by Larry Jordan All it takes is changing one setting… cast shadow. : a shadow cast by an object or figure in a painting or other picture. You can add a cast shadow to any clip, however it is most effective with text. Here’s how to create it. In my example, I created a text clip and […]Read more "Easy: Add a Cast Shadow to Text"
by Idustrial Revolution Ever thought more could be done with the Ken Burns tool in Final Cut Pro X? Want to know some awesome ninja tricks with image moves? In this tutorial we push the Ken Burns tool in Final Cut Pro X to the limit. Variable speed zooms, automatic jump cuts and easy swapping […]Read more "Ninja Ken Burns Techniques in Final Cut Pro X"
by DARIOUS BRITT, D4Darious Here’s a written list of all 15 common mistakes from the video below: 1 Weak story 2 Undercooked scripts 3 Bad sound 4 Poor casting choices 5 Poor shot composition 6 White walls 7 Poor lighting 8 Unnecessary insert shots 9 Lingering 10 Too many pregnant pauses 11 No blocking (movement) […]Read more "Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make"
by Red Giant, Harry Frank Trapcode Particular 3 is considered the top plug-in for creating motion graphics in Adobe After Effects, and it’s a powerful beast. Get inspired! Download a free trial and watch our all-new and completely FREE Trapcode Particular 3 training series with motion designer, Harry Frank. WATCH NOW! TUTORIAL SERIES KEY DETAILS 14 […]Read more "Free! Training Tuts for Trapcode Particular 3"
by WanderWorx Here is a simple Filmmaking Hack to turn your Gimbal into a Slider. The Gear used in this video Gimbal: http://amzn.to/2nSJJ0F Tripod: http://amzn.to/2vt0y8q Camera A: http://amzn.to/2nLzpXq Camera B: http://amzn.to/2pRXm1X Mic: http://amzn.to/2uffFC4 And a follow-up Tips ‘n Tricks for slider techniques by DSLRguide…Read more "Use your GIMBAL as a SLIDER in this FILMMAKING HACK"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are that you’ve seen that sweet luma fade transition all over YouTube. Popularized by filmmaker Sam Kolder, the transition might look complicated, but it’s actually really simple to pull off in Adobe Premiere Pro. Using a gradient wipe, Peter McKinnon shows you how to do it in […]Read more "Tutorial: A Quick and Easy Way to Pull Off a Sweet Luma Fade Transition"
by Will Nicholls, PetaPixel Hollywood photos and still frames often look fairly dreamy with a bit of a glow to the subject in the image. In this tutorial by the guys at Photoshop Cafe, you can learn a number of ways to do this to your own portraits. The video above outlines three ways you […]Read more "How to Give Portraits a Dreamy Glow"
by There is always a need for speed in this fast paced motion design world. It’s definitely something we can all agree on. You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time. That’s the truth. Everyday I look for ways to speed up my workflow, and there are so many ways to […]Read more "16 Useful Expressions in After Effects"
by Justin Odisho Learn how to attach videos or any object compositions to the wall or ground in your footage in Adobe After Effects CC 2017 in this tutorial. We will be using the 3d Camera Motion Tracker tool along with track solid compositions to create our final result!Read more "How to Attach Objects to Walls & Ground in Adobe After Effects"
by Logan Bake, Rocketstock Learn how to use one of the most clever transitions in filmmaking history — all in Premiere Pro. One of the most important aspects of using and editing audio effects is how and when to use them appropriately. If they’re off even by a frame, the transition could be jarring and take […]Read more "Using Audio Swells in Premiere Pro"