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.
In this training video we show you some tools for sweetening your mix and and even correcting those inevitable audiosyncracies. Soon you'll be using Audio Effects and Filters such as the EQ, Lowpass, Highpass and Notch filters, as well as compressors, limiters, and reverb, to have your audio sounding its absolute best.
Now that you've recorded all the various components of your audio track, and have them carefully assembled on your timeline, it's time to add a professional touch. In this segment, we show you how to ensure that your audio is well balanced and free of both low end noise and high end distortion by using compressors, limiters and noise gates to sound its very best.
In this segment we show you how to prepare a recording booth and choose proper audio equipment. Once you know the ins and outs of recording and editing voice overs, your narration will be solid and carry as much impact as the rest of your production.
Here you are: on set, cast and crew standing by waiting for your instruction to get the shoot rolling. Everyone on set needs to work to achieve a common goal. As the director, it's your job to keep the production moving efficiently.
A major determining factor in how your story is told is the performances of the actors. Every director wants good performances, but even that isn't enough. What you want is the right performance. In this segment, we go over how to prepare your actors before the shoot, and how to direct them during the shoot.
Before you start to roll camera, you and your team need to know what the actors will be doing and where they'll be positioned. This step is called blocking, and it's an important step in determining the technical direction of your shoot. This video looks at what to do before you shoot, as well as handling changes that come up while you shoot.
In this how-to training video we show you how and why to assemble a storyboard, organize your resources, and manage a production schedule. When film-making, time is money, and being well organized will keep you on time and, more importantly, under budget.
Here we show you how to bring your characters to life by casting the best talent you can for your production. We show you where to look for actors, and walk you through the screening and audition processes, all the way to making a final decision.
In this segment learn how to discover the story and the characters of your next production.
In this training video we look at how to use object removal techniques such as scaling and cropping, chroma keying, or motion tracking.