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.
Ken Burns won a battle this week for journalistic rights and won't have to give up his footage to New York City. The well-known award-winning documentary filmmaker was subpoenaed to give up outtake footage from his documentary "The Central Park Five" about a high-profile rape case focused on five men wrongly accused and convicted for the crime another man admitted to. The judge denied NYC's request.
At the beginning of your videography career, acquiring equipment is your number one priority. Maybe you’ve stumbled across an incredible story idea for a short film or web series that must come to life on screen, or you’re going to start that videography business you’ve always wanted. Whatever the case, you need to invest in some equipment. And of course, money seems to be eluding you.
Demo Reels - we all know we need one and most of us need multiple versions, but what makes an effective and motivating demo reel? It's your work but how do you organize it and make it sizzle, jump out and stand above the rest? How do you capture what is unique about you and your video production? Can you do it yourself or do you need an editor?