Video editing and video production tips, tutorials and tricks to make you a better creative professional.
See the best VFX over the last 30+ years in this excellent montage of the Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects.
Create a self-animating clock without any keyframes in After Effects.
License high quality Top 40 style music without the price tag of commercial tracks. In this post, we’ve rounded up the very best royalty free pop and Top 40 tracks for your video and media projects.
Supercharge your Smoke video editing with hotkeys (or shortcuts). In this post you’ll learn how to customize your Smoke shortcuts and learn some tips for custom shortcuts you shouldn’t edit without.
Know for sure how many times a camera has been used with these handy tools for determining shutter actuation – useful when buying used cameras or for estimating how much life you have on your current equipment.
In this post we share 3 lesser known tricks for working in Autodesk Smoke. Take your Smoke video editing to the next level!
In this post, we give the complete rundown on importing and organizing Photoshop files for use in Autodesk Smoke – essential knowledge for Smoke video editors!
All too often directors, producers and even lowly editors get too attached to their temp music. Here are a few thoughts on how to avoid that trap. Photo from Flickr Temp music, or temporary music, is the score you’re editing with until the final or ‘real’ music replaces it. Many editors get into the trap
Make your training projects engage and connect with driving production music! In this post, we’ve rounded up the best MODERN and POSITIVE royalty free music for training videos.
One of the most challenging aspects of any creative profession is working with clients. In this post we share some tips for using client feedback sessions as a way to build trust with your client and make your project timeline smooth and successful.
If you’re interested in getting started in node based compositing you’ll want to check out these FREE video tutorials for Nuke. All of the major nuke functions are covered, including rotoscoping, tracking and working in stereoscopic 3D.
Blackmagic had the superstar products of NAB 2013: a new 4K production camera and a pocket cinema camera. We chat with Blackmagic President Dan May about these exciting new releases.