How To Color Correct Video (Color Grading Tutorial For Beginners!)
One of the more difficult tasks any budding video editor will encounter is Color Correction.
Any decent video editing software will have a bewildering array of controls and settings to complete this task but unless you understand what they all do you will invariably end up with a hot mess!
In the video below you can take a walk through most of those common color settings and see how they affect the video being worked on.
In my experience there are a few additional rules to follow.
First, remember that color correction is a process involving a number of settings so make small incremental changes as you go.
Secondly after about five or ten minutes of staring at the image on the screen you may lose all perspective on where you started, where you are and where you thought you were going when you began!
So for the sake of your own sanity get up and walk away frequently to let your eyes reset and adjust.
Finally when you think you have it right either get someone else to look at it or walk away for an hour then come back.
Creating Your Epic Minecraft Videos Like a Pro – Wondershare Filmora
OK so all the cool kids on the Facebooks, the YouTubes and the TikToks are making Minecraft Videos these days… apparently.
Anyway far be it for me to poo-poo the latest and greatest in upcoming trends so here’s tutorial on how to do just that.
Of course you have to capture the gameplay first but that’s Ok, Filmora comes with a built-in screen capture module to do that.
- Filmora Review
Creative Text Animations in Filmora 12 : A Step-by-Step Tutorial
OK so text animations seem to be all the rage these week from a couple of sources so here’s one for Filmora.
One thing worth noting in all of this is that although programs like Filmora offer countless preset animations almost all of them can be adjusted to suit your project.
So like most preset effects regardless of whether they are for text or not, don’t just slap it on and walk away!
Check out the settings or the advanced settings to see what else you can do with it.
5 Text Animations That Are Easy to Repeat – Movavi Video Editor 2023
Another video editing package at this level is the the Movavi Video Editor which is packed with a whole bunch of text animations you can use.
All of them just drag and drop on to the text and there you go, text animation magic!
However what you can do with animations doesn’t just stop there.
There are many, many settings and controls within those presets that you can adjust to change those animation a little or a lot to suit your needs.
- Movavi Video Editor Review
The Ultimate Free Map Tool
Well I am not sure I actually need it but it’s pretty cool anyway!
A reasonably common task for the average home video maker is the use of map animations to lay out a travel path.
Getting hold of fairly good looking maps is not super hard and Google Maps is a good starting point.
Outside of that things start to get a bit thin on the ground.
A new alterative has just appeared and although it is aimed at professional map makers and people who would have commercial take on it all it still allows for the average person to get hold of some free maps.
You can see it in action in the video below but bear in mind it is from a professional point of view.
The service is called Felt and is worth taking a look at.
Best Teleprompter App For iPad, iPhone & Android
As part of my real world shooting and editing process and because of the type of video I most often make, I make heavy use of teleprompters for my talent.
Some people need to read completely from a teleprompter while others use it in note form to remind themselves of important points to cover.
Either way it is vital that the teleprompter is not just easy to read but also easy to control.
If it isn’t then the onscreen performance will always look somewhat distracted because the talent has their attention on the operation of the teleprompter and not on the delivery.
Unlock the YouTube Success – Proven Strategies to Dominate
This is a pretty in-depth look at what it really takes to build success on YouTube these days.
There are hundreds of reasonably successful creators offering advice on how to be successful on YouTube.
The problem with nearly all of them is that they are regurgitating the same old information that is freely available and pretending that it is some kind of secret sauce.
The basics of YouTube have been set in stone for quite a while now.
The real difference between the moderately successful and the top earners is the depth to which they take their research and actions into those basics and how professionally they conduct themselves.
How to add “SHINE” to any Logo in Fusion – DaVinci Resolve Motion GFX for Beginners
Another in the series of relatively quick tips in the Fusion page of DaVinci Resolve from Casey Faris.
As I have often said I think the best way to actually learn the Fusion page is by completing multiple “little exercises” rather than the overall interface all at once.
It is complicated and not very intuitive if you have cut your teeth in other parts of the program or other programs.
In this one you can learn how to add a little shine effects to a logo.