The most commonly bungled discipline for film students and novice filmmakers is audio recording and mixing, and it’s an aspect that tends to be more objective than the visuals. If the audio is bad, everyone knows it.
How to Make the Most of Pond5’s New Artist Profiles
Pond5 artist profiles have a number of all-new features that enhance the artist experience. These features not only enable you to make your profile more aesthetically pleasing, but also easier to navigate.
Aerial Alternatives: What to Do When You Can’t Drone
Drones allow us to get incredibly cinematic panoramas and replicate high-end production moves. However, we’ve got lots of options for recreating the vistas our drones are going to miss.
Color Correction Basics Using Adobe Premiere
The color-correction process is a combination of technical adjustments and creativity. Here is an overview of some of the basic color-correction tools available in Adobe Premiere.
The Keys to Composition in Adobe After Effects
A proper composition setup makes building your project easier. Think of it like this: You’re going to construct a train, but before the train can move, you’ll need to lay down your tracks.
5 Storyboarding Programs That Can Help Plan Your Next Shoot
When it comes to storyboards, not everyone is inclined to go the pencil-and paper-route. Fortunately, a host of pre-visualization programs have emerged to offer alternatives.
How to Create Compelling Film and Video Treatments
A good treatment elicits a similar reaction to that of a good verbal pitch, and thanks to tools like InDesign and Pond5, written treatments have given birth to an entire new subset of pre-visualization documents.
Lighting for a Mood: Making the Most of Key, Color, and Contrast
An experienced cinematographer can walk onto a set and create a mood just by turning on lights. Developing a motivated lighting strategy is one of the most powerful ways to build the atmosphere of your scene.
Drone Wars: DJI Inspire 1 Pro vs. Phantom 4
The Inspire X5 and Phantom 4 are the newest, best drones available in their respective lines from DJI — how could you possibly decide between the two? This handy guide should make the decision easier.
Sandwich Video and the Art of the Start-Up Commercial
If you’re a fan of cool technology, chances are you’ll recognize Sandwich Video founder Adam Lisagor. Adam has starred in numerous ads, but he’s not an actor — just a guy who’s great at getting to the essence of a product and relaying it through video.