You've got a great script; you've assembled a superb cast and crew (most of whom may be you) and quality equipment – everything you need to make your video dreams come true – well, almost. In your mind’s eye you watch production values soar, with magnificent aerials over snowcapped mountains and seemingly bottomless canyons, or that breathtaking opening crane shot over tropical beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Poorly framed shots can take a video with great dramatic possibilities and relegate it to the bargain bin of mediocrity. In this segment, we talk about the Rule of Thirds and show you how to frame your shots with proper head room and lead room to get aesthetically pleasing shots. Plus, we’ll show you how to anticipate the action in your shots, and give you the confidence to break the rules when the time is right.
There’s the rule of thirds, rule of odds, the 180-degree rule, stay in focus, do matched action edits, move in - don’t zoom in; and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, however, it’s OK to break the rules, so long as you know what you know, what they are and why you’re breaking them.
Stop-Motion Animation Techniques are fun to create and easy to learn. Although you need a lot of patience to get you movie finished, the tools and techniques you use today are the same as those wonderful old movies from the past. Many high profile films are still being made with stop-motion techniques.
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.
Today Canon announced the most recent addition to their EOS line with the EOS 70D. The most important feature of the 70D is the new, super-fast, 19-point autofocus system which abandons the need for contrast detection.
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.
Samsung Electronics recently announced the GALAXY NX, the first 3G/4G LTE Connected Compact System Camera (CSC). The GALAXY NX combines optical performance with connectivity capabilities, interchangeable lenses and applications based on the Android ecosystem.