The Friday Roundup – Editing Templates, Drones and Motion Tracking

VideoStudio Instant Project Templates
I mentioned last week that I have been helping a friend get set up to regularly post videos to her YouTube channel.
Finally after a year or so enough people have told her that regular posting is one of the keys to success in that space!
Now that she has a little spot set up with good light and a reasonable camera she has begun to…
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On Being A Good Interviewer

Making a good interview video requires paying special attention to some aspects of the video making process.
First you have to make sure to do the research on the interviewee so that you can easily ask questions that they understand, answer easily and are relevant to what you are trying to show.
This not only makes for a better interview but also helps the subject feel like…
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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 – 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 – 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…
Read more…

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…
Read more…

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…
Read more…

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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