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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many ways you can support your hobby or pastime, add supplemental income, build a new specialized video production business or increase your existing video business bottom line.
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In video production, green screen is an essential skill for any video producer. It is an irreplaceable tool and can give you a lot of creative freedom in post-production. But in my book, Knowing when to use a green screen is just as important as knowing how.
On May 7th Adobe released Creative Suite 6, and it's pretty clear that their eyes are keenly focused on video production. While we're still in the process of writing our review of the software suite, here are a few of the features we're think video producers everywhere will be excited about.