I am all about speeding up my workflow at the moment! If there’s a way to shave even seconds off my post-production work then I’m going to take it. Of course, maintaining quality in your work is important and I’m not advocating sending out sloppy images and cutting corners. But often, the key is to work smarter, and that involves using the software to its full potential, including any shortcuts and lesser-known techniques that could dramatically improve your productivity at the click of a button. This video from Kevin Raposo shows you 5 of these tips that could potentially be a game-changer in your Lightroom workflow.
Video editing is one of those things that you either love or you hate. For some people, it’s the most enjoyable part of the whole filmmaking process. For others, it’s just a means to an end and a bit of a chore. Either way, though, speeding up certain parts of the workflow to be able to get to the things you enjoy the most is definitely a bonus.
In this video, Film Riot walks us through 10 great tips to help us speed up our video editing workflows. It covers a range of topics from organising your files and your timeline for more efficiency on the actual edit to optimising your files so your system can zip through them more quickly.
If you’re new to video editing, it can be difficult to start figuring out a good workflow. How do you manage and organise all those huge files? How should you arrange them in your editing software? And is there some trick to editing to make things more efficient?
It can be a tricky process if you’re just trying to muddle through it by yourself, and you’ll likely make mistakes along the way. This video series from Ben Gill at Oxenfree Film & Motion is designed to help ease you through the process.
We all run into issues during the course of our shoots, whether they be for photos or video. We pick up little tricks here and there to help us with our future workflow going forward. Caleb Pike is no exception, and in this video, he tells us his top ten “hacks” to help make his life a little easier when shooting video.
Editing videos can be a pain, especially when it goes slowly. But when it takes you an entire day to edit a 5 minutes video, you probably need some help to speed up your process a little. This video from Jakob Ownes at TheBuffNerds talks us through five things we can do to help speed that process up.
The Retouching Toolkit has become a very popular addon for retouching in Photoshop. It’s seen a number of iterations, and a massive update with version 3.0 just over 6 months ago. Now it’s received a 3.1 update with more big changes.
The new version comes with reinvented dodge & burn as well as frequency separation techniques, selective saturation, and the Configurator – a tool which lets you create your own Photoshop panels.
The Digital Imaging Technician Cart (or “DIT Cart”) is where all of the media is ingested from a shoot and organised once it’s captured. G-Technology was showing off how some of their kit integrates into a DIT cart at NAB 2019, so we had a chat with them to find out more about it and how it helps with film set workflow.
When Benjamin Von Wong approached me to make a video for him I thought to myself that it would be like any other project. It was not. This one had an added twist; We have to deliver and showcase a full product before we left the location. This meant that we’d have six days of filming, and on the seventh day, we need to present the video of our work at the Nexus Global International Youth Summit.
A project like this sounds impossible on paper. Even more so when I realized that some of the days would be 40-hours long filming days. (That’s right, 40 hours, on your feet, filming). However, with
a little a lot of planning and organization, you can succeed in delivering such a challenging product on time, and to the best of your abilities. Here are my top tips for succeeding in delivering a finished two-minutes video after a six-day construction project, with less than 24 hours for editing:
VSCO has announced that the much loved VSCO Film Presets for Desktop are coming to an end. The company says they’re moving completely away from the desktop to focus solely on their mobile app.
The Presets for Desktop have been rather popular over the years, although that’ll all come to an end on March 1st, 2019. VSCO hasn’t really said why they’re killing them off, except to say that they are “always moving forward” and focusing on mobile.