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Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

I just got a new computer at work and was able to plug in a second monitor (like most professional studios). This then led me to figure out how to set up the second monitor as a preview display for video editing with Premiere Pro. I was then led to Google how to do this. … Continue reading Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

Learning Video Editing Blend Modes in Premier Pro

I am always looking for new ways to improve workflow and the general outcomes of my projects (a very common-sense thing for anyone to do), and I stumbled upon this video about using blending modes in Adobe Premiere Pro. I don't know about other non-linear editor such as Final Cut Pro, Avid or Sony Vegas, … Continue reading Learning Video Editing Blend Modes in Premier Pro

Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

Never let your Demo Reel get dusty. If you're constantly producing new video, photo or motion graphics content then make sure you're showcasing your work along the way. I have neglected to update my video portfolio for nearly 3 years now. In that time I have helped produce well over 100 videos for Stevenson University, … Continue reading Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

How to Work Faster In After Effects

I have been doing a great deal of work in After Effects recently. In fact, to be a proficient videographer and editor you should know After Effects or Apple Motion to add that extra "wow" effect to your videos. These programs are extremely complex and will tend run very slowly on a computer that does not … Continue reading How to Work Faster In After Effects

Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

  As a newcomer to time lapse video I made many good choices. I decided to shoot with 2 cameras to get two different perspectives. I set my DSLR with newly purchased controller to have all manual settings. I set the time between photos to one every 3 seconds which was recommended for fast moving … Continue reading Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

10 Tips for Shooting Time-Lapse with DSLR

I had the opportunity to test out some new skills in time-lapse photography this week. So, after reading many articles and watching a couple hours of YouTube videos, I had my trial by fire...in the cold of December. I found a few things to be true... December outdoor time-lapse shoots are cold. Bring layers. Shooting time-lapse … Continue reading 10 Tips for Shooting Time-Lapse with DSLR

20 After Effects Short Cuts

I've been working with the Adobe motion graphics animation program After Effects for a number of years with good success. However, each project takes a good amount of time due to the deep cavern of possibilities AE has to offer. It's really easy to loose 3-6 hours watching tutorials and practicing animation techniques and applying … Continue reading 20 After Effects Short Cuts

Day Two – England Video Shoot

What a couple of days I've had. I was a bit nervous traveling overseas with a few thousand dollars of personal and rented video equipment. Will the checked bags get lost? Will customs open up and mess with my stuff? That was in the back of my mind for much of the flight to England, … Continue reading Day Two – England Video Shoot

How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot

I will be flying out of Dulles International Airport near Washington DC tonight with a destination set for Heathrow international Airport just outside of London. Then I'll go on a short trek up to Bishop's Stortford, UK. I'll be filming for Fisher BioServices which is part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific company. While I have not been … Continue reading How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot

Passion for cinematogrpahy

What does it mean to be a cinematographer or someone who makes really good professional videos? It's not something that everyone can do well. Just like music is gifted to some and not others, the gift of visual storytelling is imparted to a mere slice of the population. This video inspires Wattenphul Productions to dive … Continue reading Passion for cinematogrpahy