Filmmaking Tips Articles

Cinema 4D: Creating a Dolly Effect

Breathtaking animated cinema is really popular all over the world, and one of the most effective program out in the market today is the Cinema 4D, which allows you to manipulate camera angles. One...[more]

5 Useful Video Dolly Tips

A video dolly is a great tool to have in your filmmaking arsenal. But, if you don't know how to properly use it, then you're not going to get the smooth tracking shots you...[more]

Mini Dolly: Finger-Sized Skateboards

A mini dolly refers to a small dolly for small cameras. Video technology has advanced so rapidly over the past decade. Today's consumer cameras can shoot in HD and are far better than some...[more]

Creating a Dolly Shot with a Tripod

The dolly shot is the mark of a professional video. This smooth camera movement can easily raise a production's value with audiences. However, professional dollies and cranes are expensive to rent. It's possible to...[more]

Achieving the Dolly Zoom Effect Effectively

The dolly zoom effect is an in camera special effect that produces an unsettling look where the subject appears to be stationary with the background changing in size. It can also be executed to...[more]

3 Tips For Being a Good Steadicam Operator

Being a good Steadicam operator is not too hard to do. When you are operating any Steadicam model, it is important that the vest be properly attached to your body and that you remember...[more]

Using Differential Focus in Movies

Differential focus is used quite a bit in photography, but it is also utilized in movies. This refers to keeping a small area in focus and then having the background be out of focus...[more]

Making Tilt Shift Videos

Tilt shift is basically using camera movements to simulate a miniature scene. The term is sometimes used in cases where the depth of field is simulated with digital post processing. Two different movements are...[more]

5 Tips for Using Home Movie Software

Home movies software makes it easier for users of all skill levels to produce and edit their own videos. These videos can be viewed on computers, burned onto a DVD or CD or even...[more]

Limitations to the DVD VR Format

Anyone that has edited or re-edited digital video files will have used DVD VR formats. This is very similar to machines that are used on digital video recorders that will record television shows. Once...[more]

5 Reasons to Use the VR Format

VR format is one of the latest formats for digital video. There are many benefits to using this format over other more traditional digital video formats. Ultimately, in VR format, the movie can be...[more]

Making a Dynamic Movie Introduction

A movie introduction is what will grab the viewer’s attention and interest. If the introduction is fun, exciting and dynamic, then the viewer will stick around for the entire movie or purchase a ticket...[more]

Making a Digital Transition in a Home Movie

There are many DVD editing software programs that can be used to add a digital transition within home movies. This is an excellent choice to save well loved home movies and edit them into...[more]

Making a Movie Commentary in Showbiz DVD

Showbiz DVD is a product of ArcSoft and it offers enthusiasts an easy way to create professional looking movies with movie commentary. If you are struggling with your home movie project where you have...[more]

Adding Movie Credits in Showbiz DVD

Showbiz DVD can be used to design and author professional DVDs, including movie credits. These credits might not seem like the most important part of the film, however, it makes it much easier for...[more]

How to Animate Text in Showbiz DVD

This article will explain how to animate text using ShowBiz DVD. Showbiz DVD has come up with a way in which video editors and other interested users are able to animate their text in...[more]

How to Upload Video Files to Showbiz DVD

The following article will show you how to upload video files to ShowBiz DVD. Video files need to be edited so that they can convey the desired message more effectively. A video file needs...[more]

Telling a Story with DVD Slideshows

DVD slideshows are an excellent way to tell a story. These are frequently used for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, family reunions and more. These sideshows can add a personal touch to a gift or celebration....[more]

5 Tips to Making a Professional Slideshow

A professional slideshow is great when making a presentation, lecture, seminar and a whole lot more. It is simple to make and can be done within minutes. There are a number of computer programs...[more]

How to Make a Photo DVD

Creating a photo DVD can be a fun way to remember an event, vacation or party. Or, photo DVDs can just be used to capture important memories. Digital photos and a photo editing program...[more]

DVD Photo Album: The New Time Capsule

A DVD photo album is an easy and inexpensive way to create a time capsule for loved ones to open and view in the future. It is always fun to tuck away memories and...[more]

4 Most Useful Final Cut Plugins

There are several Final Cut Plugins available online, which are available for free or a small fee. The user can choose to add plugins to the software and customize how the program functions. Plugins...[more]

Working with Green Screen Software

For filmmakers, green screen and green screen software opens a large number of options to unleash their creativity. The use of a green screen and related software allows them to recreate new worlds and...[more]

9 Ways to Fix Blue Screen Problems

Blue screen problems are a common thing in the digital world. For designers and video-makers who want to create special effects, but stumble upon blue screen problems, there are a few solutions out there....[more]

3 Common Blue Screen Problems During Production

Blue screens problems are issues that a filmmaker needs to overcome when using the chroma key effect. Chroma keying is used to replace a solid color in a shot with a different image. With...[more]

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Blue Screen Errors

Blue screen compositing, or most currently known as green screening, is a very handy method when making films or photos, but blue screen errors are still common. The process involves wrapping the entire background...[more]

Video Compositing: Steam

Video compositing refers to merging 2 different video shots together. These composites will overlay 1 video shot that was shot in front of a blue screen or green screen and other footage. Video compositing...[more]

Ultimatte: Shooting Foregrounds on Film

Ultimatte is the ultimate compositing plug-in that can be used for several post production details, along with several compositing and digital motion graphics softwares like After Effects, Auto desk, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and...[more]

Ultimatte: Mixing Foreground and Background

Ultimatte is a chroma key video editing program that makes it possible to mix foreground and background images. This software is one of the most powerful plug-ins for aftereffects. Instead of switching back and...[more]

Chroma Key Effects: Making an Invisible Man

Through the use of chroma key effects, a green suit and tools such as Ultimatte, creating an invisible man has become much easier and cheaper. It involves a technique referred to as chroma key...[more]

Compositing Semi-Transparent Clothing with After Effects Plugins

Adobe After Effects Plugins allow users to do a lot of extras, including compositing semi-transparent clothing. This trick is done via the BCC Chroma Key Filter, which can capture foreground images and move them...[more]

Compositing Translucent Glass with After Effects Plugins

Adobe After Effects Plugins can be used to capture semi-transparent objects, including translucent glass. This effect can be done via both the BCC Chroma Key Filter, which allows users to capture foreground images and...[more]

Creating Water Reflection Effects with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantegde is a very powerful and advanced plug-in that can be used with several compositing software programs to apply water reflection effects, such as Photoshop, After Effects, Auto Desk and other host applications....[more]

Compositing Shadows Using Ultimatte Advantedge

Advantedge is Ultimatte’s newest software which is an advanced plugin that you can use for compositing multi frame images while retaining their finer details like shadows, water, reflection, smoke and the other fine details....[more]

Compositing Motion Blur in Ultimatte Advantedge

Motion blur is an editing effect that can be applied to an already rendered video. It is a simple process if you follow these steps. Step 1: Software Compatibility You can use the Ultimatte...[more]

Correcting Color Reflection Using Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is powerful software that is widely used to composite multi frame images and correct color reflection in just a few minutes. This software has the ability to maintain all the finer details...[more]

Blurring Edges in Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is a compositing software that allows video correction filtering, also known as VCF, for digital video formats such as 4:1:1, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2. VCF allows you to restore color information that was...[more]

How to Composite Shadows Using Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is an advanced plug-in that you can use for green and blue screen compositing. This plug-in can be used in conjunction with software like Adobe and Apple and other host applications. If...[more]

Ultimatte Advantedge in Broadcast Journalism

Ultimatte AdvantEdge is software that is used specifically for blue screen and green screen effects. This software can easily composite many images together flawlessly. This type of software can be very beneficial to broadcast...[more]

Making Backgrounds with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is one of the plug-ins that can be used in photo-editing and graphic programs such as Photoshop. Using Ultimatte AdvantEdge is an art of its own. An excellent compositing output not only...[more]

Compositing Smoke with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte AdvantEdge is a video production and editing tool that can be used by beginners and professionals alike. One of the standout features of the program is its ability to capture nearly transparent objects,...[more]

Compositing Using Ultimatte: The Basics

Compositing is a process by which you can combine vital elements that are obtained from different sources into one single image, creating an illusion that all the elements in the image are part of...[more]

Compositing Using Ultimatte: Advanced Techniques

Ultimate Advantage offers the best compositing tools for several host applications. Below are steps on how to composite images using Ultimate Advantage's advanced techniques Step 1: Install and Launch Advantage Install your advanced plug-in...[more]

How to Use Ultimatte with After Effects

Utlimatte AdvantEdge is a must-have software or advanced plugin if you want to composite images seamlessly and flawlessly, while maintaining the original clarity and the finer details of the image in the composite image....[more]

Making Comic Book City Skylines in Ultimatte Advantedge

Superheroes and villains oftentimes populate surreal, bizarre, and somehow unreal worlds, and Ultimatte Advantedge allows filmmakers to put their characters into just such backgrounds. As an example, consider a film such as “The Dark...[more]

Avoid Over Dense Mattes Using Ultimatte Advantedge

An Ultimatte Advantedge Smart Matte Sizing allows users to figure out the matte density without making it overly dense. To use this tool, users just need the latest version of Ultimatte Advantedge, a background...[more]

Using the Roto Screen Correction in Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge offers highly effective and refined tools packaged in a simple user interface so that it can be used by artists, photographers and directors. Ultimatte AdvantEdge is a powerful and highly advanced plug-in...[more]

Combining Multiple Frame Images with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge allows you to combine multiple frames of images in supremely high quality and this is done automatically within minutes. It allows compositing of the subjects and the backgrounds seamlessly. Just follow these...[more]

Ultimatte: Taking Advantage of Video Correction Filtering

Ultimatte AdvantEdge’s new video correction filtering tool is specifically designed for beginners. It can be used to fix compression issues and fix color problems in a pre-recorded piece of digital video footage. To use...[more]

Create Immersive Environments Using Ultimatte

Ultimatte provides software and hardware to create blue screen and green screen effects. These types of visual effects are needed to create immersive environments as 3 dimensions are needed. Immersive environments are considered virtual...[more]

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