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Filmmaking (often referred to in an academic context as film production) is the process of making a film. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through scriptwriting, casting, shooting, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of techn...

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Director’s Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

Frame Your Shots the Easy Way with SL Directors Digital Viewfinder App [Reel Rebel #19]

For this week's Reel Rebel video production tip, in an effort to dispel the myth that holding your hands in an L-shape for a shot makes you look like a professional filmmaker, we discuss and review the merits of the SL Director's Viewfinder app.  This …

Improve Your Video Interviews – Body Language Tips for Marketing Pros

Improve Your Video Interviews   Body Language Tips for Marketing Pros

Video is the best communications medium we have today. It is also the trickiest to master because it has a language all of its own. That point is often lost on many untrained marketers who shoot their own video interviews. Even with a great guest …

Learn Filmmaking and Celebrate Creative Video at Vimeo Festival + Awards in June

Learn Filmmaking and Celebrate Creative Video at Vimeo Festival + Awards in June

To be sure, YouTube is the most-visited place for videos, but it's good to know that there's a place like Vimeo out there that is a little more focused on the techniques of video creation.  Recently Vimeo announced the nominees for the Second Annual Vimeo Festival + …

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Web series are no different when it comes to video marketing.  You basically have to follow the same rules as outlined in the YouTube Creator Playbook as they're for the most part good guidelines to follow for any online video project.  But web series might take …

Be Like Bamboo Sushi: Let Video Tell Your Small Business Story

Be Like Bamboo Sushi: Let Video Tell Your Small Business Story

Throughout the course of my typical week, I talk to all kinds of individuals and businesses hoping to succeed online with video, including a lot of small businesses. Unfortunately, a lot of small businesses think they're "too small" for video. With a local focus and …

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

How Machinima Generates Content Through A Filmmaker & Directors Community

On my recent trip to Machinima headquarters, I got a chance to speak with CEO Allen DeBevoise. One of the things I was interested in talking with him about is how Machinima goes about generating their wide range of online video content. Turns out they …

Canon C300 Vs RED Scarlet-X

Canon C300 Vs RED Scarlet X

A few nights ago, both Canon and RED announced cameras in the heart of filmmaking land, only 10 blocks apart from each other. Judging from the specs you could easily say that RED blows Canon right out of the water. 4k resolution at 1-25fps, 2k …

YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free

YouTube Documentary Life In A Day On YouTube For Free

I've written quite a lot about Life In A Day over the course of the past year. If you're somehow not familiar with it by name, Life In A Day is the documentary shot by YouTube users, directed and edited by Kevin MacDonald, and produced …

Live Action Toy Story Fan Film Shows The Marketing Power Of Superfans

Live Action Toy Story Fan Film Shows The Marketing Power Of Superfans

Most brands getting involved with video these days have pretty reasonable goals. They want to get as many viewers as they can, encourage those viewers toward as much sharing action as possible, and hopefully turn a few of them into long-term fans. But there are …

An Exclusive Interview With Ryan Connolly, Creator & Host Of Film Riot

An Exclusive Interview With Ryan Connolly, Creator & Host Of Film Riot

Film Riot, which plays Mondays and Thursdays on Revision3, is a virtual film school right here on the web.  It is especially valuable for those who look to get into web video (or any kind of film and video work) and might not have that …

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