Written by Kevin P. McAuliffe | May 23, 2015
In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the basics of Multicamera editing in Media Composer, how to set it up and how to make critical changes, when the producer/director is sitting right next to you!
Written by Monica Daniel | May 19, 2015
Written by Chris and Trish Meyer | May 18, 2015
A common trick is to use the Stroke effect to wipe on a line along a mask path. You can do the same using the Trim Paths operator for a shape layer. But, how can you control where that path starts and ends? The secret is understanding the First Vertex Point. If you drew a mask or shape path by hand, this is where you first clicked with the Pen tool. But if the path was created automatically - say, by converting a text layer into outlines - this first point is determined by the software, not you.
Written by Scott Simmons | May 18, 2015
I was recently working on an edit that used footage captured by two shooters covering a weekend event. The shooters had two different shooting styles. One chose to mainly keep the camera rolling when composing images and finding different shots so there were long clips with a lot of repositioning of the framing and finding focus. The other would, for the most part, stop rolling after a shot choosing to get focus and composition before rolling. That meant the latter shooter’s folder was full of nearly 4 times the amount of clips as the former. In the end that have just about the same amount of media. This made me ask Twitter exactly what the editors out there prefer when it comes to this question.
Fabienne Bouville, ACE, will be among a select group of editors featured in Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound and Story event on June 13th featuring the likes of Michael Barenbaum, ACE, William Goldenberg (Oscar Winner), and Sydney Wolinsky, ACE. Bouville’s been working consistently in scripted TV with stints as an editor on “Nip/Tuck,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Masters of Sex.”
Written by Allan Tépper | May 14, 2015
Back in February, I published an article called: 48 reasons why GarageBand is kryptonite for video production. At that point, I didn’t even know that Avid had announced Pro Tools First, a free yet extremely powerful version of their popular software. In fact, I didn’t find out about it until NAB in April. This article explores Pro Tools First’s capabilities, and who should use it (beyond Avid’s limited target) despite how confusing its name is when pronounced in a sentence in English.
Written by Jose Antunes | May 14, 2015
Written by Scott Simmons | May 13, 2015
With another NAB in the books it’s time to take a look back on what we saw, where we were and what we might remember from the show. Overall it didn’t feel like a big revolution-in-the-making for any one company, product or format. There weren’t any huge surprises but rather more of the expected. The thing that shocked more NAB 2015 attendees than anything else? It got cold.
Renting Lenses from LensRentals.comFor my December lens tests with Veydras and Rokinons (among others), I needed some Rokinons, otherwise it wouldn't really be a test with...
What it's like to rent gear by mail.
Tokina: New Lens Has Interlocking Follow FocusThe industry never ceases to amaze us. Kenko Tokina Co. Ltd. decided to pick one of their most popular lenses, the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens available for Canon, Nikon and Sony, and build...
The new offering from Tokina is a lens for video. Their Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II reappears ready to use a follow focus gear.
How to Change Your Lens in 5 Seconds Flat - 5 TipsWhether you're shooting live music photography, weddings or any photography that involves quick response, fleeting moments and a limited period in which to...
5 Tips for how to change your DSLR lenses like a pro
Canon's Newest Wide LensCanon's latest update to the 5D line has been leaked. Some of this news we have seen, like the 50.6MP CMOS Sensor, and some of this news is new. For me, I hadn't seen the new 11-24mm F4 lens until today, which by the way is very wide.
11-24mm F4 Leaked
Tilt-Shift LensesLandscape photography is very popular, and rightly so. Who doesn't want to capture the dramatic scenes from our national parks and forests? The challenge can be finding a unique perspective or location while...
Try a tilt-shift lens for creative effects.
How Lens Focal Length Shapes the Face & Controls PerspectiveThe lens or Focal length of the lens you choose has a profound impact on the image. It effects the perspective, background, and features of the subject. Everyone should understand what the different focal...
A lighting Tutorial