Vidiot Tips

  1. the fifth of our tutorials with the last to debut next week. this one is all about lens choice, camera placement, and overall coverage of a wedding ceremony with EOS cameras.

    brought to you by canon live learning.

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  2. Create a super slow motion effect from images in After Effects! All you need is two or more photos to create this effect. Pixel Motion is used in After Effects.

    Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!

    0:18 - Slow Motion From Photos Example
    1:00 - Tutorial Start (tips and important information)
    2:51 - How to Create Slow Motion From Pictures (method explained)

    devowe.com/slow-motion-from-pictures-after-effects-tutorial/

    ☞ TIPS:

    ✏ Rotate around your subject - your axis of rotation should be around the subject in the photo.
    ✏ Choose subjects with little background detail to achieve the best Pixel Motion effect.
    ✏ Keep the motion between images very, very subtle. Practice rotating around your subject once or twice before you take the picture.
    ✏ Remember to have your camera on manual EVERYTHING: Aperture, Shutter, Focus, and White Balance. This will ensure the fastest multi-burst from your camera (DSLR or point-and-shoot). If you are shooting at a higher ISO, turn off in-camera noise reduction.
    ✏ Rename your files to numbers or alphabetical order - After Effects sometimes won't create a proper JPEG sequence with filenames such as "IMG_9738.JPG". In this example, I renamed my photos by chopping off the first 5 characters (making the filename "738.JPG") with a file renamer.
    ✏ Resize your images to your output WIDTH (1920 for my project). I created an action in Photoshop that automates everything. This will speed up your overall production and processing time.

    ☞ You can also use this method by zooming into your subject (instead of rotating) while shooting the images. Do this by either zooming with the lens, or physically stepping closer to your subject. Remember your manual focus here.

    UPDATE: How to resize your photos/images:
    ✏ Download my Photoshop preset: http://bitly.com/resize-for-1080p-HD
    ✏ Follow the included instructions

    REMEMBER that the photos you run through this Photoshop action WILL be overwritten. What I do is create a new folder called 'resized', copy my originals into it, then run the Photoshop action on the 'resized' images folder. After that, I chop off the first five characters of the filename with a file renamer such as File Renamer Basic (http://bit.ly/File-Renamer-Basic).

    To see other After Effects tutorials (including 60p to 24p Slow Motion Conversion, SUPER Slow Motion, TRUE Color Correction, and more), go to:
    After Effects & Premiere Tutorials from devowe.com

    devowe.com/

    Audio: Zoom H4n + Redhead Windscreen

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  3. thanks to all of our amazing sponsors that have made this trip possible and that have brought this tutorial to you. we have plenty more to come.

    first and foremost, thanks to canon live learning for making all of this possible (the bus and all). thanks to manfrotto for being so kind in providing 16 monopods plus tons more gear. thanks to cinevate for the shoulder rigs and atlas camera sliders. thanks to zacuto for the z-finders and DSLR rig. thanks to tiffen/lowel/steadicam for all of their lighting and stabilization support.

    we setup for our first workshop tonight and it almost resembled the show floor of BH at times.

    let us know what you think. we are happy to answer any questions and we look forward to hitting the road and shooting our next tutorial in chicago.

    check out our blog for the road trip here:
    canoncaravan.stillmotionblog.com/

    P.

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  4. we have a thorough review and our thoughts on the three cameras on our blog, here:

    stillmotionblog.com/2009/12/23/side-by-side-the-canon-1d-mkiv-mkii-and-7d/

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  5. Have you ever had the need to take a tripod on a trip but lacked the necessary space? Here's one for you!

    It's nothing original, really. I've seen it in use a few times already. But since it's so handy I've decided to make sure that each and every Vimian knew about it.

    Shot on Canon 450D and Canon HF100
    Music: my own variation on the bugle call of St. Mary's Church in Kraków

    vimeo.com/blog:301

    # vimeo.com/11437487 Uploaded 18.8K Plays 38 Comments

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