How To Create an Instant Replay in Final Cut Pro X

By Ryan Allen | December 25, 2022

Did you know that the NFL’s instant replay is finally instant? Previously, instant replay was a tedious process that often …

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5 Tips for Using Motivational Music Effectively

By Ryan Allen | November 3, 2022

The right music can help you get through — something about a soothing flow or a fast beat sets the …

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How to Mix Down Audio in Premiere

By Ryan Allen | October 22, 2022

Adobe Premiere Pro routinely tops lists of the best editing software platforms on the market, and with good reason. Whether …

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How to Use Chill Background Music Effectively

By Ryan Allen | September 22, 2022

Throughout film, television, commercials, video games, and any other audio or visual medium, background music is an often overlooked but critical element of any production. For producers, editors, and anyone else working on video production, the best type of background music for a video will depend on a number of …

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How To Add a Gradient to a Shape in Premiere

By Ryan Allen | August 24, 2022

Adobe Premiere Pro is a top-of-the-line video editing software program from software giant Adobe. Premiere Pro is used by hobbyists and professionals alike to edit videos into cinema-worthy spectacles. However, if you’re new to Premiere, the sheer number of features it offers can be overwhelming. For instance, learning how to …

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How to Set Up Your Recording Space Soundboard for a Deep Voice

By Ryan Allen | August 16, 2022

Setting up a soundboard — also known as a mixing board or mix console — can be intimidating. There are many settings and knobs, and multiple ports for input and output. Once you include your digital audio workstation, or DAW, into the mix it can feel overwhelming. Thankfully, it’s a …

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4 Surprise Sound Effect Techniques You Need to Take Advantage Of

By Ryan Allen | July 30, 2022

Savvy creators know that sound effects add a completely new dimension to their videos and content.  Consider some examples from favorite movies: the most memorable sound that comes to mind could be the roars of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, courtesy of such real-life sources as mating tortoises and hissing geese.  …

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5 Tips for Setting up Contrast Lighting

By Ryan Allen | June 29, 2022

Any photographer or videographer knows that lighting can transform a subject. Indeed, you’re not photographing a subject at all. You’re photographing the light that falls on them. High-contrast lighting — that is, lighting that has a wide range of tonalities, from pitch-black to bright — can make a subject look …

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How to Set Up Your Video Editing Desk

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

There’s no question that your work environment can influence your creativity. George Lucas famously lives in a low-tech Victorian house (even if admittedly he uses and has helped design state-of-the-art editing and audio mixing gear).  Videographers and video editors are famous for being choosy about their equipment and their workspaces, …

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When Can You Download an MP3 From YouTube and Use It in Your Media Project?

By Ryan Allen | June 20, 2022

Taking YouTube videos and turning them into downloadable audio files used to be standard practice on the Internet. One of the most prolific converters was YouTube to MP3 (or YouTube-MP3.org), until it was shut down in 2017 following years of legal threats from the platform.  What happened to YouTube to …

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Music, Sound Effects and Games

Online Casino Games Using Music to Great Effect

By Ryan Allen | April 29, 2022

Soundtracks play an important role in gaming. They keep the player engaged, announce special encounters or events, and can even influence the way a player behaves. It’s not surprising then that some of the most popular AAA games — like Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption II — have become famous …

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Royalty Free Podcast Intro Music To Make Your Podcast Shine

By Ryan Allen | April 29, 2022

It’s a great moment when podcasters, after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (not to mention, brainstorming, recording, editing, and polishing) have a handful of episodes they’re finally ready to upload to a platform. Now, all it takes is a snappy piece of royalty-free podcast music to let the …

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Using Audio Clips and Music in Podcasts Without Getting Sued: Royalty-Free Music to the Rescue

By Ryan Allen | April 26, 2022

You have a great idea for a podcast, and maybe you’ve already put the hard work in. You’ve scripted it, recorded vocals, and maybe done an interview. All it needs now is some music for the intro and outro, and it’s good to go. But how do you include it …

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The Best Music For Podcasts

By Ryan Allen | March 31, 2022

The Power of Podcast Music When creators are making a podcast, they’ve probably thought long and hard about subject matter and content, and hopefully have come to a perspective that is uniquely theirs. But regardless of the subject matter or genre, there is one addition that really lifts podcasts, and …

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What Music Should I Choose for Medicine Commercials

By Ryan Allen | March 25, 2022

Medicine commercials have to convey several important qualities. They have to be trustworthy, authoritative, dignified, and straightforward. Often, medical commercials can also offer a sense of hope to individuals who may be suffering from particular ailments. Music can be an excellent way of underscoring your message of hope and healing. …

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