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If you're shooting video and need a way to alter the quality of your light sources, then making your own homemade light modifiers may be the perfect solution — especially if you're on a tight budget or pressed for time. Crafting your own light modifiers may seem like a...
In a scripted sitcom, the audience never sees a mic. Why? The production must sustain the illusion that the audience is watching the characters live out their lives. A visible mic would destroy that illusion in the same way that an accidental wide shot would show that the characters...
Novelist Neil Gaiman has described the three qualities essential to success as a freelancer: be good at the actual work, be easy to work with, and be on time. As freelance videographers of any stripe, wedding or otherwise, reputation is our currency, and it has to be earned the...
Until recently, directors didn’t have a lot of choice in slow motion without highly specialized equipment. 1987’s Panaflex Gold II for example, could only shoot at maximum 40 frames per second. Today, inexpensive cameras are readily available that will shoot 240 fps, opening up a wide world of possibilities...
In its most basic form, a lens is a piece of glass or plastic with curved surfaces. Lenses are used to bend rays of light by exploiting a physical phenomenon known as refraction.Light travels at different speeds in substances with different densities: it moves more quickly through air than...
One of the great things that video can do is show us our world in a way that’s impossible or very difficult for humans to see otherwise — things seen very closely, through a microscope, or from very far, from a drone or a helicopter, or in intense darkness...
While we have more options and more technology than ever before; buying a new camera has never been more difficult. It’s not just that there are dozens of cameras to choose from, it’s that each one offers something different, while at the same time sacrificing other desirable features. Before...
An email newsletter is considered one of the most direct and cost-effective marketing tools. If you need proof, just go to your inbox and see how many you have received in the last week.Does a video production company or an individual need to create an email list and have...
If you had wandered into Passion 2018, you may have thought you were coming into a concert. On January 1-3 Atlanta’s Philips and Infinite Energy Arenas along with Washington DC's Anthem were loaded with lights, video screens, and high-end sound systems. There were tons of college age students clapping...
Eli, Director of Business Development and Executive Producer of Content at both Hone Production, and former Co-Founder of Honor Society Films, walked over to a ceiling-high plant he had recently rehabilitated and touched one of its leaves to see how it was doing. We were sitting on the balcony...

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