Video for Worship
Houses of worship of every size, denomination and faith are discovering something you and I already know - video is a powerful communication tool. This may open a new area of participation for you. There are many opportunities to use video in the various areas of public religious life....
man operating a DSLR
Here are several tips that will help you as you scope out potential video shooting locations.
Storyboard - Test Case
The plot is simple: A man wakes up to find himself the subject of a mysterious experiment. How does it end? You decide! With just a few basic props and some imaginative camera work, you can create your own sense of dread and impending doom. And what could be more fun...
A Word from Our Announcer: On-Camera Speaking Tips
Whether you appear on-camera or direct those that do, the quickest way to communicate the secrets of on-screen success is by addressing them directly to you. Once you've internalized these professional tricks, it'll be easier to pass them on to the talent you're directing. So let's pretend you're Ms....
Wedding Videos: 8 Tips for Success
Ahhh, your wedding. While memories of the ceremony undoubtedly conjure up at least a smile, the memory of dealing with all the minute details that went into planning the event probably causes an involuntary shudder. (Oh, come on, admit it.) Yet it's those very factors that made your wedding...
Home Video Hints: Plan for Success
Most home video involves no planning at all, except to remember to bring along the camcorder. As Tom Lehrer memorably sang, "You just stand there lookin' cute, and when something moves, you shoot." That works OK for video snapshots, but sometimes a special occasion--a party, a holiday, a trip,...
Sound Advice: Voiceover Techniques
Whether you edit commercials, training videos or even movie trailers, at some point in your video career you'll need to record a voiceover for a project. You know, the smooth, professional dialogue that urges you to dial a toll-free number and divulge your credit card. Of course, you'll want...
Person getting makeup appied
Here are some practical video makeup tips that you can apply in 10 minutes or less, even if you don't know the difference between mascara and foundation.
Light Source: Lighting for Chromakey
Eureka! You just had a great idea for your video, but how are you going to place your talent inside a lavish landscape when your available surroundings are dull and dreary? That's where special effects come in. Thanks to chromakey, you can have your talent trudge across the frozen...
How to Make a Storyboard and Shot List
Some DVDs (Shrek and The Matrix, for example) now include sample storyboards shot-by-shot sketches drawn to visualize the action of key sequences as bonus material. As you study these slick drawings, you'll notice that most frames are remarkably close to the actual shots they predict. Back in Hollywood's glory...