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Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals


Video Production Tip: Don't Forget the Fundamentals
I had the pleasure of auditing a portion of the videomaker basics of video production workshop a couple weeks ago. There are many basic rules when it comes to video, and there is a wealth of basic knowledge that continues to be the foundation for great production. Though I had been exposed to all of this before, it had been years since I had seen the fundamentals of good video production laid out so methodically. It caused me to really think about the basics again.

Paranormal Comedy 'Assignment: Unexplained' Takes the Case


Paranormal Comedy 'Assignment: Unexplained' Takes the Case

This week, we have another exciting video tidbit from the Videomaker community. Videomaker's Facebook friend Tim Heiderich is the brains behind the brand new Internet serial Assignment: Unexplained, an irreverent satire of paranormal reality television series like Ghost Hunters or Paranormal Cops. Goth/frat boy Chase Nightblood (Nate Scholz) has assembled a not-so-crack team of investigators to help him unravel the Fortean mysteries of aliens, chupacabras, and yetis.

Planning & Plotting: Lighting for Video


Planning & Plotting: Lighting for Video
There's no question that production planning can save you loads of time. As videographers, we plan ahead for shooting on location and camera moves, but often overlook plans for lighting. One way to avoid potential problems from surfacing is by creating a lighting layout during pre-production planning.

DIY Green Screens = Happy Wallets


Being an independent videographer usually means all expenses are coming out of your own pocket. Whether you're just starting out as a videographer or have been making videos for some time, there probably are occasions when your greatest obstacle is working around a tight budget. The secret to making your budget stretch as far as it can is getting a handle on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects.

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