by Tanner Shinnick, PremiumBeat.com (This is an excerpt.) Typically, a sizzle reel is a three to five minute summation of your story’s main plot points, narrative approach, direction, and introduction to your main characters. Unlike a stylish, marketing-motivated trailer or demo reel, a sizzle is a cohesive, narrative visual approach that gives your audience an ultra-clear look […]Read more "The Importance of Creating a Sizzle Reel"
By Logan Baker, Premiumbeat Today’s top mirrorless and DSLR cameras may seem daunting at first, but with a little help from the pros, you’ll quickly learn the ins and outs of these fantastic cameras. One of the challenges we face as filmmakers and videographers is learning how to use a new camera. With the hundreds […]Read more "The Best Tutorials for Learning Your Mirrorless or DSLR Camera"
“It’s not a resume, it’s a time machine.” –D. Draper. So we all know you need a written (traditional) paper resume to get a job. If you’re in the video field, you’ll also need a video resume/reel showing your camera footage, your motion graphics, your visuals. And if your a print person, you’ll need a […]Read more "“How I landed a job with Slideshare “"
By Danny Greer, Premiumbeat Download this collection of high-quality sound effects for your films and videos. We’ve curated this collection of free SFX to give your trailers MAXIMUM impact. It’s the hallmark of every action trailer: driving music and booming sound effects, building in intensity and power toward a pivotal climax. With the Trailer Construction Kit (Lite Version) from PremiumBeat, […]Read more "Free Epic Sound Effects for Film & Video Trailers"
December 16, 2015 by Danny Greer, Rocketstock Creating a landing page to showcase your video business is easier than you might think. The following website builders are simple and affordable options for presenting your video portfolio. Whether you’re a freelance video professional or leading the marketing effort for a production company, it’s imperative that your online presence positively reflect […]Read more "The Best Services for Creating an Online Video Portfolio"
August 19, 2015 by Vimeo and Premiumbeat The Best Showreels & Demo Reels Our favorite showreels from around Vimeo. Representing the best in cinematography, color grading, motion graphics and video editing. Need music for your demos or videos? Check us out: premiumbeat.com. And click here for almost 600 inspirational video reels. For example: and […]Read more "Need Some ‘Reel’ Inspiration?"
June 3, 2015 by PremiumBeat.com Maybe it’s time to create an updated reel entitled “Mid-2015?” Or perhaps you’re a recent grad ready to put together your college/intern reel to land a bigger fish? PremiumBeat created a channel in 2014 with their favorite showreels from around Vimeo representing the best in cinematography, color grading, motion graphics […]Read more "The Best Showreels & Demo Reels"