Archives For July 2014

Final Cut Pro X – FULL CLASS (Dur. 36 mins.)
A great introductory video from David A. Cox for new users of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.
Quote: “This is a full tutorial of Final Cut Pro X. We walk you through all the basics of editing from organizing your footage, adding music, transitions, effects, color correction, photos, titles, how to add effects to multiple clips, and several tips to make the process a whole lot smoother. Final Cut Pro X is very different from it’s previous version, Final Cut Pro 7, but we think after watching this tutorial you’ll see its benefits”.

FREE classes at http://pcclassesonline.com
The websites mentioned at the end of this class are
http://fcp.co
http://fcpeffects.com

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Soul Searcher: 10 Minute Lighting Masterclass
Excellent low-budget lighting masterclass for movie making.
N.B. this video was shot “in the era of DV filmmaking” (2002), so lighting should be easier with current video and DSLR cameras.

Quote: “A quick guide to the principles of creating moody, noir-style lighting. Looks at everything from the best angles for your key light and the use of shadows, to how many lamps you can safely plug into one socket. For lots more cinematography tips and breakdowns, visithttp://neiloseman.com

You can view the entire 1:31 hour movie here: Soul Searcher

You can also watch a documentary on the making of Soul Searcher here:
Going to Hell: The Making of Soul Searcher.

Source: Neil Oseman on YouTube

Creating a 30 second Commercial – What I Learned
Dave Dugdale takes us through what lessons he learned when creating his very first 30 second commercial.

Source: Dave Dugdale on YouTube

Editing Interview Footage – Tips and Techniques
In this tutorial Dave Dugdale and Chris Fenwick take us through the process of editing an interview.

Quote: “I got to watch Chris Fenwick who has been an editor for many years to cut one of my videos while we were at NAB2014.

Warning this is a long video, but I think you will learn a lot like I did.

You can check out Chris Fenwick’s podcasts. Also check out his YouTube tutorials as well. Also his twitter feed.

In the video Chris mentions making a multicam sync tutorial, you can check it out on his site.

From the title of this video, I wanted this to be more about the techniques used by a seasoned editor rather than which NLE was used. I thought Chris did a nice job providing some informative tips.

I was traveling very light with just two cameras but no lighting, I moved the lighting around the best I could in the limited time we had to create this video”.

N.B. Software used: Final Cut Pro X

Source: Dave Dugdale on YouTube

Your Camera’s Histogram: Explained
Quote: “A simple explanation of your camera’s histogram.
John Greengo offers an easy-to-understand explanation of a camera’s histogram. The histogram represents the variety of color tones in your photos and John helps you determine if you picture is too light or too dark, based on the distribution of color tonality in you histogram”.

Source: CreativeLive 

Learn Final Cut Pro X in 10 Minutes
Here Aron Ranen of the DVworkshops gives a quick overview of how to learn Apple’s Final Cut Pro in 10 minutes. He also has some other interesting tutorials at his YouTube DVworshops site.