburgers you get at outrageously exp

Dunkirk: The Abridged Script

War has never been more plotty! Dunkirk is Abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Focal Length, Stabilization and VR

What You Need To Know About Focal Length Given the fact that more and more people are shooting footage with either DSLRs or MILCs these days it would be a real pity not to take advantage of what those

mother!: The Abridged Script

mother! is! abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Audio, Templates and Color Matching

Audio Tips I can very clearly remember a number of years ago when I purchased my very first digital video camcorder. Foolishly I had taken the advice of someone who as it turned out, had absolutely no

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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