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Indie filmmakers learn a lot from their mentors, their peers, film schools, almost everyone they meet - new ideas, new techniques, new solutions. The produce super entertainment for people around the globe to enjoy. What I haven't heard too often is getting their creative work seen by real people. And today with so many viewing options and a dizzying array of content...how do you market it to keep your film work in front of eyeballs to enjoy (and pay for). Nicole and Chris Sobchack's recent release of a hilarious episodic series ,Please Tell Me I'm Adopted! gives you an inside view of what it takes to produce the film of your choice and get it seen. See what Nicole and Chris learned along the way as well as their sequel and future filmmaking plans.
Make money with your video and movie making skills. Check out the latest opportunities from Online Video Contests. Get cash, beocme famous or at least a bit well known.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ELIMINATE THE ENDLESS BUFFERING YOU EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU STREAM MOVIES OR TV. - from Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the one thing potentially bottlenecking your whole experience, and it’s probably one of the most boring things you can talk about that is absolutely necessary to get right: your modem.
In addition to being excellent camera platforms, small consumer drones can also be used to carry small, high powered, battery powered lights. These can open up a wide range of cool applications for photographers, film makers, videographers as well as creative artists.
NAB Beauty Ecosystem Consensus Takes Center Stage to Ensure Great Video Everywhere, NAB shows better looking video for everyone
By using the Padcaster, you can connect a variety of accessories to your iPad and even lock it down onto a tripod or other types of camera support systems. You can attach a microphone or pole, wireless mike transceiver, lights, video monitor, etc.
11 Tips for Developing a Compelling Interactive Video; Adults in the U.S. were projected to spend an average of five hours and 31 minutes watching video each day in 2015 up from 21 minutes in 2011, according to research by eMarketer. Furthermore, in a report from ZenithOptimedia, ad dollars are flowing to online video with spend increasing from an 8.8 percent share of online spend in 2012 to 12.8 percent share in 2017, an eighth of all internet adspend. With video consumption on the rise, wouldn’t you want to make sure you are getting it right?
Video has long been acknowledged as an incredibly powerful and persuasive communication medium, and when combined with customer testimonials, video can provide visual cues that support the message and drive the sale. Most brand decision-makers understand the potential of customer reviews on video, but many aren’t sure how to put a program together to capture real customers on film. Here are five tips that can help:
Film School - A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision - Develop the tools you will need to succeed before, during, and after your film school education. Do you need to go to film school? Develop the tools you will need to succeed before, during, and after your film school education.
At NAB it was obvious that the content galaxy is exploding with star wars battles everywhere on who will take control and win out every segment of the media & entertainment industry. It's traditional over cable, it's OTT, it's mobile, it's aerial, it's social media, it's Hollywood, it's indie filmmakers, it's kids in school, it's all of the above. Even Lucas or astrophysicist Stephen Hawkin couldn't imagine how the world would be taken over by video content. It will be interesting to see how the battles unfold as the universe expands.
The new Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam is a versatile, splash resistant camcorder designed to go wherever you do - whether on a mountain expedition or just for a walk in the park. The camera also includes a 33'-rated underwater housing, an adhesive mount, and one battery to get you started. Further extending its potential, there is a plethora of separately available mounts and accessories, enabling you to wear the camera or helmet mount it for POV action shots, attach it to a bike or vehicle, secure it in a static location, adhere it to a board or boat, or even see the world from the perspective of your pet.
In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, supervising scenery construction, and surviving production.
The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in pre-production, production, and post-production to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using fabric, portable background panels, and paint; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multi-colored screen composites; directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more.
The new GripGear IndieSolo is a counter balanced tripod and holder for your SmartPhone video camera and amazingly makes it easy to shoot smooth moving videos
You can easily create your own internet video streaming TV show. Promote your business, your video skills - show everyone what a wonderful artist or entertainer you really are.
How do good videos engage the audience? Simple… Professionally scripted, beautifully shot, aesthetically pleasing performances designed to move and inspire audiences. You’re probably thinking, well I don’t have the budget to create anything that looks like broadcast television, but I do have an iPhone or a video camera, and a nephew who has iMovie, and I need video on my website. I’m here to tell you to resist the urge.
New IndiegoGo film production campaign - A young woman chronicles her mother's fight to survive the '70s sex trade.
Forbes said you should buy the new Panasonic HC-750K. "It beats out any other camera in its price range: it captures video that has more detail, better color, and better sound than all the cameras we tested (or any camera up to twice its price). It produced the sharpest footage in bright light, plus it had the best stabilization and the least noise in low light. It also featured the best touchscreen controls of the bunch and, with a long 20x optical zoom
Checkout these new internet video contests - create online ads, music videos, instructional videos. Make money and get famous.
Michael Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of "Bayhem" — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.
Here are ten great tips on how to improve your creativity for the upcoming year from Gabriel Biderman, a successful travel and fine art photographer.. These will be of special interest to photographers
There are More Good Video Choices Coming Out on More Devices. It used to be that you carried your mobile device - first notebook then tablet then smartphone, now all of them - with you everywhere just in case you had to talk to someone, do something. But you had "spare time" and so you began filling it with music, games and now movies/videos. I don't know about you but I'm losing my quiet time, my alone time, my me time.
After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite offers hands-on exercises that will teach you essential production skills, such as Modeling in CINEMA 4D Lite, Tracking 3D motion in After Effects and more
The Art Direction Handbook for Film & Television. In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design.
The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively.
According to RapidTV News, In October 2014, about 191.5 million Americans — almost two-thirds of the population — watched online video via desktop computer - according to comScore's Video Metrix service. Google Sites ranked as the top video content property once again.
Check out this great article by Mike Skogmo at Tubefilter. Why do some videos rack up millions of views while others linger in obscurity? How does a particular clip become a cultural phenomenon while others remain perennially unseen? What is it that makes a video go viral?
The Inspire 1 Is a Brand New Quadcopter Capable of Capturing 4K Video and Transmitting in a HD Video Signal to Multiple Devices Straight out of the Box.This DJI Inspire 1 bundle comes ready-to-fly (RTF). This means a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included and that no major assembly is required
Check out Ellentube - a new free website to upload, share and watch videos. I think cute is especially important here
Are you being spied upon by your own video camera? Do you leave your laptop camera up and on? Is the feed from your IP video camera being viewed by strangers? Insecam has posted feeds from over 37,000 unprotected video cameras - including over 11,000 in the US
Check out this video - How to prepare a recording booth and choose proper audio equipment. Once you know the ins and outs of recording and editing voice-overs, your narration will be solid and carry as much impact as the rest of your production.
Check out this new book from Stuart Sweetow. Go beyond the bland talking-head and PowerPoint slide-style of most corporate videos and learn how to land coveted corporate contracts with these comprehensive techniques from an industry veteran. Stuart Sweetow teaches you how to make imaginative corporate videos with eye-catching design, rhythmic editing tricks, and essential scriptwriting and interview techniques. Learn how to shoot on location or in a studio and how to work with employees-turned-actors. Also, discover how to get contracts and to produce online videos and podcasts for corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
What is a Video Site Map and Why is it So Important to help promote your videos. What is a video sitemap? Whether you create your own sitemap, mRSS feed, or use a a third-party tool, the benefits are massive. Increased visibility in search results can only increase site visits and improve conversion rates. If you take the time to create compelling video content for your site, there is no reason not to take the steps to ensure search engines index it properly.
Countless books, schools, and even jobs claim to prepare aspiring filmmakers with the knowledge they need to see their movies through. And while many of those resources can prove immensely valuable, nearly all new filmmakers still fall victim to the same mistakes time and again.
Almost everything you need to know - product details, review, tutorial videos and a link to buy it. What more do you need?
Canon announced the upcoming availability of their new pro camcorder for event videographers, documentarians, and independent filmmakers. Includes auto focus, dual SDHC and SDXC media card slots, HDMI output with time code, 2 XLR audio jacks, and built in 2.4 and 5 Ghz WiFi. Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
Modern video lights - even though used in a studio and not carried around in the back of your car, or in a suitcase, are lighter, more reliable and do not put out the amount of heat generated by previous generation lights. Check out this short article about Ikan Studio Lights from B&H PhotoVideo
Check out this new report from Adobe regarding where and how we are watching Internet video. There are a few interesting surprises, especially if you are advertising using video. Internet video is a powerful way to reach audiences both for publishers and advertisers. You already know people are watching online video more than ever, but what are they watching? When are they watching it? What are consumers' preferred methods of watching?
Explainer videos are an exceptional tool to promote your business by explaining or educating the viewer in a clear and concise way. It is a way viewers to easily understand a process or a product. Explainer video usually answer one of these challenges: What is the product or service? Why is the product or service important? What action should they take? A well made explainer video needs to satisfy clear objectives and show where your viewer fits in with your product. In other words it should create awareness, educate and persuade.
Polaroid Cube lifestyle action camera is weatherproof, shockproof, mountable and built to handle everything you can imagine. Packed with fun including 1080p HD video, 124° wide angle lens, and built in battery that records up to 90 minutes.