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?
3D video is a polarizing subject. Hollywood loves 3D, due to increased ticket prices and classic blockbuster 3D re-releases. Television manufacturers are hopeful, thinking 3D might be a new way to get consumers to upgrade their newly purchased HDTV. Consumers, however, are lukewarm.
Copyright law is federal law and does not vary from state to state. It protects your video and every individual piece of that video. The protection occurs automatically and immediately when the video is fixed in a tangible medium.
When it comes right down to it, video production is about relationships. Yes, you need skills to produce a project, but if you can't find anyone willing to hire you, then it's going to be pretty tough to make a living. Impressing a client is a crucial element that will help you get repeat business, as well as referrals. With that in mind, here are five tips to impress your next client.