Indie video in the spotlight at Guggenheim Museum

The shortlist for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video has been announced. Selected from more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, the 125 shortlisted videos can now be seen on the YouTube Play channel. The jury will now select their top choices to be revealed and presented at a special YouTube Play celebration event …
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Michael Jackson rehearsal video released

AEG Live has released the first video clip of Michael Jackson’s rehearsal, that was taped just two nights before he died, on June 23rd. Jackson and his dancers are performing They Don’t Care About Us and he is in prime form. Michael looks fit, totally coherent and in control. He doesn’t look frail, fragile or …
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Sorenson Media announces significant expansion and job opportunities in San Diego

Sorenson Media recently announced a significant expansion of its operations into San Diego, California. The company’s new San Diego office will now serve as the central hub for the company’s business operations. In the midst of the current economic downturn, the industry-leading digital media solutions company will open significant employment opportunities in both San Diego …
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UCS video team using Macs and Final Cut to stream

Apple has a user integration story on it’s website, about the USC Trojans, and how quickly fans were able to enjoy highlights from the 2008 Rose Bowl. Thanks to their Macs, Final Cut Studio, and Xsan, the USC Athletics Department video team can now stream post-game video clips, provide footage to networks, and create highlight …
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Getting rid of camera shake

Don’t let blur ruin an otherwise great shot. Here are some tips on how to hold your equipment steady for really sharp pictures and clips. Use a shutter speed fast enough to reduce the chance of hand-held camera movement. It should ideally be about 1/60 second. Grasp your equipment fully with both hands, not just …
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Tips for shooting better video clips

These tips are great for beginners trying to get some good clips for a YouTube marketing video, as well as seasoned pros looking to brush up on some technical fundamentals. Plan Ahead Whether it’s a birthday party or a vacation, what are the essential shots you need to tell your story and in what order …
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Eight tips for marketing a wedding video service

Here are eight universal tips for jump-starting your promotions at little or no cost. These tips are geared towards those in the wedding video business, but can easily be adapted to many other types of businesses as well. My feeling is that online marketing for these types of businesses should be limited to an add …
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The nuts and bolts of correcting color in video production

VideoMaker Magazine is one of my favorite publications for choosing equipment and getting info on the latest tech out there. They also publish great how-to and work-flow articles for videographers as well. Morgan Paar has written an article on color correcting for video, called Color Correction 101. It’s very insightful and gives those who have …
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