Zephyr Drone Flight Training Review by Little Arms Studios

Pressure. It can be corrosive especially if the pressure you feel is from flying a good portion of your hard-earned money into the air. You know the more you practice your drone piloting skills the effects of pressure diminish. Little Arms Studios has a flight training program called Zephyr which can help the less experienced pilot get their feet wet or help the more experienced operator hone their skills.  Zephyr

What Is Zephyr

If you watch the Gif above you can see me practicing one of the basic training modules found in Zephyr. It was a simple session designed to
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GoPro’s New QuikStories Feature Will Quietly Auto-Edit Your Footage

GoPro today launched a new QuikStories feature to its Quik app, which uses your phone to edit your GoPro footage in the background before spitting out a ready-to-share video.
The Quik app is not new — it was bought and rebranded in early 2016 by GoPro. But the previous incarnation required users to open the GoPro app, manually select all of the footage, import it, open the Quik app, then splice them together into a video. The new addition of QuikStories aims to simplify the process by automating the importing and editing of footage on a smartphone. “While we had
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Five Simple But Effective Drone Video Techniques

Five Simple But Effective Drone Video Techniques Flying a drone often enables the possibility of getting some really unique and arresting shots, but it also takes a fair amount of skill or even a second operator on a dedicated camera controller to pull them off. These five simple shots will give you similarly excellent results with minimal effort. [ Read More ]

Why ‘Valerian’ Flopped at the Box Office and How You Can Learn From It as a Creative

Why 'Valerian' Flopped at the Box Office and How You Can Learn From It as a Creative The summer box office is a very complex orchestra of films. Filled with independent dramas, giant cast comedies, and huge blockbuster franchises all vying for a spot at the top to profit big on their investments. Sadly for "Valerian," that did not happen over the weekend even though they spent over 180 million to create it. Here is why it flopped and how you can learn from it as a creative. [ Read More ]

The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is Available!

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This is cool and going to make things so much better for those shooting DSLR video – a RØDE mic that shuts itself off! The VideoMic Pro+ is now available! Order here on B&H! I was able to preview these at the RØDEShow earlier this year and I've been eagerly awaiting the news that they'd be available… just look at these features! New Videomic Pro+

Master Filmmaking With These Crane Movements

Master Filmmaking With These Crane Movements Cranes are quickly becoming a staple in the bags of many videographers and for good reason. It has a smaller footprint, lower cost of entry, and has a relatively low learning curve than most gimbals on the market. Even though most users can pick up and go without ever opening the manual. There are still fundamental crane movements that you need to learn to take a good scene and make it a great scene. [ Read More ]

How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish with DaVinci Resolve 14

How to Edit a Video from Start to Finish with DaVinci Resolve 14 Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve is widely known for its color grading tools. It’s what many would call an industry standard thanks to its powerful features. With the Beta 4 of Resolve 14 that was released a little while ago, the software saw its editing and audio capabilities improving quite a bit as well. However, many forget or don't know about them and stick to working with Premiere or Final Cut Pro. Discover in this video how Resolve editing and audio features work. Perhaps you’ll see they are exactly what you needed. [ Read More ]

Behind the Scenes With the Stunt Coordinator of the ‘Atomic Blonde’ Movie

Behind the Scenes With the Stunt Coordinator of the 'Atomic Blonde' Movie Fight stunts are not something that I'm into when shooting video, but I'm always curious how the pros do them. In this video the stunt coordinator of the "Atomic Blonde" movie, Sam Hargrave, breaks down how the fight moves were choreographed. Not only that, but being a second unit director, he also gives insight of how they shot and cut the footage from these scenes. [ Read More ]

How to Create Light Painting Trails in Video with Adobe Premiere

Light painting photography is increasingly popular these days. Applying the concepts to video, however, isn’t as straightforward. This 2-minute tutorial by light painter Eric Paré shows one way to do it in Adobe Premiere. With your camera at the ready, have your model stand in a fixed pose. With someone hidden behind them, you can paint shapes with a light tube. Taking that video clip into Adobe Premiere, you can use the “Echo” effect to continuously overlay frames against each other, bringing the light trail into existence in a moving picture.
It only takes a moment, and by applying key frames
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Astounding Passion Project! Abraham Joffe’s ‘Ghosts of the Arctic’ is a Must See

Every time I get an email from Abraham Joffe, I open it immediately because I know I'm going to be impressed and his latest project ‘Ghosts of the Arctic' is an absolute must see. Normally, I post the video at the top, but I think you really should know the background before you watch as it makes it just that much more impressive. And frankly I'm not sure I could bear the kinds of temperatures they experienced in shooting this!

Photographer Joshua Holko: “The product of more than two years of planning Ghosts of the Arctic was filmed exclusively in the

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How to Use Local Dodging and Burning For Beauty Retouching in Photoshop

Subtle corrective dodging and burning can go a long way to improve the appearance of skin by smoothing the tonal transitions created by shadows. This 30-minute tutorial from photographer Chris Knight demonstrates the effectiveness of the technique from start to finish. The goal here is to soften the transitions between tones in the skin without losing detail in the textures. The technique can be used to quite dramatic effect, but how far you take it is up to you (or your client). The edits are non-destructive and can be dialled up or back at any stage. Knight sets up the
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A False Reality Brought to Life: Perspective

A False Reality Brought to Life: Perspective I watched this video this morning thinking it was going to be something weird, and surely enough, it was just weird enough to catch my attention. Day after day, we all live in this crazy world where everything eventually just becomes so common — our commutes to work, our daily routines, the things we see and so much more. Watching this video made me smile and think, "What if we saw things differently for a day?" "Perspective" is a video that, in less than two minutes, really entertains the mind. While we already know none of this is possible, Continue reading "A False Reality Brought to Life: Perspective"