Handing a CEO an award for an exceptional product will never get old. At the International CES there is the extra excitement of a proud display, and Videomaker was pleased to give product manufacturers something more to smile about than getting through the whirlwind days of CES. Our job included finding and reporting products that will advance and help videographers make better video. Here are some of the best that you will want to check out in 2013.
For this year, the world’s largest annual innovation event featured exhibitors from every segment of the electronics industry and of every size, from crowd-funded gadget startups to multi-billion dollar household brands.
Many times when shooting, you're trying to capture more than just the scene. You are trying to capture the spirit of the scene such as the mood of the people involved, the ambiance of the environment or perhaps the speed at which the scene evolved.
We often don't take the time to lay flat on the ground, or gaze up under tables, but there's a completely different world to be seen from low angle shots. Using low angles effectively in your story can be a challenge, but these tips for going low can help get your brain working toward even more creative uses. In no particular order, here are some ways to use your camera with very little clearance above a solid surface.
Ask any veteran editor about their number one obstacle and the answer is always time. Deadlines dictate the day and push creativity up against the wall. When it comes down to it, the difference between a good editor and a great one is speed. The one who has more time to better craft an edit is the one who uses more efficient video editing techniques. For the novice editor and intermediate editor with some experience, working faster and more efficiently is a constant quest. The truth is, with a little effort, a bit of knowledge and some time put in up front, you can learn to increase your edit speed.
Don't think there is no place for you now that video cameras and editing programs are more accessible to the masses. The video community is growing fast and we're at the pinnacle and our skills and knowledge will be in demand more than ever!