Jennifer O'Rourke - March 26th, 2013
Video contests are everywhere, and many offer videographers and filmmakers lofty rewards. Here’s a short guide and roundup of some recent video contests for 2013 that offer the best value to video producers that can earn you prizes and some much-deserved recognition.
Jackson Wong - March 26th, 2013
Canon releases the EOS Rebel T5i with a new kit lens featuring stepping motor technology. First questions first, will you be crossgrading from Nikon for this camera? Probably not, Might you update your EOS Rebel T4i? Only if you like the insignia to advance one digit, however, if you are looking for a new DSLR with exceptional quality and functionality from a trusted manufacturer, the EOS Rebel T5i is an excellent choice.
Jordan Claverie - March 26th, 2013
Videomaker is holding a contest to give away a set of 8 training DVDs to one lucky winner. The winner will be selected on March 31st. We have always strived to help videographers and filmmakers create better movies with top notch tips and training. Now, we are going the extra step to help one lucky winner get the best training tools available.
Greg Olson - March 25th, 2013
If the average video producer made a list of the key elements for a great project, the list would probably start with capturing great images, and hopefully include getting good audio, having great content, and maybe even getting good performances from talent. However, you're probably not likely to find solid supporting graphics on that list. So to give these key graphics their due respect, here are 5 tips to improve your supporting graphics.
1. Use Them!
Whether it's a local commercial, web tutorial, wedding, or just your family video, supporting graphics can help provide a context for your video, and help reinforce the concept or message you're trying to get across to your viewer. From simple titles over a black background, to a lower third title, and even complex motion graphics, combining text, images, and creativity can raise the production value of your project.
Jordan Claverie - March 22nd, 2013
Spoiler alert! It's a travel video.
Spoiler alert! It's awesome.
Jennifer O'Rourke - March 22nd, 2013The most obvious way to make your audience aware of the importance of a movie prop is to shoot a closeup cutaway of it, but this is also the most boring and predictable method. How then, can you let the audience know - in a split second - what a props is or its importance to a scene without slowing the scene down for a classic cutaway? Watch the Masters.
Jordan Claverie - March 21st, 2013
Making a video resume showcases two things:
1. You're Creative.
2. You go above and beyond.
You don't need to be a videographer to make one. It is a unique approach that is sure to set you apart and leave a lasting impression on your future employers.
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Jordan Claverie - March 20th, 2013
Wedding season is coming up. If you are a wedding videographer, or you're trying to get into the business, take notes. The business of weddings is a-boomin', and as long as people find love in a hopeless pace (Rihanna reference), they're one of those things that will always happen. That means there will always be a demand for videographers.
Mike Wilhelm - March 20th, 2013When video enthusiasts and filmmakers are planning travel for the year, a few big events spring to mind. NAB in Vegas and IBC in Amsterdam are no-brainers. For the creative minded, Sundance, Cannes, and the Toronto Film Festival are obvious choices as well. What about SXSW? Most people seem to associate SXSW with music and technology, but for 20 years it’s also been a prominent film festival. In fact, film is the largest segment of the event.
Jordan Claverie - March 19th, 2013
An awesome step by step display of what it takes to manipulate your footage to get the exact look and feel you want. Take a gander.