Make Better Videos

A series of tutorials to help you make better content

Chris Brooker has been working with us at Method in Motion since 2014. We love having him on shoots and so do our clients. He’s super cool under pressure and extremely talented, having honed his craft over many years. Heck, we often say that Chris was born with a camera in his hand!

Chris’s film work has taken him around the world and his videos have been seen by millions. Method is incredibly proud to have him on board to present this series of tutorial films.

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Are these films for me?

Yes! We know that many of our clients, particularly in agencies or cultural organisations, have staff shooting bits of behind the scenes footage on phones, or capturing content to promote their company using the office DSLR. These tutorials are designed to help YOU make better content for your organisation and will show you how to plan, shoot and edit professional looking films using a variety of tools and techniques.

If you still have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Phone Transitions

Chris has some handy hints for creating in phone transitions. Jump from one shot to the next without the need for keyframes and minimal post production!

Phone Timelapse

Chris shares his tips for the best apps and settings to improve your time-lapse photography. Don’t rely on the standard iPhone settings – there’s so much more you can do!

Interview

These industry pro tips will give you all the confidence and skills you need to produce a professional looking interview every time. Chris has got your back best side!

IGTV Vertical Video

You’ve listened to the experts and shot your video in landscape format, but now you want it to be portrait for Insta.  Don’t panic! In this short post production video Chris explains how to resize your video for IGTV.

Flip Your Videos

Chris shows us how to use basic Premiere Pro features to flip or rotate your videos – handy if you want to create your own transitions or want to brush up on your knowledge of Adobe After Effects.

6 Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes when we’re starting out but here are six simple mistakes you can avoid. Chris covers common film fixes: Headroom, White Balance, Frame Rate and much more!

Crop Video

A post production lesson on how to crop a video. Together with resizing, cropping is a simple way to remove any unwanted fingers at the side of frames. (We’ve all been there!) 

Facebook Cover Video

In this tutorial Chris is sharing his expertise to help with one common social media headache. He explains how to reformat video content to create the perfect sized Facebook cover video. 

B-Roll

B-roll? GVs? Cutaways? Common terms if you’re a filmmaker. Confusing jargon for everyone else. Chris demystifies these terms and lets you in on a few trade secrets while he’s at it. 

How to Take Amazing Photos with Your Phone

Learn about composition, HDR, zoom and filters (AVOID!) and editing software apps so you can make the most out of the camera in your pocket. 

One Simple Tip For Awesome Videos

Chris has one secret weapon that’ll improve your videos. You could say it’s been right in front of you the whole time! Watch and learn from a master. 

Learn the Basics of Adobe Premiere Pro

In about 15 minutes Chris will use his editing experience and knowledge to teach you some of the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro.

How to Export Videos for YouTube

Another masterclass in Adobe Premiere Pro in Chris’s step by step demo including tips on compression, file size and video quality.   

How to Export GIF’s from Adobe Premiere Pro

Who doesn’t love a GIF?  No-one knows how to say it, but Chris will show you how to create and export a GIF simply and quickly in Premiere Pro. 

Focal Length Explained

Chris explains focal length – what it is and how you should use it when filming your subjects. Want to shoot flattering images? Chris has the magic number!

Create Cinematic Videos on Your Phone

You really can create cinematic videos on your phone. Chris has some great tips and advice for anyone with a half decent phone camera and a dream of being the next Steven Soderbergh.

Top 10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers

From knowing your camera inside out to getting the lighting right and developing a personal style, Chris explains how to make your videos look more cinematic and professional. 

Top Phone Apps for Creators

Some fantastic apps that Chris uses day in day out – better camera functionality, powerful video editors and audio recorders plus useful apps for when you’re out shooting.

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