Basic Video Lighting Tips

Cameras are exciting, which is why we spend all our money on them, but unfortunately it’s only once you’ve depleted your bank account you realise you should have bought some lights too… Video lighting isn’t cheap, good lighting anyway; Quasar, Aputure, Kino, they will all set you back a couple of hundred easily. But there

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How to Shoot for the Edit

It doesn’t matter whether you are a corporate, narrative or documentary filmmaker, knowing how to shoot for the edit is a vital skill in streamlining your work process and saving your hair from falling out. Storytelling is most prominent in editing; the ability to pull a narrative together or draw out emotion comes mainly through

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How To Get Organised in FCPX

The life of the filmmaker is never far from chaotic. Scheduling, budgets, logistics… everything is sent to test your organisational skills. In this article, we’re going to address the final stage of production where all that initial effort and subsequent shooting hopefully pays off. In my experience of nearly 15 years making creative, corporate and

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