Video Production Scheduling
Every director should have the capacity for spontaneity, the ability to deal with the unexpected during a shoot. On-the-spot ingenuity, however, is not enough. You'll greatly improve your chance of success - and save time, money and energy to boot - if you use the pre-production phase to craft...
Starting your own business is a difficult feat for anyone, including those in the videography business. If you are willing to work hard and take the right steps, it's possible to establish and grow a successful business. We are going to walk you through some tips on how to...
Key things videographers should consider in order to succeed in the wedding video business.
Seeking Great Ideas
Was The Thinker thinking about the effects of free trade or wondering how to enrich his next project with amazing storytelling and killer graphics? Finding inspiration for our creations can be difficult at times; most of us have good days and bad ones. So how is it that...
Storyboarding
Similar to a plot map used by archeologists, a storyboard is the best way to illustrate staging positions and camera angles for talent and crew. Remember the days when you would sit back and enjoy a good comic book? Or maybe now you cruise through the graphic novel...
The Director and the DP
As a solo artist, what happens when you land a gig with a budget for crew? Your most important relationship will be with your Director of Photography. Most film historians consider Citizen Kane the best film of all time. Why? The incredible relationship between filmmaker Orson Wells and his...
Scoping Out Your Video
Many editing software programs offer a variety of colorful scopes to help enhance the hue, color, and brilliance, among other editing tweaks. But how do they work? I recently took a documentary I was editing on a 24" iMac and brought it to a Mac Pro tower with dual...
Dashing out the door with camera in hand, but no plan, can cost you. Time is money. In video production, this is perhaps more true than in any other profession. If you are working as a professional video director, you are probably very aware of the cost involved in renting...
Planning Your Shoot
If you go out into the field or studio without a plan for your shoot, you will end up wasting a great deal of time deciding what you want to do. In this industry, as in others, time is money. It is much more cost-effective to make your...
Jennifer and Andrew show us different ways to shoot yourself when you're in the field working as a "One Man Band."