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Vlog Into the New Year

Start your video blog in 2014. Upload your videos and you'll create a lasting record of the year.

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Archival Footage Guide

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Some video producers have built a career out of using archival footage. As Ken Burns has shown time and again, old photographs and grainy newsreels can tell a story that's just as compelling as any Hollywood blockbuster. If you're thinking about following in Burns' footsteps, check out this archival footage guide for tips on finding and using old photos and footage for your videos.

Making a Book Trailer

Monday April 21, 2014

Recently, I've had a lot of requests from authors who want trailer videos produced to promote their new books. I love working with authors because they are smart, they are passionate, and generally, their videos are pretty simple to produce!

Check out these tips for making a book trailer video.



Recording Dance Recitals

Saturday April 19, 2014

Recording dance recital videos can be a challenge! Between the lighting, the movement and the sound, things are constantly changing - and that means you as the videographer need to be on your toes so that you get consistently great images as the scene changes. If you've never shot one before, check out these dance recital video recording tips so that your performance can be as elegant as the dancers'.

Solving Your Video Problems

Thursday April 17, 2014

I've been making videos professionally for more than 10 years, and in that time I've encountered my fair share of production problems. I've learned that no matter how well I prepare, unexpected things can and will happen to derail my best laid plans.  So in the interest of helping others, I've put together a list of some of the most common video production problems - and solutions - from my own experience. I hope it's helpful!

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