I am a travel vlogger. And I am constantly asked about my profession. But instead of me just blabbering on for 2500 words, I thought I’d reach out to a gaggle of my colleagues and ask them to share some of the secrets, truths and horrors about the life of a travel vlogger.
A lot of times, when you buy a preconfigured computer, you can’t get exactly what you want and you might run into problems later on, while trying to upgrade specific components to make better use out of your creative environment. There are many reasons you might want to build your own computer, including customization and cost, and doing so is not as hard as it may seem.
By building your own system, you can get a more powerful machine for your money. A DIY computer for editing might not seem like an easy task for the average editor to undertake, but building a computer is much easier than you might think.
What is CUDA? What about OpenCL and OpenGL? And why should we care? The answers to these questions are difficult to pin down — the computer-equivalent of the metaphysical unanswerables — but we’ll attempt a clear explanation.
Working in video production means you will spend a lot of time in front of a computer. Whether you’re editing or offloading footage, eventually you will come across some computer issues that can slow down or even stop your work.
Computers are expensive and you can never have too much processing power, so it’s important to be able to maximize performance by keeping your equipment well-maintained. Here are some tips on getting the best performance that you can out of your video editing workstation.
There is more pressure than ever for video producers to capture and use color effectively. Color is an incredibly effective communication tool not to be overlooked, and constructing a coherent color palette begins in pre-production.
In order to sell your story, you need strongly developed characters. This requires working closely with your cast to not only deliver a great performance, but also to craft characters who connect with audiences.
The colors you include in your video convey a lot of information to your viewers. Color tells us where and when the scene is set, what to focus on, and even how we should feel about a particular character or event.
One tried and true cinema technique that’s played through time and again is the slow motion sequence. When it’s done right, a slow motion sequence adds to the weight of a film and is a powerful storytelling device.
Most of the time, when exposing for video, we keep our camera locked into a single shutter speed. There’s good reason for this, but there are also good reasons to switch it up from time to time — as long as it helps better tell your story.
In the past, I have tried to list examples, off the top of my head, of scenes in recent movies that use three-point lighting. I usually draw a blank. My mind instead floods with scenes that don’t use the conventional three-point lighting setup.