Once you are bitten by the documentary bug, you might see all sorts of stories you think you can make a doc on. But before you shoot that very first frame, you need to investigate how you will get it funded.
Film and video festivals are great ways to meet other enthusiasts just like you, and nothing gets the blood pumping faster than joining a 48-hour film challenge. Moments after you receive the theme, you then have only two days to plan, shoot, edit and deliver your finished video - do you have the guts to do what it takes?
Video creation is sometimes a singular business, but video producers are a social lot. Our curiosity about our readers has inspired us to create this new column to introduce you to your fellow video producers.
Video editors need three things to be successful: a comfy editing suite, a strong business network and a lot of coffee. Let's break down a few important components to take a closer look at how to start a successful video editing career.
A look at two types of pocket cams with differing features in the $200 and under price range. The Sony Bloggie has a rotating lens for catching varied angles, and the Creative Labs Vado has an internal mic port and selectable recording modes.
Final Draft is a robust program allowing for seamless collaboration.Montage is highly intuitive and great for keeping script elements organized.HollyWord is helpful when it comes to formatting, but that's about all.