Australian YouTuber Lamont MacLeod’s language learning channel ‘Days of French ‘n’ Swedish uses DaVinci Resolve editing, grading, VFX and audio production software, according to Blackmagic Design.
A former professional photographer, he takes a unique approach to making language learning content more interesting, using DaVinci Resolve to create a series of short videos. . “Days of French ‘n’ Swedish” first appeared on YouTube as a review channel for foreign-language TV shows, but has become a hit among new language learners around the world, with over 56,000 subscribers. are actively using.
McLeod: Initially, it was a channel that talked about foreign language television programs. I felt that this was an area that not many people were talking about. But I got a lot of questions from viewers about how I learned French and Swedish, so I decided to make a video about it.
When I started making my first short video in 2020, I wanted to use an effect that was not available in other software. So I tried using DaVinci Resolve as a trial, and I was very surprised at how easy it was to do so many things compared to others, and to be able to use functions that were not available elsewhere.
My only regret is that I wish I had started using Resolve sooner. After using it once, I never thought of going back to any other application.
A lot of the time I have to use the software’s color capabilities in a slightly different way, and I feel that DaVinci Resolve helps me get the look I want faster than ever before. I later learned that Resolve was originally a color grading tool, and I’m convinced that’s why the color features stand out.
I also really like the built-in titles and effects. Animated titles and features like dynamic zoom save a lot of time. It might be akin to asking why a BMW is better than an old Nissan to drive. I don’t think there’s any obvious big difference, just a collection of small differences that affect operation.
He says he uses DaVinci Resolve to edit his videos on a regular basis. The software also allows him to increase the production value of his videos, and he has produced several short educational videos. One of his most popular videos is “When watching a foreign TV series goes VERY wrong”.
Mr. MacLeod: I don’t remember if I had an idea for this piece. By the time he found out, he was writing a script for a language-learning parody of “Zero Gravity.” The movie uses a lot of CG and green screens, but none of my videos. Despite such differences, I learned that in “Zero Gravity”, a lot of effort and time was spent to perfect the 3-second shot, which inspired me to make this video.
A few weeks before shooting my first short, I learned about lighting in film. Since then, I’ve been trying to find excuses to make short films. If I can produce a new short film someday, I would like to make a work about the contrast between shooting and learning.