Many of us who make video are film buffs. We have favorite movies and television programs that we enjoy watching and we tend to be drawn to the work of our favorite producers. Most of us could readily list off producers and directors who have influenced our work.
Finding a workstation suited to the kind of video work you’re doing now can be a daunting task. Choosing a workstation that in two to three years you won’t be ready to sell on Ebay or donate to charity because it’s so dated can be even harder. However, if you take some time to consider how you like to work and what you’ll be working on, you’ll be able to find a system that will support your needs now and down the road.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the latest iteration of the combination editing & effects software from England-based tech company FXHOME. Emerging in 2011, HitFilm has seen swift upgrades with each release and now appears in its newest incarnation as a solid competitor of other film editing giants such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut.
Low budget projects call for low cost solutions. Before referring cheapskate clients to an uncle with a camcorder, take a look at a few free tools which, with little else, can produce some professional results.
By learning about color theory, you can increase your creative tool set. From shooting a commercial to a wedding to a feature film, you can use color theory to set the tone and mood for the viewer using color manipulation in pre-production, shooting and post.
The video editor does more than assemble footage, selectively pacing various clips to tell a story. The video editor is responsible for how the finished video looks. Sometimes that includes fixing footage and other times, it means crafting a cohesive visual style. A video editor doesn’t have to stray far from home to do this, they can accomplish it with the assortment of filters and effects found in their video editing programs.