Thursday, 17 December 2015
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
- won't render/save as the ScratchDisk location is inaccessible
- uploaded files disappear between login sessions
- previous editing appears to be lost
|Bit of a nuisance, but only a one-off task: click on BROWSE to reset the destination folder for each.|
|Click on GUIDED on the top menu|
|You will get a playable video and can skip using this menu|
|You can select the area you want guidance on|
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
I've embedded a how-to video below; for most things you want to do, you will be able to find how-to videos or web pages. This video has 56 seconds of initial waffle (advice on how to use a green screen, not waffle if you haven't used it yet!); go straight to 0:56 here.
You can also find a guide I did on green screening in Final Cut Pro X here.
VIDEO OPTIONS FOR GREEN SCREEN BACKGROUNDS
the following have pre-programmed a range of green screened (perfectly ironed/flattened/lit!) Xmas-themed backgrounds, or elements that can be added: snow, Xmas trees, Flash-style Santas...
Thanks to Paulina for suggesting these resources.
This user has several, such as...
There are others, such as 'Birmingham Vlogger':
You can always search for more
Sunday, 6 December 2015
I often harp on the importance of keyboard shortcuts in editing, and for good reason. They will save you so much time in the long run.
Saturday, 24 October 2015
Friday, 9 October 2015
We looked recently at a very specific example, as students looked to emulate aspects of some depeche Mode videos they particularly admired:
FINAL CUT PRO X CAMERA EMULATOR PLUGINAs raised when looking at these, you can emulate super-8 and 16mm (etc) cameras by purchasing FCPX plugins (this one is $50 - you may need to buy it yourself and carry edited clips from your own Mac to a school one).[copied across from a post on Depeche Mode and the French New Wave style]
Saturday, 19 September 2015
If, like me, you'd never previously used one, even simply getting it out of its protective case is an initial challenge - it comes in the fully enclosed waterproof casing. This video got me over that hurdle...
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
To view a range of student websites following the music promo package brief, see this post.First up, perhaps uniquely, an advert...
You may not have heard of Wix before now (I hadn't until it was recently recommended to me), but it is a high profile, internationally popular website build option (they claim its used in 180 countries), reflected in the range of languages how-to YouTube videos come in. It fares well when compared to rivals. It operates a freemium model - you can access most things for free, but can pay for more options.
|Wix manages to make intricate, fully-featured website design easy and intuitive - and there are plentiful online guides...|
Monday, 24 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
This post has a few links for online courses and other resources (even ... books!) which will help you get to grips with (cinema)photography, and especially as constructed through using DSLR cameras.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
ClipConverter, which I've previously used, has an issue - it launches new windows which seek to install viruses.
So, another option: http://en.savefrom.net/
I've tried it out just the once so far, but seems to work fine...
***use the website, DON'T install the browser add-on!!!***
I did that yesterday and my anti-virus caught a trojan. No issues with the website so far (6 months of using) though...
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
This is a great option for music video in particular. It can be used to effectively create additional shot variety. It can also be used for comic (or simply wow factor) effect when using more than one layer of a character or action.
I'll link to a student post when it becomes available, as this tool has been used to great effect for one of the videos from the 2015 Music Video Day (Christina Aguilera's Candyman), the viral-style green-screened video we previously would have shot on Creative Arts Evening.
Here's where I found the really simple (but ingenious!) instructions on how to do so - as the site seems to be partially blocked by the web filter, I'll include a screenshot below, but it is worth checking out the page, and maybe looking for other tips on this site.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Saturday, 4 July 2015
UPDATE: I've gathered quite a few recent (2015) lists of recommended DLSRs, including some focussed specifically on video quality, below...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Either to produce basic material you can add polish and sophistication to with a superior editor in school, or to simply be able to produce vodcast or Eval vids when not in school, there are a number of free software worth considering