tkohfeld - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:06pm
Radio-controlled drones have revolutionized the video industry. But after the United States government's use of drone technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, drones are under a huge legal and ethical microscope.
Jordan Claverie - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 9:41am
There’s the rule of thirds, rule of odds, the 180-degree rule, stay in focus, do matched action edits, move in - don’t zoom in; and the list goes on and on. Sometimes, however, it’s OK to break the rules, so long as you know what you know, what they are and why you’re breaking them.
Jordan Claverie - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 9:01am
Surround sound is the next evolution for media creators. While movies are the obvious choice for a surround mix, TV, videogames and even online content can supply a similar experience.
Luis Maymi - June 17th, 2013
Many of Videomaker’s forum members use the Zoom H2 in their productions with great success, but now their will be pleased to know that Zoom will be introducing a new addition to their portable recorders, the Zoom H6.
tkohfeld - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:17pm
Do you like to explore interesting places and events … and make money doing it? Who wouldn’t! Then shooting and selling stock video might be just the thing for you.
tkohfeld - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:37pm
Does your local news station cover everything except local news? Maybe it's time to ask your cable provider about public access to help your community showcase itself.
Greg Olson - May 20th, 2013
Here at Videomaker, we often delve into the academic fundamentals of video production. We try to boil everything down to the “right way” of doing things.
Jackson Wong - May 17th, 2013
Amid all the talk of second screens and mobile devices, one simple joy is easily passed - a handy light source. Now all we need to do is trade our touch screen swiping for reflector techniques and we can entertain dogs, cats and dragons for hours. Seriously, here are tips that you can take to your production set. But before you can make use of the following tips you must be able to control your reflector. Be sure you get a feel for the angle at which your light source is strongest since your reflection will be a weaker version (less so if you've got a highly reflective surface like a mirror).
Luis Maymi - May 17th, 2013
If you’re planning an adventure where you'll need to cross a river, bike your way through the forest or climb a mountain, including an action camera in your video kit can help you relive the fun later. Better yet an affordable model such as the newest Polaroid XS80 mountable HD action camera.
Jordan Claverie - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:18am
If you want your work to look more like the shots you see on TV, you need to shoot rock-solid steady footage.
Luis Maymi - May 08th, 2013
If you thought a camera with two lenses is only for 3D, then you'd be as surprised as we were when we heard of the ATC Chameleon action camera. It has two lenses that shoot two videos simultaneously (in sync) and that can be independently positioned to shoot from different angles.
Jordan Claverie - Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:07am
There’s a world of color out there, but your camera can’t see it all and the sky will play havoc with all that that vibrance. How do you fix it?
Luis Maymi - April 28th, 2013
Panasonic announce the new digital single lens mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6 camera for photo and video. Is not just an interchangeable lens camera, but also an advance digital photographic tool with attractive features.
Jennifer O'Rourke - April 26th, 2013
It's hard to imagine a movie today that doesn't have a scene with a camera closely following the subject and Garrett Brown is getting much deserved recognition in the National Inventor's Hall of Fame for his creation of the Steadicam.
Luis Maymi - April 23rd, 2013
Samsung NX300 is the new flagship model in the NX series delivering advanced and practical features for the professional photographer and videographer looking for a compact system camera (CSC).
Jordan Claverie - Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:31pm
Taking the step to add lens filters to your video gear arsenal is one step closer to creating the look that defines your art and skills as a video producer.
Every shooter wants to be able to direct the viewers' attention to the important aspects of a shot, and manipulating your depth of field is a great way to do it. In this two part series we talk about controlling your depth of field with aperture, focal length, and distance. In part two we talk about perceived depth of field, how sensor size and angle of view might affect your ability to get the depth of field you're striving for, and rack focusing. Knowing the different ways to achieve the depth of field you want for your scene will ultimately help you to craft more effective scenes.
Jordan Claverie - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:05pm
If you’ve been asking yourself if your next lighting purchase should be tungsten, color-balanced fluorescent, or LED, you’re not alone. Most video producers are struggling with these same questions.
Jordan Claverie - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:51am
Everyone has to begin somewhere - what might be second nature to someone who has been shooting for a while can be confusing to someone just starting out.
Jordan Claverie - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:37am
An essential element in producing excellent video is correct lighting. Too much, too little or the wrong kind and you’re in for dissatisfying results.