Best Way To Learn Video: Play With Your Toys

When I was seven, my new Kodak camera came with a thick instruction manual.  My dad solemnly sat me down and told me how important it was to read the manual before I played with the camera.  After all, I could break …(Read the rest)

10 Tips for Great Holiday Video

Ah, Holiday memories. Like the time you think your dad told a hilarious story– but you can’t hear him on the video.  Or the time young Sarah– or was it Matthew?– kept talking about “Santa Paws”.  Hard to tell which, because …(Read the rest)

New Show: DOGS OF WAR debuts Veterans Day on A&E

Another new show that I’m very proud of, and another show with “dogs” in the title.  But “Dogs of War” actually has dogs in it. Congrats to showrunner/EP Peter LoGreco and his team for a really great job.  This is a smart, …(Read the rest)

Making Interview Videos That Hold Their Attention

I made a recent job shift from corporate training to  being the “video guy”.  I am responsible for capturing “Success Stories” of customers who have installed and use our products. The biggest thing that I’m struggling with now is telling a story that …(Read the rest)

Getting from Idea to Film: Collaboration

I’m a post production artist in Chicago. I mostly stick to editing, motion graphics and VFX’s, But recently I’ve done something different. I’ve written a short film! Most of the paper work is done– Storyboards, Shot list, Prop List, even a …(Read the rest)

Three Never-Fail Secrets to a Career In Entertainment

I wanted to be in Entertainment, but somehow, in the last several years, I wound up working in Financial Services. Determined to get back on the right path while at my last horrible job–working for a banking corporation–I decided to update my skills by …(Read the rest)

“Lensing In” to Find What Your Video is About

So, @SteveStockman I’m ready for a critique of one of my videos. I’m interested in ideas for improvement. –Paul (Mr. Adventure) @bcoutdoor via twitter Pretty video, Paul, and I can’t tell you how much I love being inside on a nice day …(Read the rest)

Limited Resources for Shooting Video

I am an absolute video newbie and am now filming my Church’s small service on Sundays. I have a basic camcorder, but our resources are few.  There is lots of movement and many things/events happening unexpectedly that are important to capture. …(Read the rest)