I get a lot of fan-mail each week, most of which comes from editors asking how to speed up their workflow in different areas of their editing.
Motion backgrounds like Digital Juice’s Jump Backs animations are a great way to add professionalism to your productions, but too many editors only use them as text templates.
Editing is More Than Just a Technical Skill
(Ed Note: In last months issue Dr. Robert Nulph took us through Multicam Shooting. We continue with the techniques of the multicam edit with Morgan Parr.) If you shoot the same event/scene with more than one camera and try to edit the multiple cameras' footage together, you are multicam editing.
Don't be caught without cover. Your B-roll should be Top Priority. Here are some tips to enhance your A-list video projects by planning your B-roll better.
Using Editor's Toolkit's Motion Design Elements in Your Productions
All of the Digital Juice Editor's Toolkits (except Editor's Toolkit 1: Multipurpose Tools) offer a whole mess of animated 2D and 3D objects that we call Motion Design Elements (MDEs).
In the broadcast world, they call it "dead air" -- that awkward silence between content where you wonder if the engineer took an extended coffee break or the station went off the air.
If you make a car chase using only one camera angle, it will be the world's most boring chase, no matter how fast the cars are going. The key to making chase scenes work is an abundance of coverage. The more cuts in the scene, the more effective it tends to be. Adding the right soundtrack to accompany the visuals finishes off a more effective action scene. Videomaker's first mag and online tutorial will cover the technique of making exciting chase scenes.
The first few minutes of a film will often either leave the audience full of excitement and eager to see how the story of the movie will play out, wondering what hints they were shown in the opening credits to what they're about to watch. Sometimes these opening moments are grander than the film that follows them. Sometimes you talk to your friends about the notebooks instead of the head in the box, or the silhouetted men running around more than the prodigy delinquent. Ian & Alex of The Art of the Title Sequence are two curators of a collection of title sequences best described as fine art.
Creating professional titles and graphics in your video production is no easy feat.
The post-production process known as “Foley” refers to the art of recording “live” sync sound effects to picture.
Back in simpler times, you just needed to frame up your talent in whatever artistic way you wanted and roll tape.
Editing is an unobtrusive skill. If it is done well, the audience does not notice it, but is absorbed in its effect.
From the earliest days of making movies there has been misunderstanding and confusion about what exactly an editor does in the creation of a movie, television program or today, the multitude of other types of “dynamic media” that are emerging both scripted and unscripted.
Here are a few accepted practices for the art of editing.
iMovie editing for the beginner and those with deadlines.
It wasn't until I saw this title that I realized that everyone may be thinking, "oh yes, the guy from Georgia is making references about hunting!"
Continuity editing is pretty much the only way Hollywood and mainstream movies like to edit.
Last month, I talked about editing your video in i-Movie. Now in continuation we will take you through the steps of editing in Windows Movie Maker.