by Jon Fusco, nofilmschool Stock up on these free sound effects while you still have the chance. Sound designer Phil Michalski is doing a solid for filmmakers everywhere by unleashing his sonic creations on the world at zero cost to the downloader. In a Reddit thread announcing his latest package called SciFi Mechanics, he tries to make […]Read more "Make Your Sci-Fi Sound Legit with These Free SFX Libraries"
by Idustrial Revolution XEffects Audio Fades are a set of free audio fade plugins for Final Cut Pro X that when applied to a clip or audio components of a clip, automatically apply audio fade handles. Audio isn’t Final Cut Pro X’s strongest point and we all know that there is no easy way to execute […]Read more "Free Audio Fade plugins for Final Cut Pro X"
by Kenneth Stevenson Here’s a free plugin for quick subtitling on small projects in FCPX. Place folder in ˜/Movies/Motion Templates/Titles/Kenneth/ (create the folder if you don’t have it). This version uses the Align To and Link functions to adjust the length of the background to the text string. 2 lines are available for complete editing […]Read more "FREE: Quick Caption 3 for Final Cut Pro"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com While you’re busy obsessing over your principal photography, your b-roll is over there begging for some attention. If you’re an experienced filmmaker, you know that all of your supplemental footage requires almost as much planning, preparation, and TLC as your principal photography. Just like with anything you shoot, you’ve got to […]Read more "10 Things You Should Be Doing When Shooting B-Roll"
by Nat Eliason, Peta Pixel Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of how a DSLR works, getting good at the composition of your photos seems to be the 80/20 of rapidly improving at photography. I looked around […]Read more "30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures/Video"
by Iain Anderson, macprovideo.com Exporting and Sharing have been covered many times here, but since the advent of 4K, things have changed just a little and it’s worth a quick recap. If you want more information on what YouTube or Vimeo are going to do to your file, read this article here. And if you want […]Read more "Final Cut Pro X: Better H.264 Exports"
by HitFilm Say hello to Ignite Express 2017: a souped-up suite of over 90 grading and VFX plugins to use in any editor you choose. Get ready to pump up production value with professional-grade color correction tools, green screen keying, and advanced sci-fi effects. And it’s compatible with 10 hosts including Adobe After Effects and […]Read more "Ignite Express: 90 Free plug-ins. More power."