Filters, matte boxes, controllers and adapters - there's a bevy of accessories to place in front of your lens to help you create a better picture. From diffusion to effects; from specialized color enhancement to lighting fixes, filters can make ordinary scenes look extraordinary.
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.
From the basics of composition and storytelling to the costs of realizing your dream, how to make a movie is a question that newbies and long-time movie veterans struggle with when they begin a new project.
Whether it's Star Trek sound effects, Star Wars sound effects or the many others you hear in the movies and on TV, making sci-fi sound effects is a fun, creative process that everyone should try at least once.
With the ability to make simple edits and share them over the Web, its applications range from making videos of your kids to making preliminary edits of dailies on a movie set. For the price, Avid Studio for iPad can't be beat.
So you're ready to start making money using your editing skills? First you'll need to learn how to market those valuable skills, then you need to find where the customers are. Here are some tips to guide on your way to making money doing what you love.