It’s rare that hand-held video footage is perfectly stable. Unless you’re using a tripod or expensive steadicam, you can bet that your video needs a bit of stabilization in post-production.
To get started with Final Cut Pro X, you’ll need to import your video footage into the app. There are a number of options that control how Final Cut Pro handles footage, and you’ll see the most efficient way possible in this lesson.
You have the best subject to interview, you have your head in the right place and your questions and thread sorted, but how do you behave? This lesson is all about rhythm, reading the signs, and knowing how to act in such a way that you get the very best from your subject. You’ll also learn why the second time can sometimes be better.
When you first open a powerful app like Final Cut Pro X, the menus and options can seem overwhelming. You might know what you want to do, but not how to do your work in the most straightforward way.
If you need a simple beginner’s introduction to working with gradients, watch this quick video from my course on Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll show you how to create different types of gradients and change various options such as the colours, position, and opacity.
When you see an accomplished TV presenter or YouTube star performing on camera, it can seem natural, like a “gift” that you either have or don’t have. But in truth, on-camera performance is a skill that can be learned just like anything else.
Should you speak off the cuff, or write a script and read it off a teleprompter? In this video from my course, Improve Your On-Camera Performance, we’ll look at the pros and cons of both methods. You’ll also get some tips on writing an effective script and how to appear natural while using a teleprompter.
When you’re delivering a video presentation, should you script everything in advance? How do you balance planning and spontaneity? How can you ensure that you appear relaxed and comfortable on camera, even if your nerves are jangling?
If you want to command attention and communicate your message effectively on video, your facial expressions are crucial. In this video from my course, Improve Your On-Camera Performance, you’ll learn about the importance of eye contact and how to use facial expressions to appear more animated, as well as getting more tips to ensure you look your best on camera.
When you get in front of a video camera to deliver your presentation, it can be hard to know what to do with your body. How should you stand or sit? What gestures should you use, and what kind of body language should you adopt?
In my course, Mastering Script Lettering, I showed you how to create beautiful script lettering by hand. But what if you want to convert your hand lettering into vector format?