Capturing flawless video and awesome audio is certainly a crucial part of the process, but if the two aren't properly synchronized in post then the results will surely be disastrous. We show you how to bring it all together using timecodes, slates and waveforms, and synching software, to keep your project's timing on track and looking and sounding it's absolute best.
Recording great audio is the goal but how exactly do we accomplish that? In this segment we discuss miking scenarios for recording studio interviews, conference rooms, live events, and film acting so you'll be ready to capture awesome audio in every situation.
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.
We're going to show you how to successfully convert from one frame rate to another using footage interpretation and pitch shifting.
We'll show you some handy tips for correcting hisses and hums using high and low pass filters, notch filters and automated tasks.
Learn to fix jittery video the easy way, using the standard motion trackers and stabilizers found in common editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects
In this training video we look at the different methods of deinterlacing footage like the field combination, field extension, and motion detection methods to help you make your footage look its best.
In this training video, we look at how to read color scopes and monitors, use color correction tools to fix your footage and use secondary color correction to make sure your footage looks its best.
Directing music videos requires the skillful mixing of three rare traits: a good sense of style and creativity, strong leadership, and an extensive knowledge of technology. Though it might seem like few could fit this bill, we'll show you some helpful tips that can help anyone make sure their talent and crew give them the performances they need.
Compiling the edit for your music video may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. If you just follow a few steps to organize your edit, build your rough cut, and add effects to your project, be assured that your video will not only impress critics but capture the essence of your artist perfectly as well.
Just having a great idea and a good storyboard doesn't mean you're ready to shoot just yet. Like any good cinematographer, you'll first need to consider how to get your location ready,what you'll need for make-up and wardrobe, and what to prepare for your talent and crew in order to ensure that your shoot day goes well.