How much data do you manage? If you’re like us, you keep everything and throw nothing away. This is great when a video clip you need for production is saved in your archives, but keeping it all safe and having enough space is key.
“If something goes wrong in the United States, a free press can uncover it and the problem can be solved. But if something goes wrong with the free press, the country will go straight to hell.” -- I.F. Stone (b.1907- d.1989)
Producing great video means being able to accurately see and understand the color, exposure and detail captured by your camera or manipulated in post-production. Field and studio monitors help us do exactly that.
If you are a Sony mirrorless camera owner, you know that continuous high-quality video recording is not its strongest side because of the temperature limit issue. We've prepared a round-up of ideas on how to prevent your gear from overheating without breaking the bank.
You’ve written your soon-to-be masterpiece screenplay, and now it’s time to bring it into the world. As with any business, you’ll need to establish a presence on the Internet – in your case, to impress investors and distributors. So, now is the time to get that vitally important dot.com address. But wait, MyMovie’sName.com is already taken, and so is .net. What’s next? MyMoviesNameTheMovie.com? Yuck!
Have you ever heard anyone say, “This dinner is really good. What model oven did you use?” I haven’t either. Then, why do people say, “Wow, what great video. What camera did you use?” For the most part, a camera is a tool and good images come from how you use that tool.
At the very last minute, the star of your video-shoot calls and thinks he’s had a heart attack and probably can’t make it. His band and your crew are all waiting. It’s boiling, and it all goes downhill from there
Mixing lights of various color temperatures is a great and inexpensive way to up your cinematography game. Every light source, whether natural or artificial, contains color, and depending on your white balance that color can reveal itself. A good cinematographer will use those colors as subtle emotional and narrative cues to drive their story — and so should you.
When you have ten deadlines hanging over your head, it can be downright stressful to sit and watch a progress bar chug along while you count beads of sweat dripping down your forehead. How do you make that sweat-bead count drop to zero? Two words: render farm.
When completing your video to share with the world, don’t forget the easy step of making captions. Though it may not seem as important at first, captions helps not only with enjoyment but with gathering views.