Final Cut Pro X – Color Grading a Film Tutorial

In this tutorial series Denver Riddle shares with you how to color grade or color correct in Final Cut Pro X using Color Finale on a feature length film. He starts at the basics and works through to advanced grading topics. You can follow along using the same footage from the film Just Let Go!

02:17 Color grading workflow
08:40 Balancing exposure
13:45 Balancing color
20:30 Shot matching
25:02 Mood
30:32 Hospital scene
34:51 Flashback look
40:14 Modern look
44:27 Expanding color palette
48:57 Day for night look
56:40 Finish grading

Easy Audio for DSLR

If you are new to audio recording and struggling to get crisp and useable audio from your DSLR camera, this talk from Alex from Source Distribution gives some practical insight, tips, and info on the techniques and products which will help you do just that.

All audio in this presentation was recorded with a RØDE smartLav, going into an Apple iPhone using the RØDE Rec App. A little UAD LA2A, Little Labs VOG and Neve 1073 processing was used to even out the dynamics and sweeten the recording.

Video Nation- A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video

Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY tech columnist and host/producer of the “Talking Tech,” video show, shows how to dramatically improve your videos, using both off-the shelf consumer products and drool-worthy DSLR gear. Graham, who has produced over 300 episodes of “Tech,” will offer a two-hour talk about how to take advantage of video features on smartphones and point and shoots to produce professional looking video on a DIY budget. Whether you’re a small business owner, blogger or web show host, or if you’re simply doing some marketing for your company or yourself, right now you may be all on your own in learning how to put that video together, make it look good and get it to go viral.
Graham can show you:
–What equipment you need to make your own “one-man band” productions
–Techniques for setting up, preparing questions for, and interviewing a subject. Where to place the camera during an interview for the best shots.
–How to best master and improve audio.
–Lighting. How to use available light effectively, and expand with affordable off the-shelf lighting gear.
–DSLRs: Advancing beyond point and shoot and smartphones to the digital SLR, which offers superior picture quality in an affordable package. However, issues abound with focus and audio, Graham will show easy workarounds. On his “Tech” video shows, Graham has interviewed everyone from the founders of Pandora, Zynga and Twitter to celebrities like James Taylor, Selena Gomez, Arsenio Hall, Mike Tyson and even Kermit the Frog, in weekly chats about the role of technology in our lives.

How to get sharp and detailed videos! DSLR video tutorial

In this DSLR video tutorial Moritz Janisch talks about getting the best image quality out of your camera. First off there is not one perfect solution to get a sharp image (video) but as usual there are a few components that come together to create a detailed image… Most DSLRs have a few picture styles and on every camera it has to be adjusted a little bit different but the goal is always the same: Getting the most dynamic range and detail out of the camera.