Changing Leaves, Changing Colors: The Importance of Using Color Correction
by Derek Lau Just as Autumn leaves turn the countryside from a single shade into a rich tapestry of hues, color correction can take an amateurish video and make it into an eye-catching work of professionalism. Once a luxury for major studios, color correction is now a standard procedure in the video industry, thanks to […]Read More
Will ‘Avatar 2’ explore the uncharted world of 120 fps?
by Peter Swarr It’s been nearly five years since James Cameron’s FX-opera ‘Avatar’ hit theaters, but expectations for the sequel (or rather ‘sequel trilogy,’ as Cameron confirmed that three sequels would be produced simultaneously last December) continue to run high both in the film industry and among the general public. While details remain scarce and […]Read More
Pete’s Picks – Top 5 Football Movies
1. Remember the Titans Though it’s a bit more ‘story’ than ‘true,’ this tale of integration in a small town calls all the right plays when it comes to inspiring drama. While we’ve seen all of ‘Titans’ elements before (tough-love teacher whips teens into shape, a small town learns to let go of prejudice), Denzel […]Read More
What is ‘Machinima’ and how is it conquering the world?
by Peter Ferguson Swarr It’s no big secret that streaming content has gained significant ground in recent years, especially within the coveted ‘young, single and cash-happy male’ demographic. But while Netflix, YouTube and Hulu get all of the media coverage, another platform with equally impressive numbers has taken root over the past decade and shows […]Read More
The Benefits of Training Videos
by Derek Lau Are you sick of having to personally train every new employee at your business? Do you want to make sure that every employee receives the same level of training and prevent protocol problems down the road? Then consider investing in a training video for your business. Training videos are easy to produce, […]Read More
Pete’s Picks – Top Five Movie Teachers
1. Severus Snape in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise Sure he’s sour and strict, but boosting students’ self-esteem only goes so far when the fate of the magical world hangs in the balance. Without Snape’s cunning and encyclopedic knowledge of all things dark and dangerous, the Boy Who Lived would have surely ended up as a […]Read More
Snowpiercer: Has VOD’s train finally come in?
As the summer blockbuster season lumbers on towards Labor Day, something truly out-of-the-ordinary blipped to life on the cultural radar, defying all conventional wisdom and possibly even signaling a sea change in an industry grown fat on sequels, remakes and comic book franchises. ‘Snowpiercer,’ a science-fiction thriller starring ‘Captain America’ lead Chris Evans and directed […]Read More
Don’t Strike Out with Video Storage by Derek Lau
Just like in baseball, poor management oftentimes kills a winning team before it can even take the field. When it comes to video production, properly managing your media is essential, especially when it comes to video storage. Let’s examine three common mistakes – or strikes – that can turn your video campaign into the Chicago […]Read More
Pete’s Picks – Top 5 Baseball Movies
1. Field of Dreams: From ‘Damn Yankees’ to the Curse of the Bambino, Americans love to make believe that unseen forces lie just below the astro turf of their favorite pastime. Kevin Costner’s 1989 popcorn-fantasy flick takes this belief to dizzying extremes, with unexplained time travel, disembodied voices, possessed scoreboards and trash-talking ghosts all popping […]Read More
7 Tips to Make a Hot Video by Derek Lau
1.Start off with eye-candy Action movies have title sequences. MLB sluggers have entrance songs. What will you use to kick your video off in an interesting and attention-grabbing way? Classic techniques like animated titles or well-composed tracking shots still work well, but don’t be afraid to get creative. 2.Work on your message If you’re going […]Read More