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5 Poor Excuses for Bad Video


The classic "my dog ate my homework" excuse that people joke about as a cop-out for carelessness is easy to poke fun at, but the underlying lesson from that line is that many excuses are just that: coverups for not being prepared, not being alert or not being savvy enough to know what you're getting into.

New Videomaker Webinar: Basic Video Production


New Videomaker Webinar: Basic Video Production
Anyone can point a video camera at something at press record. However, creating quality videos requires an understanding of basic video production concepts. This week Videomaker takes video production back to the basics with the newest addition to our webinar training series: Basic Video Production.

Lighting for Video: Cleaning Up Light Spill


Lighting for Video: Cleaning Up Light Spill
There are many reasons you might choose to control the spill. Perhaps the spill is interfering with another light source, or maybe you want to strategically place a dramatic shadow that will conceal an area of your scene. What ever the reason, learning the ways in which you can control light spill will allow you to better light your scene.

Lighting Design: DIY Cookies


Lighting Design: DIY Cookies
Whether you are lighting an interview or a scene from a movie, the background light must always be considered. How much light should you use? How many shadows need to be created? Should you apply a simple splash of color or something with more texture?

Everybody's Workshopping for the Weekend


Everybody's Workshopping for the Weekend
The office is bustling, here at Videomaker, as we prepare for our upcoming workshops. The weekend of October 9th is coming up fast and we couldn't be more excited. For the first time ever...