Jennifer O'Rourke - February 22nd, 2013
Jackson Wong - December 31st, 2012
The Spirit Quest Film Festival has opened their call for entries for their 2013 season and is currently seeking inspirational, thought provoking and intriguing films and screenplays from around the world.
Created and maintained by film festival veterans with deep ties within the industry, Spirit Quest hopes to provide submitting filmmakers and screenwriters with the exposure and attention they deserve for all of their hard work.
We're looking for anything that will move us, make us laugh, cry and learn something about ourselves and the world we inhabit in the process.
I need to buy a Pro/Prosumer Camcorder for Travel Documentary.
My budget is $3000/$4000. I really don't want to exceed the budget.
Any suggestions on what camcorder I should get? What is the best camera for this range of price?
Greg Olson - November 26th, 2012
So, you've got a small budget and you finally believe that the audio you capture for your project is just as important as the video, (we told you so!) but you can only purchase one mic. Shotgun mics on boom poles are the mainstay in Hollywood, but maybe you just shoot weddings in your spare time, or do a local commercial every now and then to help make ends meet. Well, here's some pros and cons of the most common mic types, and what they're good at.
I am new to video cameras. Though, I am very used to my 5DMKII and love it for all the obvious reasons. I shoot with an external recorder (H4N) and edit in FCPX.
I will be heading to a job where I will need to be nimble, lightweight and often unobtrusive. I will be in a country where I will stand out a LOT, so my gear needs to be of good quality, easy to use, and quick to pack in case I need to act quickly.
Just saw "2016: Obama's America" and I have to tell you it is a GREAT example for folks who want to pursue any type of documentary production. Good production value, solid content and compelling, provocative.
This is my first short film. Feedback encouraged.
mikerosen - June 28th, 2012
Time and again, we've warned readers about the importance of audio in video. Audiences will tolerate -- some may even expect -- imperfections in a video's visuals, but they absolutely will not stand for poor quality audio. Tinny or muffled sound instantly breaks our suspension of disbelief; it can make it difficult to follow the storyline or really connect with the characters.