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 factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field.
Amid all the talk of second screens and mobile devices, one simple joy is easily passed - a handy light source. Now all we need to do is trade our touch screen swiping for reflector techniques and we can entertain dogs, cats and dragons for hours. Seriously, here are tips that you can take to your production set. But before you can make use of the following tips you must be able to control your reflector. Be sure you get a feel for the angle at which your light source is strongest since your reflection will be a weaker version (less so if you've got a highly reflective surface like a mirror).
If you’re planning an adventure where you'll need to cross a river, bike your way through the forest or climb a mountain, including an action camera in your video kit can help you relive the fun later. Better yet an affordable model such as the newest Polaroid XS80 mountable HD action camera.
Go behind the scenes as we break down how the opens for our latest Videomaker web videos were created with Adobe After Effects. From start to finish, we show you how we built a basic two dimensional graphic title, and then used camera movement and expressions to take it into the third dimension.
Technicolor announced the latest version of Color Assist, a video color correction and grading software package. Key improvements of version 1.5 include compatibility with Adobe After Effects and support AVCHD video and still images.