Category Archives: Tutorial

How To Compose Music For Your Next Film: Good Taste Is All The Talent You Need

Clearly, music is a key element of storytelling in films. However, few indie productions have the budget to score (and record) an original soundtrack. Licensing existing music is a cheaper, but less flexible option – it is usually hard to match it to the edit. Fortunately, technology brings new options. Continue reading How To Compose Music For Your Next Film: Good Taste Is All The Talent You Need

Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

Getting the exposure and colours right (and the focus!) are the basics of video and filmmaking, but we don’t always get them correct. There are a lot of things happening on the day of a shoot, and it’s easy to overlook these simple things. The best thing is to develop a good routine to go through as you set up your shot. There are also some tools out there that make this process easier. Continue reading Getting the perfect exposure and colors every time

DIY Custom Camera Rig for $200

I built a custom camera rig for my DSLM using various parts I found on Amazon. It costs just $200 and fixes the main problems I find with many DLSR/DSLM style cameras. My custom rig turns any DSLR / DSLM camera into a proper video production tool. Continue reading DIY Custom Camera Rig for $200

Best tools for calibrating the colors of your monitor

Continuing with the series covering equipment that help you color grade, today we’re talking about tools specifically designed to calibrate colors of computer monitors. Here we review two top-sellers from X-Rite and Datacolor. Continue reading Best tools for calibrating the colors of your monitor

Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought

Color grading is challenging enough, but it is much more so when you don’t have a professional monitor. There are many good monitors out there, but they cost thousands of dollars. I wasn’t quite prepared to spend that much money, though. Continue reading Best video and photo editing monitor: here’s what I bought