• 10 Free Photoshop Tutorials to Learn New Skills
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    10 Free Photoshop Tutorials to Learn New Skills

    Discover how to make the most of the tools offered by Adobe's image editing software When it was first released in 1990, Adobe Photoshop started out as a basic image-editing program; thirty years on it's evolved to become the must-have tool used by millions of creative professionals to make their visions a reality. Featuring multiple possibilities for filters, effects, plug-ins, customizable tools, and endless creative resources, the program enables all kinds of creatives to edit their photopraphy or illustrations without limits.

  • 10 Online Video Editing Courses for Beginners
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    10 Online Video Editing Courses for Beginners

    Learn to edit videos in Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve with these Domestika audiovisual experts Great video editing can transform the way we experience audiovisual content. Editing sets the pace, style, and tone of the movies, series, and videos that we watch every day. In our list of 10 courses below, Domestika experts will teach you how to master the most sought-after video editing programs for audiovisual projects on the market. Whether you're interested in using Adobe Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve, you'll learn to get the most from these programs the best way possible: doing it yourself!

  • Shortcuts For Editing Video in Premiere Pro
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    Shortcuts For Editing Video in Premiere Pro

    Watch this video tutorial and learn essential shortcuts for working with the most widely-used program for editing video Adobe Premiere Pro was released in 1991 and, 30 years later, remains one of the most widely-used programs in the audiovisual sector. As well as offering a wide range of features and boasting an intuitive interface, its time-line based editing system has revolutionized the way we make videos and improved workflow with options to add multimedia resources, soundtracks, and much more. Alex Hall (@alexhallfilm) is a video-maker, editor, photographer, and director of photography for the talk show Berlin After Dark. For over a decade, Premiere Pro has been Alex’s go-to program for editing footage.

  • 80 Essential Adobe Premiere Pro Shortcuts for Editing Video in 2021
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    80 Essential Adobe Premiere Pro Shortcuts for Editing Video in 2021

    Speed up your editing process with these keyboard shortcuts and discover top tips for getting the most out of Premiere Pro Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most widely-used programs in the audiovisual sector thanks to how easy it is to use and the wide range of features it offers. When it comes to editing video like a pro, speed is essential. That’s why it’s important to get to grips with these essential shortcuts for working in Adobe Premiere Pro. Using them will improve your workflow and help you to edit faster.

  • Filmmaking Tutorial: 5 Tips For Making A Great Documentary
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    Filmmaking Tutorial: 5 Tips For Making A Great Documentary

    Learn the basics of how to develop a successful audiovisual documentary, with Jose Garcia and Rene Strgar Got a great idea for a documentary but not sure where to start? In this beginner’s tutorial, London-based filmmakers Jose Prada & Rene Strgar (@jrvisuals) run you through the essential elements you'll need to consider when making a documentary. Prada and Strgar have worked for an impressive range of clients, including Ford, L’Oréal, Red Bull, and Zara, and like all good filmmakers, they have had to adapt in style and tone when approaching each story. Favoring a documentary-style of filmmaking, they’ve picked up a lot of knowledge along the way, from how to iron out concepts, research their subjects, and edit their footage. Check out their tips in this video!

  • 65 Premiere Rush Shortcuts for Editing Social Media Videos
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    65 Premiere Rush Shortcuts for Editing Social Media Videos

    Speed up your workflow for editing, producing, and publishing social media videos with these essential keyboard shortcuts Adobe Premiere Rush is a program designed to quickly make and share videos online. It lets you edit, color correct, adjust audio, add titles, and more. It can be used on multiple devices, offers hundreds of customizable motion graphics effects, and can be integrated with Adobe Stock. To get the most out of this program and speed up your process for creating content for social media, check out these shortcuts.

  • What Is a Vlog and How Do You Start One?
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    What Is a Vlog and How Do You Start One?

    Learn what a video blog is, get tips to produce one, and check out 9 vloggers’ accounts to inspire you Vlogging is one of the fastest-growing formats on the web and has the greatest monetization capacity on YouTube. Users tend to watch vlogs to experience other realities or listen to reviews about products and services. They also want learn about certain experiences they’d like to live for themselves. Lucas Merayo, better known as Merakio (@merakio), is an actor and audiovisual content creator with more than 800 thousand followers on YouTube. The fresh and fun approach to everyday life he uses in his vlogs has turned him into a model for this genre. By exploring his process, we’ll be able to understand this format and learn practical tips to start producing vlogs, for launching our own channel or simply to record snippets of our lives in a fun and personal way.

  • Tiktok Tutorial: 5 Tips to Grow from 0
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    Tiktok Tutorial: 5 Tips to Grow from 0

    Discover the best tips and tricks to quickly grow your following on TikTok, with Arnulfur Hakonarson TikTok has become one of the world’s most popular social networks, and with more than 1 billion users this relatively new tool is essential for any content creator who wants to get their work noticed. Arnulfur Hakonarson (@arnulfur), also known as That Icelandic Guy, is famous for his creative content on platforms such as Instagram, Youtube and, more recently, TikTok. Arnulfur believes that TikTok is not only super fun to use, it is actually easier to grow organically than on other platforms such as Instagram. With over 726 thousand followers and 8 million likes on his TikTok profile, his success on the app after only a short amount of time highlights just how effectively TikTok can help content creators reach new audiences. Join him in this tutorial as he shares five simple tips for how to grow and gain more followers on TikTok.

  • The NASA Lens That Ended Up in the Hands of Stanley Kubrick
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    The NASA Lens That Ended Up in the Hands of Stanley Kubrick

    Discover how the legendary film director shot scenes from Barry Lyndon with a lens designed to photograph the dark side of the Moon Of the thirteen feature films that Stanley Kubrick directed during his career, Barry Lyndon appears relatively far down the list when ranked according to commercial success (according to IndieWire, the top spots go to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, and The Shining). However, Kubrick’s adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel following the life of an ambitious young Irish social climber, played by Ryan O’Neal, who sets out to achieve wealth and status by all means possible, is often considered a favorite among cinephiles.

  • A Brief Guide to Roger Deakins’ Cinematography
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    A Brief Guide to Roger Deakins’ Cinematography

    Discover the work of the Oscar-winning cinematographer, known for films such as Blade Runner 2049, Fargo and 1917 Roger Deakins is a living legend. At 71, not only is the British DP still active, he is arguably at the top of his game (and given that cameras keep getting lighter and lighter, he has no plans to retire any time soon). Best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, Michael Radford, Ron Howard, and Denis Villeneuve, Deakins has worked on a myriad of films shot on wide-ranging budgets, exploring completely different genres. Each one has a unique look.

  • Who is Oscar Winner Chloé Zhao?
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    Who is Oscar Winner Chloé Zhao?

    Discover the life and work of the award-winning director, writer, and editor of Nomadland who made history in 2021 Chloé Zhao is the name on everyone’s lips after making Oscar history as the first woman of color to take home the Best Director prize. Having already won a number of awards for Nomadland, including the top prizes at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and both the BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Director, the world was poised to see if her poetic drama starring Frances McDormand would triumph at the 93rd Academy Awards. It did. Not only was Zhao awarded Best Director, Nomadland also picked up Best Picture and Frances McDormand took home Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film.

  • What Is Sensitometry and Why Is It So Important In Cinematography?
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    What Is Sensitometry and Why Is It So Important In Cinematography?

    Learn about the inner workings of a camera and how to choose the right settings for your next video project Sensitometry is the scientific study of light-sensitive materials, such as photographic film. In digital photography, the camera sensor is the electronic equivalent to photographic film. In order to understand sensitometry in a digital context, we need to first get our heads around how a camera sensor works. We will then examine the differences between shooting RAW, LOG, and Rec709 Video before looking at dynamic range and ISO. What is a camera sensor? A camera sensor is a piece of hardware inside a camera that receives and transmits information to make an image. It is made up of millions of cavities called “photosites.” When the camera’s shutter opens, these photosites open and capture photons, which are stored as electrical signals that the camera’s processor reads and interprets. This information is then stitched together to form a grayscale image. To capture color images, a Bayer array filter has to be placed over each photosite to determine the color of the images.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: How Sound Artists Make Movie Magic
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    Curious Minds Podcast: How Sound Artists Make Movie Magic

    Discover how Foley artists bring TV and movies to life with Curious Minds, an original podcast by Domestika Curious Minds is an original podcast by Domestika that explores the curiosities and untold histories of the creative world. Each week we’ll bring you a new episode, interviewing experts and creatives as we dive into the unusual origins of the images, patterns, and designs we take for granted. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app to never miss an episode.

  • Get Ready For SXSW Online 2021
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    Get Ready For SXSW Online 2021

    South by Southwest 2021 offers a diverse program of film, music, comedy, and conferences Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW (read “South by Southwest”) is about to celebrate its 28th edition. SXSW Online 2021 is scheduled to take place from the 16th to the 21st of March: a digital experience where the interactive, film, and music industries converge. This year’s program features Keynotes, Conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, online Exhibitions, and more.

  • What is ISO Sensitivity in Photography?
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    What is ISO Sensitivity in Photography?

    Learn the basics for beginners about ISO and how aperture and shutter speed settings interact with each other, by Giulia Candussi In analog film photography, ISO (or formerly ASA) indicated how sensitive a roll of film was to light. While most modern cameras do not use film anymore, the term stuck around and now refers to the relative sensitivity of a camera’s sensor to light. Along with shutter speed and aperture, ISO is one of the most fundamental settings to understand when taking digital photographs. In this video, Giulia Candussi explains what ISO is and how you can use it in your digital photography to achieve the best results possible:

  • The Fascinating Story of the Women Who Created the Great Disney Classics
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    The Fascinating Story of the Women Who Created the Great Disney Classics

    The Golden Age of film animation would not have been possible without these female illustrators, animators, and art directors Cinderella (1950), Dumbo (1941), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and Bambi (1942) are classic Disney movies that marked the childhood of millions of children worldwide. They have one thing in common: the role played by women in their making was invaluable. Although it was the legendary animators of the early days of Disney Production (known as Disney's Nine Old Men) who went down in animation history, the dream factory created by Walt Disney paved the way to hundreds of women. However, their stories may not be as well-known as those of their male counterparts.

  • What Are Anamorphic and Spherical Lenses?
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    What Are Anamorphic and Spherical Lenses?

    Discover the differences between these popular lenses used by filmmakers since the 50s What tools we use to capture a story on film will depend on the story we want to tell, the look we want to create, and how we want our audience to interpret the images on screen. David Curto (@davidcurto) is a director of photography who has worked with clients such as CAT Footwear, Carrefour, and Ford. He has also shot music videos and collaborated on feature films, including Samir Oliveros’s "Bad Lucky Goat” and the Netflix series “The Neighbor”. In this blog post, David explains the differences between anamorphic and spherical lenses. Not only do these different lenses have their own practical features, but they also produce unique effects that can result in highly stylized shots and impact an audience on a subconscious level.