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Viewfinder: Sharing Ideas on the Forums

There's a wealth of shared knowledge and experience on the Videomaker Forums. Topic searches bring up numerous posts focusing on something specific, but a...

The best stock media sites — 2019

If you’ve so far avoided using stock media in your projects because of the stigma it carries in certain filmmaking circles, you’re missing out.
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Create a YouTube studio in your home

If you want to make it onto YouTube, your video quality needs to have a level of professionalism that a YouTube studio brings to the table.
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Your Guide to Finding Awesome Stock Media

Filmmakers know that it takes more to make a great video than just the conceiving of an idea. There’s the physical equipment needed as...
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Is Brand Name Gear Worth the Price?

We all dream of unlimited budgets, top-of-the-line brand name gear from the video equipment manufacturing giants in the industry, often wishing we could go...

Shoot for Less Than a Grand: 7 Cameras Under $1,000

There is an attitude that the camera is "The Grail" that will allow their talents to shine. That is not entirely untrue, but often...

Stock Footage: How to Earn Income Selling your Video

Life is happening everywhere and there are people who need footage of it. And it's not just extreme shots like aerial footage or underwater...

Getting Video to Your Smart Device in Three Steps

In the past we would have recommended making DVDs, but with today's smartphones and tablets in use by seemingly everyone, these new smart devices...

Recording in public places and your First Amendment rights

Simplicity is often elusive when it comes to legal matters, so it should be no surprise that the answers to questions related...

10 Places to Find Music for Wedding Videos

Getting great microphone audio during the wedding ceremony and reception is just your first step to a finished audio soundtrack. You also need some...

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The best stock video sites — 2020

Stock video sometimes gets a bad wrap in the filmmaking community. In reality, however, we see stock video used every day in any number of applications. Below, you'll find our selections for the best places to look...