The holidays are in full swing! As a videographer, there's no doubt you've made sure your camera is charged, stocked and ready to capture the holiday cheer. Unfortunately, your family members don't share your movie-making enthusiasm. They duck and dodge, and do everything within their power to avoid being caught on tape...
Some time ago, EarlC brought up a post concerning when do you feel you're successful as a producer? In this discussion of 'Film Fellas' Director's of Photography from feature films, television series and corporate videos discuss their viewpoints on when one feels they're a success at the business of shooting. I think the discussion applies to both seasoned pros and for those who are venturing out on their first pay shoots.
Not long ago a member was looking for info on how to shoot a live theatrical performance. He got some really good advice, but sometimes it's just better to 'see' how something should look than to just read about it.
Here's a video by Ian Lucero discussing how he shot a live dance performance. He gives some good tips on what to do to round out your shot list so you'll have plenty to work with during post.
November 12, 1970 marked the birth of a story so outrageous it was often considered an urban legend. A 45-foot dead whale, weighing a whopping eight tons, washed up onto a beach in Florence, Oregon. Due to the sheer size and increasingly putrid smell of the deceased cetacean, the Oregon Department of Transportation decided the best solution for removal was to blow it up using a half-ton of dynamite.
Recently, Videomaker completed its first-ever video production webinar and we couldn't be more pleased with the turn-out. There were so many good questions, but, unfortunately, not enough time to answer them all. Here, at Videomaker, we value every question presented and aim to answer each one of them. One question we were unable to answer within the allotted time was regarding basic tips for composing, lighting, and shooting a talking-head corporate video...
All of us have memories that will stick with us for the rest of our lives. Some are more powerful than others. For me, a lot of those memories have come behind the viewfinder of a camera. When I first started shooting videos, I was just a wee lad of about 7 or 8 years of age. I remember playing with the camera and being so confused and amazed with how the technology actually works. The same type of confusion that a dog feels when it looks in a mirror. Yup, I just compared myself to a dog... That is confused.
"Time to turn off the camera because this shoot is over."