Here we have compiled our best vidding-related resources. If you still need more, then post a question on the forums in the proper section. Likewise, if you have something to contribute to this page, talk to us on the forums or PM a Council Member.
Click a category to view its contents.
If you want your training video included, put "LVI Training Video" at the end of your video's description, and we will review it to see if it belongs here.
- by Hobbes 12-26-2005Lost: With help from our good friend Billy, Hobbes outlines the basics of making a video great. Official Training Video.
- by crazymol4588 12-31-2005Lost: A more detailed look on how to make a good video. LVI Training Video.
- by Hobbes 02-03-2005Lost: Hobbes gives some helpful tips to make your video great in this educational video. Old LVI Training Video.
- by Hobbes 02-02-2005Lost: Hobbes shows you what NOT to do in this educational video.. Old LVI Training Video.
- by Leylin 12-02-2006Lost: a guide to clip theft, what it is, how to spot it, etc. LVI Training Video
- WMM - Windows Movie Maker by Aislynn
Sony Vegas 6 by Polarbear
Sony Vegas All-In-One Help thread The collected answers from the Sony Vegas 6 thread
Vegas Tutorials for Dummies by Fan4lost (Steph)
FREE Movie Editing Programs by Spiral Static
DVD Shrink && DVD Decrypter tutorials by Kayla and Dayln
Vegas Effects, Etc. Tutorials:
- Tutorial: "Vanishing" Effect in Vegas by PsychoCynic
Vegas Tutorial: Bulge and Pinch by Distress Signal
Tutorial: Masking in Vegas by dayln03
Vegas Pictoral Color Guide by SuperKC
Tutorial: How to replace an image on a TV screen or monitor by Aislynn
Tutorial: Adding/Using a Texture in Vegas by littleton_pace
Tutorial: How to freeze frames/make a freeze frame effect by Jinlovessunxx
Tutorial: How to make a triple split screen by tjmack1986
Vegas - A Colouring Tutorial by Jen
Creating good quality, small sized AVI vids with Vegas and Avisynth_257 by MariaPurt
Links to Vegas beginner video tutorials on Youtube by eloramoon
Vidding with Macs:
Clip and Footage Sources
LVI Compiled Clips List
Thanks to KC and Becca for painstakingly compiling the original list of all of the active clip links and thanks to littleton_pace for organizing and maintaining the links ever since then!
Season 1 Clip Links (By Episode): http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=143325#143325
Season 2 Clip Links (By Episode): http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=143327#143327
Season 3 Clip Links (By Episode): http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=147209#147209
Season 4 Clip Links (By Episode): http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=185465#185465
Season 5 Clip Links (By Episode): http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18894
Season 6 Clip Links (By Episdoe: http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=408158#408158
Clip Links Misc: http://lostvideo.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=10778
Other Clip Sources
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE CLIPS FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S VIDEOS WITHOUT ASKING!
If you own the Lost DVD: Get Clips from DVDs by Morelight
Share Clips: Get some clips from your generous fellow vidders!
- Evangeline-Lilly.net -Kate
Josh -Holloway.com -Sawyer
Lost-Media.com (Real Media format)
It's About Bunnies - Skate (AVI format)
Littleton/Pace - A Charlie/Claire Media Fansite
The Ian Connection - Boone, Shannon
m-grace.net - Shannon
Elizabeth Mitchell Fan- Juliet
Mira Furlan Fan - Danielle
TaniaRaymonde.net - Alex
Nestor Carbonell Unlimited - Richard Alpert
Mark Pellegrino Unlimited - Jacob
- (Disclaimer: Some of these may not be legal, and Lost Video Island does not condone using them nor do we take any responsibility for the actions of any site member who does. The clip sources listed above are enough to make great videos, even without full episodes.)
- Tabjai's Season 2 thread on Lost Media Forums
Lost Eps on Livejournal (requires registration.)
WatchLost.com (requires registration.)
Downloading Lost using third party software:
One thing you should NOT do is use other vidder's clips from their video without asking. Many of those clips have been edited, some in very original ways that make their video special, and they don't appreciate people taking them and using their hard work for their videos. It's just a big no-no in the vidding world, and if you hope to get a video on LVI, and a respectable rep as a vidder, then I advise you stay away from it. We judges look through videos, and any we can determine as clip theft are not added to the site. Please keep this in mind, because we hate deleting videos when we don't have to.
If you have asked another vidder if you could use their clips, or if they could give you a scene or two for your video, then that's fine. Just make sure to credit them in the video, and try to avoid watermarked ones, otherwise you'll probably get a it of a hassle explaining to us that you had permission to use these
If you have another source for media download, please post it here and it will be added to this guide.