Should You Work For Free

Do you want the quick answer, then no, or if you want the long answer, then yes. Regardless, the answer to this question gets complicated fast when friends find out about your talents, family asks for favors, or the company you work for finds out you do photography on the side. Life already has a habit of eating away at all your free time, and to burden yourself with unwanted, time-consuming side projects that don’t compensate you are hardly worth the effort.

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Digital Anarchy Transcriptive Video Plugin

Digital Anarchy’s newest video plugin Transcriptive is finally out. This new powerful video plugin for Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects takes does in minutes, what it would take a team of workers to do in days. Full automated using Speechmatics or IBM Watson, this new plugin has been released by Digital Anarchy and is powerful. I have bought it and use for all my transcription work and it has saved me hours of time. What this plugin does export the audio from any sequence or timeline and sends it to one of those two transcription engines, Speechmatics or IBM Watson. Within a few minutes, you receive an email saying that this transcription has finished followed by a complete layout of time codes with their individual blocks of text.

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Reviewing The Sony A7s II

We all know the importance of using a good camera. When the right moment comes, you need a camera that is reliable, high quality, and going to be something that you are proud of. The Sony A7s II fits this bill. If you can afford this camera, coming in at just under $3000, this full frame camera is going to deliver a powerful image. With 12.2 megapixel images, and BIONZ X Image Processor, the images this camera produces are maintain crispness, as well as detail.

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Shooting Professional Aerial Video

With the onslaught of access to drones in the past few years, it is easy to find aerial footage of nearly anything imaginable. With aerial drones as cheap as a few hundred dollars, for instance, the new DJI Spark, or even the Mavic Pro, 4k, hd, and high quality images are as simple as a push of a button, or simpler due to the Spark’s new features that uses hand motions to take pictures. With the innovative technology comes the skilled and the unskilled videographer trying out their skills in the skies.

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4 Tips For Filming A Music Video

Music videos are one of the neatest ways to release a new song to the world. Not only does it highlight the artist, it can visually set the tone for what type of music is going to be played. The shadows, colors, tones, and angles all affect the direction in which the artist wants to take the viewer. We live in a day in which nearly anyone can shoot and produce a music video for a band, whether a small local garage band, or a Nashville platinum record artist.

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Motion Background Used as Album Cover

When you think of motion backgrounds, or free video loops, you probably think of using them in projects such as webshows, live productions, commercials, school videos, worship backgrounds, and many other ways. Most likely a new album cover never crossed your mind.

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Filming At Night

Shooting video at night can be challenging, but if you follow a few basic principles, not only will your footage turn out better, you can have more confidence to use all hours of the day to your advantage, rather than just when the sun is up. The word photo, means “light”. When the sun goes down, the atmospheric light changes, and eventually draws to a close. So what are some options for counteracting that drastic light difference?

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Portable Power | Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator

Power is an important aspect when shooting a scene away from standard outlets or civilization. What is important to realize is that while batteries the best source for being able to power equipment in remote places, batteries do have their own limitations. For one, they eventually wear down and need to be recharged. So, what do you do when your batteries are nearly spent and your hours away from a place where you can recharge?

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