The Matrix is one of the most visually unique movies of all time, but that was 14 years ago. Now, be on the look out for bullet-time shots in sports and more. Who wouldn't be cool acting like Neo and Trinity? It seems that ever since the 1999 debut of The Matrix, no one has really developed similar effects, until recently.
Everyone thinks of NAB as the heartbeat of the video production and filmmaking industry. It's where all the big players come out to show their new products to the media and potential buyers with deep pockets. Cinegear, which takes place annually at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, is a different type of expo.
With careful planning and execution you can turn footage shot during the day, into night-time magic. In this segment, we show you how to shoot day-for-night by using exposure, white balance, and creative framing. Plus we talk about choosing your shoot time to get the look you want. Following a few simple guidelines will help you avoid common pitfalls, and gather footage that’s ready for the final touches in post-production.
Video is such an illusion. We're a bunch of tricksters, just fooling audiences by the second. Yes, you may have heard us mention frames per second or even 24p and 30p. These terms in our vocabulary are so basic because we create the visual perception of motion with many images shown in a second. Rarely do we spend time thinking of the illusion itself. Let us begin with a quick video that tests your brain's visual perception. Go through the test and look into the findings to discover more of how your brain works.
There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field.
Amid all the talk of second screens and mobile devices, one simple joy is easily passed - a handy light source. Now all we need to do is trade our touch screen swiping for reflector techniques and we can entertain dogs, cats and dragons for hours. Seriously, here are tips that you can take to your production set. But before you can make use of the following tips you must be able to control your reflector. Be sure you get a feel for the angle at which your light source is strongest since your reflection will be a weaker version (less so if you've got a highly reflective surface like a mirror).
If you’re planning an adventure where you'll need to cross a river, bike your way through the forest or climb a mountain, including an action camera in your video kit can help you relive the fun later. Better yet an affordable model such as the newest Polaroid XS80 mountable HD action camera.