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🎬Course Files

I’ve included some short clips from footage I’ve shot over the years. Some of them are used as assets in the CORE course and others are simply there to provide you with footage if you want to try any of the techniques covered in the course. Here are a few demo files for use within …

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🎬Fairlight’s Features

As with the color and effects pages, being able to work on audio within the context of the same application is very exciting. It’s also refreshing to be able to use many of the same keyboard shortcuts you’re used to in the Edit page. The muscle memory you’ve developed previously will serve you well. Without …

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🎬 Where to Get Music

Paid Music Sources Hiring Custom Composition • Fiverr.com is (often) a great resource for hiring a freelance composer on the cheap. It’s a marketplace online where you can advertise your skills for hire or be hired by someone else. I’ve recently become quite a fan of peer-to-peer services like this. It utilizes the internet at …

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📷 🎬 Other Resources

Here are a few places on the internet worth checking out if you’re in this field. Photography YouTube Gerald Undone DSLR Video Shooter Cinematography Roger Deakins Forum Cinematography Editing This Guy Edits Jonny Elwynn Sound Learn Light & Sound VFX Vito (Patreon) Lowel Post FxPHD VideoCopilot Color Mixing Light Lowel Post Juan Melara Miesner Media …

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📷 🎬 Why FennWorld?

Why FennWorld? It seems to me that at some point most human beings have wanted to be a photographer or make a video about something. Sort of like how everyone considers writing a novel or starting a podcast. Whether it’s a mom wanting better shots of her kids, an employee thrown into making videos for …

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🎬 Resolve Setup

Visit Resolve’s download page at BlackMagic Design’s site and make sure to download the non-Studio (AKA free) version unless you have a Resolve license. The license can be purchased online (preferable to purchasing via Apple’s app store). A Resolve license also comes with the purchase of most Blackmagic cameras. If you’ve purchased Fusion in the …

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🎬 Story

Starting with story is going to disappoint a lot of you here to just make pretty pictures, but “Story is King” has got to be one of the most overstated and under-applied principles of media making. This Pixar-coined phrase has graduated to beyond-cliché status because of its importance as a first step in the creation …

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🎬 Why Gear “Doesn’t Matter”

Media is all around you. There are many opportunities for work in the creation of digital media content spanning from TV and internet advertising and corporate training, to tentpole Hollywood feature films. These are enormous machines in the 21st century, costing millions of dollars and employing small populations of crew. Making good-looking video for any …

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📷 🎬 What is Good Color?

For both video and photo work, knowing how to develop an eye for pleasing color choice is a skill worth honing. When we talk about color in post, we’re talking about taking the existing color and contrast in the image captured from the camera and tweaking it in some way. Sometimes that’s simply to normalize …

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