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How to remove vocals in Audacity

Removing vocals from audio is far more common than you would think – there are numerous reasons to do this such as poor audio quality over a background track which is integral to the plot of your film, or you like the backing track but not the vocals. Either way, one of the best programs […]

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How to record audio from your computer on Audacity

How to record audio from your computer on Audacity

Audacity has many useful features, but one of the more native and simplistic functions is re-recording audio through the platform. Audacity is high-quality and easy to use, making it one of the go-to programmes for filmmakers and video editors. Here we break down how to record audio from your computer on audacity. How to record […]

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Top 6 shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro

We’ve looked into the top 6 shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro that will save you a hell of a lot of time because we know that as a video editor, you’re always working to tight deadlines and any time you can save is vital to meeting your deadlines; using Adobe Premiere Pro is nothing different. […]

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How to Join and Split Audio in Audacity

If you’re a filmmaker, content creator, YouTuber or an interviewer – you need a program that will allow you to professionally edit your audio. In this article, we will explain what splitting audio is and how to join and split audio in Audacity – an open-source audio editing platform that’s completely free of charge. By […]

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How To Spot a Fake Giveaway

Ever wondered if some companies do Giveaways of prizes just for show and don’t send out any prizes? Well, we’ve had an experience we’d like to share so if you want to spot a fake giveaway then read on! Beanbags and freedom At Filmstro we always prided ourselves on a relaxed management style. We allowed […]

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The top transitions in Premiere Pro

Understanding the top transitions in Premiere Pro is integral for every filmmaker. Finding new and creative ways to edit your footage is a must. You want to know what the top transitions in Premiere Pro are since video is always evolving and as an indie filmmaker, YouTuber or content creator you’ll want to add another […]

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The top tutorials to improve your filmmaking

Whether it’s editing your final footage or starting the script outline for your film, there is a lot to be learnt over the production of a film. Here we look at the top tutorials to improve your filmmaking, upping your game and developing your craft in time for your next visual masterpiece. One of the […]

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After Effects Plugins: Optical Flares

4 essential After Effects Plugins for all indie filmmakers

After Effects Plugins are an incredibly useful tool whether you’re new to filmmaking or a filmmaking veteran. With an array of opportunity to improve your film footage from incredible effects to realistic physics, these plugins have it all. These will transform your footage and help make the intricate tweaks to bring your film to life. […]

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5 essential audio mixing techniques for filmmakers

Audio mixing is essential for a film to look and sound good. You don’t want additional background noise, or a strange humming noise as your protagonist embarks on the most important journey of their life. In this article, we break down the meaning of audio editing and the 5 best audio mixing techniques for filmmakers […]

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