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

New York Film Academy Welcomes Producer Ted Field as Guest Speaker

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) Los Angeles recently had the honor of hosting prolific producer Ted Field for a Q&A, following a screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. NYFA Director of the

Red Sparrow: The Abridged Script

Red Sparrow is abridged!

iTunes, Amazon & Sydney Screen Far From Here by New York Film Academy Grad James Pillion

Making your first feature film is a challenge. Making your first feature film in a foreign country is an even bigger challenge. Yet rising Aussie director and New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking M

Raising Suicide Prevention Awareness & Challenging Stigma With New York Film Academy Camp Alum Florence Kosky

Creating a film that works as a beautiful piece of art as well as a platform for an incredibly important message is a challenge, even for the most seasoned filmmakers. Yet at a very young age, New Yor

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

Spring 2018 Highlights from NYFA Los Angeles’ Acting for Film Department

It’s been a busy semester at for the Acting for Film Department at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles. In addition to our fabulous curriculum, we also hosted industry guest speakers, produced

New York Film Academy Division of Veterans Services Welcomes Casting Director Robert McGee, C.S.A as Guest Speaker

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Division of Veterans Services (DVS) recently welcomed NYFA’s veteran students and alumni, together with members of Veterans

New York Film Academy Instructor Joe Burke Releases Another Cancer Movie Indie Short

For many passionate filmmakers, one of the greatest challenges is bringing a film to life in spite of budgeting hurdles. New York Film Academy (NYFA) Directing instructor Joe Burke recently set a grea

Student Spotlight: Rodrigo Zanforlin

Seven years ago, Rodrigo Zanforlin (May 2014 MFA Filmmaking) was the head of a successful digital marketing company in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Today, he’s the award-winning writer/director of Jimbo, his

Resilience and Art in Puerto Rico at the Heart of New York Film Academy Alum Dr. Ariel Orama Lopez’s Work

While mainstream media has largely neglected coverage of the ongoing repercussions of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, one New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum is working tirelessly to not only help to re

Loveratri, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi, Arya Babber and More From New York Film Academy Mumbai Alumni & Guest Speakers

Since opening its doors in May 2017, NYFA Mumbai has seen an incredible year filled with student successes, insightful guest speakers, special master classes, and powerful storytelling. If you’re a

Upgrade: The Abridged Script

Upgrade is abridged!

Veterans Photography Workshop Held at New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy (NYFA)’s New York City campus recently hosted nearly 50 veterans, active-duty military personnel, and dependents for an evening master class in the application and principl

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

Wild Things: The Abridged Script

Wild Things is abridged!

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

The Mask of Zorro: The Abridged Script

The Mask of Zorro is abridged!

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

Deep Impact: The Abridged Script

Sometimes disaster movies are exactly that. Deep Impact is abridged!

Love (2015): The Abridged Script

Whoops, did we abridge porn? No, that’s Love (2015).

The Queen: The Abridged Script

The Queen is abridged!

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: The Abridged Script

Whoever said something can't stick around for 20 years without wearing out its welcome? "Halloween H20" is abridged! Wait what did you think we meant?

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

Avengers: Infinity War: The Abridged Script

NOTE: This script ALSO has an expanded, mega-huge Infinite Authors' Cut available to all our Patrons (or anyone with a completed Infinity Gauntlet). You can check it out here.

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Abridged Script

The only Abridged Script with the phrase "ROCKET-POWERED CORPSE TOBOGGAN". "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." is abridged!

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

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

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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