Three ways stock footage can help your story
Does any of this sound familiar? You finally get a client’s footage, only to discover that most of it is unusable. Or, in editing, you realize there are gaps in the story but no footage to fill them. Or the client insists on an epic aerial opening shot … yet the budget is anything but epic.
Yeah, we thought so.
These are the kinds of situations stock footage is great for. And whether you plan on using it from the start or it’s a last-minute save in post, stock footage can be a solid supporting character in your video.
In our post for Videopixie, we shed light on three ways you can use it: to fill in those pesky story gaps, to show what you’re talking about, and to add emotional impact. Find out more in How stock footage can help you tell your story.
Meet John Fedele
Midwest-based in the USA, I’ve been a full-time photographer for about 15 years, specializing in lifestyle advertising content. Before that, I was shooting as a hobbyist when people began to notice my work and I landed some of my first paying jobs. I always had the goal of shooting advertising, so I’ve pretty much worked […] Read more
Guest Post: Editing Tips for Music Videos
Tristan Olson is the executive producer at Venture, a Denver Video Production Company. Music videos are synonymous with stylized visuals and fast-cut editing. But, for the video production pros in charge of directing and editing them, the task can seem quite daunting — both as a creative and logistical challenge. There are creative and stylistic decisions […] Read more
Content-Aware Fill tutorial
Make Dissolve footage even better with Content-Aware Fill Ever found a stock footage clip that was almost perfect? A killer skyline view, with one gloomy cloud rolling through. Or an iconic tourism mecca ruined by, well, tourists. Help is here.Content-Aware Fill is a new feature in Adobe After Effects that makes it easy to erase unwanted […] Read more