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Creating an Epic Sky Transition in Premiere Pro CC

Gone are the days when Premiere Pro was just a basic video editor with a bunch of pre-made effects and transitions, and some simple color grading tools on top. Today it’s not only one of the most powerful NLEs in the world that boasts some impressive color

Five Must-Know, Time-Saving Filmmaking Tips and Tricks

There are so many obstacles that indie filmmakers working on a shoestring budget need to tackle on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, most of these situations tend to stimulate our creative thinking and help us find straightforward and efficient workarounds that can significantly ease things out thus enhancing

Tips and Tricks on Flying a Drone in Cold Weather

Flying a drone in icy-cold weather could be much more challenging and riskier than it may initially seem. Taking off in weather conditions below the freezing point means significantly reduced flight times, shorter battery life, sudden and unforeseen connection losses and many other detrimental effects. Not to

5 Creative Techniques to Light a Scene with Mirrors

Have you ever wondered whether you could utilize a mirror to light your scenes on set? Actually, it could be your best ally on a variety of outdoor situations, especially when you’re working on a shoestring budget. Not only that, but you can also build multiple lighting setups and take

7 Tips and Tricks for Creating Better Travel Videos

Have you ever taken a video during one of your travels and realized that some moments are better captured on videos than photos? After all, videos are more dynamic, and perhaps more attention-grabbing, than still images. Videos allow you to hear the sound of waves crashing onto

Cinematic Camera Moves with the DJI Osmo Mobile

Last week we took a closer look at the DJI Osmo Mobile’s ability to shoot stunning time-lapse and hyper-lapse videos on the go. Now, we’ll focus on some of the essential cinematic moves one can achieve with the DJI’s proprietary gimbal/camera system. Even though DJI utilizes the Osmo

How to Shoot Properly Stunning Flicker-Free Slow-Mo Videos

There are many ways to enhance your storytelling and stylize your videos but what a better way to do so than capturing some exciting, impactful slow motion footage. In the next tutorial, Chase Kubasiak of B&H covers the three key variables that you should be aware of when shooting

Enhance Your Camerawork with These 7 Essential Gimbal Movements

Beyond any doubt, 3-axis gimbal stabilizers are fantastic tools for capturing buttery smooth footage that can be used in a variety of creative projects and applications. But more importantly, they create motion that can have a substantial emotional impact on your audience hence serving your storytelling in a

Consider These 9 Essential Tips Next Time You’re Using a Gimbal

Needless to say, 3-axis brushless gimbals are wonderful stabilizing tools capable of producing amazing footage that can add tons of production value to any project. However, the fact that you own a gimbal doesn’t necessarily mean you should through away all your good old and well-trusted filmmaking tools such

Here’s How to Pull Off Properly a Basic Film Dialogue Scene

Taking the possible mistakes out of the equation while shooting dialogue scenes is the first positive step towards the successful completion of every narrative project. Even though filming a basic dialogue sequence might seem like an easy task, it also has its rigorous execution rules and specifications

Top 5 Tips to Consider When Traveling Abroad With Your Filmmaking Gear

Traveling abroad with your favorite filmmaking equipment can be a quite overwhelming task, especially when you’re not prepared for the multiple obstacles and challenges you might stumble upon along the line. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a 100% risk-free trip, especially when you are carrying equipment that worth thousands in your