This video is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar by Larry Jordan: “3rd-Party Tools for Apple Final Cut Pro X”. This short video tutorial is the first five minutes of Larry's in-depth tour and training on the version 6 update to Smartsound’s SonicFire Pro.
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For years editors and media creators have been telling us they love the way our technology allows them to mold music to their scenes; letting them maintain the integrity of their editorial vision for their videos and films.
To have the biggest impact on your audience your music has to work perfectly with the visual. Sonicfire Pro includes unique technology that will help you find music that matches the pacing and the timing of your visual sequences. However, if the music doesn't quite align with your on-screen events, our newly improved Timing Control feature allows you to easily move special beats of the music without losing the rhythm or length of the music - and now does it more accurately with better results. Like all SmartSound features, no music experience is required.
SmartShoot, which puts photographers and videographers together with clients (much like eLance), has a great article on Script Writing for Corporate Videos. If you are developing your presentation script, we think this article might be a great help, and if you have already drafted your script then it may even help improve it. (We recommend also having a copy editor go over longer scripts to correct passive voice and other structural writing errors, and make it more punchy).
There is a great interview on Digital Production Buzz with Marco Missinato, an Italian-born composer who began writing music at the age of six. He came to L.A. in the Nineties to pursue his passion. In the interview, he discusses the vital issue of adding power to your projects by choosing the right music, in addition to how music can create a sense of oneness in today’s turbulent times. The same principles apply, regardless of the emotions videographers seek to produce in their audience.
Although it's nice to have a large video production budget to work with, sometimes you have to deliver a high quality video with a smaller budget. Every video you make is a reflection of your expertise, so you never want to put out something mediocre. Here are so to help you save money on video production while still putting out work you're proud to call your own.
The Film Scoring Theory segment of the Movie Making Manual (a collaboratively-written open content textbook available online via Google Books) offers outstanding advice to both novice and more experienced filmmakers and video producers specifically related to selection of mood music.
Kickstart the New Year with some basic tips on storytelling. You can read them in all their glory over at Gizmodo And while the advice barely scratches topics of plot, story arc or pacing, Pixar’s 22 Rules do a fantastic job relaying the kind of content they want to see in their scripts - which is good advice for anyone writing character-driven fiction
MotionWorks, an educational resource for motion graphic designers, has a superior video tutorial on how to recreate the chilling look of Saw 4 using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. The video is about an hour long, a capture of a live class MotionWorks did that covers everything from sourcing stock images to the use of Photoshop brushes. The result is fantastic, and horrifying.
We’ve already discussed how to make truly realistic blood over at Instructibles.com, but it isn’t edible. Videographers who deal with fake blood know how difficult it is to get color and consistency just right, so that it looks real. The great things about the method detailed in this are that the ingredients are available in any grocery store, and it requires no cooking.
To celebrate Halloween a lot of people love to put together horror videos. Slasher flicks, atmospheric pieces, supernatural stories – all these and more. SmartSound has a few links to help make the best videos possible.
In an article on Wistia.com (“where business smarts meets video smarts”), their staffers Chris and Dan discuss some points on choosing music for your video. focusing on what considerations go into actually choosing that perfect background score.
There is an excellent article called 8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape by theatre and film actor KC Wright that offers good insights for SmartSound users putting together an audition tape.
- LARRY JORDAN DEMONSTRATES SONICFIRE PRO 6 & THE VALUE IT ADDS TO FINAL CUT PRO X
- Sonicfire Pro 6 Overview
- Keeping The Beat: Sonicfire Pro 6’s New Cut-Video-To-Music Feature
- Choosing Music For your Video (Wistia)
- 8 Tools for Putting Yourself on Tape
- Making Edible Mouth Blood
- Rules of Story Telling According to Pixar
- Movie Making Manual: Film Scoring Theory
- Marco Missinato: The Emotional Power of Music
- Getting Cartoony
- Adobe After Effects & Photoshop Techniques (Halloween Edition)
- Music & Game Design
- Script Writing for Corporate Videos
- High Quality Production On a Budget
- Making Blood the Chemical Way
- Video Scoring Tip: Playing Change In Dialogue
- Audio Density In Video
- Video Scoring Tip: When To Use Music In Video
- Video Scoring Tip: When To Use Music In Video, Part 2
- Video Scoring Tip: Music Licensing - Part 1
- Video Scoring Tip: Music Licensing - Part 2
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