Get great results, even when the location size is too close for comfort. Learn how to harness the natural light in your scene, and solve issues with light placement, intensity, quality, and spill.
Videomaker's Tutorials are a step-by-step look at video production. Learn the ins-and-outs of a variety of topics including documentary storytelling, wedding videography, genre types and special effects. With the following tutorials you can learn how to create muzzle flash effects and light saber effects, obtain legal clearance to shoot on location, and how to set up interview lighting.
Using a boom mic may sound like a simple job, but the truth is, it’s a lot harder than it looks. It takes focus, stamina and a little technical know how to get it right. We show you the right way to use a boom mic, including set up, operating techniques, positioning, choosing the right mic for the job and achieving audio perspective.
We’ve all had it happen. A phone rings during a crucial moment in an interview and there's no chance for a retake. Luckily for us, you can get decent results in post-production. In this tutorial we show you how to use the spectral frequency view in adobe audition to fix tough audio issues.
Whether you’re shooting with a DSLR with sub par audio controls or you need more inputs than your camcorder has, a field mixer can help expand your audio possibilities and get you better quality audio.
Constantly using the same straight-on, eye-level camera angle shows a lack of imagination and can be pretty boring to watch. Employing varied camera angles can send shockwaves of feelings through your audience and give you the ability to pull their emotional and psychological strings like a puppeteer.
Add energy to your project by creating a custom whip pan transition (sometimes referred to as a swish pan). See how to get good results whether you pre-plan and shoot it right, or fake it in post production using static shots.
Want to reduce hundreds of keyframes to just two or three? The loop expression in After Effects helps streamline animation of your motion graphics. Find out what loop expressions do, and how to use them in this hands on tutorial
In an ideal scenario, all your slow motion shots would be pre-planned, and you could shoot at proper frame rates to get great looking, frame accurate, slow motion. But what if you want to slow down regular old 24 or 30p footage, or you want to slow down 60 or 120p footage beyond the frames you have? Using the right post production tools with the right footage can give you stunning results.
Mad Scientist Chuck Peters shows you an easy way to make guts. Plus learn tricks to have zombies pulling those guts out of their victims. (zombie played by Michael Oakley, victim played by Kai Vilhelmsen, Makeup artist: Rosanna Nykanen and PA is Tally Peters) read our How To Post here: http://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2013/10/zombie-guts-how-to-create-a-zombie-eating-his-victims-guts
Lens Whacking refers to shooting with your lens disconnected from the body of your camera. Using some simple techniques, learn how to use this method to create your own light leaks to enhance your footage in post production.