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.
As a video editing application, despite all its flaws and regular crashes, Premiere Pro is one of the most feature-packed editors out there. There are so many things it allows us to do, especially now that it’s started incorporating a few of After Effects’ tricks. But a lot of the techniques filmmakers use aren’t quite so obvious a process to implement.
In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows us 10 great tips to help add a little extra to your edit. He calls them “Advanced” tips, but they’re not really that complicated. They’re just things you haven’t learned yet. And they’re things you might be doing already, just in a not very efficient way.
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.
Shooting video usually isn’t as simple as just pointing a camera at something and hitting record. Sure, sometimes it is, but if you want to try and tell a story with your films, you need to think about how the camera can help you to tell that story. In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows us 10 tricks to help tell better stories in our films.
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.
If you’re on a tight budget but are overflowing with ideas for making videos, you may feel limited with the gear you have. In this video, Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom.net offers you a helping hand to start shooting with whatever camera you own. He picked up a pink camera designed for kids to prove his point. This video has plenty of tips, gives you a confidence boost, and will amuse you.
I own, maybe 8 tripods. I also have a monopod, couple of sliders and a gimbal. Each of these has heads which take some form of tripod plate. A way to attach your camera to the device. But the big problem with them is that they all typically tend to use different tripod plates to each other. This means lots of switching out plates on-set as you need to move from one to another.
This number of camera supports might seem excessive, but I am not alone. Many folks out there own a number of tripods, sliders and other units, especially if they shoot video as well as stills. This video from Jordy Vandeput shows us how we can standardise all of our tripods to make swapping out a breeze, saving a lot of time.
I can’t say for sure whether or not this tutorial includes any spoilers as I’ve not actually seen Avengers: Infinity War myself yet. But I would imagine there maybe are, even if it’s just spoiling an effect or two. It seems Thanos has some kind of pretty powerful “Super Punch” in the film (again, haven’t seen it, don’t know). Jordy Vandeput over at Cinecom has deconstructed the effect to bring us this tutorial on how to recreate it in Adobe Premiere Pro.
When shooting a video, a general rule is to set the shutter speed to be the double of the frame rate. However, there are scenarios in which breaking this rule is welcome. In this video, Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom shows you five creative effects you can pull off just by changing the shutter speed while filming.
For example, if your frame rate is 25 fps, the shutter speed should generally be 1/50, which will give you the most natural motion blur. But here are the situations when you don’t want a normal shutter speed, but you want to achieve some creative effects.