Video editing is one of those unique practices that is common for both personal and professional use, and can be taught through long, intensive programs at top-tier schools or self-taught at a learn-as-you-go pace. Some people do it for fun, and others make an excellent living with it.
“You might set up a camera to record a "day in the life" of a local barbershop and end up with some interesting footage, but until it's been shaped and given meaning by the filmmaker — until it tells a story in some form — it's not a documentary.”
Documentary Storytelling – “The Drama of Real Life” by Sheila Curran
What makes your video productions different from everyone else’s? We’ll look into elements that go into creating a memorable body of work, from equipment, to style, to story — the things that make your movies yours.
With YouTube having more than 1 billion users on it’s site, you may be asking yourself, “How can I find my voice in the sea of videos?” Here, we are going to give you a practical guide to strengthening your vlogging voice.
A map reveals to the traveller all the possible paths they can take to get from point A to point B. Compositing video clips in Adobe After Effects is no different; there are many paths one can travel to achieve their end goal. Green screens and rotoscoping have their place, but most often, a track matte is the shortest route to the final destination.
Post-production is no longer an activity that occurs in isolation. Nor does it necessarily begin once production ends. Today’s cloud based computing world means that files can be shared and accessed from just about anywhere on a wide array of devices. Many video producers are embracing this new world, and as a result post-production is now a team sport, often times with multiple editors working on the same project.