A Great Resource for Videomakers

As cameras that were once the playthings only of Hollywood studios quickly become more compact, powerful, and affordable to the average person, more and more people will start filming the world around them. Most of these videos will be family videos of the kids doing something funny. However, some people will want to try their hand at more in-depth or creative filming and will be looking for resources to help them learn and improve their videomaking skills. Video Maker Magazine is a great place to get started.

I’ve been reading some of their print editions as well as their online publications for a few weeks now and I’ve found them to be a very helpful and useful source in understanding video photography and editing. They have some wonderful how-tos on pre-production, production, and post-production video capture and editing. They also have great articles on how to use non-photography gear (such as tablet computers) to help with producting video and coordinating with the actors or speakers. Their product reviews are also a great way to help you find the perfect video camera for your needs. And, once you’ve gotten your camera and you’ve filmed your piece, they also can help you find the best way to distribute your video and get lots of views on it.

If you’re serious about getting into video production, this is a great place to start.

— da Bird