Category Archives: Film & Video Production

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What Is The Best Free Video Editor?

The power of great editing goes a long way in the filmmaking process, but a craftsman is only as good as their tools. As a general rule, the best free video editing software is: Blender Video Editor Shotcut Avidemux Openshot HitFilm Express or most pre-installed video editors on Windows or MAC When it comes to […]

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What Volume Should Background Music Be in iMovie?

iMovie is a wonderful free video editing software that comes as standard with an Apple Mac OS computer. This pre-installed video editing software is really powerful, and so much good quality video editing can be done with it. Many people will show you how to use iMovie for free online, but very few seem to […]

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What Is The Purpose of Using a Clapperboard in Filmmaking?

The purpose of using a clapperboard in filmmaking is to identify the scene to the editor and in addition, synchronize audio and visual elements of the production. The “clap” sound is recorded and this is then synchronized with the recorded image to align sound and video in film production.  Lights!… Camera!… Action! Then the sweet […]

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How To Use Background Music

Where can I find free background music for videos? Background music can be widely found and downloaded online, both paid for and for free. In fact, there is so much good background music available and so many stock music libraries out there, most filmmakers are experiencing decision overload. Here are the best places to find […]