Russ Fairley

Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for (, RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others.He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group.Fairley is the creator and editor of, a popular production news website.

A Look Back: Cameras of 2014

Every year Videomaker reviews many cameras, lights, mics, and various other doodads that make our productions glossier and more professional. As 2014 winds to a close this week, let’s...

A Holiday Tutorial: Simple After Effects Snowglobe

Happy Holidays from Videomaker! Have fun with this simple Adobe After Effects tutorial, where you'll create a neat snow globe with a few free clips and CC Sphere! Download assets...

AJA CION Now Shipping

For those people hoping for a 4K camera from AJA underneath the tree this year, jolly old Saint Nick would have to opt for overnight shipping, but their hopes...

Avid Updates Media Composer for 4K and Beyond

Avid this week announced the latest version of their editing flagship, Avid Media Composer. The latest version is designed to easily acquire, manage, edit and deliver native 4K media...

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Your one-stop guide for all lighting terminology

There’s a lot of lighting terminology out there and it can be a lot to memorize. We’ve compiled a list of all...

What is a Director of Photography?

Is that person behind the camera a Director of Photography, Cinematographer or Camera Operator? Are they all the same thing? Does the...

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Taken from the Videomaker Podcast #22.

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How to fake being on a video conference call

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