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.

All Rise Film Competition Runner-Up is New York Film Academy MFA Screenwriting Student

The New York Film Academy congratulates MFA Screenwriting student Ines Carolyne de los Santos Almanzar and her all-NYFA crew for winning the Runner-Up prize in the All Rise Film Competition. Founded b

American Cinematographer Spotlights New York Film Academy Cinematography Grad Egor Povolotskiy

American Cinematographer magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Cinematographers, recently spotlighted the meteoric rise of New York Film Academy MFA Cinematography grad Egor Po

Check Out FAYN Magazine by New York Film Academy Photography Department

FAYN is a collaborative photography magazine produced by the New York Film Academy Photography Department. The magazine features students, faculty, and alumni whose work explores contemporary concepts

Real Time Social Media Coverage, Fake News, and Stockholm Radio: Updates from the New York Film Academy Broadcast Journalism School

Once again, news programs here in the United States are dominated by reports of a mass shooting. And, once again, news producers have to decide what to report, and how to report it… As current and

The Scapegoat Screens at Dubai International Film Festival & Young Saudi Film Festival

With award season upon us, we’re always excited to hear from our alumni around the world as they find success screening their work. New York Film Academy (NYFA) BFA Filmmaking graduates Talha (“

Pete Hammond is Guest Speaker at New York Film Academy Los Angeles

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Deadline film critic and reporter, Pete Hammond, joined New York Film Academy (NYFA) students for a Q & A at the Los Angeles campus. NYFA Director of the Q & A Series Tova

Fifty Shades Freed: The Abridged Script

Fifty Shades Freed is abridged!

Wonder Woman Writer Allan Heinberg Joins New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series

The New York Film Academy was proud to welcome Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg to its Los Angeles Campus. Heinberg has written for Party of Five, Sex in the City, The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, an

New York Film Academy Alum is Cosette in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables

If music is the universal language, than New York Film Academy (NYFA) Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre grad Laís Lenci is becoming a universal performer. From Brazil to New York to Mexico

Tom Fontana Visits New York Film Academy as Special Guest Speaker

This week, New York Film Academy welcomed producer Tom Fontana to its New York City campus as a part of the ongoing Producing Department Industry Speaker Series. As a part of the event, the full house

Young Saudi Film Festival Unveils Lineup of Films at New York Film Academy

On Monday, the Young Saudi Film Festival, hosted by the New York Film Academy, announced the films it will showcase this season. The festival opens Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Harmony Gold Preview House i

Paranormal Activity 2: The Abridged Script

Who loves prequels? Paranormal Activity 2 is now abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Lighting, Jumps Cuts and Camera Hacks

Cinematic Lighting Techniques One of the current catchphrases that seems to be circling around at the moment is “cinematic.” There has been a lot of talk about adjusting frame rates to shoot more

Call Me By Your Name: The Abridged Script

This year's Brokeback Moonlight, "Call Me By Your Name" is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Night Shooting, Audio and Split Toning

5 Tips For Filming at Night Given the fact that most people shooting video at the consumer level of the market are going to be doing so on the basis of auto settings in their devices, shooting at nigh

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: The Abridged Script

"You're in the jungle, baby... you're gonna (not really) die!" Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Color Matching Cameras, YouTube Updates and Gimbals

Matching Shots in Resolve 14 Camera Matching Tutorial Late last year a few of the usual suspects in the world of consumer level video editing began introducing “shot match” modules into their resp

Rent: The Abridged Script

Rent is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Editing Work Flows, Hyperlapse and YouTube Tips

Prepare for Hyperlapse! Another post this week on taking your timelapse footage up a notch and turning it into hyperlapse! Ooh! Hyperslapse, it sounds so exciting! Anyway simply put, a hyperlapse is j

7 Sisters (What Happened to Monday?): The Abridged Script

And now, Netflix's numerous Noomis! "7 Sisters (What Happened to Monday?)" is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Storytelling, B-roll and Cinematic Tips

How To Get The Best B-ROLL One of the great advantages we have in living in the digital age of video is that we don;t have to worry too much about the quantity of footage we take. Battery life is alwa

Lady Bird: The Abridged Script

Lady Bird is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing, Setting Preferences and GIFs

How To Edit Videos – A Complete Beginner’s Guide For a couple of years now my recommended video editing software for people wanting something simple that is easy to learn and use has been Filmora

The Chronicles of Riddick: The Abridged Script

The Chronicles of Riddick is abridged!

The Friday Roundup – Closed Captions, Audio Tips and Computer Specs

Buying a PC for Video Editing: What You Need to Know! On a pretty regular basis I get a lot of questions on this site regarding suitable specs for a computer editing videos. Just as often I get reques

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi: The Abridged Script

Finally we can say "May the Force be with you" again! "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is abridged:

It's a Wonderful Life: The Abridged Script

Merry Christmas from The Editing Room! Have an abridged script for It’s a Wonderful Life.

The Friday Roundup – Software Downloading Tips and a Few Bits and Pieces

6 Video Editing Rules to Live By I found a great video (below) this week and just had to include it in the Friday Roundup. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you will probably alr

The Friday Roundup – B-roll, Color Grading, Transitions and Low Light

Color Grading with LUTs – Orange & Teal Look Explained Now that we are mostly all big kids these days with editing software that can handle LUTs it is probably a good idea to work out how to use

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

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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