Filmmaking Techniques

  • Filming Documentaries: What You Need to Know

    Whether you wish to create a documentary for a school project or hope to make it to the box office, there are steps you must take to make a successful film. Fortunately, this is possible even for a first-timer with a little guidance and know-how.
    By Tricia Goss December 5, 2011 

  • Filming a Wedding: What You Need to Know

    A wedding is not complete without the video that captures the moment the bride and the groom exchanges their vows and professes their love for one another. When a bride begins to plan her dream wedding, videography is on the top of her list.
    By Ashley Leonard October 31, 2011 

  • The Process of Shooting a Film in 3D

    Shooting in 3D follows the same concept as the human eyes. The left eye sees from one perspective, and then the right eye sees from another. Things they see are almost identical, but not quite the same. The brain processes these perspectives together...
    By Rianne Hill Soriano October 29, 2011 

  • Common Mistakes of Amateur and Professional Filmmakers in a Shoot

    Shooting a movie requires both technical and creative skills to tell a good story. During the shoot, any or both of these may be overlooked because of varying reasons. Common mistakes the production encounters when filming are often due to stress or compromises...
    By Rianne Hill Soriano October 13, 2011 

  • Learning How to Film Anything & Everything

    When you decide you want to try to learn the trade of a filmmaker, there is a lot of room to stumble. Whether you want to make movies, music videos or just shoot someone's wedding, there are many who have traveled the road before. Here are tips to...
    By Shawn S. Lealos September 26, 2011 

  • Motivational Reading for Independent Filmmakers

    When a filmmaker is starting out, there are a lot of mental blocks that arise due to fear, insecurities and anxiety. Often a filmmaker will feel alone and overwhelmed. It is at times like these that they need someone who has been through it to say its...
    By Shawn S. Lealos August 30, 2011 

  • Capturing Your Child's Birth on Film: Video Techniques and Challenges

    There is more to videotaping your baby's entrance into the world than pointing and shooting. For instance, who will do the filming? Does the hospital even allow it? These tips and considerations will help you get ready for the big day.
    By Tricia Goss August 30, 2011 

  • A Personal Touch: Shooting Boudoir Videos

    While boudoir photography has been popular for years, consumers are now trending toward video as a medium. To be considered a legitimate business, videographers looking to specialize in boudoir video services have a variety of considerations which must...
    By Shawn S. Lealos July 28, 2011 

  • Color Temperature and its Effect on Video Quality

    Color temperature is an important aspect of both photography and videography. This is an important aspect of both white balancing and getting the best quality image possible from your shoot. Here is a look at what it means and how you can use it to make...
    By Shawn S. Lealos July 14, 2011 

  • Video Killed the Radio Star: Focusing on Singers in Music Videos

    One of the fun jobs a videographer can get is to work with bands or singers with both music videos and live concert or event footage. It is a job that takes a lot of practice to get right but, once you get the hang of it, can be something that can make...
    By Shawn S. Lealos July 9, 2011 
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