Enhance your videography skills and learn more about resolutions, frame rates, codecs, compression and other important video topics. Discover the nuances of color grading, syncing audio, storage workflows, and more.
Crafting Your Style
Have you ever walked down the street and admired a person’s jacket, their jeans or even something as simple as the way they walk with confidence? Style is all around us, it’s embedded in our daily lives and hides in our subconscious. For example we don’t know why some things are cool or why th
The 10 Commandments of No-Budget Filmmaking
Now, I may not be God, however, I have made a viral, profitable, and somewhat critically acclaimed no budget feature film, and I’m pretty sure that’s the next best thing. Therefore, here are my 10 Commandments for no-budget filmmaking. Follow them and may thy films be blessed productions.
How to Pitch
Think of pitching as going out on a date, you put your best foot forward and present yourself in the best light and then it’s up to the other person (client) whether or not they want to proceed with you. It has no bearing on you and your work, it might just not be a good fit. So pitching is a heal
The Importance of Director Treatments
A treatment is important mainly because as creatives we craft an idea and vision and assume that everyone else around us has that same vision or at the very least understands our vision. It can never be assumed that everyone else on the projects can “see” our vision – this is why treatments ar
BL Creator Interview – Kent Lamm (Standard Story Co.)
Kent is a filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia. He’s best known for his 2010 no-budget feature film, Bad is Bad, and his 2019 short, Will “The Machine”, which both went viral with millions of views. He is based in Los Angeles, where he also runs his YouTube channel, Standard Story Com
The 13 Best Cameras for YouTube Videos
There are many types of vlogs out there but they all have one thing in common: a good camera. You must consider things like budget, portability, image and audio quality, recording time, and battery life. Here are some of the most popular cameras for vloggers to fit every need and budget.
10 Best Video Cameras for Sports
Our top cameras for sports in a variety of price points for all skill levels.
7 Best External Camera Monitors: How to Choose Yours
External recording monitors are essential tools for analyzing composition, color, exposure, and for backing up your footage. Here are a few of our favorites.
Anamorphic Lenses: What are They and When to Use Them
Historically, anamorphic lenses have been used almost entirely by cinema filmmakers. But is there room in your kit for an anamorphic lens?
A Guide to Aspect Ratios in Film
An aspect ratio is simply the ratio of how wide an image is to how tall that image is. There are various aspect ratios used in film. How do you know which one to use? Here is a good primer.
Why All Photographers and Videographers Should Rent Gear
As a successful photographer and business owner, I can think of 5 good reasons why you should rent gear. You do not have to own everything to be pro!
My 5 Favorite Lenses for New Canon DSLR Videographers
If you're a new Canon DSLR videographer and you're overwhelmed by the lens choices out there, check out my top 5 favorite lenses for video!
Introduction to B-Roll Footage for Professional Looking Videos
This is your beginner's guide to b-roll footage. What is it? How is it used? Plus, tips on how to organize your files.
Common Video File Formats, Codecs, and Containers in 2020
What is MP4? What’s the difference between H.264 and DivX? Find out what video file codecs and containers are, plus discover 10 common formats you'll see.
The 7 Best DSLRs & Mirrorless Cameras for Video
Creating content to support your brand on YouTube or just flexing your own creative storytelling? Here are 7 amazing new cameras for video.
The Best Nikon Cameras for Video
When it comes to picking a Nikon camera for video, you have a lot of options. We've narrowed it down to the top 5 Nikons for videographers.