Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BizIII Podcast - Video Tips - Lighting and Background

Here is a podcast from that covers some great tips on lighting and backgrounds for your video shots.

Tips on lighting and backgrounds when creating video.

Source: BizIII - Play Podcast.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

High Tech Noon

I can't take credit for this joke, but here is proof that anything is cooler when you add lasers and photon shielding.

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In case you didn't know (cuz I didn't) the original film was called High Noon. This parody was found via High Tech Noon @ Skip.Jenkins. Now go out and find your own favorite movie and add lasers and androids. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Search | Firefox Add-ons | VIDEO

Most video sharing sites make it very difficult to nearly impossible to download a local copy of the video files they are displaying. This is good news for those directors who want to keep their content protected, but bad news for those interested parties who want a local copy for reference, backup source material or outright copyright infringement (not recommended).

Those videophiles and collectors that use Firefox will be interested to know that there are several extensions available that make it easier to manipulate video files on the most common video sharing sites like YouTube, Google Video as well as many others. To get an idea, try the following search on the Mozilla Corporation Firefox Add-ons Site. There are currently over 50 results.

So keep this in mind when you share videos through these sites. They can be downloaded and then archived or re-shared onto a different site. You don't use Firefox? You should! Get it today--

Get Firefox!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Tutorial: Create a Stop-Motion Animation Movie using Digital Camera or WebCam

Have you ever wanted to create a stop-motion video? You can create many effects with toys and stuffed animals. Kids love them because they are an easy way to tell imaginary stories. Here is a good tutorial on how to start creating stop animation short films.

Sometime back, I created a stop-motion animation film with the soft toys of my 2-year old son playing the lead roles. This 19 second movie was done using just a digital still camera (not video camcorder) and Windows Movie Maker

Read the full post at Digital Inspiration.