We’ve all seen the extravagant monsters in the movies. The techniques used to create these iconic images seem like an art form beyond the reach of most who dabble in entertainment. The truth however, is that a basic understanding of materials and concepts is all that’s needed to get started in making your own imagined creatures come to life.
There has been so much talk lately about the cloud and how it's changing the world around us, but what does the cloud have to offer to those of us working in video? Size and scope of projects are key variables when considering the effectiveness of mobile video editing and cloud collaboration.
The Aviator Rocket Slider is a high quality, professional and innovative camera slider system that allows you to use various lengths of available conduit pipe to change the length of your slider rails and remain portable.
Taking time to clean up awful audio can make or break your productions. If you find yourself confronted with unsatisfactory sound quality when you sit down to edit, here are six strategies that can help you make the most of a bad sound situation.
Sony Vegas Pro is well known as a powerful, yet beginner-friendly video editing program. Boasting several new professional level features and a trio of new plug-ins, Version 13 has a lot to offer, but is it enough to justify an upgrade?
Halloween has become the second biggest holiday in America easily overtaking Thanksgiving, Presidents day and even, everyone’s favorite, Groundhog Day. Of course Christmas still reigns supreme in that category, but when you consider how many Hollywood, foreign and indie film producers continue to favor horror as their genre of choice you have to ask yourself; do they like to scare the stuffing out of their audience or make them feel good with touchy, feely bows, ribbons and Christmas cookies? Of course they like to scare the heck out of their audience. Who wouldn’t? Even many Christmas films ultimately degrade into horrible characters with axes and knives chasing greedy little gift seekers so why not join them in the fun and what better time to celebrate our fascination with horror than Halloween Season?
In horror movies, the victims always shows up at the wrong time. They’re either a little bit early or a minute too late. On one hand, they miss out on catching the culprit and on the other, they walk right into the worst-case scenario. Either way, their timing brings about their demise. The only reason the victim’s timing is so poor is because the editor’s timing is right on.
Although the D4S might look like its little brother the D4, there are some subtle changes that make it a better value and a better camera. Take the 11fps shooting, add in full 1080 60p video and super-fast AF; this baby has your ticket to fast professional performance.
Reading and understanding the technical specifications of your equipment is vital to getting the right stuff and being sure that it will work with the rest of your gear. If you have a Dell and and HP computer in your editing suite, that's not a problem. But if you have a Nikon and a Canon DSLR, you can't swap the lenses out the way you can swap your Sony Creative, Cyberlink, Avid, Adobe or whatever disks. That gets in the way of your horror movies.
Whether you make a deal with a traditional distributor or self-distribute, there are many ways to get your low-budget horror films to your audience. The key to success is creating a marketable film and a well-researched distribution strategy.
Audio-Technica is a well known name in audio solutions and their AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB microphone provides a convenient way to record quality audio directly into your preferred recording software.
Video is a highly effective means of transmitting information. The transmission of content through the use of motion pictures and sound represents a transformational development in how humans