Don’t Put Unlicensed Music in Your Videos (Or, Where to Find Affordable & Good Music for Video)

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I started to title this post “Don’t Put Copyrighted Music in Your Videos” but that doesn’t really fit.  If someone else created/performed it, then chances are that there’s a valid copyright to it and you need to either: (1) pony up for a license fee, or (2) think twice about using it in your videos. [Read more...]

Photo Fusion – Book Review

Photo Fusion is a book by Jennifer Bebb that deals directly with integrating audio and video capture into wedding photography coverage.  This is a book written for photographers – specifically, wedding photographers.  The clear goal of the book is to bring experienced photographers up to speed with this new genre of wedding coverage, focusing mainly on adding HDSLR video capture to the wedding day coverage. [Read more...]

One Day On Earth – A Global Media Project on 10-10-10

Want to be a part of what could be the largest media project ever?  Check out what’s going on at One Day on Earth on October 10, 2010.

On October 10th, 2010, thousands of people from every nation around the world will film their perspective and contribute their voice to one of the largest participatory media events in history. The event will result in a feature documentary and online video archive that will showcase the diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that can occur in one day on earth.

Find out how you can participate here.

Functional RED EPIC in the Wild

The EPIC was announced by RED in November 2008, with an estimated availability date of Summer/Fall 2009.  Now that we’re pushing Summer 2010, some pre-production models are finally starting to surface.  The Bui Brothers got some hands-on time with a pre-production RED EPIC at Cine Gear 2010.  Check out the short video below to see a peek at how the EPIC handles. [Read more...]

Stabilization for iPhone 3GS Cinematographers

How serious are you about shooting video with your iPhone?  If you’re big time into iPhone video, then you might want to take a look at the Steadicam Smoothee from Tiffen.

This Steadicam is designed specifically for the iPhone and includes a customized mount for it.  The Smoothee should help keep your iPhone videos a little less shaky.  No word on pricing yet though.

Get the full rundown in the press release below. [Read more...]