Although film is often described as a visual medium, this descriptor overlooks the combinatorial power of movies as a storytelling medium. At its most effective, film is a synthesis of many moving elements, both auditory and visual, which create something meaningful beyond the sum of their parts.
Last August, I was invited by a host of one of the YouTube channels I follow to VEDA. I learned VEDA is an acronym for Vlog Everyday in August (and also in April). Vloggers all across the world are encouraged to meet others, share online, and vlog for the 31 days in the month. But what does it take to be a vlogger? Did I have the gear I needed to produce a vlog?
A helmet mount is a great option to provide users with hands-free filming using their action cam. There are many factors to consider when deciding which mount is right for your needs. We’ll cover some of the key aspects that dictate which mount is best for your situation.
The most important part of black and white videography to understand is lighting. Proper lighting can make or break your shot, and many factors contribute to being able to properly light a black and white scene.
Creating a documentary or other non-fiction video content often requires hours of research, painstaking attention to detail, and ultimately a desire to find and expose some truth. Sources are double-checked and wording is chosen carefully in an effort to portray the content honestly while, perhaps, delivering a pointed message.
Years ago, I was on a team of shooters on a wedding reality series produced for a regional lifestyle network. We shot mostly documentary style, unstaged actuality. But we were made very aware by the network not to include any copyrighted visuals or sounds in the show.