It's one of the oldest tricks in the video arsenal, yet it's still one of the most useful and effective. We're talking about the selective subtraction of a color or color range from an image, which can then be replaced with a new image. This is the green screen effect.
Documentary storytelling is found across a diverse swath of mediums including celluloid film, DVD, online video and even interactive scrapbooking. Even through these changing mediums, the documentary has stuck with us.
Video lighting has many options from ultra-portable to semi-permanent. Knowing what lighting technology to buy and what light kit is best is key when there's so many that can put you in the dark. The Videomaker Lighting Buyer's Guide sheds some light on the subject, comparing brands, types, application and pricing to help you decide.
When it comes to buying a camcorder case or bag it's a matter of choice. Do you use your camcorder for work or for play? Do you often travel with your camcorder or rarely? These are some of the questions you will need to ask yourself before you purchase a camcorder case or bag.
Though 3D is still in its infancy, the JVC GY-HMZ1U gets a lot right. It's portable size, professional features, and dual full HD recording makes this camcorder worth thinking about for anyone considering the switch to 3D.
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot who work and play in many areas of video production and love to share their stories. This column introduces you to your fellow video producers.
Editing music videos isn't too hard... all you need is a band, a camera or two, some editing software and a lot of patience! Music video editing is all about the pacing and the genre, and is the one place where you get creative and crazy!
A cinematographer used to be thought of as a film artist, but cinematographers are creators of original works - whether it's film or video. All of us who use a camera to make original video are artists in one form or another and having good skills in all areas of the production process pays off.
We review and rate DVDs, videos, books and online tutorials on the subject of video production. These materials are focused to teach, encourage, inspire and explain the techniques of making the best video you can. Learn composition, lighting, editing and sound design from the pros.