Professionals use GoPros to get angles they can’t get with their larger, more expensive cameras, or to get supplemental shots to cut in with their main camera. So even though it’s small, don’t underestimate it.
How I Got the Shot: Blue Whales Near Antarctica
Locating migrating whales from the air is extremely difficult. It’s one thing to be able to spot a subject at a distance, but it’s another to place a camera on it from a moving platform a mile away.
Casting, Releases, and Respect: How to Work With Actors on Video Shoots
When setting up a stock video shoot, finding the right actors and models to work with is crucial. Find out everything you need to know about casting, release forms, and making your talent feel at home.
Stop-Motion Master Class: Inside the ‘House of Monsters’
A self-described mix of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ meets Looney Tunes, ‘House of Monsters’ was created by Dawn Brown, a set designer who has collaborated with directors including Tim Burton and J.J. Abrams.
How to Shoot Better Mobile Video: Lighting, Audio & Accessories
Cameras in mobile devices have significantly improved over the past few years, but just because they can capture high-resolution imagery doesn’t mean you’ll always get awesome-looking video.
Basic Video Terms Every Videographer Needs to Know
From NTSC to UHD, here are some of the most common basic video terms you’ll need to know to make sure you’re getting the shot you want in the format desired.
5 Time-Saving Tips for Organizing Your Premiere Pro Projects
One of the most essential things you can teach yourself as a video editor is keeping your projects organized. Do this well and it will free up more time for creative work on your edit.
Face Time: A Guide to Simple Three-Point Interview Lighting
Whether you’re shooting for broadcast, documentary, narrative, or reality television, how you light an interview helps create the tone it telegraphs to your audience. Even before your subject has uttered a word, lighting can provide context.
How to Record Great Audio for Video
Without well-recorded audio, your video project will be dramatically worse. Fortunately, recording quality audio is easy, as long as you’ve got the right equipment and mic placement.
From Long Shot to Close Up: The 13 Camera Shots Everyone Should Know
Various shot types help to convey specific perspectives and emotions differently, and mixing them in a particular way can help you to develop your own shooting style.