The Friday Roundup – DSLR Video Tips, Social Media & Special FX

An increasing number of people are now using DSLR cameras to capture video footage these days and the higher quality on offer is probably the driving force behind that increase. If you couple that with the convenience of having a still camera with you at the same time and their ability to change lenses you can see why they are becoming so prevalent. One aspect of DSLRs for video that is often overlooked is the fact they they offer incredible control over the style and quality of image you can …

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Finding Every Horror Reference in ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Might Make Your Head Explode

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Happy Halloween, No Film School readers! In celebration of this, the most ghoulishly delightful holiday of the year, we’re sharing an insanely ambitious video essay that attempts to find and explain every single horror film reference in the 2012 satirical meta-horror masterpiece, The Cabin in the Woods. Considering that the film is very much about all of the horror films …Finding Every Horror Reference in ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Might Make Your Head Explode

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140 up-close Photos of Models Used for the Original Star Wars Trilogy

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Miniature models were used extensively for the original Star Wars (as well as the prequel trilogy). Check out this massive collection and the incredible amount of detail that went into the production: Click here to see all the photosRead More…140 up-close Photos of Models Used for the Original Star Wars Trilogy

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The Friday Roundup – Shooting for the Edit and a Little More on Color

Shoot for the Edit In the How to Shoot Better Video section of this site I have posted what I hope is a reasonably good introduction to the subject of shooting more effectively. It is by no means a complete or comprehensive discussion of the subject but for the novice I think it at least gets you going in the right direction. One of the main points I cover within that series of posts is the concept of shooting for the edit. Too often the new videographer goes to an event or attends some kind…

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How to Create Professional-Looking Video Previews Specifically for Instagram

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With more and more people sharing videos on Instagram, it’s important to find a way to add it to your toolbox. Since Instagram is a square format, it’s a little bit more complicated to create something that looks professional if you’re shooting videos in 16:9 (as pretty much everyone is), but Kraig Adams from Wedding Film School shows us how (while FCP X is shown, you can use …How to Create Professional-Looking Video Previews Specifically for Instagram

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