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I interview a lot of people who aren’t used to being on camera. Often, they weren’t even planning to be on camera that day, but rather were volun-told they were going to do a testimonial. It can be difficult to get compelling answers from someone who has never been interviewed before, but it’s not impossible. Continue reading
One of the most difficult places to film is from a helicopter. There are many reasons for this, but it mostly has to do with the nature of how a helicopter obtains lift and direction. Without getting into the theory of aerodynamics, let’s just say that the ride inside a helicopter is far different from that of a fixed wing aircraft. I think the word “vibrate” is the best way to describe riding in a helicopter. Continue reading
In times past, choosing the best PC storage option required merely selecting the highest-capacity hard drive one could afford. If only life were still so simple! The fairly recent rise of solid-state drives and hybrid drives (which mix standard hard drives with solid-state memory) have significantly altered the storage landscape, creating a cornucopia of confusing options for the everyday consumer.
Yes, selecting the best drive type for a particular need can be befuddling, but fear not: We’re here to help. Below, we explain the basic advantages and drawbacks for each of the most popular PC storage options available today. Tuck away this knowledge to make a fully informed decision the next time you’re shopping for additional drive space. Continue reading
Since the 1990s when computers caught up to the speed and storage necessary to do editing, we have been on a whirlwind of ever-changing software and hardware developments. Continue reading
So, you’ve got a small budget and you finally believe that the audio you capture for your project is just as important as the video, (we told you so!) but you can only purchase one mic. Shotgun mics on boom poles are the mainstay in Hollywood, but maybe you just shoot weddings in your spare time, or do a local commercial every now and then to help make ends meet. Well, here’s some pros and cons of the most common mic types, and what they’re good at: Continue reading
Equipment bags and cases, like luggage, are simply too personal a decision. How am I supposed to tell you what bag you want? I can’t. Continue reading
Getting low camera angles is one sure way to engage your viewers. Using those low angles in an effective story can be a challenge, so here’s 7 tips for shooting low camera angles, hopefully they’ll get your brain working toward even more creative uses. In no particular order here are some ways to use your camera with very little clearance above a solid surface. Continue reading