Video Production and Hardware: June 2008 Archives
Google has release 'Vidnic' which allows Mac OS X user's to easily upload movies directly to YouTube. Vidnic works with OS X, and allows users to record video using the 'iSight' camera and upload them directly to the internet. You can also add metadata, such as a title, tag, and a description.
Viewership for internet related video is up 64%. This is partly because of the popularity of sites like YouTube that make video readily and easily available.
USE YOUR VIDEO CAMERA TO SHOOT A REALLY COOL BLACK AND WHITE VIDEO PRODUCTION SCENE.
By Bob Hunt
It is so easy to create a really cool black and white video project, film or fun project for you tube or friends and family. I always tell creative videographers to think outside the box, no matter who, what or where you are shooting, look before you even pick up your video camera. Create the scene you want with lights, shadows and most of all the white-balance on your video camera.
Let's take for instance shooting a day scene in some shade and sunlight, the look is black and white, grainy with a film look. First set up your scene, either in the shade or in the sun and then start to white-balance your video camera, but think outside the box. If shooting in the shade, try white-balance on something gray in the sun, and vice-versa. Also use different colors to white-balance your video camera. I tend to spend a lot of time white-balancing my video camera just to see the effects I can get. Here's a little something a bit trickier, but well worth the time and effort. Try using your gain to create the grainy look, iris down to not blow out the video, plus set the shutter up to 30-50%, now if your not experienced enough with this type of set up, I suggest you experiment, but if you can create it, you can either set camera up to sepia, or do black and white in post.
This will not only create some awesome video, but it will get your creative juices flowing to start using all the functions of your video camera and really start creating some awesome video production projects. Good Luck and keep shooting!