Video Resources – Learning Video On the Fly


Everything I have done in video has been self taught.  I have been out of school since 1996 and when I graduated we weren’t  worried about having to deliver motion or content for digital platforms.  I decided motion was  a skill set I needed to master for my business.  That being said,  I don’t edit. Editing video is a talent that I don’t completely have the patience or skill set for.  I applaud anyone who can do it well!  Karlyn Michelson is my go to editor, but sometimes due to availability or budget I work with client supplied editors and a couple of other people. We talk and work together but I am not the editor.

I am working on learning the editing tools and have been color correcting the videos in Adobe Premiere lately which I have been enjoying. I have grouped some links here that I found helpful while learning on the fly.  I continue to learn and improve my video skills and I hope some of these resources will be beneficial!

Here’s a nice tutorial series on setting up and shooting with Canon DSLRs for video (which Karlyn Michelson produced!)

Here’s another camera profile option from technicolor:

Here’s the full on hack for your firmware.  I have to say this scares me, but I think I’m gonna give it a try at some point:

Color Correction for video: you don’t want to do it in Premier DaVinci resolve is FREE and pretty frickin’ powerful:

Here’s a story about it grading the recent feature film The Kingsman

NEW!  Here is a review from B&H about the new app Hitfilm.  I haven’t checked it out yet- hopefully soon:

Vincent Laforet is sponsored by Canon and a number of other companies and is a great gear head to follow:

and of course Chase Jarvis

This after effects video copilot on how to make a zombie apocolypse is way out of my league but it is something to look forward to!
video city destruction Clint Milby’s DSLR site  I

started following him after seeing his work that he shot in Chernobyl.


AJA CION Release Day LA from Clint Milby.

couple of other ones I like to check in on

Pretty comprehensive stuff, gear review, work flow, etc yup that’s me.  This is a another nice community  of  film peeps adobe’s video tutorials tutorials zombies,

after effects, key frame, lots of good stuff! and nice big collection ! talented director of photography on Vimeo. There are a bunch more, we will be posting them periodically where i got the total city destruction from.  Haven’s used it yet but looking forward to learning some skills in After Effects.   drone101 ( more on drones coming soon!)

In 2009, Mallon made a big splash with “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. The images Mallon produced during his two-week effort with Weeks Marine have been in exhibitions in New York, Miami, St. Louis, and Philadelphia and featured on television such as MSNBC, NBC, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and CBS News. In 2010 Stephen’s following solo exhibition “Next Stop Atlantic” was received with great praise from the likes of The New York Times, National Public Radio, GQ, The Atlantic, Fast Company, and GQ. This body of work has been shown at the Look 3 photo festival in Charlottesville, Miami, St. Louis, and Rome. Mallon’s short film about the transportation and installation of the new Willis Avenue Bridge was created from over 30,000 still images. The film “A Bridge Delivered” was reviewed by the Wall St Journal, New York Magazine, GQ, PDN, and WIRED. It was then screened in five festivals in New York, Los Angels and Bristol, England. His work has been exhibited widely, and he has been commissioned by a wide range of clients, including the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Sudler & Hennessey, and MAYTAG. Mallon’s photos have been honored by Communication Arts, Photo District News, The New York Photo Festival, the Lucie Awards, International Color Awards, and Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass top 50. He is also a leader in the photo community. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and served as president from 2006 to 2009.

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