A videographer's guide to the care and feeding of clients. Your clients are a mysterious bunch, aren't they? One minute a client can be purring contentedly like a kitten, and the next he might lash out like an angry Doberman. What is behind these animalistic tendencies? If your video business is...
The Hi8 footage Ron gathered on his video shoot looked great when he viewed it in New York, but was ruined when he played it back at home in San Francisco. Tom's once-in-a-lifetime Hi8 120s from Africa jammed and tore in the edit deck, which destroyed 50% of the footage. Kelly's video was...
Camcorders and special events--they go together like, well, like the proverbial horse and carriage. And yes, one of the most frequently videotaped events of all celebrates love and marriage. But if you're going to produce a compelling record of such an occasion, you can't always fall back on horse-and-buggy techniques. Event-based video programs require...
If you've been setting an alarm clock to wake up your audience, or have resorted to bribery to keep your friends watching your productions, chances are you need to add a little extra pizzazz to your videos. Whether you're just getting started in video production or are a well-seasoned camcorder connoisseur, special effects generators...
Interviewmania!, Chris Hennessy (1997, Custom Video Connection, 2059 Camden Avenue, Ste. 261, San Jose, CA 95124, 98-min. video with 26-pp. handbook, $50) Personal interviews can add a special touch to a wedding video, but conducting effective interviews is a skill that most videographers have not developed. Thats why wedding videographer...
Here's a quick three-part quiz for you to take: Which offers better image quality? poorly lit, first-generation VHS footage poorly lit, second-generation VHS footage well-lit, third-generation VHS footage Which looks best? poorly lit video from a $10,000 camcorder poorly lit video from a $2,000 camcorder well-lit video from a $500 camcorder Finally,...
From the birth of the United States, democracy has walked hand in hand with literacy and a free press. Between 1640 and 1700, 89 to 90 percent of the men living in Boston and Connecticut could read. They held possibly the highest literacy rate in the world at the...
This month: Panasonic PV-A207 VHS-C Palmcorder Canon ES970 8mm Camcorder Elite Video BVP-4 Video Processor NewSoft Presto! Multimedia Suite Metatools Bryce 2.0 3D Scene Generator For Kids and Puppies PV-A207 VHS-C Palmcorder ($500) Panasonic One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-9090 http://www.panasonic.com tech specs So you say you're not after the very latest camcorder with all of the bells and whistles; you just...
Editing equipment is becoming smaller, less cumbersome and, in some cases, consolidated within the camcorder itself. Have you ever noticed how video professionals seem to have a different tool for every possible step in a production? And it's not just cameras and edit controllers. Highly specialized lenses, monitors, effects generators...
Don't think much about audio monitoring during shooting or editing? Maybe it's time to listen up. Mark brought his latest video along to the weekly Monday Night Football party at Randy's house. Randy powered up his expensive home theater system, put the tape in the VCR and whistled to get...