Videographer Tips

videoIf you want to shoot video for an event you have to know a few important tips that will take your video from a boring and basic memory to a legacy video one will never forget

Keep Steady – This is the number one rule. If you don’t learn anything else make sure you learn this one. No one wants a shaky video. To ensure your video is as steady as possible purchase a tripod. It will keep the frame in place unlike your hand.

Angles – Make sure you are mixing up the camera angles in your shots. You want a wide array of angles from close ups to wide and medium angles. It may seem like a lot of work but you will be thanking yourself during the editing process. These different angles will give your film the depth and quality clients desire. Read more »

Video Content

videoVideo is important but do you know how important? YouTube which is powered by Google is the number one video search in the world. With a quality video and the ability to have a lot of people find your video you can increase business to your website in result that could mean a lot of money in your pockets.

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. By dissecting all the elements that create persuasive videos that move viewers into action, you can increase sales for your business website. Read more »

Freelance Video

videoAs a freelance video professional there is a lot that goes into the trade. It’s not as easy point and shoot as many would have you believe. With so many tools available now is as good as ever to get started on your video quest. Video is becoming widely popular and high quality video is in demand. A great video can tell a story that other mediums just can’t capture in the same light.

Here are 10 ways you can make money as a freelance videographer. Read more »

Event Planners: What They Do and How to Deal With Them

event plannerEvent planners … gotta love them. You know the drill, there you are, happily setting up for the day and suddenly some sharply little clipboard bearer troops over and rains all over your parade.

So what is it that they are actually doing and why are they there in the first place?

Event Planners are also known as convention planners or meeting planners and their main duty is to co-ordinate all aspects of various professional events and meetings. They do a number of tasks to achieve this main goal including arranging transportation, choosing meeting locations, arranging for meals and everything from start to finish.

Event planners tend to have longer work weeks and irregular hours especially for larger events. The roles carried out by the planner may differ based on the size of the event and the type of event. For a large event with more than 2,000 attendants and with multiple streams of presentations an event planner will work alongside a number of other professionals to record and manage the function. In a situation where there are multiple streams of presentations and an event planner supervising video recorders here are a number of things they would do:

  1. Speaker Management – Event planners have to manage speakers for large events. An average event would have 20 speakers but larger events could have more speakers which can easily become confusing. This takes a certain amount of logistics, coordination and planning from the part of the event planner.
  2. Compensation – Most often speakers need to be compensated and one may think of getting free speakers but this may not always turn out to be a good idea. If one cannot afford to pay a speaker a compensation plan can still be worked out. When there is no budget for paying speakers it can be feasible to create an arrangement that will be otherwise mutually beneficial. This could mean that their presentation may take up a little bit more space and time and so they may get more exposure. In such a case you may ask your camera crew to have that particular presenter be the focus of their recordings.
  3. Set Deadlines – when working with larger events it is of utmost importance to set and meet practical deadlines. This includes not just for the event planner but for every other member of their team. Deadlines for arrival and set up time at the location is of utmost importance when it comes to a video crew being able to cover an event from start to finish.
  4. Set Standards – prior to hiring any type of professional to work with you at an event you must set certain standards. When it comes to audio and video recordings of an event you need to set the standards and expectations for your videographers. You want to give them details as to which speakers or presentations are of utmost importance, which areas high focus should be placed on and what kind of pictures are required as well as what the videos and pictures will be used for so that they can provide the best service and the best price quote to you.
  5. Ensure Tech is Up-to-Date – An event planner must ensure that they are using the most up-to-date technology their money can afford to have the best results when it comes to video and pictures.