The Friday Roundup- Foley, LUTs, Audio and Lighting Tips

Foley: How Hollywood Sounds Effects are Made
When you look at the differences between an amateur video and a professionally produced one you would get the idea that those differences are because of big things.
Big things like pro file formats, pro cameras and sound recording and more.
What isn’t so obvious are the million and one “little things.”
Tiny little actions…
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The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing Cuts, Frame Rates and Time Lapse

9 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know
Whilst it is true that the available palette for cutting any video together is almost limitless it is also true that you need to nail down the basics before you go too crazy on it.
Although opinions vary widely on this I personally think there are about 6 or 7 foundational cuts that you need to have down cold before you go looking for…
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The Friday Roundup – Super Hero Tricks, Some Video FX and Aspect Ratios

How To Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Links
It is probably safe to say that the world of YouTube for anyone that was previously making living over there from producing and uploading videos has descended into some kind of hell.
There have been huge changes with countless channels being demonetized and many others finding their viewership being decimated.
For the big…
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The Friday Roundup – Hyperlapse, Color Grades and ND Filters

How to be Less Awkward Filming Yourself
Whenever I come across videos like this I always include them in the Friday Roundup.
For most people the idea of being in front of the camera sets off alarm bells like nothing else and almost immediately they look like a rabbit caught in the headlights of a truck.
Whilst this is totally understandable it absolutely destroys any…
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The Friday Roundup – Camera Shake, Auto-Focus and LUT Limitations

LUTS: The Complete Video Guide
A few weeks back now on April Fool’s Day Casey Faris put out an incredible video purporting to announce the release of his amazing automatic super LUT called Pegasus.
According to the video it could instantly create the perfect look for any footage by automatically correcting everything in it and making it perfect.
Now a lot of people got…
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Snapchat users can now shop direct without exiting the app

Snapchat is already positioning itself as an ecommerce website where people can shop. Actually Snap’s intentions have never been hidden—and we recently reported that a test to enable users to buy things online just by swiping up in Snapchat Discover is on the card. Now, there is an option that now lets you directly buy […]

‘Hotel Artemis’ Trailer Channels a More Humanitarian-Focused ‘John Wick’

Homage or knock-off, it looks like a blast to us.

One of the many reasons that 2014’s John Wick is considered to be a modern action classic is that in addition to beautifully choreographed sequences of violence the film also does a tremendous job of world-building. At the center of its hitman-centric society sits The Continental — a hotel for killers that serves as a neutral territory and survives on the enforcement of strict yet simple rules. It works to create something fresh in the world of action cinema.

Hotel Artemis is wholly unrelated to John Wick , but it’s clear that writer/director Drew Pearce (co-writer on Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ) is a fan. Rather than be a carbon copy, though, the film sets the near entirety of the action within the walls of the titular hotel. The Artemis is a neutral ground hospital of sorts where victims of foul play from competing criminal enterprises can receive medical help and recuperate in peace. Sounds like a flawless plan, but what happens when a perturbed gangster named the Wolf King comes calling?

Oh, and did I mention Jeff Goldblum plays the Wolf King?

Check out the first trailer for Hotel Artemis .

So yes, obviously, John Wick is a major influence here, but I’m not complaining. The premise sets up an intriguing world and looks to populate it with lively characters brought to life by a terrific roster of performers.

A smirk-wearing Goldblum is always aces, but we also get Jodie Foster as the Artemis’ manager/doctor/probable badass. Add in Sterling K. Brown , Dave Bautista , Sofia Boutella , Charlie Day , Jenny Slate , Zachary Quinto , and Kenneth Choi , and you have a movie worth watching for the cast alone.

Pearce is making his feature debut as director here, but he has some familiar talents backing him up off camera too. Cliff Martinez (Drive ) is onboard as composer, and cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon (The Handmaiden ) is ensuring the visuals match the score.

Hotel Artemis checks into theaters on June 8th, 2018.

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