Adobe Character Animator: Tips & Tricks
OkaySamurai is a training resource for a range of tutorials including Adobe Character Animator. The instructions are well explained, and the overview later in this video is well worth watching for anyone considering trying out this software for the first time (n.b. it is still in beta).

The following is from: OkaySamurai on YouTube

“This month we’ve got a couple of new starting Photoshop templates (blank and basic face), how to create a manual or automatic camera system, a great community spotlight with three incredibly creative puppets, and a walkthrough of the app along with some custom workspace tips”.

0:00 Intro
0:57 New Free Templates
2:08 Making A Camera System
5:39 Community Spotlight
10:43 More About Shareable Puppets
12:55 A Tour Through Character Animator
19:52 Outro

Download Character Animator: https://www.adobe.com/products/charac…
Download free example projects and puppets: http://adobe.ly/297v7Wg (okaysamurai puppet pack, includes the blank templates seen in the video) and https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-6029 (official adobe pack)
Check out the official forums: https://forums.adobe.com/community/ch…

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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”.

Source: frankzunnerberg

Using Zebras for Exposure on your Videocamera/DSLR

Quote: “Demonstrating, in a fairly simple overview, how to use the ‘zebra’ function on a camcorder or DSLR as a guide to setting exposure, toggling between 70% and 100%, for interviews and maximum exposure respectively”.

Source: UKAirspace

Tutorial on Cinematography – 7 Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free
Director/Cinematographer Matthew Rosen explains how to achieve cheap special effects without post-production.

Source: KINETEK

Tutorial on Cinematography – Are Full Frame Cameras Better Than MFT
Director/Cinematographer Matthew Rosen explains the advantages and disadvantages of both large and small sensors.

Source: KINETEK

The Cinematographer’s best kept secrets.
Tutorial on Cinematography – 5 more Special Effects That Anyone Can Do For Free
Director/Cinematographer Matthew Rosen explains how to achieve cheap special effects without post-production.

Source: KINETEK

 

Tutorial on Cinematography – 5 tricks to add depth to your shots
Director/Cinematographer Matthew Rosen explains the tricks of the trade.

Source: KINETEK