Green screen shots can look stunning, or they can be hilariously bad. I’m sure you want to create the former ones, and Ryan Connolly of Film Riot will help you with that. In this video, he shares five essential tips that will make green screen shots more realistic and believable.
I’ve run many, many workshops and one-on-one sessions for photographers who want to move into the world of video. Wherever I am and however experienced the photographers are, one of the biggest questions they all have is about editing. For many of the photographers that I deal with, they don’t plan on editing their own videos. Rather, they plan on shooting the videos and then getting someone else to edit it for them.
So, of course, those photographers who don’t plan on editing their own footage don’t need to learn how to edit, right? WRONG! And here’s why.
When I look at photos and videos of Iceland, they often remind me of another planet. In his short film Anomaly, German filmmaker Jacco Kliesch made Iceland look like another dimension. While this beautiful country sure looks incredible in photos and videos, this video brought it to a whole new level.
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.
As the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has come closer to general release, I’ve started pushing myself to break away from Premiere Pro and really learn how to use DaVinci Resolve as an editor. I’m at the point where I know just enough to be dangerous, but I’ve still got a lot to learn. One of the things I’ve wanted to learn is multicam editing.
In these videos, photographer Alex Matravers shows us two different ways to sync up multiple cameras in Resolve for multicam editing. The first uses the audio recording from each camera to automatically align everything. The second shows us how we can sync multiple cameras without having to rely on audio at all.
Ever since the Loupedeck+ (review here) was announced, offering compatibility with a wider range of software than just Lightroom, there’s been one feature I’ve hoped for. That feature is compatibility with video editing software. Today, Loupedeck has come through and announced that it’s happening, beginning with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Pancake editing is a term I’ve heard a few times lately, but not something I’ve really started to look into until recently. It’s essentially an editing workflow designed to help speed up your editing process while keeping things more organised.
In this video, video editor Piotr Toczyński walks us through his pancake editing process. And, no, it has nothing to do with maple syrup.
Since Blackmagic combined Resolve, Fusion and Fairlight in the Resolve 15 Beta, I’ve been waiting for this one to get its final stable release. I’ve been using Resolve on and off for the last few years. Little bits here and there. Nowhere near as much as I probably should. But since the integration and 15 Beta release, I’ve been forcing myself to get used to it.
Now, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 is out of beta and the final version has now been released. It’s got hundreds of new features over Resolve 14, and it’s seen more than a few performance enhancements.
I’ve had a job that I’ve done for the last few years in Sydney. Whilst it’s challenging and full-on, it’s a lot of fun and pushes me and my team to be better. We have to shoot, edit and deliver 6 videos in a single day.
One of the biggest challenges for people regularly posting to social media is editing videos. Either you shoot while you’re out and then edit when you’re back at home, or you have to carry around a laptop with you the whole time. Project Rush, squarely aimed at YouTubers, Vloggers, and other social video posters, plans to fix that.
It’s sort of an extension to Premiere Pro, but also sort of not. It’s its own application which appears to primarily use Premiere Pro as its “engine”, with a little After Effects thrown in. The app allows you to easily transport footage and projects between Android, iOS, Windows and Mac platforms, all synced up in the cloud, with apps for each to give you simplified on-the-go video editing.