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5 Tips and Tricks for Filming Better Event Videos

Often, filming an event video or an after movie for a client could be incredibly intimidating, especially if you’re not prepared for the shoot itself in advance. Unlike narrative productions, you don’t have the control over the action that takes place on such occasions. More or less, you’re

Three Ways to Sync Audio and Video in FCP X

Syncing audio and video in post is a common practice and a mandatory step when utilizing a double system for recording dialogue for your production. The workflow in most popular NLEs in these terms hasn’t changed a lot over the years besides one essential exception. Currently, Premiere Pro

Adjusting Skin Tones in DaVinci Resolve 12

Many videographers still believe that getting the right balance between skin tones and the rest of the image in post is a serious challenge and something that should be predominantly achieved in-camera for best results. Although this might be a reasonable point, it’s safe to say that you can

Getting The Soft Light Look With “Book Lighting”

Getting the perfectly lit shot using a soft light source doesn’t mean you should get the most expensive equipment available to your disposal. On the contrary, with the following book lighting technique you can get quick and excellent results by using even the modest and cheapest source of light.

A Few Quick Tips on Managing Rechargeable Batteries

Organising your gear up front before every shooting session is just as important as finding the right equipment for the production itself. Even the small details such as managing your batteries in advance and keeping them on track often can be crucial on set. Considering the fact that 99.9% of the power

How to Set Up a Rear Screen Projection Properly

Working with chroma keying and composites on various filmmaking projects has become an industry standard throughout the years predominantly due to the latest advancement in computer technology and motion graphics. Yet, CGI is not the only available asset you can use to achieve high-end results when you need

How To Mix Dialogue With Music For Your Video Production

When it comes down to the sound mix of your short/feature film or any other production, paying extremely close attention to every detail in this regard is a key factor to ensure success. One of the biggest challenges that many sound engineers face during the process is striving

Premiere Pro To DaVinci Resolve Round Trip Workflow

If you are not too keen on the idea of editing, colour correcting, finishing and delivering your projects by using only one platform such as the recently-released DaVinci Resolve 12 as the ultimate all-in-one solution, you can still stick to your favourite editing NLE of choice whether it’s a Premiere Pro or

How to Sharpen Your Footage Like A Pro

Even when you are shooting in 4K resolution on the Panasonic GH4 or Samsung NX1, for instance, applying some additional sharpening to your footage still might make sense in certain situations. Maybe you’ve slightly missed the focus in some of your shots, or intentionally you want to emphasize on certain

Creating A Location That Virtually Doesn’t Exist

One of the greatest assets of filmmaking as an art form is not only the ability to tell incredible stories by manipulating time and recreating different places and locations but also the chance to bring to life whole new worlds that just don’t exist apart from our imagination. The beauty of