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7 Camera Settings to Double Check Before Shooting Video [ReelRebel Ep.#52]

7 Camera Settings to Double Check Before Shooting Video [ReelRebel Ep.#52]

As a filmmaker, attention to detail is critical so you can stay on top of everything in front of, and behind, the camera. Follow our 7 point checklist and get it right first time so you not only create great footage but you spend a whole lot less time in post-production.

Creating Multiple Framing Options From The Same Shot [ReelRebel #51]

Creating Multiple Framing Options From The Same Shot [ReelRebel #51]

Multiple camera angles from the same shot gives your video footage an added depth and the right post-production editing allows you to make the most out of a particular shot. Creating multiple framing options from one take can help you make better edits and cut ...

How-to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

How to Key Green Screen Footage with Adobe After Effects [ReelRebel #50]

Adding background footage in post-production can turn a good video into an amazing one and in this week's ReelRebel tutorial we show you an advanced editing technique that will really help you get more creative with your videos. Tune in to find out how to make the most of your video content.

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video [Reel Rebel #48]

Soft box lighting and umbrella lighting aren't lights...they're light diffusion. So which one is better for your shoot? Here are some rules-of-thumb, but in the end, you'll need to test them both out to get that look you need. Understanding what they are is half the battle.

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

How to Blur Faces in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #47]

There are many reasons to blur out people's faces: protect their identity or privacy, or if they didn't sign a talent release for your broadcast. You can use it any time you need to blur anything out. This is how to use it in Adobe Premiere.

How to Use Color Correction in Adobe Premiere with the Fast Color Corrector [ReelRebel #46]

How to Use Color Correction in Adobe Premiere with the Fast Color Corrector [ReelRebel #46]

You want to learn how to color correct your images in a quick and easy way? Well, you can, but remember it takes lots of practice over the years to get everything right. But the Fast Color Corrector in Premiere will point you in the right direction.

Stabilize Shaky Footage with Adobe Premiere [Reel Rebel #45]

Stabilize Shaky Footage with Adobe Premiere [Reel Rebel #45]

So you have some footage that has just a little more shake than you'd like. Fortunately for you, you have some options in post-production through Adobe Premiere's Warp Stabilizer feature. Just remember, fix that before you get to this point next time.

How to Create the Sin City Effect in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #44]

How to Create the Sin City Effect in Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel #44]

Getting that black and white and just one other color effect is easy when you follow these steps in Adobe Premiere (Final Cut Pro is similar). It's a color correction technique that has been used in movies like Sin City and Pleasantville and you can use it when you want to do something a little creative with your video.

How to Back-Light the Subject of Your Video [Reel Rebel #43]

How to Back Light the Subject of Your Video [Reel Rebel #43]

Backlighting the subjects of your video can raise production value in many ways, and we're going to give you three of them. Backlighting can raise the production value of your videos and...well, just make your videos look cool.

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Using the camera in your phone to shoot a business video can be an attractive thing for people looking to create video on the cheap. Unfortunately, with these types of cameras, the limitations are such that there are very few instances when it makes sense to use them.

How to Create YouTube Export Settings in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel 41]

How to Create YouTube Export Settings in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere [ReelRebel 41]

One of the most overlooked aspects of uploading videos to YouTube and Vimeo is the proper export settings from your editing software, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Selecting the correct export settings means having the highest quality video possible when it uploads to a popular video site.

Achieve Bokeh With Shallow Depth-of-Field [ReelRebel #40]

Achieve Bokeh With Shallow Depth of Field [ReelRebel #40]

Creating that creamy, out-of-focus background with a sharp, in-focus subject in front of it is all a matter of shallow depth-of-field. And if you really want to impress your friends, call it "bokeh." It's achieving a film-like look and making you look more pro.

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

Three Professional Ways to Light Faces [ReelRebel #39]

You've probably heard of three-point lighting and you use it to perfection. However, if you want to really look pro, you can change the way your key light shines on your subjects' faces to create a desired dramatic or more flattering look. Introducing short, split, and butterfly lighting.

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

How to Use Light Diffusion Gels for Soft Lighting [ReelRebel #39]

Giving your video production value means using professional lighting. However, that professional lighting brings with it an additional problem: harsh lighting that is uncomfortable to your subject, sharp shadows, and makes your subject look unnatural. Diffusion solves that problem.

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow motion isn't a difficult thing to do. But there is a time and place for it. We take a look at what slow motion does for the clips in your timeline and how to achieve those effects in iMovie and Adobe Premiere. And we even have a bonus tip for you if the basics aren't enough.