How to Give a GIF

Hey! GIFs are fun. Well, they can be fun if they're done right. Not saying I'm an expert (I am by no means an expert. Trust me), but I've learned a lot about how looping GIFs can enhance a digital interaction. The very fact it can loop infinitely gives you an interesting platform photos and videos cannot offer. … Continue reading How to Give a GIF

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Formats, Codecs, Bit Rates and Rendering Videos

So. You've shot and edited your video. Now what? How do you get your masterpiece out of your editing timeline and into the world? Exporting video is one of the most complex tasks in the video world when you don't know what you're doing. There are literally tens of thousands of different combinations that play into how a video … Continue reading Formats, Codecs, Bit Rates and Rendering Videos

New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

In a previous post I showed the removal of a fly on my camera lens during a shot of the marching band at Stevenson. Here is the technical aspects of the video for those interested. It uses football halftime show and parade footage I captured on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted … Continue reading New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

I said in my Previous Post that I was removing a fly that landed on my lens in After Effects. Well, here is the Before and After video. Because the fly was only in the sky portion of the video (thank goodness), I was able to use a simple color mask that matched the sky. … Continue reading Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

Removing Specks on Your Lens in After Effects

Do you ever take a look at your footage in the edit room and find out there are specks on it? Sometimes it's due to a dirty lens, other times there might be dust that has gotten on the sensor inside your camera. Either way there are methods to remove it in post using After … Continue reading Removing Specks on Your Lens in After Effects

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