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A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well. The earliest video cameras were those of John Logie Baird, based on the electromechanical Nipkow disk and used by the BBC in experimental broadcasts through the 1930s. All-electronic designs based on the cathode ray tube, such as Vladimir Zworykin’s Iconoscope and Philo T. Farnsworth’s Image dissector, supplanted th...

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist turned director with a distinguished career behind both the still and motion camera. We jumped at the chance to ask him to choose his top five tips for anyone wanting to grow their expertise in directing motion.

Cool Camera Trick – Create 360º Rotation Shots Using Google Maps’ Street View

Cool Camera Trick   Create 360º Rotation Shots Using Google Maps Street View

Vimeo always has great tips and tricks for those who don’t have a huge budget and recently, they showed how it’s possible to create a 360º rotation shot using Google Maps and Street View, courtesy of Candy Glass Productions, who used the CN Tower in Toronto as their frame of reference. This is a really neat trick.

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

Basic Advice for Choosing the Best Budget Video Camera

If you're shopping for gear to make videos during the sales events this season, you're likely going to be attracted to low cost, budget video gear. Cost is important, and I encourage everyone to make their videos in the most cost-effective way possible, but it's important to know the limitations of the gear …

Rhino Slider Review – Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

Rhino Slider Review   Affordable DSLR Camera Slider for Cinematic Video [Reel Rebel #32]

On this week's Reel Rebel episode we share another common filmmaking technique that's often used by professionals to capture smooth, cinematic looking shots – through the use of a camera slider.  Professional camera slider systems can be quite pricey and until recently, affordable systems were …

40+ iOS Video Apps to Shoot, Edit, and Share Your Mobile Video Masterpiece

40+ iOS Video Apps to Shoot, Edit, and Share Your Mobile Video Masterpiece

There are, of course, something like eleventy-billion (I'll have to check if that number is real) iOS apps in the Apple App Store, and quite a few apps for video.  There are a lot of people out there who would like to make a movie …

How to Manage Color Temperature Effectively to Produce Better Looking Video [Reel Rebel #17]

How to Manage Color Temperature Effectively to Produce Better Looking Video [Reel Rebel #17]

On this week's Reel Rebel video production tutorial, Stephen Schweickart provides an overview of color temperature.  Understanding how to adjust and balance color that is captured from different lighting sources can ensure that you get the appropriate look for your shot and help minimize the …

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

The simplest concepts I've long held that Shazam is quite possibly the most useful smart phone app on the planet–it's certainly the one I used the most out of all the apps I've ever downloaded. It's definitely a simple concept (hear a song you want …

Old Milwaukee Has 90% Of A Killer Video Marketing Campaign On Its Hands

Old Milwaukee Has 90% Of A Killer Video Marketing Campaign On Its Hands

Here's what we know for sure: actor Will Ferrell was recently in Davenport, Iowa to film some commercials for Old Milwaukee beer. We know this because there were numerous local news stories about citizens bumping into Will at a local bar. We also know it …

Wow Moments & Crazy Stunts – The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Wow Moments & Crazy Stunts   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Wow. This was a great week for online video enthusiasts, as there was an unusually large amount of exceptional video content making the rounds. Some of the most notable include great musical videos, clips featuring amazing and surprising "wow moments," and even some good compelling …

Hurricanes & Musical Standouts – The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Hurricanes & Musical Standouts   The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Hurricane Irene absolutely dominated the last week's news cycle, which means that it also dominated the viral video world. Alongside the hurricane-related clips people were sharing this week, there was the usual assortment of viral video gems from amateur musicians, professional musicians, home video directors, …

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