Post Production Tutorials

Learn how to edit, color correct and grade your videos.

How I Film and Edit My Videos

In this video I break down my production and post production process for filming my show. Check out the gear list below.

UPDATE: If your using FCP X you’d be much better off editing WITHIN the multi cam instead of creating a project and pasting your camera angles there. That said, if you in FCP 7 or Premiere, the method I used in the video will work fine.

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Best Hard Drives For the Traveling Editor

I’ve tried so many different hard drives over the past 5 years of editing and I’ve found one brand to make the best mobile drives.

1. G-technology G-Drive Slim

The name says it all. At a few millimeters thicker than a iPhone, this is one of the thinest drives you can buy. I like to use this drive for dailies, extra backups and as a general use drive.

Check out Caleb’s review on the G-Drive Slim:

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My 720P Beats Your 4K Any day – A Video From Director Ken Simpson

Ken Simpson posted this video in response and agreement to my recent article titled Why We Need To Rethink How We Value Cameras And Gear. As I watched Ken’s video, I could hear the hardcore Red folks screaming at their screens as they would spout off reasons they think Ken is wrong.

Watch the video and share your thoughts. Do you think Ken is right?

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Guide To Finding Music For Your Videos: 15 Great Music Websites

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One of the hardest tasks in filmmaking is finding the right music for your project. And while composing is a fantastic idea, most people cannot afford to hire a composer for every project. That brings us to the wonderful world of royalty free music (dripping with sarcasm). Lets be honest, trying to find the right track for your video sucks. Hours and hours can be spent looking and searching Google just to find nothing.

I put together this guide for filmmakers in mind. First we will go over licenses, then looks at a list of my favorite royalty/creative commons music websites for video.

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Tutorial: Affordably Archiving And Backing Up Old/Finished Projects

All video editors and content creators need hard drive space. And LOTS of it. Here is a great solution for getting old/finished projects off of your computer drives and onto a safe, backed up drive, all on the cheap.

UPDATE: A lot of people are commenting on how this is a bad idea for long-term storage (years). So yes, this isn’t the greatest way to store projects for extended periods of time. But this is still a great way to move data around and store projects. It has worked for me and my clients for several years. Just always make sure you have at least 2 or 3 copies!!!

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FILMLOOKS: Free and Affordable Film Scans for Videos

Film scans layered over digital video is pretty subjective… You either love it or hate it. I personally think it has a place in certain projects. I’ve written about CineGrain in the past… And while I still think they have some of the best scans out there, they are definitely pricy. Film Looks has some free scans and a huge library of affordable scans for your project. Check them out!

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Win A Free Song License From The Music Bed

Guest post by  Mary Kate of The Music Bed.

Next page…next page…face palm…head on keyboard.

Does this sequence sounds familiar to you? You might be one of the thousands of filmmakers suffering from “I’m out of my mind trying to find a relevant song for my video..itis.” Fear not, your friends here at The Music Bed have taken the grunt work out of the search for quality tunes to fit your films.

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