Expand your filming range by waterproofing your video camera! Learn how to create an inexpensive underwater camera housing. It is a good video, but it moves a bit too fast for the viewer to learn clearly.
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Bring a little life to your films, or maybe a little "light". Watch this video to see how to make your own 400-watt video light for film or photography. You can make this video light with mere parts from the local hardware store, such as plastic paneling (which is cheap, easy ...more
Lighting is everything when it comes to creating a good solid video/film. You will see a great example of a ringlight made of 12 lightbulbs arranged in a perfect circle with a cut-out to allow your camera to be in the middle to capture the best light. You will get an idea of j ...more
Want to make your digital footage look a little less ... well, digital? Color grade it for a classic film look. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the Final Cut Pro 6 workflow, you're sure to benefi ...more
For various reasons — ranging from lens type to the frame rate to the storage medium —, footage shot with a camcorder doesn't really look anything like what one would see in a Hollywood film. However, with a little bit of work and a touch of post-production, you can make your ...more
Lighting techniques for your feature or short film. This video covers three point lighting techniques.
Ian Beckman of Azerothian Super Villains fame introduces the third installment of How 2 Machinima. This series of tutorials is aimed to introduce both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of WoW machinima-making. Use Adobe Premiere to model machinima and create proper mach ...more
Xander and Calvin give some helpful tips on how to light your films and videos! You can use common household lamps or ones at the hardware store. Remember, safety, get some workgloves.
Israel Hyman is a weekend videographer headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. In this video, he demonstrates how to use “Depth of Field” to make your digital video look better. Yes, learn how to achieve "dreamy" and film-like quality on your video!
Videos Marketing is always going to grab a hold of any individuals interest and attention a good deal faster and more effectively in comparison with any kind of written copy or even photographs would or could. So why not give online video marketing a chance. Lay your fears t ...more
For many, phones are starting to replace televisions as the primary device for watching videos. Thanks to their portability and easy to use apps, it's often simpler to watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, or Prime Instant Video on the smaller screen. But not every phone is suited to ...more
YouTube's massive user base comprises almost one third of all people on the internet, and collectively, users spend well over 100 million hours on the site watching billions of videos each day. Add it all up, and this means that YouTube is viewed by more people than any U.S. c ...more
Xander and Calvin go over some ways to help get great sound for your films and videos! This is a great short video with some great tips for making the best sound possible for your low budget, indie film.
Your Canon 7D camera can film in video as well as take still photographs, however, the settings will be different. To get the best picture quality possible, here is how you can set up your camera's presets when filming in live action.
Issac shows another way to create better-looking videos using a wheelchair and a friend to create steady shots.
If you plan to do a voice-over on a video, there are a few ways to get that big studio sound in your amateur film without the big studio usage fees. This episode of Jim Shorts gives you a look inside Jim Shorts, at how I do some voice-over work, and how you can do the same thi ...more
Mike and Rajo from the SubStream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding production, specifically... cinematography and gaffing. Discover Lighting Basics for filmmaking. The eyes are the windows to the soul... so leave a light on, or people will think there's no-one home. Learn ...more
Start with Adobe After Effects. Decide what you want your intro to look like. Then follow along with this tutorial, which shows you how to use the various tools in After Effects to create a short yet effective intro clip.
This tutorial shows you how to make a professional looking video. Specifically: panning, tilting, zolly effect, dynamic dutch angle, and proper handheld technique. -Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. (You have a lot less balance when your feet are close together.) -Yo ...more
This is an absolutely fundamental concept and is important to development as a filmmaker. It's a really simple pice of shorthand that cinematographers and gaffers use to keep track of lighting setups across different shooting days. It's called a lighting ratio or a contrast ra ...more
Know a little bit about film lighting, but can't quite grasp the concept of using light meters to measure light for proper exposure? You can't rely on your video camera to accurately capture what you see, so you need light meters to properly and accurately capture what you hav ...more
In this video, Tom Skowron introduces the use of 24p and several important editing techniques. Using 24p can make your film projects look like genuine films. Another way to improve the appearance of your film is to adjust the shutter speed. You should set the shutter speed at ...more
Way back when CS3 was introduced, Adobe added video editing capabilities to their flagship image editor. To say the least, people were skeptical. However, now that technology has evolved and folks have had time to see just how far you can push video inside of Photoshop, the po ...more
Rick teaches the secrets of making a good basic YouTube video in easy steps. Some tips are given below. When creating a YouTube video first assume that your audience has a 10 second attention time. If your introduction takes more than 10 second cut out the part while editing, ...more
Digital video looks very sharp, but many people miss the feeling that they got from watching films that were filmed on film. This video will show you how to replicate the look of old film without having to actually shoot on it using a bleach bypass in Final Cut Express. Workin ...more
Digital video image often lacks the tonality of a film image, but there are ways to make videos look more like film. Israel Hyman will show you how in this tutorial.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker? If so, you might not have made it to Steven Spielberg status just yet, which means you could learn a thing or two. Eos Lighting has made this video to help teach you a little bit about sound on a video camera. Watch this video tutorial to see ho ...more
Google announced the creation of "Life In A Day," a film project that solicits video submissions from YouTube users around the world--the criteria is that they must capture some kind of moment filmed on July 24.
In this episode of MindPower, Bryce shows how to set up, light, and film a drawing or sketching video for use in instruction or speedpainting videos. Check out more of my vids at MindPower World (C)2011 Bryce L. Tomlinson & NewDepthMedia.com LLC All Rights Reserved. Violator ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to create a film look to your videos in Final Cut Pro. This effect will create a light and warm tone to the clip. First, take the original clip and copy and paste it. Grab it and place it on top of the original clip. Next, make sure tha ...more
Turn your digital footage into something that looks more like film! Set your frame rate to 24 and shoot with a low depth of field to mimic the look of a film camera. Also make sure you pick the right aspect ratio, resolution and use a tripod!
This tutorial will show you basic keyframe and animation techniques for amateur film making.
Magic Leap, the virtual-reality software group backed by Google, just released a teaser video on their YouTube channel. In a word, it's amazing. Video: . But then you think about it, and other words come to mind, like ridiculous and, well, bullshit. I mean, how can this VR tec ...more
Professional video lights are great tools. They are color balanced, versatile, and offer great control over the light they give. There is a wide variety of video lights made for different situations. Unfortunately, they are also very expensive. The cheapest ones cost you easil ...more
One thing you need to know in particular about Sony Vegas is rendering. If you don't know how to render, you're not going to make a good film or video. So watch this and see how to render video in Sony Vegas. ConnersTutorials is all about showing you how to make quality, chea ...more
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Virtual reality holds the promise of electronically visiting distant places we'd otherwise struggle to reach, but that teleportation-esque ability isn't possible without the right content. YouVisit created a platform that makes it easy for almost anyone to create immersive 360 ...more
Make a whole planet explode! This two-part tutorial series shows you how to use the particle array function in Autodesk 3DS Max to create the animation of a whole planet blowing up. Good for film makers or video game artists! Part 1 of 2 - How to Blow up a planet using particl ...more
Want to know how to start your own vlog? Starting a video blog is simple... Get a camera! It is a video blog, after all. Though you may see some people with very fancy (and expensive) cameras, don't be discouraged if all you have is your webcam. That is perfectly fine to sta ...more
In this video, watch as film studies graduate and movie critic Amy Wallace teaches how to be a movie critic. Learn how to research films, how to watch movies at home and in theaters with care, how to take notes during a film, how to reflect on a movie, the importance of honest ...more
For a new user, Adobe Premier Pro can be overwhelming. There's just so much you can do! So, a little guidance, or shall we say "basic training," is what you'll need to get started editing your own home video or professional film. This five-part series is your basic training, t ...more
Video games and movies have a history of interaction dogged by failure. Video game movies and movie video games both tend to be terrible. There has never been a good feature film based on a video game franchise. Even documentaries about games, which should be rife given the ra ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to get 720p quality videos in Final Cut Pro HD. This is useful if you want to take advantage of the higher quality video settings found on YouTube. First, have your film ready. Go to Export and press QuickTime Conversion. Now, name the ...more
We use the cameras on our phones to become Instagram-famous, direct Snapchat videos, and post pictures for all our Facebook friends to gander at. Needless to say, camera technology in smartphones has come pretty far in a fairly short amount of time. In fact, a film shot entire ...more
So the Canon 5d mkII, iirc, can shoot video that looks like 35mm film, due to its huge sensor and ability to use all of the Canon still lenses. The Canon XH-A1 can't do that. The Casio Exilim ex-f1 can shoot up to 1200 fps looking... ok well not so hot but seems to look good a ...more
This article is going to talk about video and only about video. Why? Because video is very important for any size of business. Even small businesses can use video to promote themselves on the internet. And in the next few years, you’re going to see more and more businesses usi ...more
By default, iMovie for iPhone adds a dissolve (also called a crossfade) in between all of the video clips in your movie project's timeline, which is an effect that transitions gradually from the end of one clip to the beginning of another. However, iMovie does not add any begi ...more
Many gamers see the film industry as the premier model that video games should follow, and it's no surprise. Movies are seen as the most legitimate and profitable of all artistic visual mediums, which is certainly qualities practitioners of any new medium would desire. Big bud ...more
How much do the producers of Lonely Girl make? How much do the producers of American Idol make? How much does COPS cost to make? I decided to share what I have learned for the CES audience in Vegas. I (Stephen Chao, boss of Wonderhowto) gave a speech at CES yesterday. The q ...more
If you've seen ParaNorman or Fantastic Mr. Fox, then you have some kind of idea of what stop-motion animation is. Basically, these artists make objects, or small figures, appear to be moving on their own by manipulating and repositioning them in the smallest increments, then c ...more
There are more than a few subscription-based movie streaming apps available for Android and iPhone, each with different benefits and varying pricing plans. Needless to say, it can get expensive fast if you sign up for multiple services because you can't decide on what's best. ...more
Andrew Mucci, a New Jersey-based vlogger who is also Social Media Coordinator at Sennheiser, likes to use Instagram not only as a platform for the brand but also as a place to experiment with content on his own account. Sennheiser, the German-based company that specializes in ...more
You can use the Canon EOS 7D to shoot digital video at a variety of frame rates and resolutions up to full HD. In this video, see the basics of movie mode and how to use it. This is the best digital SLR camera to film video with. Movie Mode Basics: • Activation of EOS Movie M ...more
In this clip, Sin City's Visual Effects Supervisor, Stu Maschwitz, shows you how to get the Summer Blockbuster look seen in Transformers 2, Terminator: Salvation, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 using Magic Bullet Colorista & Magic Bullet Looks within Adobe After Effects. Wheth ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create film title treatments with Knoll Light Factory within Adobe After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself wi ...more
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Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Owning digital movies has many advantages over physical discs, such as easy access and a variety of online stores you can turn to for good deals. There's Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu, and the list goes on. However, this leads to fragmented video libraries, unlike DVDs and Blu-ray ...more
While the iMovie application for Mac has a few more bells and whistles, Apple's mobile version of its video-editing program is jam-packed full of features and actually more intuitive than its big brother. Still, before you dive right into become a movie editor on your iPhone, ...more
In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz will show you a technique for placing layers inside the middle of a particle system in After Effects - crucial to truly integrating your CGI effects with your live action footage or motion graphics. Creative Cow is a support ...more
In this Episode, we will look at some very useful techniques for Trapcode Particular that will give you better control of emitter position in 2D and 3D. You will also learn how to capture the motion of your mouse (or stylus) to control emitter position. Creative Cow is a supp ...more
In this clip, award-winning director Philip Bloom walks you through the process of color grading his film "Return to Dungeness" in Final Cut Pro using Magic Bullet Looks. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor, new to Magic Bullet Looks or just wan ...more