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Video Beyond All Believable Bounds


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.

New Schneider Diffusion Filters for DSLR Cameras


New Schneider Diffusion Filters for DSLR Cameras
Schneider Optics renowned Classic Soft, HD Classic Soft, Black Frost, and Hollywood Black Magic diffusion filters are now available in popular round sizes specifically for todays leading SLR, digital SLR and DV cameras. A favorite tool of Hollywood cinematographers thanks to their ability to hide the trick, Schneider precision optical glass diffusion filters are routinely requested by top talent who appreciate looking their best. And getting the image right in-camera also means big savings over costly, time-consuming post-editing.

How do you Find the Gig?


How do you Find the Gig?
Where are all the shooting gigs? How do you find them? Craigslist? Your local newspaper want ads? Some other vague work-for-hire site? I just got back last night from shooting a 3-day gig with my brother down in central California. His specialty has been architectural, environmental, lighting and product images, my specialty has been all about people: interviews and sound recording. Together we made a pretty good team and wondered how we'd shop ourselves around better.

ASCAP wants YouTube users to pay


ASCAP wants YouTube users to pay
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; better known as ASCAP, is targeting videos on YouTube for royalty payment for it's professional creative members. This is a good thing for producers who work hard at making their product, only to see that someone has "borrowed" some of that property clips for their own use. But the average consumer who just wants to make a simple video using a well-know song as their music bed might get confused.

13th Annual DocuWeeks ™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase


13th Annual DocuWeeks ™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase
From a International Documentary Association press release. International Documentary Association Announces twenty-eight films to be shown in New York and Los Angeles from July 31st - August 20th, 2009. From the astonishing stories of starvation, persecution, and escape from the world's worst human rights violator to the surprising inside story of an iconic cult, the International Documentary Association (IDA) presents this years DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase. www.documentary.org/docuweeks09

Iran Video: spy cams for the masses


Iran Video: spy cams for the masses
As more video comes to light from the struggle inside Iran, one must marvel at the technology making this all possible. Even a decade ago, people had to reply mostly on images smuggled out of an area of conflict by journalists working for the traditional media. Now, with all the quick down-n-dirty ways of getting images on the airwaves, anyone who can get footage to the right sources can get their footage seen by the world.

Metacafe's Producer's Awards Program closed


Metacafe's Producer's Awards Program closed
You may have read about Metacafe in the annals of our magazine and website; it was a great resource for videographers to make money with online content. In fact, recently, (like just last week,) we did a Making Money vidcast focused on several revenue sharing sites, including Metacafe.

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