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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...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Is it really Friday already? Another week is in the books, and it's time to round up the best of the viral success stories from this week. We have animals (honestly, you simply can't publish a list of top viral videos without including animal clips ...

Michael Jackson To Create Crowdsourced Online Video From Beyond The Grave

Michael Jackson To Create Crowdsourced Online Video From Beyond The Grave

With the success of films like Star Wars Uncut and, more recently, Life In A Day, the concept of crowdsourced film projects is gaining traction. The latest well-publicized video project seeking content assistance from fans and viewers comes from a pretty unlikely source: Michael Jackson. ...

The ReelSEO Review of YouTube & Ridley Scott's Life In A Day

The ReelSEO Review of YouTube & Ridley Scotts Life In A Day

I've been talking about Life In A Day--the film from producer Ridley Scott, director Kevin Macdonald, and thousands of amateur cinematographers from YouTube--since it was announced last summer. It was hard to avoid getting excited about something so unusual and daring, and I remained curious ...

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

Canon 5D Mark III: The Ultimate Feature Request List for DSLR Video

For little more than a year now, I have been making video marketing productions using two Canon DSLRs as my weapon of choice: a 5D mark II (for its ability to do bokeh-porn) and the 7D (for those smooth Glidecam shots at 50 or 60 ...

Can Videos That Suck, Work As A YouTube Marketing Strategy?

Can Videos That Suck, Work As A YouTube Marketing Strategy?

Can you be commercially successful over time by regularly producing videos that suck, either intentionally or otherwise? Well, Fred and Sharon Spencer of "Who Needs a Movie?" fame proved that it can at least get you to be YouTube, B-List caliber celebrities. Learn about their ...

Hear This: Sound Advice for Better Quality Video Interviews

Hear This: Sound Advice for Better Quality Video Interviews

Unless you have your own Hollywood style crew with technicians for every specialty- camera, lighting, sound, script, makeup, grip etc..., you're more likely to be doing everything yourself on a shoestring budget. Have you ever gotten a great looking interview that shocked you with how mediocre ...

How To Prepare for An On-Camera Interview - Tips for The Video Interviewee

How To Prepare for An On Camera Interview   Tips for The Video Interviewee

You're going to be shot - so what should you do to prepare? No, we're not addressing whether you should carry firearms when going into a questionable neighborhood, or driving on L.A.'s crazy freeway system. We want to show what to consider if you are going to ...

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