The Friday Roundup – D.I.Y Foley, Special FX Tips and Text Messages

Make Sound Effects For Your Videos
One of the main reasons pro videos and films appear the way they do is because of the audio aspect of the production.
I have covered this many times before and it really is a fundamental to effective video making.
One of he main aspects to pro sound is a subject called “Foley.”
Foley is the action of pre-recording sounds that you would…
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Audio Editing Features

The history of audio editing capability within video editing software products was such that in the past I never even bothered with it as a feature to look at.
The average editor almost invariably carried with it the most pathetic attempts at providing the consumer with some kind of useful tools for their sound files.
However things have changed over the past two or three…
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A Quick Guide to Showing Text Messages on Screen

Text messages are increasingly becoming the main channel of communication between people. As such, they are part of the movies and TV shows, which adds a difficulty of showing the content of the exchange. One way to do this is to actually show the phone screen, which is similar to the way e-mail is often shown. Placing bubbles with the message content next to the character…
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5 Secret Ingredients of Deliciously Engaging YouTube Cooking Videos

You love to cook. Maybe you’re a professional chef, or maybe your a devout foodie who gets off on creating the dishes you love to eat. Either way, you can’t wait to share your creations, and the creative journey you take arriving at them, online. That’s truly great. And while your creativity, passion, expertise, and experience in the kitchen, will take you a fair way along…
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The Friday Roundup – Depth of Field, Zach King Effects and Dialogue Mixing

Depth of Field Explained: Ultimate Guide to Camera Focus
This is the fourth video in a series created by Studio Binder covering the basics of film making.
So far they have covered the types of shots used, the shot sizes, the framing of those shots and camera angles.
In this video they move to the next logical step which is depth of field.

How to Film a…
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