Halloween Special Effects Video Editing Tutorials

You have your Halloween candy bowl set, the plastic skeleton hanging and your fake cob webs decorating every bush in your front yard...but are you really ready for Halloween? Take a look at these awesome video tutorials so you can be inspired to take your Halloween family videos to the next level with impressive Halloween special effects! 1. Demon Face -- VideoCopilot  This effect is sure to send shivers up your spine! The experts at Video Copilot take you through the steps of turning a normal human being into a terrifying demon in After … Read more about Halloween Special Effects Video Editing Tutorials

Top 5 Fun Video Editing Tools in iMovie ‘09

So many people use iMovie ‘09 for their basic video editing needs, and why wouldn’t you? It comes free on every Mac, it is pretty user friendly (especially for novice editors), and it has great tools to make it easy to share your final projects online. However, even some of the most faithful iMovie users don’t know about some of the fun features the program has to offer. Here’s a list of five of our favorite fun tools in iMovie ‘09 that you should think about using next time you’re editing.   1. Maps Whenever I watch the evening news, … Read more about Top 5 Fun Video Editing Tools in iMovie ‘09

How to Use Adobe Premiere CS4 for Green Screen Editing & Chroma Key

Using a green screen background is an easy way to make an imaginative and creative video, especially when you don’t have access to the same resources as high-budget Hollywood films. Luckily, Adobe Premiere has an easy-to-use Chroma Key tool that will make this process quick and simple. The Chroma Key plugin will work with earlier versions of Adobe Creative Suite (up to CS4). If you’re working with later editions of Adobe, including CS5 and Creative Cloud, check out our tutorial on editing green screen backgrounds with the Ultra Key … Read more about How to Use Adobe Premiere CS4 for Green Screen Editing & Chroma Key

September’s Best Video Editing Blogs

September has come and gone and now all we are left with is dropping temperatures and over priced pumpkin spice lattes. Luckily, some of our favorite video editing blogs have left us with insights and tutorials that will forever live within the infinite world of cyberspace. Alright, enough poetry. Here are some great blogs from the month of September that you should take the time to read: Digital Rebellion  18 Features Adobe Should Borrow from Final Cut Pro 7  Investor Place How Google Will Finally Make YouTube … Read more about September’s Best Video Editing Blogs

How to Create an Time Lapse Video in Quicktime Pro 7

When you use a DSLR camera to create a time lapse video, you’ll need to compile all of your images together to create the illusion that it was actually captured as video, not just stills. An easy way to do this is to create an image sequence in Quicktime Pro 7. Here are step by step directions to do it: 1. Open Quicktime Pro 7 and choose Open Image Sequence  2. Open the folder where you have saved your source files from your DSLR and click on the first image. Click open.   3. Choose the frame rate you want to use to create the … Read more about How to Create an Time Lapse Video in Quicktime Pro 7

How to Create a Time Lapse Video with a DSLR Camera

Last week I showed you one of my favorite time lapse videos in our Videos of the Week blog. Want to learn how to create your own time lapse masterpiece? Here is everything you need to know to make your own time lapse video using a DSLR camera. What’s that? You don’t own a DSLR camera? No need to worry! VideoBlocks is giving away a Canon T3i DSLR camera for free! All you have to do is show us a picture of your ultimate video editing set-up. Submit your picture and have your friends vote on it! In the end, the picture with the most votes will … Read more about How to Create a Time Lapse Video with a DSLR Camera

Top 10 Blog Posts About Video Editing

Believe it or not, content.videoblocks.com is not the only blog in the video editing community! Shocking, right? We wanted to give a shout out to some of our favorite blog posts that give us inspiration day in and day out. Make sure to go check out these entertaining and informative blogs! Apple’s Final Cut X: Right Idea, Appalling Execution - VideoGuys    Top 5 Edited Scenes in a Terminator Movie - Top 5     Edit Video Online with YouTube Video Editor - Google Blog    Five Best Video Editing Apps for iPhone - … Read more about Top 10 Blog Posts About Video Editing

Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut

Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut We at VideoBlocks are pros at making low budget videos look like top quality movies on a small budget. In this case, allow us to show you how to make a professional transition in Final Cut Pro. In less than 2 minutes, you can add a track matte transition to your project to really make it stand out! This step by step video tutorial will teach you how to use a pre-made track matte video transition in Final Cut Pro 7. Take a look to see what a track matte transition is. Need … Read more about Video Editing Tutorial: Track Matte Transition in Final Cut