Whether professional, hobbyist, or rank perfectionist, any videographer willing to go to the trouble and expense of using lens attachments does it for a reason: Of all the accessories available to videomakers, lens attachments affect the image most directly-with most creative impact. A tripod will help ensure steady images, an...
Minimal Investment of Time and Money Big Payoff in Quality and Convenience If you're like most people, you have a shoe box or two hidden away in a closet, carefully tucked behind an old pair of ski boots. Every year during spring house cleaning you pop open the lid and...
Birthday parties are a lot of fun for kids. But as a videomaking parent, trying to document the hoopla can be less than your idea of a good time... if you're not prepared. If you've never before videotaped a child's birthday party, I have good and bad news for you. The...
The Ability to See Light as Your Camera Sees It Puts Quality Control In the Spotlight With fast lenses and sensitive imaging devices, today's video cameras can record a picture with virtually no light at all. All you have to do is aim and record. So, why light for a...
When the good guys chase the bad guys, theater and television audiences know it's not the other way around. On the surface, the anatomy of any such visual sequence might matter little to the average viewer. In the trenches of successful film and videomaking, however, attention to image structure and...
Whether you're a hobbyist or professional videographer, live shoots can make the heart beat faster, palms get sweatier, and the mind go mad. Relief in the pressure requires belief in preparation. Be it niece Mary's wedding, Johnny's first Little League game, or the live seminar you've been hired to videotape,...
Show your little leaguer the way to keep from stepping in the bucket as he or she rounds the bases. Use your own video footwork to get a tight shot of your favorite punter's golden toe as it impacts the pigskin. Or follow through with your documentation of the...
Anyone who can master the essentials of video production may have what it takes to benefit from a money-making videomaking opportunity of a lifetime. Starting a new business is a highly desirable goal for many people; fulfillment lies ahead for those who succeed. The videomaking business is developing like the video...
In these days of high technology, "special effects" usually means electronic effects. In fact, the one device that accomplishes many of the most common effects so familiar to TV viewers-wipes, split screens, and dissolves-is aptly named a special-effects generator (SEG). Wouldn't it be great to be able to achieve these basic...
Even though I have a background in aerial still photography and had a high-wing Cessna 172 at my disposal, shooting videos from the sky proved to be more difficult than I anticipated. With the advent of small, high-quality equipment, moving to video was a natural progression. I decided to use...

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