There’s Nothing Wrong With the Box.

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It’s a phrase I hear constantly: Think outside of the box. You’ll hear it in classifieds and set-list shot sheets. Anyone who fancies themselves a director or supervisor of some sort will offer… Continue reading

From tape to tapeless: a guide to storing video images

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Hopefully the first installment helped clear up any questions regarding wires and cables.If not, feel free to write or even do some investigating of your own. This time we’ll be looking at how… Continue reading

Video for the non-nerd: What’s that even mean?

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It’s official: USB 3.0 is here, and in addition to USB-1 (see editor’s note), 1.2, USB 2, TURBO, USB micro, USB mini-not to mention Fire Wire and it’s variants, it’s not uncommon for… Continue reading

Chasing Matt Damon: Keys to being a great extra.

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In a conversation with a friend, he mentioned that as far as acting went, he’d be happy ‘just being that guy who chases Matt Damon around in all his movies.” Sure enough, most… Continue reading

The World of Video: School vs. the Real World

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Kiarra here, discussing the differences I see between what I’m learning in school and what I’m experiencing from my internship in a video production house. In school students learn how to operate a… Continue reading

Keeping the Dream Alive: Hot tips for a Cold market

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It’s inevitable; you’ll have your slow days. Occasionally those days spread out, creating a blanket of despondency and low morale. The phone isn’t ringing. The emails dry up. Even the spam begins to… Continue reading

Writing 101: Graduation!

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If you’ve suffered through the first three lessons on theme, character development and plot, then you’re ready to write. I’d like to discuss a few pointers to help you along, and hopefully make… Continue reading

re: your recent email resume. (or, How [not] to get a job in the video industry)

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Dear Carol*, Thank you for your interest in I’AMedia as your future employer. Currently we are not hiring for the position of “editor, filmmaker, intern or whatever”, and will hold onto your resume’… Continue reading

Final Cut Pros and Cons

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Kiarra here. Final Cut Pro has many great features for professional editing, and i want to highlight my personal thoughts about key frames, text editing, the Pleasantville effect, and the white balance corrector.… Continue reading

Writing 101: and then THAT happened!

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Let’s recap, shall we? In the first installment, we discussed how if you want to write a story, you should first figure out what it was you wanted to say. Then we went… Continue reading