Video editors face a wide assortment of content on a daily basis. There isn’t a single source of media anymore but a varietal onslaught of dissimilar content, from professional formats to random digital ephemera created on mobile devices. It’s the editor’s job to arrange and assemble this heap of visual information into cohesive, powerful stories. This isn’t the first time editors of the moving image have faced such a dilemma, and it’s one reason why the montage remains relevant.
In the ancient times of digital video (the 1990s), there were but a few ways to store footage. Now there are scores of different formats to choose from. Beware! An unwise choice in format can have devastating results.
On every commercial shoot you spend a lot of time hauling equipment around to various locations, creating multiple setups and keeping track of both talent and crew. This expenditure of time severely limits the number of projects you can take on. Could there be a better way?
The history of the video camera is a peculiar one. Back in the 1970s, we had cameras such as the bulky Sony Portapack with its separate VTR unit which housed and recorded to large video cassettes. It was heavy! Jump ahead 40 years and we have a tiny camera small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand. But with the evolution from large and bulky to small and light came some unforeseen challenges. A camera rig is one of the solutions to many of these issues.
Explore the different types of audio delay effects and their common uses. We look at delay as it applies to today’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) units and their treatment of the signal so that you can apply delays, echoes and chorus effectively.
Listening to your work during post-production only gets you part of the way there. To cover the rest of the distance you need to make sure you are listening to it the right way. Playback levels have a huge impact on the overall sound of your mixes, as well as the amount of headroom you leave.
With corporate logos displayed prominently throughout our modern landscape, it’s all but inevitable that one will eventually be caught by your camera. So, what do you need to do if and when a corporate logo appears in your footage?