It snowed four inches today in Dundee, Scotland, at the start of my first UK seminar. Still, we had close to 100 people brave the weather to turn our for our seminar. In spite of the weather, we still came very close to running out of seats! It was great to visit with all these students and professionals interested in learning more about Final Cut Studio.
While our Glasgow seminar is completely sold out, there are still a few seats left for our London event next Friday. Click here to learn more.
During the seminar today, one student asked me “what’s the best way to make a cheap camera look like film?” I smiled and said, “Buy an expensive camera.” Though the film-look plugins from Graeme Nattress can make video look amazing (www.nattress.com), there’s nothing like using a great lens to improve the look of your video.
As an example of this, SurfLounge (JH Fleming) sent me the following link. Vincent Laforet has been at the forefrount of experimenting with raw video images shot on still cameras. However, take a look at what a magnificent lens can do by viewing this link – it may take a bit to download, but the time is worth it. Click here.
Here, by the way, is a photo of the camera set-up he is using. An amazing rig.