Wide Shot: Everything You Need to Know – NFI

When all characters in the shot you are making are within frame and  the full setting of the shot is shown completely, you are taking what is known as a wide, full or long shot.
The purpose of this shot is to provide the full context of the scene and to state to the viewer very clearly, “This is where we are and this is who is there.”
It is great at depicting scale and…
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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 – Jump Cuts, Action Videos and Masks

What is a Jump Cut? 5 Ways to Use Jump Cuts in Video
Many years ago kids before the advent of things like YouTube the Jump Cut was quite an uncommon occurrence.
They were used very sparingly as a means by which to create an effect but due to their tendency to be jarring to the audience, “sparingly” would be an understatement.
The only other time a jump cut appeared was…
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CyberLink PowerDirector 20 | 365 Review – Editing to Sharing

Now that we have all the shiny new stuff out of the way let’s get into CyberLink PowerDirector review for real.
Before we go any further I must make a point that you need to keep in mind regarding just about any top end consumer video editor these days.
We are no longer looking at software that just imports video, edits it with maybe some basic effects and then burns it t…
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The Friday Roundup – The “Why” of Cutting, Unreal Engine and Effects

Why Do Editors Cut?
One of the most difficult things to learn as a video editor is also one of the most basic actions and is something that you very rarely see discussed at the beginner level.
What I am talking about here is “the cut.”
By that I mean the actual point where you cut from one shot to the next.
That action is one of the most important things in learning…
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