by Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com Pricing is hard – but it isn’t cookie-cutter either. This article first appeared in MotionArray.com. This is an excerpt. Ask any freelancer what part of their job they hate the most and chances are a good chunk of them will point to the inescapable chore that is pricing. Pricing your own […]Read more "What Do I Charge? A 3-Step Pricing Formula for Videographers"
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 Daron James, nofilmschool.com Premiere Pro feature aims to organize large-scale projects. Adobe Premiere Pro announced a new I-didn’t-think-I-needed-this-but-I’m-glad-it’s-here feature dubbed “Productions.” Before we dive into exactly what it is. It’s not available, yet. Let me repeat that for our skim-readers: this a “coming soon” situation. It’s like the pre-roll footage before the actual trailer. This […]Read more "Adobe Premiere Pro’s New ‘Productions’ Tool Explained"
BY JOURDAN ALDREDGE, Premiumbeat So here you are. You’ve gone to film school (or you’ve done your homework, learning from online resources and YouTube tutorials). You know your craft. You have your camera. You have your gear. You’re ready to take on real, paying work in film and video production. But, what do you charge? If […]Read more "What to Charge for Videography Projects"
by V. Renee, nofilmschool.com These tips will help you knock your project out of the park! In this video, Zach Ramelan shares some thoughts about what he learned while shooting a commercial for a gym in Toronto, all of which will not only help you make better films and videos but will also help bring […]Read more "Things You Should Remember to Do on Every Project"
By Logan Baker, Shutterstock The freedom and versatility of low-budget DIY filmmaking is simultaneously liberating and frustrating. Usually, when they’re working with tight budgets, filmmakers and editors find themselves somewhat limited on time — and production values. With that in mind, PremiumBeat and RocketStock are simplifying filmmaking lives and expanding storytelling capabilities. Here are all the […]Read more "Hundreds of Free Overlays, Sound Effects, and Video Assets"
by RocketStock Use this free After Effects project to create an extremely dynamic slideshow or montage with your own images/video. Customize text, add your own logo, and edit colors and overlays to fit your specific project. Once inside the project, you can customize the images and text by opening the various folders in the project bin. […]Read more "Fast Slides: Free After Effects Slideshow Template"
by Orange83 Grab this FREE 5 Pack of Modern & Clean TITLE TEMPLATES or PRESETS for Premiere Pro. You don’t need After Effects or any plugin, just Premiere Pro. These templates are easy to adjust and modify, just follow the steps in the video. You can also include your logo or another image. Preset […]Read more "Free Title Templates/Presets 5-Pack for Premiere Pro"
by Andrew Kramer, Video CoPilot An oldie but a goodie… if you haven’t seen this one yet for after effects… VCP gives you not only the free files but also the typewriter sound effects to add to your project. Here is your Free Typewriter Model Pack and several amazing typewriter Sound FX. This high definition […]Read more "Free Typewriter Model and Sound FX by Video CoPilot"
By: Walt Laineenkare At times you may find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by choosing the subject of your film, it paralyzes your progress. In case you’re stuck looking for a great documentary idea, I’ll let you in on a little secret: the easiest documentary you’ll ever make is a TRAVEL documentary. Traveling has been dear […]Read more "Documentary Ideas: The Easiest Documentary To Make"