Becoming fluent in the language of cinema takes study and practice. Break down a scene from your favorite movie. Observe the timing of each shot. If you changed the order of shots, how would this change the story? Language and cinema are about communicating and expressing ideas....
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When it comes to graphics, the choices you make regarding color, texture, size and spacing will each affect your viewer. Wednesday's Graphic Design for Video Webinar is designed to help you establish criteria to guide you through the process of making the right choices for each unique...
Learning how to shoot with more confidence and style can help take your projects to the next level. Camera Movement & Composition explores different ways to improve your skills using a variety of methods. This webinar covers topics such as storyboards, white balance, lenses, stabilizing tools and...
[vimeo 392502237]Before DSLRs took over video production, shallow depth of field was extremely difficult to achieve with traditional camcorders. Today, many shooters overcompensate and go overboard with shallow depth of field. This webinar covers not only how to achieve nice depth of field,...
Why go live?Your first task as a new live streamer is to decide why you want to go live. Your goals for going live will inform your overall live streaming strategy.What to streamIf you’re just starting out on your journey into live streaming, you may...
When producing a video, it’s essential to plan and prepare adequately so that your shoot goes off without a hitch. But how does your typical production compare to hosting a live stream? In this video, we will explore how you can conduct a successful live stream on...
Once you know what gear you’ll need and who is going to help you, it’s time to learn how to actually direct your stream. This is where you get to decide how your stream will look. When we watch the final program, everything looks smooth, but if...
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