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."
Very excited to share this happiness as i just completed my very first short film titled "The Motivated Entrepreneur" It was very tough to follow the whole production as it's all shot by a day time. Am very proud of this video...
Please have a look at my baby ... ;p I will be much appreciated if you can give me some suggestion or comments to improve on. Thanks ya!
Ok. Gear up... it's time for readers to confess their errors in a public arena - the annals of Videomaker magazine and website for possible entry in our annual "Video Horror Stories". The rules are simple: tell us in 500 words or less about that time when, as a video producer, things that could go wrong, did go wrong... and how you remedied it, (if the footage was salvageable that is!) Did you show up to the chapel without fresh videotape? How 'bout that time you dropped the camera and broke the viewfinder, but still had to shoot the interview with the CEO of the company that hired you?
It might be full-on winter right now, but if you have visions of shooting underwater videography of sharks or just the kids in the backyard pool this summer, check out the latest gadget from Canon.
Canon just announced a new WP-V1 Waterproof Case for the VIXIA HF20 and VIXIA HF200 Flash Memory Camcorders. You can dive up to depths of 130 feet to capture exciting underwater adventures. The compact and light-weight housing hugs the camcorder like a wet suit, enabling easy on-camera operation and control.