When you commit to shooting your videos without zooming, you will become a far more active shooter, positioning and repositioning your camera for each shot, and you’ll find that your footage immediately looks much more interesting. So take your finger off that zoom control and lace up your sneakers. You might discover that less is more after all.
Interactive video is closer than it may appear. Interactive video depends on breaking the fourth wall. Inherently some viewers will be turned off because they like to just sit back and be presented a story. So before we go deeper, which kind of viewer are you?
We often don't take the time to lay flat on the ground, or gaze up under tables, but there's a completely different world to be seen from low angle shots. Using low angles effectively in your story can be a challenge, but these tips for going low can help get your brain working toward even more creative uses. In no particular order, here are some ways to use your camera with very little clearance above a solid surface.
Ask any veteran editor about their number one obstacle and the answer is always time. Deadlines dictate the day and push creativity up against the wall. When it comes down to it, the difference between a good editor and a great one is speed. The one who has more time to better craft an edit is the one who uses more efficient video editing techniques. For the novice editor and intermediate editor with some experience, working faster and more efficiently is a constant quest. The truth is, with a little effort, a bit of knowledge and some time put in up front, you can learn to increase your edit speed.
Trash the dress, explosions, demolition ... product testing. These are just a few of the descriptors for a special genre of video that event videographers understand so well. Destruction video - the kind of video that is designed to make audiences cringe or watch in awe, and if the work is especially effective, will be so strong a visual that viewers simply can't stop watching. There are many genres for which destruction video may fit, including music video, documentary, even educational. To make destruction video we'll look at some examples and help you get prepared.
You may have the latest eight-core-or-more computer sitting on your desk, with massive amounts of RAM and the fastest solid-state drives available, but if your graphics card isn’t up to snuff, your gaming or editing endeavors will eventually hit a snag and leave you hanging. Graphics cards used to be little more than devices for putting text and images on a screen where you could see them, and were given little consideration. Given their importance in today’s computing, however, they are definitely worth a closer look.
Video rental is one concept that I can firmly say is undergoing great change in my lifetime. I know I'll relate to many people that have shelves full of VHS movies, and engage some that have seen the progression of video on tape to where it is today. As for today's teens and children, a little perspective on where video rental has come from.
If you missed the announcement of the Oscar nominees last Thursday due to the International CES winding down, you might be in the mood for looking up past movies. There are memorable quotes, there are funny quotes, and there are quotes by those carry a heavy load, especially if the speaker has died.