Portrait Retouching Without Photoshop

I came across this video from Fstoppers.com and thought it was definitely something to pass on. For the most part, Photoshop has been and still is the industry standard, but if you’re anything like me and have a tendency to root for the underdog, this video tutorial is for you. In it, Michael Woloszynowicz uses […]

Compositing in After Effects vs. Nuke

To all you post-production folks out there, I caught this interesting video the other day and wondered what your take on the subject was? One commenter pointed out that “you can view the AE timeline as nodes, double-click on a layer and view it, play with multiple views, [and] lock them.” to which the poster (who claims […]

Making of a PSA: Interview with the Editor Oscar Luna and Colorist Tim Ziegler

Above: (Left to Right) Director Aubrey Smyth, DP Bryant Fisher, and Colorist Tim Ziegler working on Little Leading Ladies in the editing studio. Photo courtesy of Adorama Rentals. We hope you’ve enjoyed this week-long blog series co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and Adorama Rentals.  In part one of our fifth installment, […]

What’s New in Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2?

Apple has announced a major upgrade to Final Cut 10. This upgrade includes the new ProRes XQ which allows for 4K and 5K compressions, formerly not allowed in a ProRes option. This is HUGE. Simultaneously, Arri has announced it’s support for the new codec to be included in their next firmware update of the Alexa XTs […]

Color Correction Workflow Overview by Michael Artsis & Adorama Learning Center

Check out this video from Adorama Learning Center by Michael Artsis on color correction. Michael provides a color correction workflow tutorial and discusses proper techniques, ideal tools, and practical examples to enhance any video and tell your story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kUFhwmVUck   If you’ve never worked with LUTs check out this quick overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBjeu-jHbt   Lastly, for those […]

Major New Updates from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is now available for download free of charge and updates all Blackmagic Design cameras including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BCC) and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BPC). This update is based on a completely new code base bringing these cameras’ user interfaces (UI) into line with that of the recently announced Blackmagic URSA. Other features included […]

Red Giant Universe: Get Excited!

I don’t know about you guys but I’m pretty excited about the recent release of the Red Giant Universe launch “with 50 tools, as well as the option to join their Premium Membership that will grant users paid access to premium content, which includes 12 effects and 7 transitions. Continue on to find out more about Universe’s […]

PluralEyes 3.3 Gives You a SMART START

Being an editor just got easier.  Check out the new update in PluralEyes 3.3 Red Giant says: Whether adding a small set of media files or importing multiple folders of multicam files, the new Smart Start feature in PluralEyes 3.3 intelligently organizes your media, so you can start synchronizing sooner. Add entire folders of media, while preserving folder structures and names, […]

Why Are Movie Posters So Terrible Now?

Is it just me, or are movie posters getting worse and worse every year? It used to be that I enjoyed my morning walk through the NYC Subway stations to see what was new at the cinema.  But now?  I find myself spending more time critiquing the awful, and often sloppy, Photoshop jobs being passed […]

How to Guide Your Audience: A Masterclass in Storytelling Through Editing

The following article was originally published on nofilmschool.com by V Renée Read the full article here.   Technology is an important part of filmmaking, as well as something we like to talk about here at No Film School, but when it comes down to it, one, if not the, most integral part of our craft is storytelling. […]