COLOUR GRADING II

  We return to the subject of colour correction and colour grading as I have been working more on learning how to transform my images from flat, over/underexposed, over saturated or bland, to something more vivid and eye catching. It’s a process the footage on pretty much every major film or TV show these days …

Bit(Rate)s & Pieces

BIT(RATE)S AND PIECES   During the recent Top Ten competition Jim Morton-Robertson’s film wouldn’t play on the club’s Blu-ray player. The picture would stutter every few frames as it struggled to process the footage.   I noticed that the file size was 1.42Gb which was ludicrously large for a 3 minute film so I asked …

(More) COLOUR CORRECTION

  Hopefully, you will recall John Epton’s video tutorial on this particular subject and my companion piece article explaining the benefits of colour correction and colour grading to our films. Since then I have been delving deeper into the practice of colour correction and learning more grading techniques to give my films a bit of …

Colour Grading

by Lee Relph   You may recall last year John Epton held a talk on colour correction and colour grading (the video is HERE in the Members’ Only section) as an important step in the editing process. Editing suites have come a long way over the past decade or so and their colour correction facilities …

FILMING GUIDELINES

Directing and On Set Instructions Here at OVFM one of our primary aims is to share our knowledge of filmmaking to help everyone improve their skills either in front or behind the camera, pre-or post production. In a recent double practical sessions of making joke films, some club members found themselves stepping into the role …

Logging In To The Website!!

  Logging In To The Website An Illustrated Guide (Updated January 4th  2022)   Despite running this site for 11 years now, some club members often struggled with logging into the website to see the Members’ Only material hidden away from the general public.   Now the site theme and layout has changed again, I …

FAQ – Music Copyright

  Music is an important part of a film and while finding that one song or tune to perfectly fit the imagery and mood of your latest masterpiece can be a Herculean task, usually one of three options present themselves as a viable solution. One is create the music yourself. With the technology readily available …

Meet Lily!

Meet Lily!! With Christmas coming up I’m sure your family is asking what you want for a present. Well, thanks to Ian Menage, we may have the answer right here! 😀 Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD …

Scriptwriting with Celtx Pt 2

  SCRIPTWRITING WITH CELTX Part 2: Writing Your Script   Hello Folks Here we go with the second part of my Celtx demo. If you missed the first part or need a refresher, you can find it HERE. On with the lesson! WRITING YOUR SCRIPT Presumably you have already written a synopsis and a treatment …