Topic Tag: beginner

🎬 Distribution & YouTube

Too many creative people put so much consideration into what they are making but so little on where they will show it when they’re done. This fault of a distribution plan happens on every scale, and sometimes with people who put a lot of money into their videos. There are lots of ways to distribute …

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🎬 Production Sound & Technique

Mic Proximity Remember this: a cheap mic near the audio source is better than an expensive mic far away. Technique is huge. Don’t buy gear that doesn’t represent an appreciable difference in quality or convenience for your purposes. Environment Look at where you’re recording and listen to your environment. This is one of the number …

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🎬 Sound Editing Process

Let’s start with a very high-level look at how the audible portion of a video is crafted. In further sections we’ll explore the “how” in greater depth, but for now, this page should serve to explain the bones of the process. The production sound you’ve captured (everything you got on set and bring to editorial) …

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🎬 Editing In Resolve

Though Resolve has many features, editing is at the core of creating a message using video, so we’ll start here. Editing, at its heart, means you have a lot of source material from which you need to pull small pieces and assemble into something that conveys a message. Many programs feature a two-window interface with …

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🎬 Editing Theory

A brief history of editing. Terms Cut: Changing from one shot to another Rough Cut or Assembly Edit: You’ll usually hear an “Assembly Edit” referred to as the very first pass at editing a film. Then, a “rough cut” or “editor’s cut” might refer to the version shown by an editor to the director before …

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🎬 Categorizing Cameras

Hybrid Cameras The so-called “hybrid” camera does both photo and video well and is generally the type of camera I’ll always recommend on a site like this. It provides massive value and convenience at very little cost to image quality. Dedicated Video Cameras When you buy a video-specific camera you get these features at the …

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🎬 Useful Tips

This course is designed to be both lean and iterative. After many years and hundreds of students I’ve learned a thing or two about education itself. Effective learning happens through repetition and application, and even elementary concepts can feel quickly “learned” but increasingly “understood” after years of application. Whenever you complete a project and begin …

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πŸ“· 🎬 Depth of Field

Depth of field is the fancy way of talking about how much we see in focus. Just remember, the biggest control on the camera for affecting depth of field is your aperture. The more open your aperture, the more shallow your depth of field. The subject’s distance from the background will help your background look …

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