I tried these Essential Motions effects with Premiere Pro CS6, but numbers 14 & 15 locked the programme when selected, no dragging or dropping just select the zoom in/out distortions.
Another tip: record some "room tone". Grab 45 seconds of nothing, just the ambient sound of the location. This will be useful during editing.
You might have a shot where the talent is not speaking, but there is a crash, bang, wallop going off in the background. Patch in the room tone, hey presto. Maybe the talent is wearing a lavalier and brushes it during an otherwise good take. You need to snip out the rumble but silence is so obvious. Pop in some room tone. Job done!
Try to avoid repetition, it wastes time.
Moving the camera sideways across a shot is truck, dolly is moving the camera towards or away from a subject.
I like what this chap is saying. Put simply, know the rules: know why you are going to break them. Clear examples too. But why, oh why, does he have to gabble as if he is desperate for a pee? Slow down, pace the narration, give yourself room to emphasise the important snippets. You are not trying to hide the mandatory terms and conditions at the end of a radio advertisement.
I use red tops but avoid the electronic dimmers as they alter the colour temperature. A combination of diffusers, gobos, and distance works better for me. I've used the greaseproof paper trick for years, it gives a good neutral diffusion.
Gels are a problem. There is no good substitute for the expensive stuff unless you are prepared to reduce the light with large coloured diffusers some distance from the light.
I have invested in a CO² extinguisher for the unlikely event of something catching fire. If you are the only one tackling a sudden smoulder moment you will be squirting with live electricity around, so you don't want a water extinguisher. Just be aware, that if it is a paper fire a direct squirt of the CO² might make smouldering flakes spread out. CO² is heavier than air, let it drop onto the flames.