Top Tips For Improving Your Photoshop Skills

19th September 2019

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Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image editing tools out there, and the possibilities of what you can create are endless. No matter how experienced you are in Photoshop, there is always more to master and new skills to learn. Getting to grips with every feature and tool in the software can take years, and with new updates constantly being released it can be very time consuming trying to keep up. If …

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The Best Transitions in Video Editing

23rd December 2018

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Whether you are creating a feature film, a TV show or a vlog for YouTube, transitions can either make or break your final video. Incorporating well timed and perfectly fitting transitions can transform your footage from looking amateur and dull, to an engaging and professional final piece. Whilst good transitions can truly enhance your project, overusing them or choosing the wrong transitions for your footage can look tacky and unprofessional. It is also important …

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How To Avoid And Reduce Noise

23rd December 2018

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Every filmmaker and video editor will come across noise in their footage at one time or another, and it can take a high quality and professional clip and make it look like an amateur effort. The grainy look of noise is unappealing and really lowers the quality of a video project. Instead of accepting that your footage is ruined and will be grainy forever, there are a few things you can do to battle …

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Best Showreel Practices

19th December 2018

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When you work in the video industry, whether it is in film, television or any other area, it is vital to sell yourself the best you can. A decent showreel is essential for any creative professional, especially if you want to secure more work and new clients. Your showreel is often one of the first things that potential customers will see of your work, and it is important that you showcase yourself in the …

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Best Action Movie Title Sequences

13th December 2018

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Action films are a firm favourite among many movie fans across the globe, but one of the things that really makes a big impact on a viewer’s first impression of a film is the title sequence. Title sequences are often overlooked, but they can have a huge effect on what the viewer thinks of a film. Many famous action films have incredible title sequences that are often taken for granted or not fully appreciated, …

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How To Properly Grade Your Videos

7th December 2018

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Correct colour grading can be the difference between your footage looking dull and flat or looking like a professional high-end piece. In recent years, colour grading is being managed by video editors in post-production instead of experts with calibrated displays. It helps to set the mood and feel of your footage, as well as making it more visually pleasing. If you are shooting footage in multiple cameras, then proper grading and colour correction is …

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How To Use After Effects Templates

30th November 2018

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Adobe After Effects is a video editor’s best friend; it is an incredibly powerful bit of software, and when used correctly can make your videos really stand out from the crowd. For beginners it can be very overwhelming knowing where to start, and the huge amount of features available to you can be off putting at first. As with anything, practice makes perfect, and the best way to get to grips with After Effects …

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Top Tips For Improving Title Designs

13th November 2018

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Title sequences are the key to grabbing your audience from the very start, and an awesome title can be the difference between someone watching your video or scrolling right past. A poorly created title sequence is often a big giveaway that a film or video is low budget and not up to scratch to others. Camera technology has come so far in recent years that footage shot with a low budget camera is similar …

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Advice For New After Effects Users

5th November 2018

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Learning Adobe After Effects can be an overwhelming concept for a budding motion designer. The software is packed full of awesome tools and effects that can make your video projects look awesome, but knowing where to start can be tricky. With everything from animation to 3D integration available in one piece of software, there is an unlimited amount of information that can be learned about After Effects. Even the most experienced motion designers are …

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As a video editor, the chances are that at some point during your career you will be asked to edit some corporate videos for your clients. Corporate videos are notoriously tricky to create effectively as it can be a struggle to get the right balance between professionalism and entertainment. When done properly, a corporate video can be an excellent tool for sharing information and capturing target audiences.
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