Every day more and more videos are being filmed with Action cams. These small versatile cameras are not limited to just filming extreme sports. They're also increasingly being used by journalists, musicians, vloggers and independent filmmakers. Although these cameras are capable of capturing great images out of the box, the audio captured on the internal mic is lacking to say the least.
Sifting through the large amount of plugins in today’s audio software can prove tricky, especially to new users. This article provides a cursory glance at the different kinds of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) available in today’s Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
Although film is often described as a visual medium, this descriptor overlooks the combinatorial power of movies as a storytelling medium. At its most effective, film is a synthesis of many moving elements, both auditory and visual, which create something meaningful beyond the sum of their parts.
A helmet mount is a great option to provide users with hands-free filming using their action cam. There are many factors to consider when deciding which mount is right for your needs. We’ll cover some of the key aspects that dictate which mount is best for your situation.
The most important part of black and white videography to understand is lighting. Proper lighting can make or break your shot, and many factors contribute to being able to properly light a black and white scene.
The Kuleshov Effect influences every film and every filmmaker. Understanding it can give insight to “movie magic” and creating the meaning you want expressed in your project.
Creating a documentary or other non-fiction video content often requires hours of research, painstaking attention to detail, and ultimately a desire to find and expose some truth. Sources are double-checked and wording is chosen carefully in an effort to portray the content honestly while, perhaps, delivering a pointed message.
A fixer acts as personal advisor to make sure you can get the shots you need in unfamiliar territory. Hiring a fixer for your production protects both crew and gear from the unsavory and unexpected.
Searching your favorite online or paperback dictionary, you might discover that the word isn’t listed, or the closest word is you can find is: Cinematograph. Which is defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as: a motion-picture camera, projector, theater or show.
Lighting with reflectors is easy once you understand the basics. Put your subject in the frame, figure out where the light source is coming from and reflect some of that light back onto your subject. It really is that simple.
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Ever wonder why many filmmakers say the easiest way to make money is with horror? Others will suggest that catering to a niche market, any niche market, will have similar results. Is it really about the specialization of the content or is it about finding your audience?
Aspiring Viners: looking to expand your modest number of followers? Just getting started and need some tips? Here are a few things to consider if you are trying to build a successful channel on Vine.
The Adobe Creative Cloud for video updates of 2015 continue to build upon Adobe’s integration of multiple applications in video production. There is an increased efficiency between Creative Cloud desktop applications, as well as some exciting new features in Adobe’s primary video applications.
Mise-en-scene is the atmospheric collection of visuals that are used to create a frame. Everything from the choice of camera angles, to the blocking of the actors, to the placement of props on the set serves to help create this ephemeral feeling that makes your style uniquely yours.