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Izzy Video 026 – Entrances and Exits


In this video tutorial, I demonstrate an easy way to create natural transitions by having the subject enter and exit the frame during different shots.

By the way, thank you for all the comments on the last podcast. I’m thinking I’ll probably create the series of videos on “how to podcast” and then include them as part of a separate feed, so it won’t get in the way of the regular Izzy Videos. This seems like an appropriate compromise.

It will take me some time to create them, so I’ll let you all know once they’re done.

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Izzy Video 025 – Interesting Lines

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This video tutorial demonstrates how using lines can create a more interesting image. This technique is an easy one to learn, and it’s one you can immediately use whether you’re shooting home or formal video. The principles of cinematography are universal.

This is the link to the video.

And again, thanks for all the amazing feedback. Every day I get many emails from new subscribers praising the series. I appreciate the feedback very much, and it motivates me to make more!

Once you’re done watching this video, you can also watch other free sample episodes.

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Izzy Video 021 – Working with Text


I’ve had several requests via feedback and email, asking me to do a tutorial on using text in videos. A lot of people find it challenging because it’s difficult to make text look good on a television screen. Hopefully this podcast will help. Final Cut Pro comes with some versatile text tools, but sometimes it is best not to use them all.

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Izzy Video 019 – Capturing Better Color


In this video tutorial, I overview several items which can help you achieve better color in your mini DV footage.

If your color is still bad, there are many color correction tools that most editing software comes with. It’s best to get good original footage, but if something goes wrong, there’s always a color correction tool for you. Final Cut Pro comes with a couple different color correction options. These are the ones I use.

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