How To Read Your Histogram in Photography: Always a good photo exposure
Although this video looks at the use of histograms for photography, it is also very useful for videographers who have this facility in their cameras/camcorders. It is one of the best explanations that I’ve come across.
Quote: “Within 7 minutes you will have good understanding of the histogram of your photo and you will know how the pics you bring home have the right exposure”.
Media Education: Foley Artist
Academy Originals present the work of the Foley artist (named after an Irishman, Jack Foley who developed the technique, while working for Universal studios in 1914).
Foley Artists featured in this short 7 min. video include: Gary Hecker (Django Unchained, Hancock, 300), Dawn Lunsford (Whiplash, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Alicia Stevenson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, X-Men, Transformers: Age of Extinction) take viewers through the process of what they do as Foley Artists for film.
Source: Academy Originals
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
Some notes on exporting your enhanced podcast, and a look at the final output from the previous tutorial (Fission 07).
How to create an ‘Enhanced Podcast’ (audio & images) in Fission.
How to ‘normalise’ an audio clip so that it maximises sound quality without distorting the audio.
How to adjust the Gain (loudness) of an audio clip in Fission.