The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Match Cuts and YouTube Tips

How to Create Foley
Just briefly, Foley is the art of recreating sounds in a studio to be used later as part of a video or movie sound track.
From Wikipedia: Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality.
When you see a western movie and hear the horses walking across the…
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A Guide to Using B-Roll Effectively in Your Video Edit

B roll should be part of your editing technique because the film on its own might be bland and boring without it.
B roll is something that you use to add different little tidbits of information to.
You sometimes need to cut away some parts or add to them and that is where B roll comes into play.
You can insert additional shots into your main shot.
You can also clean up or…
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The Friday Roundup – Editing Classy, Adding Depth and Teleprompters

Keep Your Edits Classy – Tips For New Editors
Generally speaking Casey Faris makes almost all of his content from the perspective of using DaVinci Resolve.
This one is a little different in that although he demonstrates what he is talking about in Resolve the actual subject of the video is the act of editing itself.
In other words what he is showing is truly universal…
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The Friday Roundup – Video Editing Secret Sauce and Cinematic Tips

My Secret for Making Better Videos
Well, they say the devil is in the details and although I am not quite sure who “they” are or whether it has anything to do with the devil… the details do count.
A common complaint I see from amateur video makers is that they have trouble lifting their projects to the level of some they see online.
They tend to think in terms of…
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The Friday Roundup – Daily Vlogging, Natural Light and Analytics

How to Edit Daily Vlogs
You may not be going quite as crazy as trying to deliver a daily blog… or maybe you are!
Anyway the value in the video below is not so much about that but the process of having to turn out content on a regular basis.
Doing that can get very tedious very fast!
The key to it is reducing the majority of the actions necessary down to a repeatable…
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Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD Review

The Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD version is strictly an MPEG editor with DVD authoring and full Dolby (AC-3) encoder support.
It was originally developed in the early days of MPEG2 editing hitting the mainstream especially when video camcorders were moving away from dv.avi files and into the new MPEG2 format.
At that time editing MPEG2 files or any of the newer highly…
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The Rules of Video Composition


Before we get into all the rules and regulations of video composition there is an important point to keep in mind here.
Most of the rules of composition for video are exactly the same as those for still image photography.
The reason for this is that video is just a progressive sequence of still images being displayed at a speed that mimics real life and creates the illusion…
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Basic Range of Video Shots


Camera shots are defined and named by the degree of closeness there is in the shot to the subject of that shot, the degree to which the subject “fills” the shot or the angle from which the shot is taken.
It can also be defined by the movement of the camera as the shot is being taken.
Rather than getting too crazy technical here let’s just confine ourselves to the three…
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