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Not much is more distracting than bad audio in an otherwise good film or video.
Great sound typically goes unnoticed by the viewer. It stays in the subconscious, but as soon as you bring it to the conscious, that’s when you start hearing words like amateur, low budget, B-movie, and student film.
In this article, the author looks at how to improve audio recordings:
Use a Dedicated Microphone
Get Your Microphone Close to Your Subject
Don’t Clip Your Audio
Get a Dead Cat
Capture Room Tone
It includes a details on each subject, along with a seven-minute tutorial video.
This article, written by Jourdan Aldredge, first appeared in PremiumBeat.com. This is a summary.
In this in-depth review and interview with YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat, Jourdan takes a look at the philosophy, gear and perspective of this highly-successful digital creator who, at his heart, is just another filmmaker and content creator trying to turn his creativity into art.
Jourdan: What sparks your creativity in today’s world of video content?
I find so much inspiration in how diversified YouTube is becoming. … Overall, it’s seeing creators really lean into what they’re passionate about rather than trying to conform to what some might feel is necessary to succeed.
What have you recently been shooting your videos on?
I’ve recently switched over entirely to Sony. It was a hard process because I think Canon makes fantastic cameras. For years, including my entire vlog series, I shot on Canon—I love the image straight from their cameras, love their color science—but when Sony launched the ZV-1, I really felt like it was the perfect camera for a YouTuber. Then, when the a7S III dropped with the articulating screen, it closed the deal for me.
Take us through your editing workflow and process for your videos?
I only edit my YouTube videos on a computer using Adobe Premiere Pro. …I only edit chronologically—start with the first frame of the video and don’t stop or review until I’ve made it to the end. Then, I backtrack and can rearrange and all that. I find editing scenes first to be confusing. I love discovering the story by forcing it to reveal itself this way. …Rather than cover up any scars or evidence that this video was made by one person, I embrace those flaws—often embellish them. Leaning into the imperfections is a way for me to say to my audience that I am not a pro, I am just a regular guy trying to tell a story.
What’s the single best way to create engaging videos?
I don’t know the answer to this but going back to the first question about what excites me; I think that being true to your passion, abiding by an unspoken understanding that if YOU find it interesting that someone else will also find it interesting, that then you will ultimately find your audience.
The article has links to several of Casey’s videos, analysis of his answers and much more. It is quite in-depth and well-worth reading.
The hardest step is getting started. Here’s a 10-video series that can help.
Nuke is an industry standard compositing, editorial and review tool for single artists to full VFX houses. The hardest part of learning effects software is getting started. Foundry, the makers of Nuke, created the free “Nuke Studio for Beginners.”
This 10 video set takes just over an hour to watch and will get you started with basic editing, compositing and exporting in Nuke Studio. Designed for complete beginners and those new to Nuke, these tutorials describe the steps to make a simple project in Nuke Studio.
Nuke is different from more traditional effects packages found in most NLEs because it is node-based. As such, it takes some effort to shift our thinking into the possibilities that nodes present.
Both the tutorials and a trial version of Nuke are free. Here’s the link.
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Interviews, showcases and tutorials to get you started with BorisFX Sapphire.
Sapphire plug-ins, published by BorisFX, let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Key features include over 270 effects and 3000+ presets, a powerful Effect and Transition Builder, and integrated tracking and masking with the Academy Award-winning Mocha. Sapphire’s superior image quality, control, and render speed offers massive time-savings.
BorisFX has compiled a series of artist interviews and product tutorials that showcase Sapphire and provide an orientation to how it works.
I find that Color Match gets me close, then I can tweak using the color wheels.
Color Match allows fast color matching between timeline clips in Premiere. It’s been in the Lumetri Color panel for a while, but you may have overlooked it. Here’s how it works.
Put the playhead on a clip in the timeline who’s color needs adjustment.
Switch to the Color workspace, then reveal the Color Wheels & Match section (see screen shot).
Click Comparison view. This displays a second window in the Program Monitor to the left of the timeline image.
Drag the slider under the Comparison View until you find a frame who’s color you like.
In the Lumetri panel, click Apply Match (see screen shot).
Instantly, the color of the timeline clip shifts to match the overall tone of the frame in the Comparison View.
No automated color tool works perfectly all the time. I find this technique to be a fast way to get a clip close to the colors I want. From there, it is easy to tweak it to its final look using the Color Wheels.
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If you have multiple shades of green, use multiple Sample Color areas.
Chroma-keys, also called “green-screen keys,” allow us to remove a green (or any other color, actually) background and replace it with something more interesting. What you may not know, though, is that there is a hidden tool in Final Cut that makes selecting the correct shade of green a lot easier.
The top image in the screen shot illustrates the problem: there are two different shades of green in the background. To fix this, apply Keying > Keyer effect to the clip with a green background, then, go to the Video Inspector.
At the top of the Keyer effect are two controls:
Sample Color. This determines what color to “remove” (i.e. make transparent).
Edges. This helps determine where an edge is located, for those portions of an image where the edge is hard to see.
The trick, with Sample Color, is that you can apply more than one setting. For example, in the lower screen shot, one selection region was set for the foreground green, while a second was set for the background green.
What, at first, seemed like a very difficult key became easy when the second selection area was added.
While there is no limit to the number of selection areas you can add, the general rule is add as few as possible to select the color you want to make transparent.
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