What does one get for the video producer that has everything? Why, the latest and greatest of course. Innovation in the world of video is a never-ending beast and you can be sure that a plethora of new goodies has appeared on the market throughout the year. We'll take a look at some of the newcomers, and a few of the oldies that are sure to put a smile on your favorite video producer's face. We'll have a look also, at a few items that are especially well suited for stuffing those eagerly awaiting stockings hanging from the mantel.
When your client wants shots of preticular places, events, backgrounds etc. that you don't have at your disposal what do you do? You look for stock footage to meet the clients needs and get the job done.
Morgan Spurlock shared his creative process and tips for success in a telephone interview with Videomaker recently. In this second installment of our two-part series we find out how getting your audience emotionally involved in the story helps drive its success.
In a 2004 New York Times review of Morgan Spurlock's Oscar-nominated documentary Supersize Me the reviewer sums up: "His movie goes down easy and takes a while to digest, but its message is certainly worth the loss of your appetite."
Making videos. It's a wonderful pastime and but can also offer you a creative career is the world of stock footage. Whether you make video for fun, for friends of for profit, those little clips you love might earn you a little bit of income now and then.
Utilizing these cinematography techniques require the use of specialized equipment to enable the required setups. There often come situations where a camera needs to be supported independently on objects or surfaces, one such application being shooting the interior of a moving car without having to outfit the vehicle with bracing supports for camera. This is where camera mounts with suction cups come handy.
Professional cameras are a highly specialized piece of equipment intended to be used for specific applications. Then there are consumer cameras that are suitable for everyday use by the general people. For people who seek thrill and adventures in sports and other physical activities, these cameras may not be able to meet their demands. This requires use of cameras that have been designed by taking such applications into consideration.
Personal computers (PCs) have become common due to their versatility and portability for example laptops and notebooks. It is natural that PCs have found their applications in virtually all walks of life. When it comes to sound recording, the task of recording sound first on the media and then transferring it to a platform for editing or embedding can be inconvenient for amateur users who do not require the use of sophisticated equipment. Rode has provided their Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone for such type of users.
7toX for Final Cut Pro is a professional yet lightweight application purchased through the Mac App Store. This editing application, with its drag and drop capabilities makes it a very simple process to assist you in bringing older editing projects from Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 into Final Cut Pro X. If you have any older projects which may be unfinished or may need to be updated, you can use the application software to help.