On this episode of the Videomaker Podcast we talk about what you can and can’t learn at Film School; try to figure out what clues the new Dropbox/Clipchamp collaboration tells us about cloud video editing; and discuss the latest version of the TriCaster Mini.
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When schedules get tight, video producers need to save as much time as they can. Here are five helpful tips to help you save time on set.
We have a few tip to help you direct theater actors, allowing them to give the best film performance possible
Stage actors are undoubtedly talented, but many are inexperienced with performing in front of a camera. Here’s how you can direct theater actors and get the best performance possible.
When you’re working on a tight budget, you have to take the help that you can get. Sometimes, that means relying on an inexperienced cast and crew to complete your project.
We chat with Executive Director Carl Goodman about the mission behind the Museum of the Moving Image and what you can find there.
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As an up-and-coming director, you jump at the opportunity to direct your first feature film. When you get your hands on a script being considered for production, you want to make sure you choose well — in this business there are no second chances. How will you know if...
Shooting with people new to the production process isn’t always easy, but with a little patience and flexibility, you can still come out with great result
We all have seen scenes featuring directors with their berets and megaphones, yelling orders to their actors. It should come as no surprise that yelling at your talent is not the best way to elicit a good performance. Think of it this way — a seasoned director is more...
No matter how you go about your contract, the most important thing is that you actually devote time and attention to it.
Have you ever asked yourself whether your video production contract was good enough? If you’re like most freelancers or small business owners, you probably don’t have the time or, frankly, the desire, to deal with something as mundane as a video production contract. And, for the most part, you...
Seriously Funny Church Production: How the Skit Guys use Video to Spread the Word of God
We caught up with the Guys, Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, along with their Lead Producer and Director, Brian Cates. They regaled us with their journey from class clowns to a media group that has over 175,000 subscribers on Youtube and just over 24 million combined views. One of...
The Inside Story of Oscar-nominated “Garden Party”
After having watched dozens of shorts at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, some of them good, others not very good, they came to the short that was voted “best student film.” It was a French piece with no dialog called “Garden Party.” A short film that lasted just under...