字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 - What's up, everybody? Peter Mickinnon here, and today we're talking about five ways to instantly make better videos. (cool rock music) Welcome back, everybody, to another episode of whatever it is that we're doing here. I wanna tell you guys about five ways to instantly make better videos that you can start doing today. They don't require money, it doesn't require buying extra gear. They're just five things that you can do, five things that you can think about, just to instantly up that quality, up that video game quality. Not the actual video games, we're talking about video, like your game in, you get it. Number one, lighting. Okay, lighting is the most important thing when it comes to photography, cinematography, film, videos, photos. Lighting controls all. I'm not just talking about forced lighting, or stuff that we're gonna set up, or lights that we have to buy, or DIY lighting setups, outdoor light, just lighting as a whole, be it that it's from natural light, or that it's from something that you've bought that you've set up in-studio, nailing that and locking that down is one of the most important aspects of what it is that we're doing here. And I've mentioned this before, window light is the best light for run-and-gun, get-it-done, have it look amazing, reliable. You wanna shoot near a window, okay? So, for instance, watch this. Now, this is a great example of good window light. The window is literally right here. It's a nice, soft light coming in. It's not too harsh, but it illuminates me nicely, makes me nice and clear, which means it's easy for you to understand, and concentrate, and focus on what it is that I'm saying. Now, because this shot is so clean, and the light is so even on my face, it really gives me a good, wide range of capabilities when it comes to color correcting this footage and grading it, because it's lit so evenly and so nice. Opposed to if I moved away from the window in this same room, you can see how that light loss is significantly different. It's much darker over here, which means you're gonna lose detail, it's gonna look a little bit more muddy, opposed to just standing close to the window and having the whole scene well-lit. This is also, this clip right here, is gonna be more difficult to color grade, and it's probably gonna come out a little bit more grainy because we don't have enough light on the image as a whole. You see what a difference that makes? We're in the same room right now, lit by window light, but just by moving closer to it, or moving further away, or shooting in the corner of a room opposed to closer to the window makes all the difference in how the quality is gonna be perceived in your videos. And the same thing goes for if you're actually setting up studio lights or using the light that's just in your ceiling. The difference is substantial. If you wanna see more on how to do a DIY lighting setup, I'll link the video below that I did. Super budget, you can go to Home Depot, buy everything you need for less than $50. But being able to lock that down and just think about where you wanna shoot in your house, where you wanna shoot in whatever building that you're in ahead of time, it's gonna make your videos easier to watch, it's gonna make that color grading easier. The overall outlook of your videos will be tenfold better if you just think about the lighting first. Use those windows. Point number two is proper music and sound. Now, don't worry, I get asked about 500 times a day where I find my music, how I get music for my videos. I'm going to do an entire video on that, so don't worry guys, it's coming. However, having the proper music and sound effects will 100% change the way people view and see your videos, yourself included. If you use the wrong track for some incredible footage, that footage could be very well perceived as not as good, or not as epic, or not as sad. It's all in the song choice. If you've got some home footage of a baby crawling across the floor and it's some gangster rap, probably not gonna set the tone as well as something a little more family-friendly. And vice-versa, that works as well. If we've got footage of an R8 ripping down the streets, or some people skateboarding, some soft, happy piano might not be the way to go. So song choice is a huge factor when you're thinking about your videos. If it's a cheesy song, your footage is gonna be viewed, and the piece as a whole, is gonna be viewed as cheesy. (cheesy music) If it's a really, really epic song, but the footage doesn't match the epicness of the music, then you're gonna have a disconnect. (epic music) That brings me to my next point is, you wanna actually edit to the music. A lot of times, in music, there are some incredible things that happen audibly. If you match the visuals to the audio, you can enhance that tenfold. It's one thing to have great music, it's one thing to edit to the beat, but when you have sounds of the forest, or if you have the ambient noises of cars going, or you have that egg cracking, the typing, the shuffling of cards, paper being ripped, it doesn't matter. When you have those extra ambient sound effects on top of the great music and great footage, it's the full package, it's the full experience. They're things that are often overlooked, but having proper sound effects makes all the difference. Okay, so what I've done here to show you an example real quick is plug this Road Video Micro. I've mounted it to this external monitor arm that I've clamped to the desk. So in a second, I'm gonna bring that camera closer and plug this directly in, to give me a more rich sound source to show and prove a point to how much better even something random and mundane or normal of a task can sound a lot better when you have good, rich audio to it. Now I'll show you a few of the same clips, but without a microphone to show you that you don't have as much immersion into the clip that you're watching when it does sound as rich. Point number three is learning your software. Look up tutorials, watch different videos, attend seminars, buy training, find training, free training, friends that know how to use the program better than you, ask questions, do everything that you can to learn that software, because that's only gonna help you when you're shooting in the field, and what I mean by that is you wanna plan those shots ahead of time, so that you know how you're gonna edit. So if I think to myself, okay, I'm going to film my friend walking by the screen, and then I'm gonna do a transition that masks him out into the next clip.