5 Tips for Capturing Holiday Memories on Video

Everyone likes to break out the video camera on Christmas morning, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you do it right! There are some simple tricks you can do to make your holiday home movies stand above the rest. Just follow these five tips for capturing the perfect holiday video!

Top 5 Attributes of a Successful Movie Trailer

With the dawning of YouTube and social media, movie trailers have a whole new importance in the movie making industry. Before these two minute mini movies were just novelties to be seen before your featured film. Now, we have countdowns to the release of trailers and special viewings once they’re available. With all the hype, it is important to realize what makes some movie trailers epic while others tend to underwhelm. Here are the top 5 attributes of a successful movie trailer.

What’s the Deal With Frame Rates?

30 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 24 frames per second…what does it all mean? These terms can be baffling if you’re new to video editing or if you come across a project that uses rates that aren’t similar to what you’re used to. Have no fear! We’ve put together some basics on frame rates so you’ll never be confused again!

Speed of Light Camera Creates Ultimate Slow Motion Footage

We’ve talked about high speed cameras before, like the Phantom cameras we use to create our slow motion stock footage. Well, apparently having the capability to shoot video at up to one million frames per second was not enough for some people. A couple of scientists at M.I.T.’s Media Lab have now rigged up a camera that can record images at the speed of light.

Free After Effects Templates

We know you love the good deal. And a good deal around the holidays…well, does it get any better? Footage Firm has really upped their game this holiday season and are offering a brand new collection of After Effects templates and motion backgrounds for FREE. If that doesn’t spread some holiday cheer, we’re not sure what will!

Inspiring Video Editing: Street Segment from All.I.Can

Now, whenever someone makes a comment that bold about a video editing piece, I obviously have to go check it out for myself. Well, Mr. Spen, I think you were right. This is an incredible piece of video that beautifully connects creativity with technical skills.

Free AE Templates and Motion Backgrounds from Footage Firm

We know you love the good deal. And a good deal around the holidays…well, does it get any better? Footage Firm has really upped their game this holiday season and are offering a brand new collection of After Effects templates and motion backgrounds for FREE. If that doesn’t spread some holiday cheer, we’re not sure what will!

Exclusive Free Stock Footage from VideoBlocks

Do the holidays have you stressing out and feeling not-so-jolly? VideoBlocks wants to spread some holiday cheer! As a gift to our devoted followers, we’ve decided to give away free stock footage clips every day between now and Christmas! It’s a holiday season miracle! Alright…it may not be a miracle, but we are excited about being able to do something nice for all of you who have been so nice to us throughout the year!

The Beginning of the End?: CNN Fires 50 Photojournalists

When I started college to study Broadcast and Electronic Communication, I knew my family was skeptical of whether or not I’d ever be able to find a job in this field. To convince them I pointed to the local news. I said, “look, you need dozens of people to run that type of operation. And there are news stations all over the country. I’ll be fine.” A few months later, our local ABC affiliate replaced all of its camera operators with robotic cameras and I began to worry if I had made a good decision. Turns out, the robotic cameras were just the beginning.

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