Filmmaking tutorials

Digital Juice has some very good tutorials on its site about how to shoot and edit properly. There are a number of new things I learned by watching their videos, and the most recent one is “record 1 minute of ambient noise before you start shooting in a location”. Their video tutorials are highly recommended, and they offer MP4 downloadable versions too. To save you time, out of about 200 videos, I have put together for you the most practical & important ones — in my opinion.

UPDATE: Videos moved here. My links below don’t work anymore, you will have to search for these videos manually.

Lighting Setup

Lighting tips, also available in text form.
Lighting Backgrounds
Shadow lighting

Audio Recording

Sound Advice
Getting rid of the 60Hz hum
Preventing Plosives

Video Shooting

Creative Camerawork
DoF & focusing
White Balance
Shooting interviews
The warehouse
Shooting to edit
Steady shooting
Green screen shooting

Video Editing

Continuity cutting
Color correction
On transitions
The Cut
Deleting scenes
Time effects
Compositing intro
Compositing, Advanced
Green screen editing

Audio Editing

How to select music score
Cleaning up audio
Fixing bad audio
Dubbing bad audio
Audio effects


DrTom wrote on December 4th, 2008 at 4:27 AM PST:

Eugenia, thank you so much for this list of links. I’ve listened to several and picked up a tip here and there. Very nice. Thanks again.

John Waterman wrote on December 4th, 2008 at 12:47 PM PST:

This material is great Eugenia. Thank you for assembling and posting it

Jorge wrote on December 4th, 2008 at 2:30 PM PST:

Thanks Eugenia for summarizing all these nice clips from DJTV.

blacksnoopy wrote on December 5th, 2008 at 2:35 AM PST:

Thank you!

Dries Desmet wrote on December 8th, 2008 at 2:04 AM PST:

Thanks. I have a silent reader of your blog for months now. Even though I consider myself a video professional, it is rewarding to read your posts.

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