Categorie: Final Cut (english)

360° – hype of trend?

Na een paar weken spelen met de techniek weet ik het zeker, 360° is een blijvende trend! Want 360° foto en video heeft een praktisch nut voor de maker en past bij de media beleving van gebruikers. Neem Street View, een enorm succes waar de 360° fotografie onlosmakelijk aan bijdraagt. En 360° vastgoed fotografie. Met je telefoon een panorama foto…

Greater bigger time-lapse

This was a great project that became bigger and bigger along the way. So much happened .. so much learned .. I tried to keep the production as simple as possible but if you’re into professional 4K motion-controlled time-lapse, there is no way to keep it simple. I’ll dive into a few aspects of the production but first, just enjoy the film….

Vimeo adds subtitling

Good news from Vimeo: their updated videoplayer supports closed captions and subtitles! Subtitles are not just handy, they are powerful. Usually they are added to make a video available to a greater audience. Not unimportant but there is more to gain from good, smart subs. Here are some basics and a look at the opportunities….

Macro cinematografie: Toylympics

Weer een experimenteel filmpje. Ditmaal een mix van macro opnames en twee slowmotion technieken (overcrancking en optical flow). Gemaakt in twee nachtelijke uurtjes. Muziek ‘Dulcissime’ uit de Carmina Burana van Carl Orff. Te koop in de iTunes Store. / ENGLISH / Experimenting with macro slow motion (optical flow + overcranking) and some dark color grading.

YouTube captions: translations, transcripts and subtitles

Captions, better known as subtitles, are more than just translated text. YouTube’s captions option is a really usefull tool that adds a lot of functionality to a video. It improves the user experience, makes a video better indexed by Google, helps people with disabilities, opens up new markets and information to the world….

Fun with Shrinkray tilt/shift

You will never forget the first time you see a good tilt/shift video. The miniature effect is pure magic that amazes you like a child. Expensive as well as the lens that makes it happen is very expensive. You can however create the effect in post with the use of plugins. It’s not exactly the…

Music and foley on a budget

Recently I made a short funny commercial. It needed some music and foley effects but since there wasn’t much budget I couldn’t hand it over to a sound designer and had to do it myself. I work on Final Cut Studio and Soundtrack Pro (included) provided everything I needed. It has a very large sound…

How to shoot and edit vertical video

If you have seen my family’s Christmas card video you have noticed that the video is tilted 90 degrees and thus in a vertical HD format. In this post I will explain why and how I did this. Why vertical? For this video it started as a practical choice. It simply fits the christmas tree…