The Friday Roundup – Jump Cuts and Shooting with the Sun

QUIT Chopping Videos Up and Use This Instead.
Back in the old days kids there were very few people shooting film because of the sheer expense and even when digital video appeared it was still not available for everyone.
That meant that it was basically only the pro’s working in the area.
Since then of course the world has changed and both video capture and video editing…
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The Friday Roundup – Microphones, Audio, J Cuts and L Cuts

One of These Mics is Perfect for YouTube, But Which One?
One of the most common pieces of misleading information I see especially on YouTube is in an effort by some to solve audio problems.
I think for most people the experience is pretty much the same.
They start off by using some kind of modern device like a smart phone to shoot their video, load it up on to a computer…
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The Friday Roundup – Story Continuity and YouTube Tips

Learn about Story Continuity and Make Better Videos
Excellent video this week from Kevin on an aspect of video making that is often forgotten about.
Sure we all know that the videos we produce are supposed to have a story and that a lack of story will result in a lack of interest.
We also basically know that if Bill is wearing a red shirt in a scene and a different shot…
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The Friday Roundup – Transitions – How and Where to Cut

What is a Smash Cut and Other Cut Transitions
The video below this entry gives a great overview of a subject that many amateur video makers get very wrong from the beginning.
That subject is transitions and the main reason for the confusion is that marketers promote their editing software as having a million transitions so that must be good right?
Wrong and wrong on two…
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