2 Funerals [DVD] and a Jump Back

Last year we told you about Alan Naumann’s thriving business, Memory Vision, and a course on making memorial videos, and now he’s expanded the training. The Complete Course on Funeral Videography includes a three-ring notebook, two DVDs, two Bonus CDs and a Jump Back from Digital Juice (valued at $249).

The course includes everything presented in Funeral Videos: Business Everlasting, along with a wealth of new material dealing with practical topics to get your own memorial business launched. It covers topics from using keys to marketing funeral videos, from pricing to Photoshop use, and more. The DVD also includes a very important chapter on grief, along with trends in funeral videography.

The Complete Course sells for $180. There is also an upgrade opportunity for those who have purchased Funeral Videos: Business Everlasting, for $110.

Annual Halloween Horror Stories!

Dead batteries, lost videotape, temperamental brides and tripods that go south. So, what have you been grumbling about this year?

Last year’s Videomaker Video Horror Stories was so popular, we decided to make it an annual event [October 2006 issue, page 55]. Everyone has a video horror story to tell, from forgetting to white balance to running over your camcorder, and we’d like to hear it.

Write us a short paragraph or two on what your video horror was, and especially how you remedied the situation, and we might include it in our Video Horror Stories in the October 2007 issue.

Please send submissions to editor@videomaker.com and write “Video Horror Story” in the subject heading. All stories must be received by July 1st for consideration in our upcoming article.

Go Airborne with ProAerialVideo

Going where many videographers have never gone before, ProAerialVideo.com offers an extensive collection of royalty-free stock footage shot and collected by an aerial artist well known for his work in feature films. The collection includes incredible aerial shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, New York City, Niagara Falls, the serene California coast and much, much more, many available in HD. Low-res versions are available for download to try before you buy.

Lacey Green of ProAerialVideo says racing fans love the low-angle race track footage, and they just added the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and fireworks from Kansas City. They are acquiring shots of live volcanoes and recognizable landmarks, as well as archival aerial footage of the Grand Canyon shot before flight restrictions.

ProAerialVideo has just ventured into the realm of “Rights Managed Footage,” along with their usual royalty-free video. Rights Managed Footage means users are charged based on how the footage will be used; royalty-free is priced regardless of whether it’s in a movie, commercial or school presentation, with the exception of re-sale, which is not allowed. All footage is location-specific and is organized on the Web site using a Google Map embedded with Flash video. The site is growing, so check it out often for that hard-to-find aerial shot.

Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy-award-winning videographer & editor and Videomaker ‘s Managing Editor.

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