Color Grading vs. Color Correction Process for Video: A Complete Guide

We’ve all seen films with an eerie green or chilly blue tint that drives home the tone of the project. These different atmospheres, and many more, stand as monuments to the film and video coloring process. It takes a good amount of research and practice to control images with advanced precision. What’s the difference between… Continue reading Color Grading vs. Color Correction Process for Video: A Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Instagram Video Sizes & Formats (FREE Template)

Instagram videos are key to successful branding. But that also comes with its own challenges. Like … what’s the proper Instagram video size? What’s the best Instagram video format? What are Instagram video dimensions? In this post, we’ll go through each component of the Instagram video format and explain the best practices for the app.… Continue reading The Complete Guide to Instagram Video Sizes & Formats (FREE Template)

The Best Lower Third Templates for Premiere [FREE Download]

U sing lower thirds in Premiere can add crucial context to your videos. But there’s a plethora of creative lower thirds to choose from out there. It’s all too easy to get overwhelmed. Don’t worry. As with any part of video producing, just focus on what’s right for your project. And keep in mind some… Continue reading The Best Lower Third Templates for Premiere [FREE Download]

How to Use a Green Screen — Setup, Lighting and Creative Uses

Looking to make a sci-fi epic? Need to shoot a weatherman spoof? Wanna spice up your skype life? Don’t worry, no matter why you want to know how to use a green screen, we got you covered. We’ll talk about set-up, lighting, editing, all that stuff. Forget the key to the city, once you know how… Continue reading How to Use a Green Screen — Setup, Lighting and Creative Uses

What is Voice Over? Definition and Examples in Film

Do you hear any disembodied voices right now? How about when you’re watching a movie, show, or commercial? Have you considered that what you’re hearing is known as a voice-over? They show up all over media, either for entertainment or informative reasons; from your television to even your phone when you’re put on hold. So… Continue reading What is Voice Over? Definition and Examples in Film

Inception Special Effects: Explosion Animation in the Paris Cafe Scene

Inception is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, in large part due to the special effects. Can you build the special effects from Inception scenes with your home setup? In today’s post, we’re going to show you how we recreated the VFX explosion animation in the Paris cafe scene from Inception.… Continue reading Inception Special Effects: Explosion Animation in the Paris Cafe Scene

What is Post-Production? A Quick Rundown & Why Trust Matters

There are a ton of professionals involved in Post-Production, and trusting each other probably matters more in ‘post’ than any other time in the filmmaking process. These are the final steps and they’re the glue that holds the movie together, literally. So, what is Post-Production, who’s involved, and what should you consider before it begins?… Continue reading What is Post-Production? A Quick Rundown & Why Trust Matters

The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts it)

Movies and television are incredible because they can transport us into a world of wonderment. Today we’re going to go over the Kuleshov Effect and how the greatest director of all time, Steven Spielberg, put his own twist on the editing technique for his personal stamp.Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts… Continue reading The Kuleshov Effect Explained (and How Spielberg Subverts it)

How to Use Suspenseful Music: Mastering the Film Score

We all know that a great soundtrack can stir emotions in the audience. But few genres have a direct line to the emotional centers of our brain than suspense and horror. Suspenseful music, when done right, can make all the difference. Great horror movie music doesn’t often win Oscars, but it does stay with us long… Continue reading How to Use Suspenseful Music: Mastering the Film Score

The Essential Music Video Credits Format Guide [with FREE Template]

Credits are crucial in music videos. At the dawn of music video, lower thirds stamped the beginning and end of each video. But that was the 80’s. With all the ways to watch video nowadays, how do you give credit where it’s due? Thankfully it’s easy to master the music video title format. Just keep the… Continue reading The Essential Music Video Credits Format Guide [with FREE Template]

The Rule of Six: How to Edit Effectively with Walter Murch’s Eye Trace

Directors and cinematographers shoot with purpose, as they match their technical shot choices with the intended tone or emotion of the story. Of course, they’re not the only ones making critical choices. Editors’ decisions hugely determine the success of a film.  It is up to the editor to assemble every scene, every cut in a… Continue reading The Rule of Six: How to Edit Effectively with Walter Murch’s Eye Trace

Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

When it comes to keeping a shoot on budget and on schedule, a clean and organized workflow is everything. Film sets are busy places and as workplaces go, they’re pretty complex beasts, too. Factor in some serious creative personalities, and all that goes along with them, and you start to see just how tough a… Continue reading Organize Post Production Workflow to Edit Like a Pro

Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends For Video Creatives

T here comes a point in every video project when you should consider how you’ll use text graphics.  Maybe you need lower thirds to fill the audience in, or an eye-popping titles sequence to establish your project’s mood.  Solving how to add text to a video can be overwhelming.Continue reading Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends… Continue reading Text Graphics in Video: Top Trends For Video Creatives

How To Make An Intro For Your YouTube Video [FREE Template]

First and last impressions are life and death on YouTube. But luckily there are some excellent YouTube intro templates that will prove that your video is a quality watch. In addition to a solid intro, if you don’t plug your content at the end of your video, you won’t get the traffic you deserve.Continue reading… Continue reading How To Make An Intro For Your YouTube Video [FREE Template]

FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop

FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop​Looking for a free movie poster template for photoshop? We’ve created two versions for you! The first one is ideal for a movie poster with a dark background, and the latter is ideal for light backgrounds. MOVIE POSTER TEMPLATE Made with Adobe Photoshop CC 2018​​​​​The .psd file includes a clean… Continue reading FREE Movie Poster Template for Photoshop