Scott Gates

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Maximizing Your Video Editing With Blowups and Camera Moves

Maximizing Your Video Editing With Blowups and Camera Moves

One of the most common mistakes made in shooting video is poor framing of shots. Shots are too loose or not properly centered on the subjects. The average video editor cuts out the obvious mistakes in the video, shots of the floor, snow, etc. They then throw in a few transitions (dissolves, wipes, etc.), maybe add a title and call it a day. Professional video editors pay close attention to the framing of shots and use all of the tools at their disposal to bring drama and direction to the scenes that they are editing. Simply by blowing up and…
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How to Make a Motivational Video in 6 Easy Steps

How to Make a Motivational Video in 6 Easy Steps

Many people just love to watch motivational videos because it inspires them and helps them get through each day. If you make inspiration videos, you will be reaching out to a lot of people and inspiring them to be the best that they can be. Yes, videos made by regular people can really be used in order to motivate others. Making a motivational video might not cost you a lot of money to do especially if you use free software which can be downloaded on the internet. If you are not particularly good with technology, this process might take a…
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What Are the Basic Steps in the Video Pre-Production Process?

What Are the Basic Steps in the Video Pre-Production Process?

Introduction to the Video Pre-Production Process Video Production is an amazing and creative endeavor. It can also be a lot of rewarding fun when you are working with the right group of people. This article briefly explains the 5 factors in the pre-production stage of the video production process so you can be prepared and know what to expect once you have committed to creating a video production. Budget - This item often goes hand-in-hand with the script, after all you can't write a $50,000 script if you only have $5,000 to spend on your production. For this reason, it…
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Video Editing With Computers

Video Editing With Computers

Earlier than the invention of the computers, video editing wasn't a simple task. It would cost hundreds of 1,000s of dollars just to put up an expert video editing room equipped with all the components like tape decks, effects generators, switchers, audio mixers, character generators, multiple monitors, and signal enhancers. To be a video editor, it will require years to learn how everything works. If you are not learned sufficient, you can't operate the equipments within the room. The computers changed the field of video editing. Now, even novice video editors can perform the different chores at home. Shots taken…
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The Major Benefits of Training Videos!

The Major Benefits of Training Videos!

Training is one word you would hear in every corporate for valid reasons like learning and grooming. Despite being trained thoroughly at the start of jobs, the need to train keeps on arising frequently due to improvements happening in all professional areas. And so it becomes kind of necessary to explore better ways of training to increase effectiveness and save time. Of the various techniques, training videos have gained importance lately owing to its several benefits. This method is being preferred primarily as it increases convenience, saves time, reduces cost, introduces portability and ensures consistency. We experience more convenience as…
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Free Video Editing Software

Free Video Editing Software

If you are looking for a good video editor for your video editing tasks, you can actually have one or two without spending too much on expensive video editors. I am talking about free downloadable video editing software. There are several software that can be downloaded from the web, so even a beginner can conveniently do the editing stuff like adding subtitles or custom animation. These programs will be helpful for you in producing home movies, online web video and video podcasts so easy. Though most of the downloadable free software have limited features, still it would be a great…
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Video Editing Montages

Video Editing Montages

Most video editors have heard of using a video editing montage after they do slide conversions from 35mm films slides to the digital format. Montages are the norm, the go to method for showing slides in the digital format. Slides are placed in the order of preference, transitions are placed over the cuts where the slides change and music placed under the whole show. Presto, chango, we have a slide montage, but how many video editors use video editing montages when they are editing converted Beta, VHS or Video 8 movies? Not many, and the others have never even considered…
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A Legacy Video Costs HOW Much?

A Legacy Video Costs HOW Much?

I had just begun editing my latest video biography project on a recent morning when the phone rang. I looped my headset over my right ear and hit the "talk" button. "Hello," I said. "Hi," said a gentleman on the other end of the line. "I've heard that legacy videos can cost in the thousands of dollars. Is that really true?" He explained that he'd just started to research costs for a personal legacy video he wanted to create in order to share his life stories with his family, but was feeling like a "deer in the headlights" in reaction…
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4 Marketing Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

4 Marketing Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

Today it is easier than ever to shoot and edit a video quickly, easily, and sometimes from the comfort of your own home. We have all heard stories about someone in the right place at the right time, or with an exceptionally creative idea, that turned into a viral video and made the video's creator or subject a star over night. While having the right equipment for capturing sounds and images is important, most film experts will tell you that a truly great marketing video is made in the video editing process. Good editing is part art and part science.…
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Professional Wedding Videos Vs Non Professional

Professional Wedding Videos Vs Non Professional

In today's world Instagram made people feel like they are professional photographers and the Iphone made people feel like they are the next James Cameron. The world of DIY is on a rampage. However, I have bad news for the common hobbyist of videography. Professional wedding videos are professional for many reasons. Below I will give three of the main reasons why professional wedding videos are deemed professional. These three points should guide you into understanding wedding film prices and choosing the right wedding package that suits your needs. 1. Knowledge and Experience in Pre Production and Production- A wedding…
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