Posts Tagged ‘Video Production’

Enhance your production value at minimal expense

Published by | Friday, March 28th, 2014

Enhance your production value

We’d all love to work on big-budget video productions where we could shoot any footage we wanted, but in reality many jobs are on small budgets and tight schedules. You may not have the time to get the lighting setup just right, or you have to make do with someone else’s B-roll, or what if you really should have used a tripod or a stabilization rig with that handheld shot? Regardless, your client is expecting you to spin their straw into gold—without hurting the schedule or budget.

We’ve been there, too. That’s why we’ve developed a set of quick-and-easy techniques to enhance the production value of already-shot footage, and distilled them into our latest course, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Enhancing Production Value. These techniques—from tinting footage to change the mood or unify a series of unrelated shots, adding a filmic glow, and simple white balancing to compositing lighting effects shot on black, stabilizing handheld shots, and even changing lighting in already-shot scenes— take only a few minutes to learn and execute, with results ranging from subtle to dramatic.

Get a tour of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, January 3rd, 2014
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Check out the latest in digital cinema technology!

In this week’s episode, Robbie and Rich introduce the elegant and sophisticated Blackmagic Cinema Camera and its features. They’ll explore the camera from the inside out, covering focus, recording, and shot evaluation, and show you the RAW workflow you’ll need to bring a timeless feature-film look to your footage.

Using a click track to create a music video: DSLR Video Tips

Published by | Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Using a click track to create a music video

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When you’re working on a music video and need to record a commercial or promo that’s tightly tied to a music track, it’s important to think ahead for post-production. Recording with a click track gives you the ability to sync multiple cameras and multiple takes across several locations. Using consistent, sequential audio cues, known as a click track, will help you sync your visuals in post.

On this week’s show, Robbie and Rich walk you through the benefits of using a click track when recording a musical performance.