As I've progressed through my career in video production, I've had the benefit of some great mentors. Every technique I use is a combination of something I've seen someone else do, something I've read, or something I luckily stumbled upon.
It's easy to blame amateur equipment for the amateur look of a project when you're a beginner. Many of us play the hand we're dealt when it comes to producing video. We use the camera we can afford, and we make the best of the editing system we have. We're no strangers to using workarounds to perform even the most basic tasks. Some might say this builds character, and they're probably right.
Prioritizing your edit workflow is extremely important to ensure that the project you submit is one you're proud of. The real trick, is learning the difference between the quick touches that make big differences, and the time-consuming touches that casual viewers aren't even likely to notice.
I posted this a few weeks back in a bit of a meme group of hot chilli fans. There are a lot of people making these chili challenge and spicy food videos, and my son really got into it. He has become a favorite in that community, and has his own channel going now. I had a lot of comments on our videos and how to make them look sharp - so I made them a quick little tutorial on how I go about it in Vegas Pro - it would also apply to Vegas Movie Studio.
My name is Matteo and i come from a weird country from Eeurope...too weird to put the name here...anyway, i've just signed a new account here cause i need to get different confrontation with different and various point of views.
First of all, i'd like to show you the last one, a viral made for an italian shirt's brand.
Shots were made with a Canon XHA1s + SgBlade + Nikon 50mm 1:1,8f. This is the configuration i use to apply on all of my productions.
Between Apple Color and Magic Bullet Looks, lot's of editors are confusing Color Grading with Color Correction. The difference is; CG is a visual enhancement and CC is an adjustment for accuracy. So the 'Neo Green' from the "Matrix" and the 'Sepia Wash' prevalent in "Saving Private Ryan" are color grading choices for artistic enhancement of those films.