If you’re a professional film-maker…you may wanna click away from today’s tutorial.
But, if you like to dabble in short video clips… and wanna make them a little more magical…stick with me.
Today… I’m sharing the first in a series of making prettier ‘still moving’ videos.
Let’s start in Photoshop.
(Did you know it’s included in the Creative Cloud photography plan?).
Such amazing value.
Ok…before we dive into the lesson, a little back story on my ‘idea’ of film.
I like to call them still moving.
If you’d like a little more inspo check out my still ‘moving’ Stillness series over on Insta.
The idea…. a still scene with subtle movement…
often light & shadow… but it can also be things like writing, pouring tea, or even fussing with linen.
(lotsa inspo over in my Insta-stories Stillness highlights)
How ’bout that POP…. of drama…
Enough talk… Let’s dive into PS and make a video.
How I Edit Video in Photoshop Lesson 1
So, that my lovely... is that.
Whatcha think? Simple!! Right!
Next lesson, how I edit video in Lr…
Oh wait…before I sign off…
how ’bout a little Ben magic…. He and I are working on a new series.
(both photo and film).
It all started with this chair…. when Karen came to visit.
Anyhow the other day the chair was still sitting in the dark room… all lovely in the light.
I thought… I’m going to shoot that today. As I was styling it up… Ben jumped up on the chair.
Voila…a series was born.
Here’s how we do this…
I style the scene while he’s sleeping on his bed by my desk. Then I simply say, in my everyday voice (as if I was talking to you)
‘ok….let’s come on over Benny.’
He saunters over to the chair, jumps up…settles in…
Now and then I adjust his paws (or ears)
and that’s’ that.
Click, click… and record.
I love this boy.
Over to You
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with love & gratitude
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