Writing Docudrama  Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV
Writing Docudrama Alan Rosenthal (1995,Focal Press, 313 Washington, Newton MA 02158, 271 pp., $24.95) Fact-based fiction is enjoying a surge in popularity in film and on TV, proving the old adage that real life can be as entertaining as fiction. Writing Docudrama: Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV explains the ins and outs of writing...
No doubt about it--1997 was a good year for both professional and amateur videographers. A number of new camcorders with never-before-seen features and functions hit the marketplace; one even boasted the use of a hard drive instead of tape as a recording medium. Editing equipment also became available in...
JVC Camcorder Continues legacy of Beginner Friendly Cameras
This month: JVC GR-AXM25 VHS-C Camcorder DataVideo Technologies SE-300 Digital Video Illustrator Mitsubishi HS-U780 S-VHS Editing VCR Data Translation Broadway 2.5 MPEG-1 Video Digitizer FutureVideo Media Commander 100 Batch Digitizer by Joe McCleskey An LCD from JVC GR-AXM25 VHS-C Camcorder ($1000) JVC 41 Slater Drive Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 (800) 252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Tech Specs One of JVC's latest camcorders, the GR-AXM25, taps into the company's...
Golly, Why Didn't I Think of That?: * Unusual Uses for Your Camcorder
Has anyone ever asked you the question, "What do you use a camcorder for, recording weddings or mending the faucet?" If they did, you'd be likely to answer "Weddings" and miss the $1000 prize. The camcorder is a unique tool with a host of unsuspected uses. It can become an...
Sure, you can make good videos "in the camera," without ever taking a single step into the realm of post-production. But if you want to take your videos to the next level of quality and professionalism, you have to edit. This may sound like a simple over generalization, but try to imagine what...
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...
New Affordable Canon Hi8 with RCTC Canons ES4000 is currently one of the least expensive ways for videographers to enjoy the benefits of RC Time Code in a Hi8 camcorder. And its 22x optical zoom lens is the most powerful optical zoom available on a consumer camcorder today. Add optical...
This month: JVC GR-DVM1 Mini DV Camcorder Hitachi VT-UX717A VHS Editing VCR Sima ColorWriter Magic Video Titler Roland Virtual SoundCanvas Music Pack Pixelan Video SpiceRack Effects Software Attack of the Six-inch CyberCam GR-DVM1 Mini DV Camcorder ($2800) JVC Corporation 41 Slater Drive Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 (800) 252-5722 http://www.jvc.com tech specs The new DV (digital videocassette) format did a lot more than just make...
Keep Em Clean Maxells line of video-head cleaners includes three distinct products. The VP-100 High-quality Video Head Cleaner is an economical, low-friction dry cleaning cassette that cleans all tape heads and the entire tape path. The VP-200 Premium Video Head Cleaner is a non-abrasive, wet cleaning cassette with an exclusive...
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