What is the 180° Rule, Anyway?

The 180 degree rule is one that is taught everywhere when learning about film. This is a classic rule that makes movies easier to watch for the viewer. With this rule you are pretending that you are facing the same direction without turning the camera further around which might make people nauseaus. It’s an easy way to keep a story linear and make sure you can tell a…
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The Friday Roundup – Free Audio FX and Better Skin Tones

15+ Free Household Sound Effects with Room Tones
Yay! Let’s kick off with some Freebies!
The good folk over at Shutterstock are offering some free sound effects and background noise this week and as usual there is no sign up or email stuff required.
I particularly like these ones because they include some ambient types sounds which you can add (appropriately) to any…
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Project organization

Editors are always looking for tools that will help them manage multiple projects, regardless of whether they work on their own or as a part of some team. Most pressing need is for software that will manage and organize projects, and visualize workflow of media that flow through the system. This will also enable the editors to access the material from an archive, if needed…
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Wondershare Filmora X Review

First up, Why Filmora X?

Before I get into the whole WonderShare Filmora X review it is important to address why Filmora X has a place in the world.
Since the introduction of consumer level video editing software many years ago, the better known brands have been becoming more and more feature rich.
This is a bit of a “good news – bad news” scenario.
The upside of this …
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The Friday Roundup – Run and Gun Shooting Plus Bokeh Effects

A Guide to Creating High-Quality Run-and-Gun Vlog Videos
When it comes to modern video trend occurring on places like YouTube I guess there are only a few real categories.
You have straight vlogs with someone talking to the camera, “How To’s,” and demonstration type presentations.
Most of these are done in a reasonably controlled setting and as such allow for a “set up”…
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