Drone Flying, Whip Pans and Stabilizers

Tutorials on whip pans, the basic of drone flying everyone misses and using a video stabilizer.

Why, When, & How of Simplified User Interfaces (SUI) with Anton Bollen

Can simplified user interfaces revolutionize your visual instructions? The post Why, When, & How of Simplified User Interfaces (SUI) with Anton Bollen appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith B

The Fundamentals of Film Lighting

Although it is just one ingredient of a film, film-makers know that light can make your film look professional, or if not applied correctly, amateurish. Control of lights is an important step in crea

The Friday Roundup – Keyframing, Pre-production and Montages

How To Keyframe Video Exposure in Filmora X As I have mentioned quite few times over the past few months, the ability to use keyframes in most video editors at the consumer level has become pretty st

How To Overcome the Challenges of Communicating Digitally With Jay Baer

Digital communication can often straddle the space between problem and solution. The post How To Overcome the Challenges of Communicating Digitally With Jay Baer appeared first on Welcome to the Tech

How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video

We’ll guide you through the process we use to get the perfect lighting for all your videos. The post How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

A Movie Synopsis: What it Is and How to Write One

It’s a great movie and you want to share it with the world, that is not the best example of what is called a movie synopsis. A real synopsis is a brief description or summary of what a potential au

How to Upload Your Videos to Instagram from PC and Mobile

It’s no big secret that Instagram has grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. Thousands of people who are interested in creating and sharing content are using Instagram for just

To Split-Screens and Beyond: The Art of Creating Doubles

Movies have adapted over time to the need to have two characters from the same person in one movie. Body doubles are often used, and a lot of times, camera techniques have been used. There have been

The Friday Roundup – Rookie Mistakes, Lenses and YouTube Tips

6 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make Although aimed at budding filmmakers this one has some (slightly) more advanced tips most of us can take advantage of. They open up with a discussion on frame rate

The Friday Roundup – Getting Ideas, Tilt Shift Lenses and Action Cams

Finding the Idea – Making Videos When Your Brain is Potatoes. So right out of the gate here on this one let me set the scene. This video tutorial is probably better aimed at more advanced video mak

The Friday Roundup - Drone Flying, Whip Pans and Stabilizers

This week we have a tutorial on adding a little swoosh to your whip pans, the basic on drones everyone misses and a run through on using a stabilizer.

How to Make a YouTube Video (Beginner’s Guide)

Get tips from some of the top YouTubers and learn exactly what you should (and shouldn’t) do to make a YouTube video. The post How to Make a YouTube Video (Beginner’s Guide) appeared first on Wel

The Curves Tool: An Introduction to Color Correction Curves

For video and photo editors, using the color correction tools is an everyday occurrence. The tool that manipulates curves is essential in their work. Regardless of which software package you use, the

The Tool You Need to Create Awesome Visual Instructions

Things you need to create awesome visual instructions… The post The Tool You Need to Create Awesome Visual Instructions appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

The Friday Roundup – Color Matching and Keyframing in Filmora X

Color Matching, Keyframing and Audio Ducking in Filmora X Last week the big announcement from Wondershare was the release of Filmora X and within that release three great new features. I mentioned th

How to Write Helpful Help Content with Michele Wiedemer

What is help content? You don’t have to be a technical writer to create content that helps people use your product. Your content needs to help your customers help themselves. Customer education con

Wondershare Filmora X Review

First up, Why Filmora X? Before I get into the whole WonderShare Filmora X review it is important to address why Filmora X has a place in the world. Since the introduction of consumer level video edi

How to Make a Split Screen Video (3 Simple Steps)

Learn how to import, crop, and edit video clips to create a split screen video. The post How to Make a Split Screen Video (3 Simple Steps) appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

How To Get Over Your Fear And Press The Damn Button with Brian Fanzo

Video is one of the best ways to reach an audience, but it's also one of the most intimidating content forms to create. The post How To Get Over Your Fear And Press The Damn Button with Brian Fanzo a

Why A Job Aid Might Be the Best Thing You Need with Dawn Mahoney

Could job aids be the learning solution that helps your business? The post Why A Job Aid Might Be the Best Thing You Need with Dawn Mahoney appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

How to Do Voice Over Like a Pro: The Complete Guide

Discover how to record video voice overs that grab and keep your audience's attention — no pro skills needed! The post How to Do Voice Over Like a Pro: The Complete Guide appeared first on Welcome

The Final Shot: Fade to White

You’re watching a movie and you reach the final shot. What happens right before the credits? More often than not, we see either a cut to black or a fade to black. But what about when a film fades t

The Otherworldly Soundscape of Terrence Malick

When one thinks of the sounds that fill the worlds of Terrence Malick, the thoughts inevitably land on his seemingly patented and ultra-recognizable voiceovers. In a 2001 article, Joan McGettigan cal

The Aural Patterns of Alfonso Cuarón

“You know that ringing in your ears? That eeeee . . . that’s the sound of the ear cells dying like a swan song. Once it’s gone, you’ll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts

Kathryn Bigelow: Directorial Trademarks

When you think of the films of Kathryn Bigelow, what do you think of? Do you think of fun, action-packed films with over-the-top stunts like Point Break? Or do you think of gritty, realistic thriller

What Does Food Say About a Character?

We all have a favorite food scene. Whether you fancy the prison feast in Goodfellas, the Big Kahuna burger confrontation in Pulp Fiction, or maybe the infamous pie-eating sequence from A Ghost Story,

Terry Gilliam: Jung at Heart

Terry Gilliam has directed some of the most compelling fantasy films of all time. His vividly imagined tales have taken moviegoers to alternate realms, dystopian futures, and magical realist worlds.

Cinema's Commentary on Consumerism

Have you ever noticed that many films take aim at consumerism? This is somewhat ironic being that the movie industry itself does indeed depend on consumerism. But cinema seems to be specifically conc

Fitzcarraldo: The Un-Making of a Masterpiece

Throughout film history many movies are remembered for having been produced in very complicated conditions. Perhaps one of the most famous examples is Werner Herzog’s gonzo masterpiece Fitzcarraldo

Scorsese's Steadicam

Martin Scorsese’s films have a visual muscularity to them, and his use of the steadicam is peerless in its virtuosity. Scorsese’s steadicam swirls and swoops across time and space, mimicking the

Why “Goodfellas” is the Quintessential Crime Film

Many directors have that one defining film. But what film defines Martin Scorsese? The legendary director has a body of work that includes incredible achievements like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The A

How to use Handbrake 1.1.1 - Beginners Guide for Exporting Video

HandBrake is a free open-source transcoder for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.🌈 Use this link to find all current Deals, Discounts &

How to export Avid DNxHD video with Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio Platinum

In this tutorial I show how to render high quality "intermediate" video with Vegas using Avid's DNxHD codec, which is one the best "edit friendly" formats for editing and sharing

How to export Cineform video with Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio Platinum

In this tutorial I show how to render high quality "intermediate" video with Vegas using the Cineform codec, which is one the best "edit friendly" formats for editing and sharing

How to export video from Vegas Pro to Handbrake

Using HandBrake/x264 to encode a video, could result in better picture quality and smaller file sizes, compared to encoding the same video in Vegas Pro using Magix AVC, MainConcept AVC or Sony AVC. I

Beginners Guide for Vegas Movie Studio 14 Platinum (How to use)

This is a beginners guide tutorial for how to use (Magix) VEGAS Movie Studio 14 Platinum video editing software.🌈 Use this link to find all current Deals, Discounts & Coupon Codes for VEGAS &a

VEGAS Pro 15 new version out now!

Hi everyone 🤔Vegas Pro 15 has been released!For a detailed list of all the NEW FEATURES, read this on the MSZ Forum:https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/announcements/1589-vegas-pro-15-has-been-re

VEGAS Movie Studio 14 Platinum and Suite - REVIEW

VEGAS Movie Studio 14 Platinum video editing software, is the first new version of "Vegas Movie Studio" to be released by new owners Magix Software. This review explains the differences bet

Movie Studio Zen Q&A with Dr Zen (episode 2)

This is Movie Studio Zen Q&A with Dr Zen (Derek Moran) - Episode #2. Each week I will be answering questions about how to use Vegas Pro, Vegas Movie Studio, DVD Architect and anything else that i

How to Adjust Extreme Exposure using Layer Masks with Vegas Pro

In this Vegas Pro tutorial, I show how to add Layer Masks and Colour Correction FX to adjust extremes in Exposure Levels in the same video. Sometimes when you shoot a video, you may find some areas a

How to Edit Multi-Cam Video with Movie Studio Platinum 13

In this tutorial I show how to edit multiple videos that were shot at the same time. True multi-cam video editing is not supported in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13 and older versions. However, there

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