Almost everyone who has a story to tell dreams about making a documentary at some time. Bringing that dream to fruition can become a reality now that the democratization of video has truly leveled the playing field. So if you're ready, let's get shooting.
More than just a bunch of hard drives...much more
If your audio is inaudible or undecipherable, you are going to lose your viewers. One way to ensure your production's audio is the best that it can be is by using a Field Audio Mixer.
A move to a tapeless-based production is not an easy one but in the end proves to be rather beneficial.
The Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a welcome addition to the latest line of camcorders and one you'll definitely want to check out.
The LaCie 4Big Quadra is a high performance storage device perfect for the video editor working with HD footage.
Unique look, ease of use, versatility and great sound capture equal a product worth investigating. The Snowball has definitely made my short list of future purchases.
For anyone looking to increase the value of their production, the tommy-TRACK is a great investment. It proved to be an extremely valuable tool in the studio and out in the field.
These plug-ins will give video editors even more tools to make compelling videos that make people say, "How did they do that?"
What are your most trusted brand names of the companies making products or offering services in the field of video production?
In video production, every time you break the rules, you take the viewer outside of the viewing experience to puzzle over what just happened instead of simply enjoying the story.
Streaming video has evolved tremendously over the years. It's as stark a contrast as Dorothy's barren black and white farm was to the glory of the Emerald City.
Just about every video producer, rank and file, from first time beginner to award-winning professional likes to grab the camera and run, shooting whatever inspiration has seized the moment.
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot. Our curiosity about our readers has inspired us to create this new column to introduce you to your fellow video producers.
Producer-Director: Nick Leisure - Frame 24 Films
It wasn't too long ago when MPEG-4 compression was strictly considered a deliverable format, but many camcorders now capture moving images in this format. So what gives? Has MPEG-4 become the super hero of formats?
Audio: get it right and your project has a professional feel. Get it wrong and the video sounds like every other hard-to-understand video on YouTube.
Comments and links to recent Videomaker Magazine Articles written to help people create better video.
The gear you gotta have - The craft of making video takes a lot of stuff. This page is set to bring you the newest latest pieces of video support tools we find.
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