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A Great Video Search Tip

Author: vcr   Category: General Articles   Views: 797   Discuss: 0

Continuity is a big thing to video editors. Finding shots that can be cut together requires more than just well imagined keyword search. We take a look at ways to take that search just a bit further.
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A Matter of Balance

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 1674   Discuss: 0

Most shooters have at one time or another brought tapes back to the edit suite only to find that their outdoor footage is all blue or indoor clips are orange. This common error is the tough way to learn about white balance. Read the whole article.
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AV Club #1

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 694   Discuss: 5

A Collection is Born. The definition of stock video as a producer’s resource is changing. Gone are the days when an editor would spend big bucks on a zippy lower-third graphic. Today, you push around a few parameter sliders and generate your own. Going are the days when stock video could only be purchased as collections on discs. The iStockvideo collection is available exclusively and instantly through the web. Read the whole article.
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Av Club #2

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 586   Discuss: 5

Trimming the Frame Fat
Ok, we all want to start with a healthy collection, and thanks to all of you, I believe we have done that. But before any bad habits are formed, let’s get into the good habit of getting rid of excess frames. You know the frames I’m talking about – those that add no value to the clip but make the upload/download process take longer. Read the whole article.
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AV Club #3 – Action!

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 658   Discuss: 4

Action!
We are attracted to action. Our instinct to stay focused on the action is a survival instinct that keeps us alive. But in motion picture production, we are recording the action being played out in a controlled space – the picture frame. Read the whole article.
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AV Club #4 – Picking the Right Sticks

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 572   Discuss: 4

Camera stability or lack thereof can be a big factor in getting a clip that is suitable as stock. Tripods are the obvious solution for holding the camera steady, but not all tripods are up to the task. Read the whole article
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Boot Camp

Author: vcr   Category: AvClub Tip Of The Week   Views: 1582   Discuss: 1

Shooting stock requires a balance of knowledge and skill. Either or both of these can be substituted by luck, but the odds of success are greatly diminished. You need to work at sharpening your own skills if you're going to make it as a stock shooter. Read the whole article.
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Character Driven Stock

Author: vcr   Category: General Articles   Views: 2384   Discuss: 0

Character Driven Stock
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