Jennifer O'Rourke - September 11th, 2012
Feature film and video production, what are the difference between these? Videomaker Forum Moderator Bruce Paul (birdcat) is discovering the them - right now.
Greg Olson - July 09th, 2012
Prioritizing your edit workflow is extremely important to ensure that the project you submit is one you're proud of. The real trick, is learning the difference between the quick touches that make big differences, and the time-consuming touches that casual viewers aren't even likely to notice.
Jennifer O'Rourke - June 27th, 2012
Let's get real. If you are looking for a job you are not alone. You are competing with thousands of other job seekers just like you. So how do you stand out above so many other well-qualified candidates? How do you get an employer's attention?
Some folks are sending out Video Resumes instead of the usual, run-of-the-mill paper resumes. But do video resumes work? Do they really make you stand out? Will they help you land a job?
Mike Wilhelm - June 27th, 2012
I love shooting video. I love achieving perfect composition and capturing great sound. It's really satisfying to bounce light around for perfect exposure. When I'm traveling with family and friends, it's important to me that we take home some great images that capture the moment. The problem is, I have a really hard time stepping away from the action to set up my gear. Like many shooters, I've come to the conclusion that in order to find that sweet spot between enjoying the moment, and capturing the moment, sacrifices need to be made.
Mike Wilhelm - June 11th, 2012
The Celeb 200 LED is a Light Emitting Diode based lighting system for professional videographers. Like many other Kino Flo products, the Celeb 200 is also designed to reproduce colors beautifully on both high definition (HD) and film at the studio or on location. What sets Celeb 200 apart from other LEDs is that it is cool, color corrected, flicker free, noiseless in operation, compact and energy efficient.
Mike Wilhelm - June 06th, 2012
Having an external field monitor is extremely handy, especially if your director and camera operator are two different people. However, one of the benefits that is often overlooked by beginning videographers is the ability get picture analysis that doesn't exist in-camera. While having a larger screen that makes collaborating with others easier is definitely a big draw, one shouldn't overlook the simple advantage of being able to find flaws in your shots. Marshall's new V-LCD56MD field monitor gives you an array of tools to help you get the best shot possible. Additionally, it's modular, meaning you can add components to make it useful for a variety of cameras and shooting scenarios.
Greg Olson - June 04th, 2012
When I'm on a shoot, I constantly think about what tool can take a camera shot from ordinary to extraordinary. There are some really great camera accessories out there that can help you achieve that exact goal. Who doesn't want to glide along the dolly track for that smooth shot, or throw on that stabilizer and get a great follow shot? Many times, just keeping your shot steady on a tripod can separate a beginner from a pro. However, relying too heavily on the tools in your arsenal can actually restrict your options.
mikerosen - May 31st, 2012
It's always exciting when we see someone using their video skills to help improve the world. We've long seen the potential for video to change the world, from its role in democratizing news gathering to its use as a classroom aid for education.
Jackson Wong - May 31st, 2012
If you're into media management, and you should be if you're a video producer, the T-Slate can be your basis for pretty much all the metadata you'll need.
Mike Wilhelm - May 30th, 2012
Or on the ground in this case. Paul Jackson is has introduced a new product on Kickstarter he's calling the ZipShooter. It's looks kind of like a mini-tripod with wheels, but in this case, the legs are jointed, and the ball -head is reversible, and able to hang from underneath the dolly (or maybe it's the legs that bend backwards. These types of surface dollies are nothing terribly new, but the versatility of this device looks extremely useful.