by Film Riot
A picture is worth a thousand words. So watch this picture, and learn…
In this video, Zach Ramelan shares some thoughts about what he learned while shooting a commercial for a gym in Toronto, all of which will not only help you make better films and videos but will also help bring you back down to earth when the ginormous task in front of you puts your head in the clouds.
Here are the five major tips Ramelan goes over in the video.
The portability, image quality, and cost of drones have only gotten better since they first hit the market back in 2006. Today’s drones can shoot 4K, fit into shoulder bags, and even carry gimbals equipped with red cameras and cinema lenses. It’s not a question of whether or not you should include a drone in your filmmaking kit, but how you should utilize it in your production. Here are 5 drone cinematography tips to get you started…
Note: If you’re in the United States and interested in flying outdoors, you are legally required to register your drone with the FAA if it meets certain requirements. More info here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/
PictraMap is free online tool with specially designed maps, intuitive interface and many customization options to create interactive animated maps with your travel photos. Easy to share the end result and wow your friends where you’ve been and what you’ve been up to.
This is the better way to share your travel memories or even integrate into your video projects. Create a free account at: https://www.pictramap.com/app/register
In this video, filmmaker Zach Ramelan offers up a step-by-step tutorial on how to pull off one particularly nifty trick in Premiere Pro that will make your audio sound more dramatic and trippy. Check it out below…
What are some other simple audio tricks you use? Let us know down in the comments…
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Learning the many awesome features within Premiere Pro can take a really, really, really long time, especially if you’re not up to speed on how every single tool works. However, this video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid can help you add at least 17 new tricks to your editing arsenal, from file management to transitions, all of which will have you editing faster and more efficiently than ever before. Check it out below:
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I’m Ani, and I make a lot of mobile video. So, naturally, I’m always looking for new video apps to expand what’s possible. And when I do, I love to figure out creative ways to use the new tools to spice up my Instagram stories. Here are some of my favorite apps, along with some tips about how to use them…
These free video backgrounds are provided courtesy of RocketStock by Shutterstock, and you can use them in any project — personal or commercial.
Click here for free download and a tutorial on how to create your own!
Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create a tilt-shift effect on a drone shot in Final Cut Pro X.
The process Steve demonstrates will work on any shot but it’s most effective on shots including people or objects like cars, trains, boats, etc. – anything that could be made into a miniature set on a table. It also works best when the camera angle is about 30 to 45 degrees, as if pointed down towards a table.
Would YOU like a job you can do from home, in your jammies, on your own schedule? Doesn’t that sound great? Then consider becoming a freelancer!
Just know — there’s no starting salary, no benefits, no support staff, and no free coffee. And no clients or leads.
But if you follow my exclusive, six-step program, you too can answer the “what do you do?” question by saying “I’m freelancing right now” (instead of “I got laid off” or “I’m between jobs”) — and really mean it.
Step 1: Decide who you are.
Are you your company? By that I mean, are you going to use your own name or come up with a name for your one-man-band of an agency?
You don’t NEED a fun and creative name — but then again, you might want one to show that your freelance services are going to be unique and memorable. It doesn’t have to be “Scrumptacular Marketing,” but it should at least hint at what you do.
(ASIDE: Three of my all-time favorite agency names are WONGDOODY, Wexley School for Girls, and Kowloon Wholesale Seafood Co. And a new runner-up is my old friends at Spark in PA, who recently re-branded as Lehigh Valley Mining & Navigation.)
Also — will you be a real company? Inc.? LLC? If you’re going full-force at it and you’re totally committed to full-time freelance, making yourself “legal” is worth considering.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Google whatever name ideas you have before you pick one and get business cards printed. You don’t want to copy someone else’s identity, or be affiliated with someone or something that you don’t want to be.
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