Buying lights may not be as exciting as buying a new camcorder, but the impact on your images can be equally significant. In this Buyer's Guide, we'll review the important things you should consider when investing in a lighting package.
Showtime - Your epic is finally done. The color corrections you meticulously crafted are perfect, and the audio tracks in the edit timeline are speckled with fades and dissolves - evidence of a carefully-blended soundtrack. You click on Save As and rip the project to DVD. It's showtime.
A Little Something for Everio-one - The JVC GZ-HD3 Everio is a fun to use camcorder that provides very long recording times with high-def resolution. Along with its big brother the HD7, this camcorder employs Constant Bitrate Recording (CBR) and Variable Bitrate Recording...
Every blockbuster movie has hundreds or even thousands of edits, yet the viewer often is unaware of the cut. Why? In many cases, the change is very subtle, using a technique which is often known as a Natural Transition.
Whether you made a feature-length movie, a short subject, an animated or experimental film; whether it's a narrative, a documentary or a music video, somewhere out there is an outlet for your film. Whatever their size, shape or specialty, the most rewarding festivals go beyond premiere screenings in stylish venues, red carpet parades and glitzy parties. The better festivals enrich the marketplace experience for filmmakers with discussions, demonstrations and panels. There are many more than listed here.
I'm a video student from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I remember in one of my classes my teacher said, "I hate when students say they are filming' when they have a video camera in their hand. What they are doing is taping' or video taping." And I agree with him and understand his logic. One day I was walking to class and wondered: What will be it called when everyone is using a camera that records to a memory card? Ha.
Robert J. Grauert, Jr.