09 February 2018

The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Lighting, Jumps Cuts and Camera Hacks

This week some tips on cinematic lighting, the effective use of jump cuts, a simple camera hack to save time on presets in the field and a run through of when and why to use certain video file types.
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02 February 2018

The Friday Roundup – Night Shooting, Audio and Split Toning

This week we have some tips for shooting footage at night, a tutorial on (tastefully) using split toning, some audio adjustment tips and some reviews of the best microphones for video.

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26 January 2018

The Friday Roundup – Color Matching Cameras, YouTube Updates and Gimbals

This week an extensive tutorial on color matching footage from different cameras, a more balanced view on the whole YouTube Partner Program kerfuffle and some tips on getting the most out of footage shot using a gimbal.

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19 January 2018

The Friday Roundup – Editing Work Flows, Hyperlapse and YouTube Tips

This week a couple of end-to-end editing workflow demonstrations, a unique hyperlapse tutorial, some funky shooting tips and a complete color grading tutorial.

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12 January 2018

The Friday Roundup – Storytelling, B-roll and Cinematic Tips

This week the "why's" of telling a story in your videos, shooting effective B-roll and why you should do it and 5 tips to make your videos look more cinematic.

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05 January 2018

The Friday Roundup – Basic Editing, Setting Preferences and GIFs

This week getting your editing basics right, setting your preferences for a smoother editing experience and how to create video from GIFs.

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29 December 2017

The Friday Roundup – Closed Captions, Audio Tips and Computer Specs

This week a great service for captioning your videos, tips for audio from a pro, nailing down the right specs for a video editing computer and fancy time lapses.

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22 December 2017

The Friday Roundup – Software Downloading Tips and a Few Bits and Pieces

This week a run through of my software downloading and registration procedure, some key editing tips and a really weird transition tutorial.

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15 December 2017

The Friday Roundup – B-roll, Color Grading, Transitions and Low Light

This week some tips on the how and why of using B-roll footage, a color grading tutorial, how to deal with low light or even embrace it and changes at YouTube.


11 December 2017

Cyberlink Director Suite 6 Review

A full review and roundup of the features, performance and functionality of CyberLink Director Suite 6 prosumer or semi-professional video editing package.

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08 December 2017

The Friday Roundup – Some Shooting Tips, a bunch of Editing Tips and More!

This week we have quite few tutorials and tips on shooting videos as well as tips on editing you videos more effectively.


01 December 2017

The Friday Roundup – Choosing Music, Jump Cuts and White Balance

This week some tutorials on J cuts and L cuts, choosing the right music for your videos, setting the white balance and using a particle designer.


24 November 2017

The (Black) Friday Roundup – Lighting Tricks, Shooting 360° video and Color

This week a cool trick for using a TV for indoor lighting, how to really see color for correcting and grading and a HDR effect tutorial.

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17 November 2017

The Friday Roundup – Filmora Updates, Color Correction and Storytelling

This week Wondershare update their easy to use video editing software Filmora, we have some simple color correction tips and the importance of having a story.

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10 November 2017

The Friday Roundup – Lifting Your Selfie Game and the Secret to Stress Free Editing

This week tips on how to video yourself more professionally, the secret to editing in a more stress free, not so much punching the computer screen way and more!

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03 November 2017

The Friday Roundup – Handling Criticism, Audio Ducking and Rotation

This week a little rant on how to handle criticism, an explanation of audio ducking tools, how to rotate images and videos in Pinnacle and lens cleaning.

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27 October 2017

The Friday Roundup – Slider Tips, LUTs and Transitions

This week some tips on the how's and why's of sliders, using LUTs in PowerDirector 16, a zoom transition tutorial and time re-mapping in Pinnacle Studio.

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20 October 2017

The Friday Roundup – Focal Length, Stabilization and VR

This week an explanation of focal length - why it matters, some tips for video stabilization and new from Facebook and Occulus on (perhaps) some advances in VR.

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13 October 2017

The Friday Roundup – Audio, Templates and Color Matching

This week some tips for getting your audio under control, some of the reasons why behind color matching, how to use templates and a YouTube update.

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07 October 2017

The Friday Roundup – Glitch Distortions and Basic Editing Tips

OK, so it seems we are back to normal this week after what seemed like an endless procession of updates.

This week we have a simple method to add glitch distortions, some basic editing tips and techniques and a few specific tutorials for the new version of Pinnacle.