In our age of twenty-first century cinema, we’re awash with wondrous visual stories and their corresponding soundtracks (though this is no given! Check out our post on how music coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is actually all kind same-same in the sound department). It is because of a ubiquitous big-ness of many soundtracks that… Read More
Top 10: Best Built in Effects in After Effects (SonDuckFilm)
Okay, I realise that these top tens are always incredibly subjective – and I understand that not everyone will agree with this particular list… in fact, I’m not even 100% convinced that I agree with it. Nevertheless, I love the concept. I have been an Adobe aficionado for many, many years (since like, Adobe Premiere… yeah,… Read More
HIMM: What’s With the 29.97FPS?
In a world of HD and 4K – have you ever wondered why your NLE still has 29.97 as a frame rate? I have. Not enough to do my own research into it of course… but it’s always been a question. Like a small splinter in the back of my mind. Well, the short answer… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 2)
In part 1, we introduced the idea of engaging with symmetry. The reason for this guide? In the same way that we tend to love patterns, symmetry is like Nutella for our eyes. And if you don’t like Nutella, what’s wrong with you? Seriously… Nutella is great. And peanut butter. Yum. Nutella AND and peanut butter.… Read More
Blog: Employing Symmetry (Part 1)
If you have ever done research on how to get the right visual shot – whether painted, photographed, or captured in motion – then you probably know the ‘rules.’ This stuff isn’t new. But today I think it’s worth repeating. The elephant in the room is that, to misquote the rogue pirate Barbossa, “… the code is… Read More
Tech News: The GH5… The New Face of Change?
Canon and Nikon have been the big boys in the consumer and semi-pro market for like, ever. Most people will kind of remember the moment when Canon released their game-changing Canon EOS 5D Mk II. Though apparently an afterthought by Canon – I don’t think that this is an overstatement: the video capabilities of the… Read More
Top Ten: Best Character Reveals
It’s time to indulge in a guilty pleasure… a little top ten action! To be fair, this list has been very cleverly done and you will find it quite informative. So it is not nearly as guilty watching some of the stuff you can get over at WatchMojo. We have all seen them play out in… Read More
Video Essay: How to Suck at Soundtracks… Otherwise Known as The Marvel Symphonic Universe
Okay this one just has to be shared and re-shared amongst movie goers, videography aficionados, and anyone who has a passing interest in good soundtrack scores in any form of moving picture. For better or for worse, music shapes what we see on screen… cinema, TV, or otherwise. It is an integral element with which… Read More
WW: How to Use Adobe Audition CC to Clean Up Your Audio
Welcome to Whatsit Wednesday – a series that will resource you to do video better, offering hints and tips on how to improve your videocraft. One of the things I have found in video production is that if something has gone horribly wrong with the visuals – there will usually be some way of creatively getting… Read More
Montage: What’s Worth Fighting For?
Most guys – and plenty of the womens too – will agree: what is not to love about a good old fashioned slobber-knocking action flick? There’s action sequences, there’s crap getting blown to smithereens, there’s inspiration pep talks and cheesy one-liners… so much goodness! So I was thrilled to find an action film montage made… Read More
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