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Like a good video, a video editor is greater than the sum of their parts. There's a range of skills, technical and aesthetic, that a video editor needs.
How you can look your best for your virtual meetin
Virtual meetings have their own set of things you need to consider. It’s imperative to look as good as you do on camera as you do off camera.
A cucoloris is a device for casting shadows or silhouettes to produce patterned illumination. You may sometimes hear it referred to as a cookie or even a kook or a coo-koo.Why do we use them?The cucoloris was created to...
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Starting a YouTube channel is like most things in life, having a clear plan is key. Here are five steps that will set you on a path to YouTube success.
What is the best platform to stream on?
Are you thinking of live streaming, but don’t know which streaming service you should use? We will help you pick one in this article.
Whether you’re a pro videographer or a beginner, making a movie is going to require a lot of preparation, time, and work. We will help you through it.
When you think of networking, the image that often comes to mind is a large room of people walking around passing out business cards. Although it is important to get out and meet other professionals in your area when possible, there are so many other opportunities today...
Multicamera setup
Multicamera setups can take a lot of work. To help out, we've come up with 6 essential things you need to check before every multicamera shoot.
Tips for renting a camera
Renting a camera can be a great way to save on money and storage. We have a few tips that will help you have the best renting experience.
You can become a better remote communicator with video
In our digital age, communicating remotely is essential. You can become a better remote communicator is you are used to to speaking into your video camera.

Essential Learning

Digital ISO standard is measured by how sensitive your camera sensor is to light combined with how good your camera’s firmware is at interpreting the signal from the sensor

ISO: What It Is and How to Control It

Put simply, ISO is how sensitive to light film stock is. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive your film and the less time...
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Drone Safety: Tips and Best Practices

Playing the OddsDrones are just like any other piece of gear; at times, they can and do fail. Similarly, pilots are just like any...
Camera Movement Techniques

Camera Movement Techniques

A static frame is not only boring to your audience; by keeping the camera still, you’re also missing out on one of the most fundamental storytelling tools in cinema — movement.
It's important to understand your customer's needs and to illustrate how 360-degree will specifically help their business.

How To Make Money With VR and 360-degree Video

While the gear buy-in can be relatively inexpensive, producing engaging content is a bit more challenging. Let's take a look at gear, production and...
Image illustrating Rule of Thirds

Composition in photography and film

There are actually shapes and alignments that people find pleasing. But photo and film composition also needs to tell a story.
Simply put, HDR is a color enhancement feature that allows the range of colors to be extended on both the light and dark ends of the spectrum.

Keeping Up with HDR — No Camera Upgrade Required

We’ve all had those moments in our lives when we are stopped in our tracks by the awe-inspiring beauty of the “now”. Magnificent morning...
Image stabilization systems are very useful in reducing camera shake when shooting handheld and, with practice, you can learn to achieve smooth tracking shots.

How Does Image Stabilization Work?

There are various ways for a videographer to stabilize their footage. If your camera doesn’t need to move, a tripod is ideal. Where camera...
A Primer on Live Video Production

A Primer on Live Video Production

Many people want to stream events across the country so far away viewers — whether millions or a select few — can enjoy. Live...
Understanding Lenses: How They Work

This is How Your Camera’s Lens Produces a Usable Image

In its most basic form, a lens is a piece of glass or plastic with curved surfaces. Lenses are used to bend rays of...
Which is the Right Image Sensor for me?

Which image sensor is right for you?

We all know light sensors make our cameras work, but what makes a good light sensor? Which camera and image sensor combo is best...
The Essential Video Shooter’s Toolkit

The Essential Video Shooter’s Toolkit

The big day has finally arrived — a video shoot for the biggest client to ever darken your door. You’re nervous, but excited and...
How to Cover an Event in 360 - Source Sound, Inc - Jack White’s Live VR concerts

How to Cover an Event in 360

Spherical video has the ability to bring a viewer right into the center of the action, no matter if that’s sports, entertainment, concerts or...
How Camera Usability Impacts Your Final Product

How Your Camera’s Limitations Change the Way You Shoot (and How to Get the Shot Anyway)

There’s a 19th century poem by American writer Edward Rolland Sill called “Opportunity.” It’s about a battle: a cowardly soldier leaves the field, complaining...
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What is mise-en-scène? An essential filmmaking concept

Mise-en-scène means “placing on stage” and refers to props, lighting, wardrobe and blocking.
Best Frame Rates for Slow Motion

How to Choose the Right Frame Rate for Your Epic Slow Motion Sequence

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...
Exposure Triangle

The exposure triangle explained

The exposure triangle is the most fundamental concept of image capture, yet many people know little about it. Here is a simple explanation.
5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles

5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles

Video can be an unforgiving medium, and without proper lighting it’s easy to lose data in both the highlights and the shadows. The most...
Time lapse videography: a new way of looking at things

How to Create a Stunning Time-Lapse — Even in Changing Light

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...
Getting Started with 360 Degree Video

How to Get Started with 360-degree Video

Within the last few years the video industry has seen the emergence of a handful of new techniques, technologies and methodologies. Aerial videography has...
Understanding bit depth: the difference between 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit video

Understanding Bit-depth and Color Rendition for Video

A video camera’s ability to reproduce a smooth gradation between colors and shades is an important factor when seeking to capture filmic images. The...
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