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communicate visually: the world of audio visual tools and the new media for learning and exchange.
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Inspire 1 | DJI

Inspire 1 | DJI | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Redefining what it means to take to the sky and fly, the DJI Inspire 1 is the most advanced ready-to-fly system for everyone.
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video drones have made huge progress over their short life span...
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Ways to Improve Your Green Screen Shoots and Keying in After Effects

Ways to Improve Your Green Screen Shoots and Keying in After Effects | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Keying and compositing. The act of removing and replacing portions of a shot to put together something new.
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T.STOPS: An Examination of: Black Magic Cinema Camera

T.STOPS: An Examination of: Black Magic Cinema Camera | ComWiz | Scoop.it
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just as I thought: great picture quality poor ergonomics when shooting handheld.

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Color Temperature Strategies

Color Temperature Strategies | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Coloring your video world with light is more than just turning on a few lamps and setting a good white balance - light is often a mixed bag.
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Green Screen Backgrounds | Videomaker.com

Green Screen Backgrounds | Videomaker.com | ComWiz | Scoop.it
It's one of the oldest tricks in the video arsenal, yet it's still one of the most useful and effective. We're talking about the selective subtraction of a color or color range from an image, which can then be replaced with a new image.
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The next few articles will be all about green screens (by videomaker)! enjoy!

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6 Phrases that Help Motivate Talent

6 Phrases that Help Motivate Talent | ComWiz | Scoop.it
You can lead your talent to the camera, but you can't make them perform. Here are 6 tips to help them give you the best performance possible.
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Resonate Festival 2013 - Exploring boundaries of art, media and technology

Resonate Festival 2013 - Exploring boundaries of art, media and technology | ComWiz | Scoop.it


Following the success of the first Resonate festival that took place in March 2012, Magnetic Field B in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net and Dom Omladine in Belgrade are pleased to announce the new edition of the festival, taking place 21-23 March 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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The next big enterprise acquisition target? Gamification startups

The next big enterprise acquisition target? Gamification startups | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Gamification is thought of as a hyped buzzword by skeptics, but it's increasingly being used by corporations to incentivize consumers and motivate employees.
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Final Cut Pro: Creating a Subtitle Template

Final Cut Pro: Creating a Subtitle Template | ComWiz | Scoop.it

I recently had to insert subtitles into video. Unfortunately it is not an easy task. Depending on the length, (for short videos) you can insert the subtitles directly into the fcp timeline, or (for long videos) you work with .xml files. 

 

This is a great tutorial how to do it straight in the fcp timeline.

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Lighting for Night Video Shoots

Lighting for Night Video Shoots | ComWiz | Scoop.it

Here a nice short video on how to light night scenes. It gives you a good overview what you can try out... but at the end it is all about practice...

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Looking for Drama Everywhere

The article reiterates how important drama is for us. - Drama must not be used only in novels or films, but can be applied in many kinds of communication, be it knowledge sharing, exchanging information, be it learning. Drama seduces. If you manage to seduce your audience you are more likely to succeed bringing your point across.

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Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime

Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Learn how to use the free QuickTime Player as an iOS Screen Recorder and easily capture videos, including the audio, of your iPad or iPhone screen.
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Record the screen of your iPad for free! Instead of an app use QuickTime on your mac! - sweet...
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Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Birth of a Lens

Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Birth of a Lens | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Fujifilm yesterday released a video showing off the process of building an XF lens from start to finish.
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Coursera: testing the Coursera's peer grading model

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I am a big fan of Coursera online courses. The field of massive open online courses is growing. But some challenges remain...

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Selling Your Green Screen Shots to Your Audience

Selling Your Green Screen Shots to Your Audience | ComWiz | Scoop.it
Yes, the tools to create green screen composites have changed and, yes, it is cheaper and easier to produce green screen FX shots, but that doesn't mean it is simple or effortless to "sell" the shot to your audience.
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green screen ... continued

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Microphone Buyer's Guide

Microphone Buyer's Guide | ComWiz | Scoop.it
One way to dramatically increase the quality of your video productions is by using an external microphone rather than the one that is built into your camcorder.
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10 Tips to Making More Effective Training Videos

This article just comes at the right time for me. I have been producing training videos for the past weeks. Still, some of the points from this article I look forward to use in the future. Like displaying graphics on a blurred video background! 

 

By the way: Tip # 10 is so much a "gamification" element! 

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Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact? | ComWiz | Scoop.it

a nice summary of the Mashable Social Good Summit,  a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts.

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modern moviemaking

modern moviemaking | ComWiz | Scoop.it
In this article, filmmaker Jason Brubaker shares his thoughts on modern moviemaking and why now is the time to grab a camera!
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Staging and How it Affects Mood and Drama

Staging and How it Affects Mood and Drama | ComWiz | Scoop.it

Staging a scene in a flat way or adding depth, thus drama. This is a continuation of a previous article by the same author I posted here a few weeks back.

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