By Alyssa Miller | nofilmschool.com It is always great to have a few more tricks up your sleeve when it comes to using the hottest gear in filmmaking today. Gimbals are one of the best pieces of gear on the market right now, and there is a good reason why. Gimbals allow you to get great shots […]Read more "Up Your Gimbal Game with These 13 Tricks"
BY JASON BOONE | Premiumbeat Utilizing metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro is a fantastic way to stay organized and streamline your video editing workflow. Metadata is descriptive information about a file. Video and audio files already contain a certain amount of basic metadata information, including file name, type, size, path, date, and duration. You can add metadata information to clips using Premiere […]Read more "Harnessing the Power of Metadata in Premiere Pro"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com This new site from Apple aims to show users how to get the most out of their iPhone 7 cameras. When companies like Apple and Samsung design cameras for their smartphones, one of the main objectives is to make them easy enough to operate that any user can simply point and […]Read more "Apple’s New Microsite Provides Tips and Tricks for Shooting on an iPhone 7"
by Zach Chmael, The Green Buzz Drones are changing the game. We’ve seen Hollywood studios utilizing dramatic aerials for years, but what if the same cinematic marvels could be applied to all elements of commercial content? Let’s say you’re looking to create your next commercial, advertisement, or documentary film. You’ve storyboarded the project, gathered your […]Read more "Elevate Your Perspective: 3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Using Drones in Their Productions"
Lighting, camera choice, and lenses play a huge role in high-quality cinematography, but poor framing can often make or break a shot. Many up-and-coming DPs are focused on what camera they’ll be shooting on, how much dynamic range they can capture, and how to light their scene properly. Obviously, these are all important considerations. But few amateur […]Read more "How to Film a Dialogue Scene: Angles, Framing & Rule of Thirds"
March 10, 2015 by RocketStock Automatically Edit Videos Using this AE Plugin Watch your video get edited before your eyes using this amazing After Effects plugin. As a video editor or motion graphic designer you probably try to save as much time as you can by using various tools or techniques for streamlining your workflow. […]Read more "Lazy Editors, Rejoice!"
January 17, 2013 by dam-aged-goods.com (Thanks to viewer, Nils Granholm, for this one!) Look what cameras can capture! Hilarious! (and don’t freak out about the third one down… it’s the guys’ thumb!) LIKE IT? RATE IT. SHARE IT!Read more "Why Camera Angles Are So Critical…"
October 13, 2011 by Creative Cow In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create parallax with a single item. Parallax is when items in a image appear to move in different ways to other parts of the same image. For example, the foreground items in view appear to move at a different speed or […]Read more "Creating Parallax in After Effects to give a real sense of depth to your work"
May 30, 2011 by Mark Montgomery, VideoMaker A great way to improve your skills as a filmmaker is to watch the best filmmakers do what they do best-make films. You’ve come a far way as an editor! You know the basics of editing, you’re familiar with the art of editing, and you’ve learned some […]Read more "Editing Tip: Learn While You Watch"