Here’s a question I am asked all the time… “How can you possibly make a decent video from the dark clips on an iPhone or Flip video camera?” My question back would be “Did you literally film this event in a sealed room with no light source?” Other than that, there’s a lot we can do. Watch this tutorial video to see the magic Storymix can work on your dark clips.
[Editor’s Note: YouTube decided to mess with me. They took it upon themselves to seriously lighten the entire movie. The “before clips” were so dark that you couldn’t make out the faces at all.]
Ok, but those clips at the end weren’t perfect! True. But that may have been your friend whom you haven’t seen since your senior year of college. He flew 2000 miles to make it to your wedding. You really want to cut that clip because it’s a little dark? What if that was a clip of your Grandma singing the song she used to sing to you as a little kid? And this was her last family event? Are you really going to leave it on the cutting room floor?
Stay tuned next week for tips on how to shoot video in dark lighting situations.