What do you do when a piece of gear breaks or you forget to bring it to the shoot? Or if you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford all of the professional gear you’d like? Well, you improvise and DIY it, right? I personally love turning stuff I already have into photo gear, so I loved this video from Cinecom.net. Watch as Jordy Vandeput shares nine awesome ideas for turning simple cardboard into all sorts of photo and filmmaking gear. These are all cheap, quick, and simple to make – so let’s check them out.
Whenever you’re learning something, or even when doing it every day as your profession, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s just a fact of life. What’s important is how we deal with those mistakes and what we learn from them.
Jordy over at Cinecom has almost certainly made his fair share of mistakes over the years and in this video, he’s going to help you benefit from them. Here he shares five of the biggest mistakes he’s made so that you don’t have to.
Premiere Pro is one of the most popular video editing applications out there, largely due to the fact that it’s very easy to set it up in a way that lets you work quite quickly, especially if you’re only doing basic edits. But it is a very powerful tool if you delve a little deeper. In this video, Jordy from Cinecom walks us through five not so well known features in Premiere Pro that we can use to help make our lives a little easier.
The whole web seems to be buzzing with talk about The Mandalorian right now. After finally watching it, and realising it wasn’t a show about a “Half man, half Delorean“, I can see why. I’m not going to post any spoilers here, but if you haven’t seen it, and you’re at all a fan of Star Wars, you should. It’s probably the best thing they’ve done with it in a while.
One effect of Star Wars, that’s pretty much as old as the Star Wars franchise itself is the iconic blaster. They’ve been shot by everybody over the years, so it’s no surprise they show up in The Mandalorian, too. In this video, Yannick at Cinecom shows us how to easily make them in Adobe After Effects.
Shooting in direct sunlight is something most photographers and filmmakers avoid. The light is harsh and not very flattering, but sometimes you’ll be forced to shoot in such conditions. In this video from Cinecom, you’ll learn five simple tricks to make the absolute best out of harsh midday sun.
Green screening (also called chroma keying) is a very useful skill to have when shooting video. Even if you’re not using an actual grey screen, it can be handy to know how to easily mask out a particular colour, and composite something else in its place. In this video, Jordy at Cinecom walks through the top five things he’s learned when it comes to getting a good key.
Green screen is a popular and useful tool for creating all kinds of visual effects. You can DIY it, you can even paint it, but there are some awesome green screen tricks which don’t even require it! In this video, Jordy and Yannick of Cinecom.net demonstrate four of these tricks you can pull off without using an actual green screen, but by chroma keying smaller objects.
If you shoot often enough, at some point you’re probably going to get caught in the rain when you want to keep on shooting. If your gear’s weather sealed, you might be ok just as you are, but if you shoot Sony you’ll probably want to cover up a little. There are, of course, actual rain covers available for cameras, but sometimes you need to respond quick.
In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows us how we can easily make our own from a plastic tub, a bag and some gaffer tape. He’s also got four other “lens hacks” to show off, too.
If you haven’t seen it by now, or even heard of it, Hardcore Henry is a feature length movie shot entirely in the first person. You can check out the trailer here. It’s a challenging concept that’s been tried before. Often badly – remember Doom?
Cameras have become much smaller since 2005, though, and while still challenging, they’re much easier to shoot than they were. Hardcore Henry pulls it off rather well by comparison. In this video, Jordy at Cinecom walks us through his process for shooting first person to recreate that Hardcore Henry look.
Coming up with new and different camera & editing techniques for your videos is challenging. There are millions of them out there, that Hollywood has been using for decades. But now they’re accessible at home, with just a little crafty camera work and some editing. But it’s easy to overuse the same handful of techniques.
Well, Jordy at Cinecom is here to show you 5 cool camera & editing tricks you might not have tried before. They’re straightforward techniques that anybody can master with enough practice, but they may require a little planning ahead.