The Friday Roundup – Reaction Shots, Match Cuts and Isobuster

The Reaction Shot – Much More Than Essential Film Grammar
Although the video (below) I have added on this subject covers it quite well the full story is at the linked article.
If you look at most “home” or amateur movies they tend to be randomly shot and stuck together in a kind of montage arrangement.
That’s fine as far as they go but realize it takes very little to…
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Aspect Ratio in Film From Past to Present

Aspect ratio has changed throughout the history of the film, at times due to technological advances, but at other times out of fashion.
Today, you can choose different ratios that will give a certain dramatic effect to the film.
Edison’s patent back in the 1880s aimed to capture the moving picture and it is considered to be the beginning of the 35mm film.
Ratio of 4:3 is, d…
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FixVTS Tutorial to Repair Invalid DVD File and Navigation Structure

This FixVTS tutorial is specific to using that very small, free but incredibly powerful utility to automatically correct internal errors on a DVD.
These errors may cause any number of error messages to appear, all of which are quite meaningless.
You may get “invalid DVD navigation,” “disc error,” invalid DVD menu structure,” invalid DVD file structure” or a host of others….
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The Friday Roundup – Audio Quality and Home Lighting Hacks

How to Improve the Audio Quality of a Built-in Camera Microphone
It is quite well known that the audio quality you are going to get from an inbuilt microphone on a camera or even a smart phone is going to be low.
However that often has to be accepted as a trade off when you have nothing else to work with.
In the video below you can see some tips for at least getting the…
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A Guide to Using DVDRemake Pro to Merge or Combine DVDs

This tutorial is specific to the action of using DVDRemake or DVDRemake Pro for merging or combining two or more DVDs into one DVD whilst retaining the full data and menu structure of the originals and with no loss of quality using either .
The merge DVDs procedure is exactly the same regardless of the size of the original DVDs you are working with.
However you may need …
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Basic Tips for Editing Your Next Viral TikTok Video

One of the many ways you can create and distribute like many, many others is through TikTik.
You can use TikTok to create bit sized videos chunks that promote your business or even build yourself as a brand.
There are some decent editing tools available on the platform that make it easy to use.
You can choose how long you want your video to be and cut the video to make…
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The Friday Roundup – Green Screen, Pro Interview Setups and more!

The 3 Most Common Green Screen Questions Beginners Ask
So the usual marketing guff about green screen is that because your video editing software is capable of carrying out the technical actions your success is guaranteed!
That is so far from the truth it is not funny.
The reality is that badly shot green screen footage dumped into any software that can do green screen…
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How to Merge or Combine Two Three or More DVDs into One

The subject of this page is specifically for merging or combining two, three or more mini 8cm DVDs into one regular sized DVD retaining the full data and menu structure of the originals with no loss of quality.
This procedure can also be used to merge or combine full sized discs into one but it is important to note that doing so will require third party software to…
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Beginner’s Guide to Motion Tracking

It’s 2021 and the acquisition of skills in the digital arena is a good and sound business road tack to adhere to.
But its also tons of fun for personal reasons.
Whether you want to make your missives to far-flung relatives lots more fun for them to open, or make your work presentations much less boring, and far more comprehensible and memorable, adding motion tracking to…
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The Friday Roundup – YouTube Branding, Motion Tracking and Tripods

How to Make a YouTube Intro Fast and Easy
One important part of building a YouTube Channel or any social media presence for that matter is the concept of branding.
A lot of people tend to kind of switch off when that subject is mentioned because they have the idea that branding only applies to the big names or big companies.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
It…
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