The Friday Roundup – Light Diffuser Hack and YouTube Views
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
2d ago
Using a Plastic Dust Sheet as a Diffuser?! I am all for D.I.Y solutions to video shooting problems and in my world, the cheaper the better! So I came across this video tutorial for using a cheap plastic dust sheet in a photographic situation and it reminded me of my own set up in my office where I shoot videos. In the video the plastic sheet is used as a backdrop but I use mine a little differently. The space where I shoot has an array of overhead led light banks exactly like you would see in any office situation with each fitting having four led tubes. In the direct area where I shoot this c ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Movie Trailers and YouTube Playlists
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
2w ago
The Secret of Movie Trailers This is a video tutorial using Filmora on how to create a video that has all the elements of a movie trailer. Movie trailers themselves are a pretty specific form of video but are quite valuable as a study because of a few points they all have in common. To be effective they have to really hold attention well, impart enough information very quickly and ultimately create a strong emotional response in the audience. The response they are going for comes right out of the marketing playbook which is desire. In this case it is a strong desire to go watch that movie! Th ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Back to Video Basics and Camera Tips
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
3w ago
8 Simple Editing Techniques and Concepts To Make Better Videos I thought I would kick off this week’s Friday Roundup with a bit of a “back to basics” tutorial. A lot of the editing tutorials that are kicking around these days seem to be covering a lot of special effects post production type techniques. That’s all very well but the addition of all of those things relies on an underlying video that ticks all the boxes. Those boxes are delineated by what we could refer to as “the Basics.” So here are 8 editing techniques that you should be applying on a regular basis before you start gettin’ all ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Faceless Videos and Forced Perspective
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
1M ago
How to Make “Faceless” YouTube Videos Some people find it very easy to appear on-screen in their own videos whilst for others this is definitely an acquired skill! Then you have people like me that not only have a face for radio but also a deep visceral aversion to appearing in videos in any way shape or form! To be honest if you wanted to simulate a fish gasping for air after having been dragged out of the water then just hit the record button and aim a camera at me. So does that stop me from making videos? Hell no! I use graphics, on-screen demonstrations, stock footage and a whole bunch of ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Resolve VFX Tips & Using Markers
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
1M ago
The #1 PROBLEM with VFX – DaVinci Resolve Fusion Tips Regular readers will know that I usually include something each week from Casey Faris somehow related to the subject of DaVinci Resolve. What you may have also noticed is that over the past few months Casey has been zeroing in on the Fusion Page of Resolve to pull off some cool special effects. This week Casey is continuing on in that vein demonstrating how to do a Star Wars style effect in Fusion. However that’s not the entire story here. At the beginning of the tutorial Casey goes over what I think to be a very, very important point for ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – YouTube Shorts & Depth of Field
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
1M ago
How to Edit YouTube Shorts That Get Views – Movavi Video Editor 2024 OK so before we kick off with this one we need to establish why YouTube Shorts are of any importance in the big wide world of YouTube stuff. Some people use shorts as pretty much their own “thing” unto themselves and their entire channel may consist solely of just shorts. The reality of this is that you have be be generating some serious traffic for it to be worth anything from a financial perspective. The other use of shorts is as s sort of “leader” to other longer form or main content on the same channel. This can be looke ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y. Lighting Hacks & Filmora 13.4 Update
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
1M ago
Light Your Scenes Without Breaking the Bank: DIY Lighting Hacks One of the things I have always looked out for over the years has been ways to substitute video equipment cheaply rather than paying for pro or dedicated stuff. I have noticed that a light marked as being for photography or video will be inevitably more expensive than exactly the same light marked for domestic use! So in the article linked below there are some great suggestions for D.I.Y. hacks to replace otherwise expensive dedicated video equipment. DIY Lighting Hacks Keyframes with Audio in VideoStudio Easily the oldest piec ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Common Editing Mistakes & YouTube Shorts
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
2M ago
7 Editing Mistakes You’re Probably Making One of the things I learned pretty early in my editing journey was the fact that just ploughing through the edit “to get it finished” was not such a great idea! Very often I would check the video after it had been finished or uploaded only to discover a bunch of little mistakes. In terms of the big picture those little mistakes didn’t really affect how the video looked so much but the way they affected the viewing experience was a shocker. The real problem with little mistakes like this are that they cause breaks in viewer attention resulting in disen ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Video Lighting Basics and Microphones
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
2M ago
Basics of Lighting: A Beginner’s Guide Right now I am shooting some videos in a new space that I haven’t used before. To say that I am wrestling with would be an understatement because although I am OK with lighting, it is not exactly my strong point! For some reason it always takes me forever to get it all balanced but I shall persist! Just in case you are having a similar problem here’s great video that I refer to often for getting myself back to basics on lighting for video. What Kind of Mic is Best for YouTube? – A Microphone Buyers Guide I don’t really do product or gear reviews on this ..read more
Visit website
The Friday Roundup – Videography Basics and Freeze Frames
The DIY Video Editor
by Lance Carr
2M ago
Videography Basics Everyone Needs to Know Well maybe not “everyone needs to know” but at least a few of us! So if you are using a consumer grade camera or a smartphone to capture your footage and you are just using the auto settings then you can move along cos’ there is nothing to see here! Having said that, if you are stuck in auto you are leaving a lot of quality and creativity on the table. Even with smartphones these days you can install a free APP like Open Camera and take more or full control of what the camera is doing. Of course that means there are things you need to know and underst ..read more
Visit website

Follow The DIY Video Editor on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR