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What Price Pro for Hire?
What value does a professional video producer place on their work? What happens when you contract video work for hire and the client doesn't honor the work?What Price Should a Pro for Hire Charge?A couple years ago, I received a phone call from a woman in tears. She's a good...
Make Your Own Mic Blimp
A microphone "blimp" - or "zeppelin," as it is sometimes called - is essential for stopping wind noise when you are recording outdoors. Undoubtedly, you've seen them in use on the evening news or on TV shows such as Law & Order, in the outside-the-courthouse scenes. It is...
Homemade Pan & Tilt Jib Gets the Job Done for under $60
Homemade Pan-&-Tilt Jib under $60 We recently received this letter and photos from a reader and thought we'd share them with you. Bob Plate was inspired to build a jib following one of the two DIY Jib & Crane tutorials in our November 2008 issue. He writes: I was delighted...
Tutorial - DIY Jibs
Search the internet, and you'll find dozens of designs for DIY video equipment, from simple one-legged monopod supports to elaborate cranes and dollys. This issue's Tutorial focuses on two do-it-yourself crane and jib designs. The crane, designed by Brian Peterson, is one you might use in your big-budget productions....
Tutorial - DIY Crane
Moving shots using a jib or crane provide an added dimension to any video, allowing the camera to sweep from a high establishing shot as it follows the action to a worm's-eye perspective. But the price of a good jib or crane can tax even the most established and...
How to Make a Movie: Low Budget, Big Bang
Even ten or fifteen years ago, if you wanted to make a feature film, at the very least you had to shoot it on 16mm, like Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies and Videotape, and then have it carefully blown up (transferred) to 35mm if you got a major theater...
In our Tips & Tricks segment, Jennifer and Andrew goes pool-side with a couple tricks to shooting underwater video without breaking the bank for expensive housing.
In this week's Video Bits & Bytes: Mark and Derek have news on JVC's new GZ-HD7 hi-def Everio...and some Free Final Cut Pro Plug-ins from Noise Industries. They'll also tell you about StudioNow.com, a new Online Video Editing Community where YOU can get paid to edit other people's videos...
From a Noise Industries Press Release: NOISE INDUSTRIES ROLLS OUT FREEBIE FXPACK1 FOR APPLE FINAL CUT PRO AND MOTION USERS Free Noise Industries FxPack designed and developed by Idustrial Revolution now available Boston, MA March 6, 2007 Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast...