Why Every Kickstarter Project Needs (Good) Video

Why Every Kickstarter Project Needs (Good) Video 5 Tips for Creating Successful Crowdfunding Videos Kickstarter has been very vocal about pushing the importance of video in successful crowdfunding campaigns—and for good reason: their profits are drawn from a percentage of successful pledge funds. While launching a campaign without the aid of video isn’t against Kickstarter’s rules (yet), they do state rather explicitly in their handbook that video is a must have for effective campaigns; in fact, they list the medium first on their … Read more about Why Every Kickstarter Project Needs (Good) Video

How To Create Project Folders

Have multiple people collaborating on a video project? Working on a few different projects at a time? Just need organization in your life? Project Folders are exactly what you need! Creating Project Folders for a specific project or theme is the easiest way to share your curated content with anyone, keep tabs on multiple projects, or organize your clips before you download them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY7DpBu5Qwo Instructions 1. Adding a project folder Once you find a clip you like, simply hover over it and click the "+ Folder" … Read more about How To Create Project Folders

Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing

Back to school time is here! We've decided to run a short series on some of the colleges and universities with the best reputations in media education. Over the next week or so we'll break down some of the options by major, state vs. private school, area of focus and more. These short and unbiased top 5 lists should help you, or your kids, find a starting point when researching higher education. The old saying is to go big or go home, so today we're going to feature the top 5 universities and colleges with excellent reputations in film studies … Read more about Top 5 Universities for Film School and Video Editing

The Future of Video Editing Careers

No one wants to talk about the economy these days, but given the Bureau of Labor Statistic's most recent projection for the video editing and camera operating fields, it might be worth bringing up. You see, their most recent results have found that the job opportunities for camera operators and video editors are only supposed to grow by 4% over the next decade. That's well below the average growth rates for other occupations. So why is our industry in such peril? And how can you make sure that you're part of the growth, and not part of the … Read more about The Future of Video Editing Careers

5 Professional Movie Editors You Should Know

Do you know who directed your favorite film? The answer to that is probably, “yes”. Now, do you know who edited your favorite film? That’s a fact that far less people know. You see, any good editor will say they want their work to go unnoticed because that means they did a good job. Since it is good practice to learn from the best, we’re going to unveil the five of the best modern day professional movie editors so you can learn who is really behind the magic of the movies. (Are you working on becoming a video editing master? Here is some free … Read more about 5 Professional Movie Editors You Should Know

Windows Movie Maker: the Good and the Bad

Windows Movie Maker is a video editing tool created by Microsoft. It comes standard with any Windows computer, making it one of the most popular video editing tools available. Just like any program, Windows Movie Maker comes with its pros and cons. Here’s our breakdown of the popular video editing software: The Good It is free.  You can’t get much better than free. Windows Movie Maker comes standard on virtually every PC. It’s hard to complain about free software.  It is great for beginners.  If this is your first time working … Read more about Windows Movie Maker: the Good and the Bad

What is RED Footage?

There is a lot of new hype out there about RED footage. But what is it? And how can you use it? Here is a quick briefing on the key concepts of the RED world. What is RED? RED is a new brand of cameras that was started by Oakley’s founder Jim Jannard. His idea was to revolutionize the video industry by offering a camera with the ability to capture resolution far superior to today’s HD cameras. The company offers a variety of cameras and accessories, but the most common is the RED One camera. The camera has a special sensor that allows it … Read more about What is RED Footage?