vmeditor - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:27pm
Color correction is one of the primary tasks of the post-production workflow. It serves to alter the overall image of any video with the video editor crafting a cohesive look that furthers the narrative intent of their production. One of the most powerful color correction techniques doesn’t affect the entirety of the overall image. It’s the process of secondary color correction, selectively applying color correction techniques to only a portion of the screen.
vmeditor - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:20pm
Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten about the artistic process was from renowned comic book illustrator Michael Zulli who said, “Learn everything about your craft and then forget it.” This seemed a bit obtuse to me at the time, but then it unfolded like a flower and I realized that bit of wisdom contained everything I needed to know about art.
vmeditor - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:06pm
4K, loads of frame rate options and it’s tiny. Panasonic outdid themselves with the GH4. Don’t kid yourself, it’s more than just a DSLR, in fact it’s a video behemoth with a really nice built-in photography camera.
vmeditor - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 2:32pm
Mmm … time-lapse. One of the coolest effects a videographer or photographer can create. Whether shooting time-lapse stills of a cloudscape or stars on a clear night, or maybe a video time-lapse of people racing through Times Square at night, there are few effects that can match the feeling conveyed through a thoughtful time-lapse.
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:02pm
It’s important to understand how a compressor and limiter work. Being able to get the most out of the audio you are recording will make your final product shine and rise above the rest.
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:26pm
The Adobe Creative Cloud video applications received some significant new features, as well as workflow improvements that are beneficial to users of all skill levels. The upgrades trend toward increased efficiencies, especially for the video editor who wears multiple hats.
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:18pm
With so many cameras available from so many manufacturers, purchasing your first interchangeable lens camera can be a daunting task. Your first question might be mirrorless or DSLR?
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:50pm
Just because something is well lit doesn't mean that it's properly lit. Being able to distinguish between the two is the difference between a clinical product demonstration and art. It may seem unintuitive, but bad lighting through good lighting is a very common, amateur mistake in making video.
vmeditor - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:43pm
Moviemaking is a team sport. Let your team do its work. Keep your fingers off the lens. Instead, own the script, know what you want up on the screen, communicate that with confidence and then get out of the way, trust your DOP to interpret your cinematic vision. Spend your time with actors and focus on story.
vmeditor - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:12pm
Video editing is messy. At times it feels like there is an insurmountable number of items to keep track of, inside and outside of the video editing timeline. A video editor can feel overwhelmed under a mountain of video clips, music tracks, sound effects, various compositions, graphics and multiple deliverables. It’s a different story if the video editor establishes some standard working practices to keep organized and on top of everything that enters their timeline.