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Date: 2013-08-05
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What Is The Minimum Gear Necessary To Start Out In Video Production?
At the end of the day, it all comes down to KNOWING your gear
I am often asked what is the minimum gear necessary to start out in video as a serious hobby. Obviously a video camera is required and as to which one, that could be an essay all by itself, but in as much of a nutshell as I can make it, for the long term it is best if you get one that has a bundle of manual controls as well as being fully automatic (for when you start out).
Do You Know How Long An Average Scene Lasts?
If you want to make your own movies more interesting, think about timing and camera angles
How long do you reckon the average scene in a TV show lasts for? A minute? 30 seconds? There is nothing more boring than watching a fixed camera shooting a scene for a long period of time. And I define a long period of time as more than 15 seconds!

Maker Camp Comes To Google
Learn Phenakistoscope, a historic relic credited for creating the illusion of animation
Maker Camp is a free, online summer camp that hosts cool, creative projects on Google Hangouts everyday at 11 am PT/2pm ET. There are 30 days of projects combined with virtual field trips on Fridays, ongoing until August 16. For our last hangout, we're going behind the scenes of Pixar Studios at 11am PT/2pm ET on the MAKE+ Hangout. We'll meet Pixar sculptor Jerome Ranft,to pick his brain on bringing clay characters characters to life. Later, the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will drop by for a special appearance.
Auckland Museum Builds Captivating 16-Monitor Video Wall to Promote Exhibits and Attractions
Matrox M-Series graphics cards showcase digital signage content across an expansive 12x7 foot visual platform
The Auckland Museum, one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions, recognized the need to modernize the museum entrance's static information display with a more dynamic, multi-monitor approach. Outsourcing the project to Wallflower(r) Advanced Digital Signage, the digital signage firm incorporated two Matrox M9188 PCI Express(r) x16 octal-monitor graphics cards to drive sixteen 40-inch monitors in a four-by-four (4x4) video wall configuration, all from a single PC. The cost-effective digital signage system showcases high-resolution images and video at a total resolution of 7680x4320, providing the museum with an expansive medium to promote featured exhibitions and galleries.
Manhattan Center: State-of-the Art Video Editing in NYC
Video editing is as much art as science
It is no secret that reality shows can be made and broken in post-production. Think of Bravo TV, which has made a fortune from good editing. Editing has become as important a part of the mix as picking the right cast members or creating the right environment. There is so much juicy footage to air that a "hats off" must be given to the editing team at Bravo and all the other successful reality shows: The actors are voluntarily put through the wringer for an entire day, and most of it ends up on the cutting room floor.
'Breaking Bad' to premiere on Netflix UK each Monday after broadcast
The final episodes of the wildly popular "Breaking Bad" will start airing next month, and just a day later, they'll be available to Netflix customers in the U.K. and Ireland. Starting August 12 -- a day after the show returns -- its streaming customers in the U.K. and Ireland will be able to stream the latest "Breaking Bad" episode.

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