Event videography is a booming trade, and as a result, this line of work offers great opportunities for beginners to acquire their first professional experiences. Of course, weddings are an especially idiosyncratic type of event and as such, they can be uniquely challenging, even for seasoned pros. Most people are familiar with the basic wedding formula, but when it comes to refining your “... READ MORE
Join Livestream’s CEO, Max Haot, and Corey Behnke, Head of Global Production, for a look at how anyone with a video camera can live-stream their events. During this session, they discuss the benefits of live-streaming an event, and demonstrate two products, one for the beginner and one for the advanced video producer.
In this first part of a two-part series, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, walks through the basics of putting together a cinematic gear kit for those of you who want to create compelling movie magic on a budget. Capturing sound and images is paramount to filmmaking, of course, so this episode focuses on the camera and audio equipment you might choose.
Today’s moms are beyond cool. They rock DSLRs, iPads, and are fast becoming the largest growth segment in social networking. It’s not just kids listening to mom -- hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of folks follow her tweets, Facebook updates, and blog entries. She’s got her own point of view backed up with boatloads of digital photos -- Isn’t it time she started posting video?
Every April, those involved in professional audio/video recording from broadcasters to event videographers converge onto Las Vegas to check out what hot new product will best improve their productions. A candy store for film and video professionals, NAB is the first place for the industry to decide what to purchase and what new technology is on the cutting edge. This year NAB seemed to focus on 3D television and improved support for DSLR camera's with HD video capabilities.
USA TODAY tech columnist and host/producer Jefferson Graham visits the B&H Event Space to discuss his strategies for making better videos on a low or no budget. Jefferson offers some basic tips for improving your videography skills and sharing videos online. You’ll also hear some opinions on video cameras and accessories, with a special emphasis on suitable equipment for beginners.
From April 8th to April 12th at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, take the opportunity to expand your horizons with the RED camera by joining REDucation. Learn all there is to know about the RED Digital camera in this 5 day hands on intensive education and training workshop. REDucation is the premeire RED approved and sanctioned event for learning all things RED. Michael Cioni and Steve Freebairn will be instructing with twenty TAs and forty camera packages presenting a massive gathering of RED gear and technology.
You've captured the moment on video, now what? You connect the camcorder into a TV and playback the unedited footage. Your family and friends eyes start to glaze over as every shaky frame, every obscure angle and every poorly lit scene comes out in its true, unaltered, raw form. You begin to witness scenes when the record button was unknowingly turned on; the harsh shadows because you shot directly into a light source; and the bad audio. The problems are endless and your captured audience wants to politely head for the door, feigning sickness or the need to feed the dog. Anything, just don't let me watch the cacophony on the screen.
In this B&H Video, Mia McCormick highlights a few on-camera video lights that can also be used off-camera for enhanced lighting control. She begins by walking us through some points to consider before purchasing a light as well as the importance of knowing your requirements for wattage output, power sources, intended location and needed durability to determine what light is best for you.
This video from B&H surveys various optical filter options for video production. Mia McCormick discusses the basics of neutral density filters, circular polarizing filters, UV filters and soft effect filters. You’ll learn about the unique benefits of using an optical filter during the capture process—benefits which cannot be replicated in post production.
This series of educational videos from B&H provides a crash course for shooting filmic video with an HDSLR camera. Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, demonstrates the formidable capabilities of the Canon 5D Mark II, but many of the fundamentals that are discussed will provide insight into the HDSLR category in general.
This video covers the basics of working with a camera slider. Mia McCormick demonstrates the Glidetrack HD, the Varavon Slidecam Mini and the Cinevate Atlas 10. You’ll learn about the relative merits of a ball bearing and friction free sliders, as well as some tips and tricks for making smooth camera movements.
This video discusses night-vision videography and takes a look at two cameras, Sony’s HXR-NX70U and HDR-PJ760V, both of which have built-in infrared modes. You’ll learn the basics of working with infrared light and how to improve your night-vision videos with special, infrared light kits, like the Sima SL-100IR and the Litepanels MiniPlus IR.
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