Do you really need to be a film major to have a film career? It may be a great idea for you, but do you NEED to? In a word, No.
It’s the start of the school year. Coming up: a year of student video projects. And hours of misery for viewers. If only there was a way to make student video better. Hmmmmm…. Wait– I’ve got it! How about this free 5 …(Read the rest)
When somebody asks you what a movie is about, you probably say something like this: “It’s about a guy who decides to say ‘Yes’ to everything he’s asked to do” or “it’s about a girl who gets flown to another world …(Read the rest)
***UPDATE 2/15: If you’re in the neighborhood and want to come out, RSVP by email: info (at) stevestockman.com and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in. Travel and Beer I’ll be appearing with Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to …(Read the rest)
This took a while, since doing a book trailer for a book about video that doesn’t suck is risky for obvious reasons. But in the end, I decided that putting my money where my mouth was was a better idea than …(Read the rest)
It’s common wisdom that technological leads are always short-lived. They are. But a “great video” advantage isn’t technological. Entertainment value and quality video are not commodities. An entertainment advantage builds a business brand in a way that’s not easily overcome. Brands are …(Read the rest)
What does it mean that Cisco has closed down their Flip video unit? It’s clearly doesn’t mean that video as a web entertainment is shrinking in any way. In fact, it’s a sign of growth: the market has outpaced and run …(Read the rest)
Why shoot better video? A history lesson: All technology starts in the “Gee Whiz” stage. That’s where you get points just for having something that can do that…whatever it is. The first working escalator was installed at Coney Island as a …(Read the rest)
The web accelerates cultural trends. Movies took almost 30 years to transition entirely to color. TV took about 5 to go from black & white to color, and more recently took 6 years to transition to HD. Web video was born …(Read the rest)
People love to worry about equipment, as if the right camera will take a more interesting video than the wrong camera. It won’t. You can shoot a great movie on your cell phone, and a bad one on an IMAX rig.
Manufacturers release a new video camera every 27 seconds and everyone’s needs are different. Rather than recommend cameras, let’s list the questions you should ask yourself when shopping: