What’s the Deal With Frame Rates?

30 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 24 frames per second…what does it all mean? These terms can be baffling if you’re new to video editing or if you come across a project that uses rates that aren’t similar to what you’re used to. Have no fear! We’ve put together some basics on frame rates so you’ll never be confused again!

Speed of Light Camera Creates Ultimate Slow Motion Footage

We’ve talked about high speed cameras before, like the Phantom cameras we use to create our slow motion stock footage. Well, apparently having the capability to shoot video at up to one million frames per second was not enough for some people. A couple of scientists at M.I.T.’s Media Lab have now rigged up a camera that can record images at the speed of light.

Free After Effects Templates

We know you love the good deal. And a good deal around the holidays…well, does it get any better? Footage Firm has really upped their game this holiday season and are offering a brand new collection of After Effects templates and motion backgrounds for FREE. If that doesn’t spread some holiday cheer, we’re not sure what will!

Inspiring Video Editing: Street Segment from All.I.Can

Now, whenever someone makes a comment that bold about a video editing piece, I obviously have to go check it out for myself. Well, Mr. Spen, I think you were right. This is an incredible piece of video that beautifully connects creativity with technical skills.

Free AE Templates and Motion Backgrounds from Footage Firm

We know you love the good deal. And a good deal around the holidays…well, does it get any better? Footage Firm has really upped their game this holiday season and are offering a brand new collection of After Effects templates and motion backgrounds for FREE. If that doesn’t spread some holiday cheer, we’re not sure what will!

Exclusive Free Stock Footage from VideoBlocks

Do the holidays have you stressing out and feeling not-so-jolly? VideoBlocks wants to spread some holiday cheer! As a gift to our devoted followers, we’ve decided to give away free stock footage clips every day between now and Christmas! It’s a holiday season miracle! Alright…it may not be a miracle, but we are excited about being able to do something nice for all of you who have been so nice to us throughout the year!

The Beginning of the End?: CNN Fires 50 Photojournalists

When I started college to study Broadcast and Electronic Communication, I knew my family was skeptical of whether or not I’d ever be able to find a job in this field. To convince them I pointed to the local news. I said, “look, you need dozens of people to run that type of operation. And there are news stations all over the country. I’ll be fine.” A few months later, our local ABC affiliate replaced all of its camera operators with robotic cameras and I began to worry if I had made a good decision. Turns out, the robotic cameras were just the beginning.

Feats in Video Editing: Cello Wars

We like to feature impressive videos whenever we come across them, and this recent find certainly wowed us with its awesomeness. It comes from a pair of musicians known as The Piano Guys. They have a YouTube channel where they release weekly music videos, and they cover some pretty popular artists including Adelle and Usher. All of their videos are very high quality, but this latest one blew us away with its complexity and creativity.

5 Lessons on Creativity from John Lasseter

There’s a feeling that we get from watching Pixar movies that is hard to describe. They are silly and fun, yet they tug at whatever it is that makes us all human. Whether you love the Cars brand, or think nothing will ever live up to the original Toy Story, it is hard to dispute the fact that Pixar has created some of the most timeless and influential stories of recent years. Pixar Chief Creative Officer and overall creative genius, John Lasseter, recently gave an hour long interview to Charlie Rose, spilling many of his creative secrets for success. Given that he is one of the greats in the industry, we think it is important to listen.

Adjusting Clip Speed in Final Cut Pro 7

Are you in need of a new editing trick to help spice up your videos? Try adjusting the speed and direction of your footage. You can use this trick to create dozens of different effects, so it is a good tool to know. Here are the super simple steps for adjusting your clip speed and direction in Final Cut Pro 7:

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