Hello hello! When we posted last Friday's weekly vidcast show notes, we forgot to give you links to the trailers to the Academy Awards nominated documentaries. They are definitely worthy, and quite inspiring. You can see some of them at the following links, and we'll get the rest of...
Recently, Videomaker was invited to a special reception honoring this year's documentarians nominated for Academy Awards. For this week's "Tips & Tricks" segment, Jennifer has some words from the pros on the trials and tribulations of documentary making.
Viewfinder – with Matt York and Brian Peterson Matt and Brian discuss documentary videography and its growing interest among our viewers.
Video Profile TAKE 20 Adaptation: Animal Behavior Conditioning Chris Liles, Honolulu, HI
How to Make a Documentary Part II
Considered an art form by many, documentary video production has its own special challenges and rewards. In this second of three parts series on how to make a documentary, we'll explore how to plan your approach, find your subject and begin the process of bringing your vision to fruition. Once...
READER SHOWCASE - Charlie/ Morgan Short Video Contest Winner: AKA Donut Dollies Category: Best Documentary Producer: Jack Schell, Gun Barrel City, TX Prize: Prize: Bogen Manfrotto 745B Tripod with 701RC2 Head ($408) Stats: Scanner: Microtek 900 (professional, maybe around $900) Editing software: Sony Vegas+DVD 6 Sony Sound Fordge Abrosoft Phantamorph ($30) Digital Juice (flag + music)
Making Documentary Videos: The Interview
When you get involved and direct powerful interviews and shoot compelling video, you have the makings of a great Cinéma Vérité style documentary. In the late 1950s, documentary filmmakers began to take advantage of the new, very portable 16mm film equipment and took their filmmaking to the streets, alleys, jungles...
How to Make a Documentary - Part 1
Few other communication forms have the power to reveal a unique perspective, capture imagination and even motivate change. In this three-part series on how to make a documentary, you'll discover how you can move your story from dream to distribution. Walk onto the working set of any television production studio...
Title: Enthusiast Prize: Bogen Manfrotto MdeVe Tripod, Head and Bag ($404) Producer: Daniel Beck, Murray, Utah Camcorders: JVC GY-DV500, Panasonic AG-DVX100 Editor: Adobe Premiere 6.5
As I recall, the truly first application for home video was highly personal, yet generalized. Home movies, as the name implies, began prior to the advent of the camcorder. Kodak had such great success with still photography, they branched out to silent movies. Some of your parents and their...