by Larry Jordan Tilt-shift blurs create the illusion of depth of field, along with other interesting visual effects, by emulating in software a special kind of camera lens called a “tilt/shift lens.” What’s interesting to me is that we can emulate the effect of these lenses in Final Cut. When applied to high-wide shots, this creates […]Read more "Tutorial: Create a Tilt-Shift Blur in FCPX without Plug-Ins"
by Motion Array We all love a good life hack, something that makes life easier with little to no money or effort. That’s especially true for filmmaking. If you’ve been in this game for a while, you’ll know that filmmaking is an expensive profession. Cameras, lights, stabilizers, tripods, C-stands, memory cards, and an editing computer […]Read more "5 Must-Know Camera Hacks to Save Time and Money"
by Daron James, nofilmschool.com Premiere Pro feature aims to organize large-scale projects. Adobe Premiere Pro announced a new I-didn’t-think-I-needed-this-but-I’m-glad-it’s-here feature dubbed “Productions.” Before we dive into exactly what it is. It’s not available, yet. Let me repeat that for our skim-readers: this a “coming soon” situation. It’s like the pre-roll footage before the actual trailer. This […]Read more "Adobe Premiere Pro’s New ‘Productions’ Tool Explained"
by Blue Mantle Films The actual method really does take only about 30 seconds. I’ve included additional info as well in the video so that you can get even more out of this trick, so that’s why the video is longer than 30 seconds. 🙂 This method of removing video flicker is a variation of […]Read more "Fix VIDEO FLICKER in 30 Seconds WITHOUT Plugins"
by Taylor Martin, CNET Take advantage of your router’s USB port with a little trick that lets you share a hard drive with anyone on your Wi-Fi network. Setting up a networked hard drive is a great way to access all your files from multiple computers. Maybe you want to share documents with coworkers without having […]Read more "Share a Hard Drive with Everyone on your Wi-Fi Network"
by Jason Hellerman, nofilmschool The Call Sheet is a new podcast that digs deep into the Netflix shows you love Ever wonder how your favorite Netflix series and movies came to be? What was the process behind brainstorming them, writing them, and directing them? Well, now all your questions will be answered with The Call Sheet. […]Read more "‘The Call Sheet’ Is Filmmakers’ Newest Obsession"
by Musicbed Rachel Silver, Founder of Love Stories TV, shares how you can draw more attention — and more clients This is something we all know is true: Wedding films are growing in popularity. We’ve seen it. You’ve seen it. Rachel Silver, founder of Love Stories TV, has definitely seen it. Through her platform, she’s seen […]Read more "5 Ways to Market Your Wedding Films Better"
by Larry Jordan Poster frames illustrate the contents of a movie clip in the Finder There’s a very fast way to create a poster frame for a QuickTime movie. (Poster frames appear in the Finder, and other locations, to illustrate the contents of a clip.) Open the video in QuickTime Player Move the playhead to […]Read more "How to Create Custom Poster Frames"
by Larry Jordan – https://LarryJordan.com Most of the time, Premiere preference files are fine. Until… Most of the time, Premiere’s preference files don’t break. But… every so often, things in the application start to go… awry. When that happens: Quit Premiere. Then, restart the application pressing Shift + Option as it launches. (Windows: Shift + Alt). You can […]Read more "How to Delete Premiere Preference Files"
by George Edelman Fact: Call sheets are annoying! They’re annoying to make, read, send, hand out, and get. They don’t tell you the whole story of the shoot, and yet a lot of time and energy is put into them. Plus they contain all kinds of information nobody ever needs or uses. Call sheets kinda […]Read more "How to Make a Call Sheet (Without Actually Making One)"