10 Tips for Great Interviews
There are many interview approaches and styles: Are you looking for a hardcore journalistic approach or something less intense? Will you casually guide interviewees or follow a defined path? Video interview techniques will vary depending on project intent and focus and interviewee personalities. Whatever your intent, it's important to pay...
Commercial Production
Your primary focus is to help your client achieve his or her goals, but it's also important to build a level of trust that will ensure their return for future production. Whether you're dealing with a brand new client or someone who you've worked with for years, these three...
Storyboard Examples
Getting your story's vision from your brain to the table is hard, so let's look at what storyboarding is, along with some useful movie storyboard examples and tricks from the pros.What is Storyboarding, and Why is it Useful?On big video productions there may be as many as a hundred...
In this segment learn how to discover the story and the characters of your next production.
Real Video Horror Stories 2011 - From the Trenches
Things happen. A hard drive crashes. A battery dies. A viewfinder decides to fail at that one moment of moments - but you're a videographer, it's in your heart and it's in your blood to save the shot. So, like the knight who fell from his trusty steed while...
Find the Best Storyboarding Software
In the early days of movie and television production, a producer would come up with an idea and give it to a scriptwriter who would bang out the story on an old Smith Corona or Underwood typewriter. The use of carbon paper necessitated perfect typing skills and a scriptwriter's...
Few things in life work well without a plan. The same goes for video. Planning a shoot by completing shot sheets, storyboards, logs, and slates can help you to get the shots you need and help your video to look planned and professional.
Pre-Production Planning: Approaches to Creating a Video Treatment that Works for You
Even if you are the producer, the shooter, the editor, the distributor and marketing director, taking the time to generate a video treatment will help you present a clearer idea to others and help you stay on track when the time comes to make your production happen.Focus! Focus! That ring...
Script creation is a task that requires lots of time, work and planning. In fact, planning is probably the heart and soul of the production. The proper planning and legwork must be accomplished or even the best script will fall flat on its face. There are many aspects to pre-production...
Talking the Talk: Director to DP
If you're working with even one other person on your video project, you need to have a basic understanding of the lingo so you can communicate your needs. The first job a camera department trainee typically lands is as a grip. Grips are the crew technicians who hustle between...