Tips, tricks and tutorials for professional video producers, filmmakers, directors and camera operators.
Be inspired by a few films that prove that less is more, when it comes to dialogue. These silent (or near silent) films convey emotion through mood, production style and clever storytelling.
We continue our Lighting for Video series by getting down with fluorescents. Learn what makes fluorescent lights unique and how to best utilize them in your film and video productions.
Learn how to create a homemade lighting rig that inexpensive, versatile and easy to use.
This video editing de-flicker trick is ideal for removing unsightly light flicker from your shots. Simply layer your shots and offset – it’s easy, fast and drastically improve the look of your slow motion and high shutter shots.
Round table discussions by leaders in the film and video industry is terrific way to pick up new tips and learn from others experiences. In this post, we’ve shared some of the most insightful round table discussions by well-known directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and composers.
These online filmmaking resources are a ‘must bookmark’! Loads of insightful videos with industry pros, insider tips and positive inspiration for seasoned and aspiring filmmakers alike.
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.
If you’re working with ARRIRAW files, this post is a must read. Learn how to use DaVinci Resolve Lite to transcode your ARRIRAW footage for optimized editing.
Incandescent lights offer near perfect color reproduction. In this video tutorial you’ll learn how to successfully integrate incandescent lights in your video productions.
Just because you don’t have a big budget for your film your final product shouldn’t have to suffer. In this post, I share my first-hand experiences in creating a successful low budget film. Know the best way to allocate your time and money to give your low-budget film a big-budget result.
Don’t fix it in post. Do your legwork in pre-production to ensure you get the best sounding audio in your film or video project. In this video tutorial you’ll learn several considerations for getting the cleanest audio on-set.
In part 2 of our series on Lighting for Video we discuss color temperature, light size and power draw. Understanding these lighting essentials is important for determining the right light for your video productions.