Plantar Fasciitis Foot Orthotics Solutions For Plantar Fasciitis

Hey everybody ! Plantar fasciitis orthotics for the itis or plantar fasciitis is the degenerative part, which we’ll talk about in other videos and kind of discuss more as far as but the what the etiology is of a nidus vs gnosis and really how we should treat plantar fasciitis because of the itis for the OSIS. But well like I said we’ll talk about that in future segments today let’s talk about onyx for fun emphasis call it plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis foot orthotics

For now, because that’s what most people call it so in a sense with orthotics with plantar fasciitis as a presentation. We’re trying to unload the fossa. We’re trying to do something by mechanically to prevent that posture from stretching. Okay, what that essentially means  is that ?  If you’re walking and you’re doing this the faja is right down through here Roger goes from the inside part of your heel and goes in five little slips right to each toe.

It’s like this broad band of connective tissue on the bottom of your foot the more. You walk the more you strain it the more. You don’t control your biomechanics the more likely, it is that this fashion can tear and that’s what starts the itis and the scar tissue. You know forms to heal the injured tissue depending on how the scar tissue forms and heels determines. Whether it’s a functional sky or a non-functional scarf and that brings in the whole OSIS debate being a degenerative problem osis is the generation of tissue.

So, but regardless of that but there’s a nidus or no cecile treated the same way with the fox. We’re trying to take some of the strain off the Pasha. So, if you’re walking and this is bowing down you can see. I’m stressing that fashion Bosh is connected from here down to there. So, I’m making it Bo. So, I need something that’s going to hold it up over here.

Okay that’s number one number two from behind. We can actually you know make a post to try to rotate that heel off to the side to in a sense do the same thing the research is a kind of a little bit vague not not too specific. Whether, this actually does do a lot for the facher or whether it doesn’t. But a lot of cases we attempt it and it does well for people some. They do just a neutral here.

Where it’s nice and flat and we get you know just as good a result. Okay what research does tell us ? This is counterintuitive to some things somewhat i twist doing some therapists do is that we post the orthotic meaning. We keep the orthotic thicker on the outside and then we skype it and we knit down. So, it’s thinner towards the big toe. Okay fine a lot of therapists do is they load it in the opposite direction.

You have a flat foot that’s rolling in so they really try to build this up. So, it’s higher here than over here for plantar fasciitis. That’s not the best thing to do because research tells us that by having this higher than the outside it actually loads the Pasha more and causes more pain. So, if you’re athanas. Because the way your therapist or your orthotist or podiatrist made it. That’s not the best way to treat plantar fasciitis based upon the evidence that’s out there.

What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis ?

Okay so it’s just the opposite. We’re trying to in a sense keep this higher over here and keep the big toe lower relative to it. Okay, we call that a valgus post or a lateral post versus a medial post or various post is something that does more like this keeps it big toe higher okay. So, that’s the mechanics of how we would treat it. More than, you look out of your thoughts then we make.

Let’s talk about the first thing you talked about the whole idea good. You got the foot on the orthotic. We’re trying to hug that without a cup to the the mid part of the foot to the navicular, so the dick ulor bone doesn’t drop okay with this one. We actually did angle it about five degrees in the back for somebody was over pronated. Who’s  flat-footed and then we’ll be doing the front this is gonna be little bit tougher to see okay is that we keep this lower relative to this over here and then we can see that on the bottom here.

But, I flip this over you can see what I’ve done here so  I really ? I’ve kept it thick over here and I’ve skype dit and thinned it down through here. So if you really think about this from a biomechanical standpoint. I guess really almost all most common sense standpoint. If you  pick this side up okay pick this side up and let the it the let the first metatarsal go down. You’re actually.

It’s almost like, you’re slackening the tissue okay the whole idea of of this dropping the big toe drop beneath the level of the the platform in Amman here and actually in a sense brings this metatarsal head closer to the heel. If we do this yop sit and raise this up higher. So, this whole foot raises up and we do a post this way. It’s almost like you’re stretching that fasha a little bit more ok.

But like I said the evidence definitely plays out to the fact that the post that we did here takes the pressure off that fasha ok and that some work that was done by them by kogler and in his group so and as far as another option. You can actually go with more of a of a neutral heel over here. And then what I did over here just as another option ? You can actually do a post between two and five so some people have like an issue with their first metatarsal joint ok degeneration or a spur or whatever it just hurts ok ?

So what I do is ? I keep this a little bit thicker you see that a little bit thicker here relative to their. So, I’m still you know keeping that big toe lower than the second toe. But, I’m just not doing as much of that Doug esposa. I did with the with the other one ok and then lastly some people do fine, without anything fancy and they want something that softer against the heel. So, we go with the softer material p cell that’s you know a lighter durometer phone ?

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That’s softer go out the middle air of a poor on which is no material that doesn’t bottom out and never never thins down then go with a nice heel pad and inside here. What I do is ? I grind down the the top cover that a mold to the to the foot and put another layer of this stuff so to really soft through here and then same thing. You’ll hug it up against the mid-foot and not much you know none of the posting that we did in the other two over there so of course what I do is dictated by what the patient’s tried before what kind of shoes.

They have how sensitive their feet are you know how much they weigh how you know how said interior active. They are so there’s a lot of things that factor into this. But, this at least gives you a couple options for what I do in the clinic so and that’s it for orthotics for plantar fasciitis. Please follow TheDukes !

Guide Buy And Review : The Best Tap Shoes & Comparing All Of My Shoes

Hey everybody ! It’s TheDukes here. In my apartment in Manhattan and as per request. I’m actually gonna do best tap shoes guide buy and review for you today. But instead of doing one brand at a time like. I’ve done for you. I’m gonna sort of compare all of the brands in front of you right now.

GUIDE BUY THE BEST TAP SHOES FOR DANCING

You know I’ve given you so much information about each type of shoe, but I think really seeing them next to each other figuring out which ones way more seeing. You know the different shapes of them next, which either might be really helpful to you when you are deciding what brand to get I’ve gotten so many questions from you. Guys on emails and things like that with individual questions about what brands.

I prefer so, I’m gonna just do my best to give you sort of a side by side comparison of all the shoes. That I have now. I don’t have every professional brand. But the ones I have enough that I think you at least can get an idea between these so the first one. I’m gonna show you is Villa dukkha. I’ve talked about this and how I don’t think it’s particularly supportive and here’s my example of that see how it just totally totally can almost bend in half. I’ve had him a long time so obviously they don’t start that flexible.

But they can get that way pretty fast and what I heard recently is that.You can actually have your own ladoo cos built up, which I didn’t know and the person who got these made didn’t do that. So, there is a possibility that you could have a great LaDuke Eshoo. If you add a build on them and one of my adult students actually told me that she see how there’s this little like neoprene spot here she told me that she actually asked them to do it.

Without, that so that there wasn’t as much give and it was a little more supportivel. So, I have not tried that but that is something. I was told “I wanted to relay that information to you”. So, I wanted to sort of show you this and then show you.

Comparing All Of My Shoes

Another shoe this is my Miller and Ben’s Sport tab see. It only goes this far it’s like a much much stronger shoe. So now, that I’ve had these ones for a little, while I can tell you that I’ve been wearing them every day. I really like them a lot the only new thing that I have is that the actual hole is sort of pulling out of the leather so there’s like an extra like spot open right here.In the leather, when I tie them tight and I think that is because I have such a narrow heel that.

In order to get the shoe to feel snug. I have to like secure it so tight. So, I’m probably tying that’s tighter than it’s meant to go. So, that is most likely my own fault, but just beware if you have a narrow heel. That is something. That might happen to these. They’re supportive and they’re not particularly heavy. Now, let me see if I can compare these to the Jason Sam.

You’ll smith black shoe so this shoe is much heavier weight wise on my hand. But, it’s less expensive and as you can see the heel on the J Sam is slightly higher than the sport temp. I don’t know if you guys can see that and it looks like the build on the sport tap in the front is a little bit higher than the jason samuel Smith shoe. So, now I’m gonna compare this to the weight of luckup easy.

Okay 360 so here’s my cap easy. Okay 360 it’s lighter so I will say out of my flat the the Jason block shoe is definitely has the most weight on. It it’s similar and it’s just there’s a little bit more weight on this guy and if you compare these. They’re pretty similar in the way. They’re built it looks like the heel on the black shoe goes a little bit higher and I was say the inside of the blocks you definitely lasts longer than the inside of these they always start kind of ripping and pulling after a little while and the toe.

That’s interesting it looks like the tap on the Capezio actually goes up a little bit at the end and it actually looks like on this shoe. It doesn’t do that as much do you see the difference how this one kind of scoops up and this one stays a little bit flatter on the bottom so that’s kind of a comparison between those. Now, I’m gonna show you my regular K 360 versus,. My K 360 boot so I’m trying to grab all these shoes, which is considered the best tap shoes for dancing 2017.

So what I will tell you that’s really interesting is even though ? This is a boot it doesn’t really have any more weight on it than this one. So, it’s that out of the added fabric up there is a really light weight and I am just I was expecting to feel more weight on this one. More than,I actually don’t so that’s kind of nice to know about these guys as you can see these are the same brand and they’re the same shoe.

So, I just wanted you to be able to see where the shoe cuts off versus how high the boot goes in comparison one more thing I’m going to compare for you is the Miller and Ben versus the K 360. Because I’ve had some people ask between those two so in this case the Miller and Ben has more weight on it than the K through 60. I’m learning and you can see it’s just a little bit of a like thicker shoe.

If you want to know more about K 360, you can watch the video below :

It also looks like at the toe. It goes up even more than the K which goes up even more than the block. So, I guess it really depends on your foot shape and what you prefer as a tap dancer. Whether, you like your toe to be flat to the ground or whether, you like there’d be some cushion before your toget that might be something to play around with it looks like the yeah.

Even though, this one curves up more it also looks like though. It’s a little bit closer to the ground when you really look how they’re built so the actual build itself on these is a little bit thicker than on these so these are all just things to kind of take into consideration when you’re thinking of buying a professional shoe and I hope you guys found this helpful and I will see you in our next articles so thanks for reading ! Please follow TheDukes.

The Best Led Headlights #2017 For Your Car (CHEAP)

What’s up everybody ? I will let you know the best knowledge to buy the Best LED Headlights for your car and want to make a short little articles on HID headlights vs LED headlights and I’m going to give you my two cents and the knowledge. I have about headlights and hopefully help you guys out in choosing the right headlight for your car alright so we’re going to start with my truck right here and has LED headlights and then. We’re going to move over to my dad’s truck which has HID headlights. I’ll show you the differences and tell you at the end which one. I like most and that I prefer for your vehicle so this is my truck with the LED headlights as you can see they turn on right away as some of you might know. There is a warmup period for HIDs but for LEDs there’s full brightness right away at the click of button and another advantage of having LED headlights. Is that there is no ballast in HID headlights they require ballasts to run and if the ballast goes out you have no headlights, which is pretty frustrating if you’re trying to leave um late at night or trying to go somewhere at night and you have no headlights that’s pretty frustrating and um as you can see there’s a fan that’s another thing.

HID headlights vs LED headlights

I want to point out right there that red thing around the headlight and that’s to cool the LEDs off on they get hot and so do HIDs. But as, I’ll show you right over here and i have an example of an HID headlight. They don’t have a fan on them, so they get pretty hot and they do burn headlight housings as I’ve seen before um I have HIDs in my fog lights and they on the on this side over here they have melted my housings a little bit. I don’t know if you guys can see that all too well get a light on there as you can see in the very back it has started to melt my housing which is pretty scary and really stupid that HIDs don’t have a fan on them.I mean why I don’t know ? Why they wouldn’t have a fan they are they extremely bright but they get extremely hot so. I do think hid should have a fan so that is another advantage for the LED headlights alright so this is my dad’s truck with the HID headlights as you can see.

They take some time to get bright as you can see they’re kind of like a bluish color right now and you can hear that ticking. They make a really weird hissing noise, but they are still not full brightness you can see the white that light starts getting whiter and whiter. So, i will turn it back on continues get whiter and whiter which these ones are the same color as my headlights so they eventually will get to mine my color but they do take a while alright guys so another advantage to LED headlights is that they always turn on these are hid fog lights and there’s nothing wrong with these bulbs by the way they they turn on. I would say 75% of the time at the same or the same time and 25% of time this happens one doesn’t turn on and the other one does and with the LED system they plug in your stock wiring harness so that.

They have a real a pretty built in with the stock wiring harness and with HIDs. You have to hook that up separate to ensure that they both turn on they take a lot more juice as well if you’re planning on leaving your headlights on for a while to light up something. You’re working on HIDs will drain your battery if you do not have the vehicle started where as LEDs are extremely efficient and they do not you could run them for hours and your battery would.

Be fine which is another nice thing of LED headlights alright guys as you can see they are both on now all. I had to do was click the off button on the fog lights and then click back on and then they both turn on. But i’m going to go ahead and give the victory to LED headlights and encourage people that are thinking of upgrading headlights to switch to LEDs instead of HIDs and that is because of the first reason. I went over that they turn on immediately it takes no time for them to be bright so as soon as you turn on your vehicle they are on and they will stay on on the second reason is HIDs they do not always turn on like.

Simultaneously so you might have one out and you already know it and the third reason is because they HIDs overheat they do not have a fan built in like the LEDs. So they melt your housings the HIDs melt your housings and they just cause a lot of problems for your headlight housings and you’re not going to be found on the road without a headlight with LED headlights alright guys so that pretty much does it for the hid versus, LED headlight video. I just want to make a short comparison and my thoughts on both headlights um. I have had both in this truck and  found that LED headlights have lasted twice as long and have caused no problems no frustrations so. I think LED headlights are the right choice for your vehicle. I know what it was in mine. More than, I know they make different variations of LED headlights the brand that i have in there is called op7. I recommend that brand I’ve had LED bars and LED strips from them and also LEDs inside from them and they’ve never caused a problem for me. So i recommend that brand i know they have some other brands on you are on eBay. I haven’t experienced them or seen them in person so for LEDs. I’m going to recommend the op sevens also if you guys like this articles please stick around and follow for future articles and smack the share button it does help us a lot and encourages us to make more articles and put out concept for you guys and  hope we grow some more. Goodbye everyone, see you next the aritcles – good luck !

Step up your Filmmaking : Setting The Tone (EASY GUIDE)

What’s up everybody? The Dukes Movie here and today it’s a beautiful day outside, but we’re talking about setting the tone. It’s the second video in our ongoing series of stepping up your filmmaking and, ooh, I am excited, happy that you’re here, happy that I’m here, and happy that it’s a beautiful day outside.

Pete, you might be asking, what do you mean by “set the tone?” Well, I mean this, essentially setting the tone is your first impression. When someone goes to a theater, when they watch something on the internet, on Netflix, on TV, the first couple scenes, the first couple minutes, even seconds of that piece are going to set the groundwork and set the tone for how your viewer is going to feel emotionally, connection they have to it, the mood, all of those things are portrayed in the very first moments of watching anything online, or in the theater or on TV. So we want to make sure that we set the tone to accurately depict what it is that we want portrayed through the screen. Frame rates, sound, music, color, light, all of these things are what we need to take into consideration, to keep in mind, to plan beforehand so that we know exactly what we wanna get, how to capture it and how to convey that. And I want to take a quick minute to thank today’s sponsor for this episode, Squarespace, if you need a website, a blog, a store, essentially if you need an online presence, these are the guys to go to. It’s an all-in-one platform where everything is done for you, you don’t have to worry about things like patching, updating, installing, none of that. It’s all taken care of. Lots of beautiful award-winning designer templates to choose from to best suit whatever it is that you do, domains made easy, award-winning 24/7 customer service so you’re never gonna be left hanging. If you wanna make that jump, head over to Squarespace.com/mckinnon enter code MCKINNON at checkout and save 10% off your first purchase. Okay, let’s talk frame rates.

How does a frame rate set the tone? How does it create a tone? How does it make someone feel something different just by changing the frame rate? I’m gonna show you a sequence of clips that was shot at 120 frames a second, and then I’m gonna show you that same sequence at 24 frames a second. I want you to visually see, without audio, without any music, what the difference is, how it makes you feel. Think about those things, okay. Here is the 24 frames a second clip. Okay, say nothing, keep those thoughts. Here’s 120 frames per second. Okay so you’ve seen both frame rates now. How do they make you feel? 24 frames a second and the 120 frames a second. The 120 frames a second feels a little more cinematic, as we’ve talked about before, it’s a little more slow, methodical. The 24 frames a second feels a little more like okay, something’s gonna happen and something’s gonna happen quickly. Like this is going somewhere faster. Whereas the 120 one you’re like “eh this is slow” might be a bit boring, there’s no audio, there’s no music, what are we trying to say? So just already by you watching the same thing in a different frame rate, it’s already communicated to you a different feeling. So when you’re shooting something, you’re thinking “I want something to be really intense “and I wanna catch people’s attention right away.” Well, chances are you’re gonna want to shoot at 24 frames a second to do that, now that you’ve experienced both clips. If you really want to convey stress or speed or intensity, you’re gonna shoot at something like 24 frames a second because you want it to be fast, you want those cuts to be quick, you want those clips to come in and come out, and not give people time to really understand what’s going on. You want to use that shaky cam technique and you want to run with the camera. You don’t need it to be as stabilized because you want it to feel raw and gritty. All of these things come in to play.

Here’s an example of my friend running from one end of the bridge to the other and grabbing his backpack. And we just shot this at 24 frames a second, I just ran holding my camera, no stabilizer, but you’ll see how that shaky camera conveys a very stressful, intense situation. Okay, so let’s talk about sound. How does sound affect the tone? Now sound is very interesting. Your brain actually processes the audio before the visuals. I think I’ve told you guys that before, so that’s why you hear a lot of people say sometimes “oh audio’s more important” because even though you’re seeing something, if you’re not hearing what you’re seeing, there’s a disconnect, there’s a miscommunication between your eyes and your ears, hearing and seeing. They need to work in tandem. So if we just hear the footsteps and then we hear the wind blowing and cars honking and just the overall atmosphere, that just helps inherently, subconsciously, fill in the gaps and tell a better story, which also helps set the tone. Music is a huge contributor to the tone. We can take that slow-mo clip, play it with some sad music. We can play it with some epic music, we could play it with some hip-hop and you’re gonna feel three different things and we’re gonna set three different tones straight off. Here’s an example of that.

Pretty sad, kinda lonely, the sad music goes with the slow-mo. It’s kinda sleepy and you’re like “oh, all right.” Let’s change it up a bit. Ugh, totally different. It’s like epic and way more substantial. Those clips, each clip means something different when that music is building. We’ve set a completely different tone and made a completely different mood change. People are gonna feel totally different things when they watch that versus that. Okay, remember that clip of my friend running through the bridge with that shaky camera? Now let’s try that with some intense music to pair that shaky, intense camera shot with some intense music. (tense rock music) Okay, I’m gonna stop it right there. Let’s add some sound into this clip, maybe some sirens and a police scanner. Can you see now how the layers are adding and it’s become more and more and more, right? So we shot at this intentional 24 frames a second. We intentionally ran to make that camera shaky and add that stress. To match that stress, we put in some stressful, intense music that has a very high beats per minute. Now we put in some sound effects, some sirens to go with that stress like someone’s being chased. We put in the police scanner sound effects. All of these things have now created this clip that really does set the tone so much better than it did before we had any of those things, and that’s because we thought about the different aspects. We thought about those things before we shot them and we went out and got exactly what we needed to get. Point number three, how does light affect the tone? Well, take a look at the scene we’re in right now. I’m in the living room, it’s nice and bright, white and clean and happy, but if I do this, now I’m in a cold room. How different does this look? How different does this feel? Now we’re surrounded by concrete, it’s way more lifeless, it’s way colder. It’s a completely different vibe, it’s a completely different tone. If this whole episode started like this. What’s up guys, Peter McKinnon here and today we’re talking about how to set the tone. Different things in your videos that you can do to pull up different emotions from your viewers.

Hope you guys enjoy it. Ugh, horrible! It’s so boring and uninterested and depressing. Look where I am, such a stark difference, just in my inflections, just in where I’m standing, how I’m lit, you go back at watch the intro from the beginning. What’s up everybody, Peter McKinnon here and today, it’s a beautiful day outside, but we’re talking about setting the tones. It’s the second video in our ongoing series of stepping up your filmmaking and ooh, I am excited. We’ve set the tone completely different. This is gonna be a fun video, I might learn something here. Opposed to what that was. You’re gonna be like “how long is this video? “nope, not sticking around.” Okay, point number four, we’re gonna talk about color. How does color affect the tone? Well that kinda comes in the color gradient. It’s very cold outside when we shot that B roll, so in turn, I kind of dropped those cool temperatures a little bit more towards the blue side to really get through that it feels and it looks like it’s cold outside. Look at this footage I shot the other day at the beginning of my Q&A;. I was out in the middle of a frozen lake, it was windy, super snowy and frozen. It looks super cold in this footage. It’s also a little bit blue.

Now, let’s just crank that temperature to the right, make it way warmer and just see what that does. It does not look as cold at all. If you’re watching this footage you’re like “yeah, it’s snowing, cool it’s slow-mo.” You don’t feel cold while you’re watching it. Now if we drop that temperature back down, this looks more like winter, this looks colder. You physically feel like ooh, that looks cold. You don’t have that thought when you’re watching it with a warmer tone. Same thing with the shots over Toronto. The warm tone adds more life to the city, the cold tone takes more life away from the city. If you’re looking at me right now I snap my fingers, now I’m a little more warm. The scene feels different, opposed to me being a little more cold. Maybe I wanna up that contrast a little bit. All of these little color adjustments are gonna change how you feel while you’re watching me speak. So point number five is that you need to think about all of these things before you shoot something. What is my goal in telling this story? Am I trying to drive home a point that I’m really passionate about? That I think needs to be addressed in a very intense matter, then that is how you need to set the tone. You need to take the proper steps to set that tone. Maybe your video is just a thank you video, you want it to be loose and fun, so you’re gonna say “I’m gonna shoot it nice and wide” a big wide-open space with nice light, it’s gonna be happy music, it’s not gonna be colored too warm or too cold. I just want it to be neutral and relaxed, and that’s exactly the mood that’s gonna be conveyed while people are watching that. So you need to know what you want before you start shooting.

You’re gonna get the best results if you know what you want and you set out to do it by setting that tone. When someone watches something and there’s intentionality behind it, it makes you feel good, like you know thought was put into something. You know they shot that for a reason. You feel something for a reason. All of these things are subconsciously communicated to your audience and they feel better for it. It’s gonna make people feel, and that’s what we’re trying to do, that’s the goal. And that’s where I’m gonna end it today, guys. Thank you so much for watching this video. I hope you learned something, and I hope you’re inspired to go out there and think a little bit differently about all those different layers and how they can help you make better videos. Okay, so hit that like button, don’t forget to follow us if you aren’t already, and, and I’ll see you guys in the next articles.

#5 Ways To INSTANTLY Make Better Videos (EASY)!

What’s up, everybody? The Dukes Movie here, and today we’re talking about five ways to instantly make better videos. Welcome back, everybody, to another episode of whatever it is that we’re doing here.

I wanna tell you guys about five ways to instantly make better videos that you can start doing today. They don’t require money, it doesn’t require buying extra gear. They’re just five things that you can do, five things that you can think about, just to instantly up that quality, up that video game quality. Not the actual video games, we’re talking about video, like your game in, you get it. Number one, lighting. Okay, lighting is the most important thing when it comes to photography, cinematography, film, videos, photos. Lighting controls all. I’m not just talking about forced lighting, or stuff that we’re gonna set up, or lights that we have to buy, or DIY lighting setups, outdoor light, just lighting as a whole, be it that it’s from natural light, or that it’s from something that you’ve bought that you’ve set up in-studio, nailing that and locking that down is one of the most important aspects of what it is that we’re doing here. And I’ve mentioned this before, window light is the best light for run-and-gun, get-it-done, have it look amazing, reliable. You wanna shoot near a window, okay? So, for instance, watch this. Now, this is a great example of good window light. The window is literally right here. It’s a nice, soft light coming in. It’s not too harsh, but it illuminates me nicely, makes me nice and clear, which means it’s easy for you to understand, and concentrate, and focus on what it is that I’m saying. Now, because this shot is so clean, and the light is so even on my face, it really gives me a good, wide range of capabilities when it comes to color correcting this footage and grading it, because it’s lit so evenly and so nice. Opposed to if I moved away from the window in this same room, you can see how that light loss is significantly different. It’s much darker over here, which means you’re gonna lose detail, it’s gonna look a little bit more muddy, opposed to just standing close to the window and having the whole scene well-lit.

This is also, this clip right here, is gonna be more difficult to color grade, and it’s probably gonna come out a little bit more grainy because we don’t have enough light on the image as a whole. You see what a difference that makes? We’re in the same room right now, lit by window light, but just by moving closer to it, or moving further away, or shooting in the corner of a room opposed to closer to the window makes all the difference in how the quality is gonna be perceived in your videos. And the same thing goes for if you’re actually setting up studio lights or using the light that’s just in your ceiling. The difference is substantial. If you wanna see more on how to do a DIY lighting setup, I’ll link the video below that I did. Super budget, you can go to Home Depot, buy everything you need for less than $50. But being able to lock that down and just think about where you wanna shoot in your house, where you wanna shoot in whatever building that you’re in ahead of time, it’s gonna make your videos easier to watch, it’s gonna make that color grading easier. The overall outlook of your videos will be tenfold better if you just think about the lighting first. Use those windows. Point number two is proper music and sound. Now, don’t worry, I get asked about 500 times a day where I find my music, how I get music for my videos. I’m going to do an entire video on that, so don’t worry guys, it’s coming. However, having the proper music and sound effects will 100% change the way people view and see your videos, yourself included. If you use the wrong track for some incredible footage, that footage could be very well perceived as not as good, or not as epic, or not as sad. It’s all in the song choice. If you’ve got some home footage of a baby crawling across the floor and it’s some gangster rap, probably not gonna set the tone as well as something a little more family-friendly. And vice-versa, that works as well. If we’ve got footage of an R8 ripping down the streets, or some people skateboarding, some soft, happy piano might not be the way to go.

So song choice is a huge factor when you’re thinking about your videos. If it’s a cheesy song, your footage is gonna be viewed, and the piece as a whole, is gonna be viewed as cheesy. If it’s a really, really epic song, but the footage doesn’t match the epicness of the music, then you’re gonna have a disconnect. That brings me to my next point is, you wanna actually edit to the music. A lot of times, in music, there are some incredible things that happen audibly. If you match the visuals to the audio, you can enhance that tenfold. It’s one thing to have great music, it’s one thing to edit to the beat, but when you have sounds of the forest, or if you have the ambient noises of cars going, or you have that egg cracking, the typing, the shuffling of cards, paper being ripped, it doesn’t matter. When you have those extra ambient sound effects on top of the great music and great footage, it’s the full package, it’s the full experience. They’re things that are often overlooked, but having proper sound effects makes all the difference. Okay, so what I’ve done here to show you an example real quick is plug this Road Video Micro. I’ve mounted it to this external monitor arm that I’ve clamped to the desk. So in a second, I’m gonna bring that camera closer and plug this directly in, to give me a more rich sound source to show and prove a point to how much better even something random and mundane or normal of a task can sound a lot better when you have good, rich audio to it. Now I’ll show you a few of the same clips, but without a microphone to show you that you don’t have as much immersion into the clip that you’re watching when it does sound as rich.

Point number three is learning your software. Look up tutorials, watch different videos, attend seminars, buy training, find training, free training, friends that know how to use the program better than you, ask questions, do everything that you can to learn that software, because that’s only gonna help you when you’re shooting in the field, and what I mean by that is you wanna plan those shots ahead of time, so that you know how you’re gonna edit. So if I think to myself, okay, I’m going to film my friend walking by the screen, and then I’m gonna do a transition that masks him out into the next clip. So I’m gonna shoot accordingly to get those clips, so that I can bring them into my editor, and then edit that transition to make it actually come to life and happen. Now, if you don’t know how to do that kind of stuff in your editing software, you might not know that you need to shoot those clips ahead of time. Or, if you have a mistake, maybe something happened where you forgot to pan up and pan down, you can do that in your editing software. Maybe you forgot a slider, but you can digitally fake sliding moves in the software. So when you know your editing software as best as you possibly can, and the skill aside with a camera, it really, really helps you figure out how to get the most out of what is is that you just shot. So learn that software, people. Just get into it, dive in. Lock the door, crack a Red Bull, and just go.

Point number four is motion in your shots. This is one of my favorite things, and probably one of the most overlooked things by people who are just starting or more beginners. A lot of people will just set their camera up on a tripod, film whatever it is they need to film, and then move to the next shot. But then you’re left with a sequence of static, still shots. They may as well be images. Or, if you’re filming an event, a lot of people just throw the camera on the tripod, they hit record, they record for five minutes, they move the tripod to somewhere else, hit record again. But you’re really not filming anything. You’re not inviting us in to that atmosphere. I don’t know how it feels, I don’t know what it looks like, I’m just watching it from a distance. I may as well be an outsider just looking in, trying to see what’s happening. Oh, that looks fun. Does it look fun? No, not really. Motion in shots is so important. It could be the most mundane thing, but if the camera’s moving, it’s helping move the story along. More motion is gonna give you more cinematic results, more motion is gonna look more professional. When you have moving shots, it looks like you put more work into it, and that’s because you did. And the results are definitely a massive improvement over someone that just puts the camera on a tripod, or you’re only cutting from static shot, to static shot, to static shot. Point number five and the last point for this video is the location and time of day. Now, obviously with locations, if you have an incredible landscape in front of you, you’re standing at the outlook over the Golden Gate Bridge, if you are in the mountains, if you’re canoeing through Lake Louise, if you are at the tip of a volcano or deep in the jungle, yes, that footage is gonna look good inherently because where you are is just insane. It’s a magical landscape, it looks incredible. However, these rules still apply to even if you’re just shooting in your own office. Now, the angle of those shots in those locations is important as well. If you’re in a nice jungle and you’re shooting way too low but you’re missing all the nice trees above, that’s stuff you gotta think about. If you’re in your office filming a talking head sequence, like what I’m doing right now, if I was on a low angle, this just doesn’t look as good. It’s just fact. There’s way too much space above. There’s nothing interesting enough above to justify why my camera is at such a stupid angle.

If the angle was too high, you would all instantly be like, “Okay, pause one second, why is that camera “so freaking high?” All of these little adjustments make a big deal. Another quick tip that I’ve seen a lot of people do that drives me nuts is, clean up the background. Take the stuff off your desk. If you’ve got boxes in the corner, move them out of the way for the shot. Move them behind the camera. So many people just leave (censored) and garbage hanging around everywhere, and that stuff just looks messy. It looks cluttered. It doesn’t look like you took the time to actually set this up nicely. That kills the level of professionalism. That kills some of the cinematic or the quality feel of the video that you’re putting out. And the time of day is also very important when you’re choosing a location and what you’re gonna shoot. The best times of day, for me, I like to shoot early in the morning or in the evening to later at night. Early in the morning and the evening because the light is usually the softest. The sun hasn’t come all the way up, the light isn’t harsh yet, the colors are usually really, really nice, and in the evening, you get that nice sunset, you’ve got golden hour right after sunset where that residual light is still kind of illuminating the sky. You’re not gonna have any shadows, but the colors you’re gonna get are gonna pop significantly better than they would if you were shooting at 12:00 or 1:00 pm on a really sunny day. Okay, so to wrap it up, we want good light. Find that window light or set up some studio lights. We wanna have good music. We wanna edit to the beat. We wanna keep those sound effects in mind for ambient noise. We wanna know our editing software so that we know what shots we wanna get when we come back and edit. We wanna pick good locations, good time of day, and we wanna keep motion in mind with our shots.

Try these tips. If you’re filming anything in the next couple of days, change up the location, change the time of day, film it near a window, look up a little bit more on your editing software and learn how to do a couple extra nifty things and think about those things when you’re shooting. Your stuff’s gonna go through the roof right away. I 100% guarantee it. So thanks for hanging out, guys. Hit that like button,  share if you aren’t already. And, and, I’ll see you guys in the next aritcles. It’s gonna be a busy week.

Movie Review : Dunkirk 2017 (Christopher Nolan)

Dunkirk was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Tom Hardy Killian Murphy Kenneth Branagh amongst a humungous cast of people and tells the story of the evacuation of 400 thousand men in the middle of World War two who had every second are in danger of being eliminated by the Germans and, it’s about how these men got off of those shores the civilians that got in their own personal boats to travel there to help them and the stories of these men trying to do everything they possibly can to survive naturally.

I was excited for this movie I think most people who love movies are because it’s directed by Christopher Nolan and so obviously you’re instantly thinking to yourself okay at the very least this is going to be a magnificent spectacle and Dunkirk utilizes real boats real planes real locations humongous amounts of extras to immerse you in this moment to make you feel so completely taken over by it and it works this movie is thrilling imagine Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor . Say what you want about that movie it’s not good but cut out the first like 90 minutes and the film just starts with the attack on Pearl Harbor and the rest of the movie is the attack and that’s. The whole film from the opening shot of Dunkirk you are in it we’re introduced to a few characters very quickly and then you are instantaneously in this battle and it never lets up there’s never a dull moment there’s never a scene where characters sit around a campfire and say who do you got at home waiting for you yeah my wife’s pregnant. I got a kid in school well actually the school ain’t there anymore because the Nazis blew it up Oh boohoo. There’s never a moment like that you don’t get those moments that you’re so used to seeing in war films. It’s sometimes that can be a hindrance on the film as well. Because my one major issue with this movie which doesn’t detract from it too much is that.

I didn’t feel a specific connection with any one character like. I wanted to root for them or connected with them emotionally in fact. I suppose, who you might view as the audience character the one young person. That you’re introduced to in the opening scene barely speaks a word for the first half of the movie. This movie is about the event it’s about this evacuation of all of these men it’s about being in the middle of a horrific situation my buddy who. I saw the movie with Craig said it best he said when you are in a situation like this you don’t go. Hey my name is Ben no that’s cool my name is Kevin. You know what do you like oh I don’t know there’s bombs all over the place right now ? I was just hoping we could have a nice conversation this movie is in the moment and the way Noland Helms all of these battle sequences. It’s what film was invented for everything on the screen looks completely authentic. There’s never a moment that feels wasted there’s not a scene that feels misplaced and although. It’s very simplistic in its characterization its storytelling isn’t and  don’t want to get into. Why because I feel that that would be spoiler territory but there’s a moment in this film where ? I saw a character in the nighttime and went wait a second. I like the film is about an hour and 46 minutes which is very short for Noland and when i found that out. I was surprised by it but since the film begins in the battle and ends in the battle and it’s just a battle. It’s one gigantic sequence told in a very interesting way and the runtime. I think is perfect because if it had gone on any longer. I think would have outstayed its welcome, if it was any shorter there wouldn’t have been enough impact the impact of this movie emotionally doesn’t come from you going.

I hope that that person makes it out of this situation so, he can get home to his family. It comes from seeing this spectacle some might not like that it is about the spectacle the aerial dogfight sequences with Tom Hardy, whose eyeballs act very well in this film that poor. Guy is always going to wear a mask. I think and everything is going to have something over its face those dogfights are so riveting and so white-knuckled. Because they look authentic the planes don’t blow up in theatrical ways the gunfire does not look like movie gunfire. Everything about it just feels so scarily real that despite the fact that the characters aren’t really given much set up and this movie is 100% about this moment. I was riveted from seeing one. Because I felt like and  was there Hans Zimmer score once again something he does with Nolan movies. It’s not so much melodical as it is almost sound design and  am still playing these noises in my head. I will be purchasing the soundtrack and  can’t wait to hear it again if you go into Dunkirk expecting a one two three four five straightforward narrative with characters with emotional arcs and big moments where they explode with incredible dialog . You’re not going to get that this movie as I said is very simplistic but it’s also highly realistic people die in war and sometimes people die alone terrified having no idea. What’s going on and does that person get an amazing arc or is someone there to tell them everything’s going to be okay not always and this film doesn’t shy away from showing that yes there’s not too much blood. It’s pg-13 there are no limbs flying around there’s no intense gruesome imagery.

But it’s the psychological impact on all the characters involved with this movie that make it so frightening. Because you’re witnessing characters who are so horrified by what they’re seeing or by what they feel could happen to them they are all desperately clawing to get out and the ones who are trying to go in to help you also feel for them the whole film captures . This event so beautifully that it’s tough to really pinpoint any magnificently huge flaws beyond the fact that the characters are lacking. I’m going to give Dunkirk and a excellent war films like Saving Private Ryan. Are about characters in a horrible situation ? They’re about seeing these people react to war Dunkirk is just about war and how horrific lis terrifying it can be when you’re stuck in the middle of it and it’s definitely worth seeing see it on the biggest screen you can.

Guys thank you so much as always for reading please do check out my previous Nolan reviews that I’ve done I have now reviewed all of his films on my blog there’s a playlist articles for that very soon and my next series is going to be Stephen King movies leading up to the Dark Tower and it. I have a ton of Stephen King reviews planned and  can’t wait to do that for you guys – The Dukes Movies, you can read articles reviews : the best movies 2016.

Reviews : The Best Movies of 2016

2016 Is already coming to a close this is kind of insane ? I cannot believe this year has blown by this fast and it is time once again to talk about my picks for my favorite movies of 2016 these are my personal picks and this year.

I have done 15 in the past I’ve done 10 or even up to 20 this year there were so many good films.That I just had to include five extra for this list a lot of people have referred to 2016. It’s not the greatest year for a film and I guess that’d be true if all of your hopes and dreams were riding on movies like Independence Day resurgence or Jason Bourne.

If your livelihood rests on the success of those movies well then I’m sorry because this year is probably kind of sucky for you yes there were a lot of misfires this year in the big-budget franchise category. We’re going to talk about a few of the really good ones in that category but there were a lot of films. I think this year that flew under people’s radar and we’re going to talk about a lot of those and just like every year.

I do have a few honorable mentions some great films. That I really wanted to put on this list but didn’t quite make it and those films are hell or high-water hunt for the wilderbeest reat Kubo and the two strings fences and 10 Cloverfield Lane. And like I say every single year but I must reiterate once again grades don’t matter here this is not an automatic ranking based on grade these are my personal favorite films that. I can see myself watching over and over again for years to come so let’s get going with number 15 the witch is one of the most underrated films of 2016.

I think it’s an excellent horror film very slow burn a lot of really good tension very well directed and acted if you’ve never seen this movie and you enjoy horror films especially more unconventional horror check it out. Swiss Army Man for me is one of the most original films of the year a lot of critics did not get this film. A lot of people said I don’t know he farts a lot he’s dead that’s okay that’s weird.

I love twists army man. I found it incredibly subversive completely different and wholly unique a rival confirms beyond the shadow of a doubt that. Denis Villeneuve is one of the best directors working today, if enemy prisoners and Sicario and insan didn’t this is that film that. I think a lot of people are going to remember as the film where they first started to really notice that name and perhaps.

It’s the film that can make his name a household name even though a lot of people can’t really pronounce, it this film was a fantastic science fiction movie a very different alien invasion film and this is something we’re going to talk about a lot on this list movies. That are of a certain genre but did it in a unique way. Patterson a movie so mundane and seemingly inconsequential that it felt very fresh and original.

I loved Adam driver in this movie. I loved watching a movie that was essentially a tribute to everyday people and it was so funny and so real seek. This one out if you missed it.Zootopia for me is my favorite American animated film that came out in 2016. This was a great animation that was extremely entertaining and very fun to watch, but also had really good themes and a great message.

That was underneath the surface and kids can watch it and appreciate it as an entertaining movie, but adults who are looking for a little bit more in their films can really also appreciate the fact that. This movie had something to say and I think it’s a really good film for kids to see Manchester by the sea was one of the most realistic films. I saw in 2016 the drama was so real and palpable it was such a poignant film and very crushing emotionally, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams were amazing in the film all of the acting felt as if i was watching real people it didn’t necessarily feel like. I was watching characters that were written on a page and then transferred to screen it just felt like.

I was watching real things happen before my eyes and I felt like after it ended. I could have watched a lot more the boy and a beast was directed by Mamoru Hosoda and was an anime film that came over to America. I found this film so touching incredibly well animated and I think it’s really gone under a lot of people’s radars for me. It’s one of the most underrated films of 2016.

It was kind of like Karate Kid except told in a far more fantastical way if you missed the boy in the Beast and especially if you like anime but even if you don’t. I highly recommend checking this film out it always bugs me how films like this are just kind of thrown into theaters and then no one ever talks about it again the bowing the beasts I think is one of the most touching animated films that. I’ve seen and one of the most underrated films of 2016 they pulled it off Captain America Civil War was a total blast this is a film that I was really anticipating.

I would have liked to have seen it higher on my list but in the long run it’s on my list because it actually was that good. Does Spider Man have to be in this movie yeah he’s awesome he’s spider-man he’s one of my favorite superheroes of all time and even though you can kind of look at that and say maybe they shoot him in ? I think they found a really great middle ground of introducing that character it was a great conflict between our heroes. It wasn’t just about battles and action and I think it all came to a head beautifully, it was exciting this is everything a blockbuster movie should be  hacksaw Ridge was Mel Gibson’s triumphant return to directing.

I loved Apocalypto. I loved Braveheart. I even enjoyed the man without a face and a passion of the christ’. I think is a good movie this is a fantastic war film. It’s so gritty, it’s so realistic in its depiction of horrific violence and it made war truly feel like hell. Andrew Garfield was incredible in the film Vince Vaughn was really good this film got good performances out of Luke Bracy and Sam Worthington and for that reason alone. It deserves to be on this list  moonlight. This is a film that I can’t see myself rewatching a lot because it is very long and it’s very depressing and it’s very intense in its depiction of a boy growing up in a harsh urban environment, but despite the fact that I can’t see myself popping this blu-ray in every once in a while.

I couldn’t find a single flaw with this movie. This film is directed so masterfully and it told its story with such beautiful heartfelt emotion I think if you missed this film in theaters definitely seek out that blu-ray when it comes out.  Deadpool this was for me one of the biggest surprises of 2016. I was excited about this movie. I was careful though I was like ah last time Ryan Reynolds portrayed Deadpool. In a film that really went south and all of my worries just went out the door within the opening credits alone.

This is one of the best adaptations of a comic-book hero to the big screen regards to capturing the feel the tone in the essence of that character. I love Deadpool again everything a blockbuster movie should be your name is the anime film that I got to see in LA, when it was doing its Oscar qualifying run and I was so glad that. I did because this film truly touched me it’s my favorite animated film of 2016.

It’s a great great story that tells a romance in a very unique body-swapping way that I’ve never really seen in animation and not too much in live-action either there are movies that swap gender roles and people go in and out of other people’s bodies. But it was never quite told in this way and it also mastered something that’s very hard to do especially in animation, when you start at a film and it’s very light-hearted there’s that transition where it gets too serious and sometimes in film that’s where you mess up bridging that gap between fun and light-hearted to intense and emotional and this film did it perfectly.

I highly recommend checking out your name. I know a lot of you never saw it and some of you probably haven’t just because it hasn’t come to your area yet, when it does please go see this movie ? I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it silence is Martin Scorsese’s latest masterpiece this film was psychologically brutal there are sequences in this movie that were so tough to watch it penetrates the human soul of these characters, so well it’s such an investing story even though it’s very long and there are a lot of sequences that can go on and on there’s always a reason for a shot in this film and Scorsese told it so brilliantly as usual, when silence starts to expand into more theaters definitely see this one guys martin scorsese is continuing to be master at what he does la-la-land.

I had to see this one again. I saw it a second time just to make sure, where it was on my list this film got even better the second time. I have only one flaw with lala land. I think that’s a little too long and i think maybe about 15 minutes could be trimmed off of that runtime other than that this is one of the best if not in my opinion the best musical ever made Gosling and Emma Stone are brilliant in this film there are so many amazing musical numbers and dance sequences and it is as close to perfectly directed as a film like this gets it feels like.

You’re watching a movie that was made in the 1950s today in the theatre lala land is amazing, if you missed it in theaters definitely check this one out. Because it is starting to expand more it is one of the best films of the year and for a musical to be this high on my list. You know it’s pretty damn good well guys it has come down to this what is my personal pick from my favorite movie of 2016 the blu-ray that. I’ve watched the most the movie that. I went to the theater the most times to see well that film is a sharp. I may have noticed that i am dressed in Ryan Gosling’s outfit from that movie the nice guys is my favorite movie of 2016.

This is a film that people just don’t make anymore when’s the last time you saw a great detective noir style mystery, these films aren’t on the market anymore and it’s no surprise . This film tanked heavily at the box office nobody saw it no one’s talking about it anymore everyone that I have talked to about this film that did actually see it liked it or loved it. I’ve not talked to a single person that didn’t like the nice guys. I think it is such an original film Shane black wrote and directed the shit out of this movie his script is so incredible.

I just re-watched it last night on blu-ray to make sure this is my favorite movie of the year and despite having seen it multiple times already ? I laughed my ass off the entire time Gosling gives. I  think one of the best comedic performances that. I have seen in the past five to ten years Russell Crowe is such a great companion piece for him they work together so well chemistry is amazing if you watch these two in interviews for the nice guys they are great this is a movie that has a fight scene with Keith David in it. If you’re a fan of the movie they live well then you know that a fight scene with Keith David is a pretty awesome thing to see let’s talk about an gory rice.

In this movie my god one of the most underrated performances of 2016 her accent in this movie is perfect. She is so great in this movie and so funny. It’s no surprise that she’s in the new spider-man film. If you watch the blu-ray special features of this movie and go to the always bet on black special feature. You will hear Shane black talking about the fact that he wanted to make a sequel to this that he actually says. I could make movies like this with these two characters for the rest of my life and he goes.

I’m not saying sequel but sequel and of course no one saw this movie because you know there’s no superheroes in it the nice guys is the type of movie that people, who love film should support please go out and buy this movie on blu-ray or rent it on Amazon don’t download it don’t torrent. It actually support this film the novelization is even good. I’ve read it it’s good the soundtrack is amazing my wife bought it from me on viny. My friend and me dressed up like the nice guys for Halloween this year, which was so great and Russell Crowe even noticed and retweeted.

That was one of the coolest and most fun nights in my entire life the nice guys is my favorite movie of the year. I think it’s incredibly funny and the action set-pieces are great. I think it has two characters and would love to see more from and the most underrated screenplay of the year for me the nice guys is 2016’s edge of tomorrow except edge of tomorrow is actually getting a sequel supposedly and made a lot more money guys.

Thank you so much for reading my articles in 2016 and i had a great time talking movies with you guys what are some of your favorite picks of this year what are some movies you found underrated this year. I’d love to know and stay tuned because my worst of the Year articles is coming very soon you guys are the best thank you so much as always for reading – The Dukes Movie