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The Studio at Hodges: Video

A collection of media production resources such as software tutorial videos, production equipment how-to's, concepts in media production, and more.

UTK Libraries Tip-sheets





          iMovie                    Adobe Premiere Pro            Final Cut Pro





       DaVinci Resolve

iMovie Beginner-level friendly. iMovie is a consumer-grade, Mac-based software. It hosts premade video templates, 20 storyboards based on specific genres, high-fidelity filters and over 100 smart soundtracks and sound effects.
Adobe Premiere Pro From beginner to advanced! One of the industry standards. Edit, trim, and craft your videos. Add transitions and effects. Finesse color. Mix audio. Create animated titles. Get all the tools to tell your story. Less generated for you so you remain in control of every aspect of your story. Customize professionally designed templates or choose from hundreds of buit-in transitions and effects. You can customize captions, animate titles and assets, and mix audio within the software or side-by-side with Adobe Audition.
Final Cut Pro Another Mac-based, user friendly software.  Think iMovie on steroids!
DaVinci Resolve Open-source, FREE DOWNLOAD! Mac & PC friendly. Easy to learn, yet powerful enough for professionals. Like Premiere Pro, it combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool!


Audio for Video

Foley is a unique sound effect technique that involves creating and “performing” everyday sounds for movies and television shows. Foley artists create these sounds in a recording studio during post-production, in synchrony with the picture, to enhance the quality of the audio. Foley sound got its name from Jack Foley, the sound effects artists who developed and shaped the technique.

Foley effects work both with and to replace the film sound recorded on set, which is known as the field recording. Most scenes use a combination of field recordings and foley effects.


Video: History, Concepts, & More

iMovie Tutorials

Adobe Premiere Tutorials

Final Cut Pro Tutorials

DaVinci Resolve Tutorials



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