In our News & Technology segment with Mark and Derek, JVC's announces a new pro HD camcorder, AJA introduces a miniature converter for H-D-M-I as well as news from Sorenson, Bella, Final Draft and Alienware. In our Tips & Techniques segment, John and Mark look at "The Business of Video"...
Get READYGet SETGet BEGGING! Ok its almost Halloween, but visions of new gear may already be dancing in your head. Once Halloween hits us, the so-called "Holiday Season comes popping upon us like corn growing in fast motion. (And if youve ever watched corn grow, it can "pop up to...
5 Steps to Great Video Production
Every successful shoot starts with a good plan If you want to expand your creative horizons and add new and exciting production elements to your videos, start by developing a plan for your production. Selecting the appropriate format, style and production elements will set you up for success. As Creative Director...
Plan the shoot, shoot the plan, edit the planned shoot. That's the mantra we introduced in our article on production planning. We rejoin the discussion now with the amazing new idea that when production starts you should shoot what you planned to shoot. Talk about obvious! Not so fast. If that deceptively...
The worst cause of video disasters is bad planning -- not just during the Pre-production phase, but right through to the end of Post-production. Professionals don't just make plans; they implement them and then they follow through on them. When you plan like a pro, you: Plan the shoot...
From Shot Lists to Storyboards
Why bother with shot lists and storyboards? Simple: storyboards and shot lists are the most cost-effective ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of your next video project. Hollywood directors like Steven Speilberg, George Lucas and the legendary Alfred Hitchcock have all relied heavily on storyboards to help...