vidprod

A key step in your video’s planning is creative development. You need to think through the creative approach, define it, beat it up, and refine it.  Chances are your original ideas and assumptions will be a lot stronger after you put them through a creative wringer. Here are a few things I’ve learned in developing […]

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GTB1

Have you ever wondered exactly which settings to choose to get the best video out of your DSLR or mirror less camera? In this video, I walk you through step by step and show you on cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic.  You’ll learn how to get the videos in the right format for editing […]

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shortervideo

The primary place video is watched these days is on mobile devices. This means small screens and lots of distractions.  Add in changes in the human attention span, and I can’t emphaize enough to keep the total run time low to avoid viewer fatigue. Here’s a simple idea: Keep your videos short. It is better […]

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DEVELOP

Do you love Camera Raw?  Well, you might not know that it can be used on video clips too! With Photoshop CC you can run Camera Raw as a Smart Filter on pretty much any still or video file. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials […]

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When creating a video project (particularly for a client), one of the best of the things you can create is a treatment. The treatment is considered a standard part of the development cycle for most film and television productions. The truth is that all kinds of video producers can benefit from creating a treatment. The […]

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As a photographer, you’re likely used to using to capture several shots.  You capture them to have options… bracketing to cover the exposure range, or shoting safety shots to ensure focus.  With video, you have even more reasons to get additional coverage… the narrative demands it. Shooting video is much more than capturing the action […]

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compose

Many photographers worry about making the switch to DSLR Video.  The gear and the challenges can seem a bit overwhelming at first.  I thought it might be helpful to point out some of the things the two mediums have in common. Your gear. The investment you’ve made in equipment translates very well.  Your camera body […]

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