Creating a successful gaming channel doesn't happen overnight, but with a little dedication – and some of these tried-and-tested tips – you can make it happen!
Whether you love building castles or executing the perfect stealth attack — you may be wondering (and your parents may be asking), “what else could you be doing with those skills?” Answer: starting a gaming channel on YouTube. Becoming a YouTube gamer is (ironically) not all fun and games. It takes passion, patience, and a […]
Looking for the perfect editor for your YouTube channel? In this article, we weigh up the pros and cons of the best free video editing software for YouTube.
Did you know 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute? If you want to stand out from the crowd with quality content and a decent following, you’ll want to get your hands on the best video editing software for YouTube – and lucky for you – there are some great free options […]
The filmmaking process can be broken down into 3 easy steps. Learn what they are, and tips on how to approach each step for a smooth and successful production process.
Creating your first short film doesn’t need to be intimidating,— just remember to consider every detail that will make up the big picture (before you bust out the lights, camera and action sequences). We’ve written this article to help beginner filmmakers understand all the steps involved in the filmmaking process from script to screen. Hollywood […]
Color grading is the easiest way to get cinematic footage. Learn the tricks of the trade used by professional colorists in this beginner's guide to color grading.
What is color grading? What’s the difference between color grading and color correction? Color correction is corrective. The aim being to achieve a naturalistic appearance to the footage (i.e. make it look how it did in real life). Color grading is creative. The aim being to achieve a ‘look’ or ‘feel’ that reflects the tone […]
Why is sound important? Sound is often taken for granted in film, but it plays a huge role in setting the scene, communicating the narrative and letting you know how the characters are feeling. Stopping to think creatively about how you use sound can help your own films stand out amongst all the noise. What […]
What is 4K video? 4K is a resolution of approximately 4000 pixels wide. Generally when we refer to 4K, we’re talking about 4K UHD (Ultra-High-Definition) which is 3840 x 2160 pixels. This is the current standard for TV and digital media. However, the slightly wider DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) is usually used in cinema. […]
Starting a YouTube channel can be a confusing process for beginners. Learn how to find a niche, set up your channel, and start getting your first subscribers!
It can all be a bit daunting at first – not knowing what videos to create, how to reach potential subscribers, what the hell the YouTube ‘algorithm’ is. We know a thing or two about how to start a successful YouTube channel, so here are our top tips on getting started! Find your niche The […]
What is VFX? VFX (visual effects) is the process of combining computer-generated imagery (CGI) with live-action video footage to create scenes that wouldn’t otherwise be possible or to fix, stylize or adjust footage for creative or corrective purposes. It’s used in almost every type of film and TV production and involves a combination of creative […]
Everyone has to start somewhere. Creating films with no budget can be challenging, it can also be a lot of fun. Here are our top 11 tips for filmmaking on a budget.
Let’s help you capture your creativity and channel it into a successful short film (or feature if you’re feeling ambitious). With a little ambition and a creative spark, you’ll be on the road to a successful career in the film industry in no time. 1. Consider unexpected costs Budgeting for a short film can get […]
Let’s start by clarifying that ‘video camera’ is kind of an outdated term. Gone are the days of needing a dedicated camera for both video and photo. Most modern cameras are pretty well equipped to handle both mediums, although there are a few things you want to consider: Where, when and how you’ll be filming […]
There’s a lot to consider when looking for a professional video editing computer, so we thought we’d make it easier for you – the blockbuster creators of the future – by putting together this comprehensive guide. So let’s see what it takes to get a beast of a PC for video production. What specs should […]