Traveling for the job has become quite common for video producers of all levels. You have to go where the gig is. But when your travels take you to foreign parts, it's not just the language you'll need to understand. What do you do when you need to power your gear or charge your batteries?
Radio-controlled drones have revolutionized the video industry. But after the United States government's use of drone technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, drones are under a huge legal and ethical microscope.
Whenever video producers need a specific shot, they often venture into the DIY approach to get just the right tool for the shot. Such was the case for Michael and Christine creators of STABiLGo, a motorized stabilizer for GoPro Cameras.
It is amazing how much video is being produced right now. YouTube is a huge reason that people are so willing to upload content, and yes, there should be the distinction between uploading and shooting, in fact I will often shoot video and not upload to YouTube. If you're like me, then you're adding to the countless amounts of video that are being shot right now, but look at the 100 uploading hours of video, stop, and think of how many are productions (certainly not all of them), and many are music videos, in fact all but one of the 30 most viewed YouTube videos of all time are music videos, as of today (May 21, 2013).
There are many jobs in the video and film industry that require years of on-set experience or working as an apprentice. For aspiring videographers, the initial job search can be discouraging. Your desire to make movies is present, but your real-world experience is lacking. Fortunately, there is a simple solution: find an entry-level industry position and work your way to the top. Easy enough, right?
All you that talk about "CS6" or Premiere, listen up. Adobe announced that they will not continue to develop their Creative Suite. No CS7, no giant package of production software. However Adobe would only be making enemies if we stopped now, their solution is Adobe Creative Cloud, established in 2012. Adobe MAX is the creativity conference taking place May 4-8, 2013 in Los Angeles and the center of this massive initiative.
Once the Star Wars franchise was sold to Disney, the spin-off genie was destined to be let out of the bottle. The popular Star Wars saga is going to have two familiar characters developed into their own movie spin-offs - is there a possible second and third franchise in the future?
Once upon a time, in a small city in Canada there was a young boy who could really sing. In another place in time, he would have gone through years of struggling and frustration to be discovered. This young boy posted videos on YouTube and was discovered by a talent agent. His name is Justin Bieber.
There have been hundreds of YouTube sensations from singing stars to political pundits to Chinese language teachers who have not only generated millions of followers, but some have also produced significant salaries.