Keeping Your Footage Organized It doesn't take very long for anyone to realize that these days the rate at which we all gather digital assets can be rather alarming. Gone are the days when you had to shoot carefully because film (still or moving) was hellishly expensive to both buy and process. In fact gone are the days when you had to be slightly less careful shooting … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Assets, Color Grading and Light
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VR Takes Another Step Closer Over the past few years there have been a number of technology promises made that haven't in my opinion, really delivered. I think the biggest offender has been 3D both in a TV watching scenario as well as on the big screen at the movies. To me the closest it has ever looked was that I thought it looked "3D-ish" but not really 3D. Now 360 degree … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – YouTube VR, Blending Modes and Action Cams
LUTs 'n' Stuff For those of you that have LUT capable software but are uncertain about what to actually DO with that here you are! Everything you ever wanted to know about getting started with LUTs but were afraid to ask! For those of you who don't know what we are talking about, here's the deal. LUT is short for "lookup table" and is really a set of preset adjustments to … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – LUTs, Diffusers, Reflectors and Audio
So this week I am afraid it will be a very short Friday Roundup. Apart from the fact that things have been a little quiet on the news front I have also been working on the site to keep it maintained. To that end I have been going through a lot of old posts and giving them a bit of a spruce up as well as updating the information on them. So, pathetic excuses out of the way, … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Pan and Scan, Pan and Zoom and Free SFX
Long Shots and Composition In the Shooting Better Video section of this site on the page that covers the basics of the types of shots used most commonly, there is a brief rundown on the Long Shot. The long shot or the establishment shot is most often used to set the scene so the audience knows where we are or, in the case of being used in the middle of a project, where we are … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Framing Long Shots and a Gazillion Tutorials