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The Friday Roundup – Foley Explained, Title Sequences and White Balance

What’s a Foley Anyway?
I think just about every person who makes their own videos at some point gets to a level of production where they feel they are beginning to make progress.
Then they take a look at something done in a professional setting and maybe feel that progress hasn’t been so good!
When you compare your own productions against the productions of those that are at the same level as you, you don’t really get a sense of what the differences are and where you could improve.
When you

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Is High Production Value Just Hairspray? How ‘Buzzard’ Champions Guerilla Filmmaking

Saw this and thought it was worth sharing:

Can setting up elaborate shots with time-consuming tools zap the soul out of your film? Joel Potrykus, the director of Buzzard, a film being called one of the most original American films to emerge in some time, suggests that not only do you not need high production value, but it might be taking away from the essence…Is High Production Value Just Hairspray? How ‘Buzzard’ Champions Guerilla Filmmaking

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Apple’s New Super-Thin 12″ Macbook Has a 2304 x 1440 Screen & One USB-C Port for Everything

Check this out:

If you’ve joked about Apple removing all the ports on a computer sometime in the future, they’ve just about done it. You might be wondering why every Apple announcement gets some attention here, but creatives still flock to Apple in crazy numbers (plenty of NFS staff included). Unfortunately, that also means we’re likely to deal with whatever insane thing Apple has come up with for you to actually use the device. Besides the new Apple watch, which will start at a “sor…Apple’s New Super-Thin 12″ Macbook Has a 2304 x 1440 Screen & One USB-C Port for Everything

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The Friday Roundup – Cats and LUTs, Green Screen Tips and White Backgrounds

LUTs Explained With Cats!
If you happen to be the proud owner of a version of CyberLink PowerDirector that has the color grading module, Color Director attached then you may find this to be of interest.
One of the more advanced features of this software is that it allows you to use LUTs.
LUT stands for Look Up Table and is a table of preset settings to handle color in a particular way.
They can be used to given a uniform “look” to an entire video project or to certain parts of it.
The video

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The Friday Roundup – It Ain’t the Meat It’s the Motion and Other Editing News

And the Oscar Goes to…
CITIZENFOUR is a documentary that was recently awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Similarly in 2013 the same award was given to another documentary called Searching for Sugar Man.
Why “similarly?
Well, Sugar Man was shot almost entirely on Super 8 film and an iPhone whilst CITIZENFOUR was shot on a high end consumer level camcorder, the FS100.
Now I don’t for a second believe that I am going to create work of this calibre, but more importantly I do not believe

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