How do you extract the best performance from your actors? Rehearsal can be the key, but what is the fine line between proper preparation and over-rehearsing? As the director, your job is to steer your actors toward emotionally rich, convincing performances, so what is the best way to communicate your desires to your actors?
With a wealth of one-trick social sites and apps, and Facebook throwing every tool it can think of at it’s aging infrastructure and waiting to see what sticks, Meerkat is delivering a simple tool that may redefine how many users think of, and use, Twitter.
Many of us who make video are film buffs. We have favorite movies and television programs that we enjoy watching and we tend to be drawn to the work of our favorite producers. Most of us could readily list off producers and directors who have influenced our work.
Finding a workstation suited to the kind of video work you’re doing now can be a daunting task. Choosing a workstation that in two to three years you won’t be ready to sell on eBay or donate to charity because it’s so dated can be even harder. However, if you take some time to consider how you like to work and what you’ll be working on, you’ll be able to find a system that will support your needs now and down the road.
The Odyssey7 from Convergent Design is a beautiful field monitor and a powerful HD video recorder. It’s a versatile tool in a small, well-designed package that’s perfect for video professionals with a 1080p workflow.
Readers will learn how to decide whether a sound license is required and if so, whom to contact and how. A sample license request letter is provided as a sidebar. Also covered are the differences among synchronization, master use, broadcast and Internet licenses.
The Ice Light by Westcott is a very portable LED light designed by a photographer for video and photography. This easy to use lightweight LED is cool to the hand making set-up and adjustment quick and painless. From studio to run-and-gun location shooting the Ice Light is a great addition to your kit.