I've been seeing a number of questions in the forum from members who are taking on paying gigs but obviously lack considerable technical skill and working experience. Just for my own curiosity, I dug around to find information on a reasonable time-frame for going from hobbyist to professional. The miniscule amount of info I found wasn't practical or all that informative for that matter. (Before I go on, any of you who write articles for VM, I'd seriously appreciate you not lifting my post topic for an article and not giving me any credit. It happened once before and I let it go.
Hello there! Hope everyone is doing well! I've been reading a lot of posts here and I have certainly learned a lot!I have a client meeting coming up in two weeks and I just want to get some advice from some seasoned videographer/pros out here. This newbie here would appreciate it a lot! :)
To give you guys an idea, here's an overview of the project:
1. Interview 3-5 people and ask them a series of questions like what they do and why they chose this business center (the client).
Mike Wilhelm - May 23rd, 2012
I currently own a Canon Gl2, and have recently seen some test footage from a T2i which has significantly better than the footage I can get from my Gl2, probably due to the smaller sensor on my Gl2. My question is would it be wise selling my Gl2 and buying a T2i to replace it, and possibly purchase an additional lens for the T2i? I will mainly be using it for Narrative shorts. Thanks!
Hey everyone, I am creating a video which will be set in a nightclub environment. Are there any cameras that you would suggest for filming in this kind of environment? I am sorry if I posted in the wrong part of the forum also :P
Thanks in advance!
Jennifer O'Rourke - May 02nd, 2012
Sorry that I post a little introduction thread about me to let you know who I am and why I am here.
Originally I come from producing music and audio in general but I have always been interested in moving pictures and how to produce them the best as as possible. In this forum I hope to find information about equipment, software and techniques in general and I am looking forward to talking to you soon!
If there are any questions concerning recording good audio I can probably help. So don't hesitate to message me any questions.
There are a LOT of forum members. Some VERY active, others not so, and many, many more simply lurk, read, catch and release. Not to find fault with ANY type of forum member, from casual user to dedicated poster/responder, but I sure wish a HUGE number of us would respond to this post/poll and give us all a better idea of how the forums work for you. Thanks.
Howdy! Recently the band The Blue Scholars hosted a short film contest to use their music to make a short film or music video. Unfortunately, we did not make the top 3. The top 3 are racing to May 1st to see who can get the most likes/views. So what do you think of our entry?
It's been on the forum a number of times beyond the question of 'what camera to buy', but 'how do I make money?' It's no doubt that YouTube and 'citizen journalists' are making it terribly difficult for trained, experienced and or professional videographers and editors to make a living in an environment where people place no value on their work. Amidst hordes of people all too willing to charge a pittance for their work or give it away for free, how does a profit motivated shooter/editor make a living doing this kind of work?