When you set out to make a movie, the more planning ahead you can do, the better. Figuring out exactly what you'll be doing during a shoot saves your crew time and labor, and saves you, the producer and/or director, from cost overruns and production headaches.
Real estate shoppers have been sold on the concept of pre-qualifying their properties of interest via a real estate video for a long time now. But realtors have been slow to jump into the parade.
You'll spend little or a lot on disc authoring software but making the right decision will go a long way toward how happy you are with the outcome and how well you satisfy your clients.
Duplicating Blu-rays and DVDs is an important part of a successful video business. This story should help you choose the publisher best suited for your needs.
Tonalizer|VFX PRO by Irudis is a powerful tool that is easy to use and delivers pleasing results fast.
Whether for entertainment purposes or commercial use, ClickBerry Editor is packed with a plethora of pleasing potential.
Mac users looking to create their own distinctive look will find the Moods plug-in from Yanobox to be a fun tool that gets the job done.
HP's 8560w EliteBook 8560w mobile workstation offers video editing anywhere at a competitive price.
This is the perfect camera for the shooters on the go that love to show off what they did in the moment.
Although you'd rarely make a quality video using a mobile phone, there are times when a phone's camera might be the best option.
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.
Rarely will a video producer lay down an audio track and leave it. Good, recorded sound is essential in any production, but we can all use a touch-up here and there.
Having the entire universe at your fingertips is a good thing for video producers, you don't have to fly the world over to find that perfect shot, and sometimes you can get it for free.
When you record the memories of a child you're capturing the essence of who they are at the moment for memories that will last a lifetime.
Lighting people isn't a one-size-fits-all setup. From bald heads to people with glasses, each subject will have something to stump the production lighting powers.
How do you keep your footage from being used online without permission? Watermarking. Well-known to still shooters, video producers need to equally protect their property.
This small LED light is perfect for on-camera use and its tiny tabletop tripod makes for easy low-profile illumination.
Specialized video tools are necessary to make good productions better. Here's a quick look at the ikan T-Slate and MovieSlate for ipads, a great tool for work in the field. Also a look into the future - will mobile phones shoot 4k footage soon? And "Who Are You?" Videomaker wants to know who our readers are - take our survey, let your voice be heard!
For the smoothest pan and tilt movement, an upgrade to a quality tripod head is key.
Shooting video on a DSLR requires a different ergonomic arrangement than a traditional camcorder. This shoulder mount gives you stabilizing options as well as a way to hold accessories.
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These cool-to-the-touch LED video lights are dimmable, can adjust for color temperature and remote operation.
A clever versatile little device for attaching lights and other accessories to your camera rig that's both efficient and easy to assemble.