iPhone Video Training Tip: Adding Voiceover


iPhone Video Training SeriesThere are many times when you’ve finished shooting your iPhone video but realize you need to add voiceover narration to your project. This might be done to explain what the viewer is watching or perhaps to walk the audience through a step-by-step task. In this video we show you how to easily add voiceover to your iPhone video.

We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most

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iPhone Video Training Tip: Correcting Upside-Down Videos


iPhone Video Training Tip: Correcting Upside-Down VideosThe iPhone is a very smart gadget, but sometimes it’s sensors override reality. A prime example of this is when taking pictures or video at an odd angle: the iPhone’s gyroscope thinks that the picture or video was taken at a different orientation resulting in it displaying it at 90 or 180 degrees from the way you wanted to record it. Another scenario is if you hit the record button then change the iPhone’s orientation.

Problems get compounded when you try to edit this video. But there is a solution! In this video (more…)

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iPhone Video Training Series: Accessories


iPhone Video Training Series: AccessoriesIn this final training video we cover a few useful accessories that will help you as you shoot your iPhone videos. We will talk about monopods, lapel mics, and lenses made exclusively for iPhones (crazy, I know!).

These accessories are reasonably priced and are worth their weight since they will vastly improve the quality of your iPhone videos.

(If you haven’t watched the first two training videos — Introduction and Production Tips – we recommend you review those first.)

We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most (more…)

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iPhone Video Training Series: Production Tips


iPhone Video Training Series: Production TipsNow that you’ve watched the introductory video in our iPhone Video Training Series, it’s time to cover more advanced issues: lighting, framing, and advanced editing of your videos. These tips help you improve your filming and editing techniques so your final product has a more professional look.

We use an iPhone 4S running on iOS 7, but any smart device running on most current operating systems should be fine. The (more…)

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iPhone Video Training Series: Introduction


iPhone Video Training Series: IntroductionVideo content is a must for businesses and brands. But some organizations don’t have the resources to hire a video production company to create content for them.

Never fear!

In this training series we give you tips to film content with a camera that nearly everyone has: the camera in your iPhone or other smart device. Whether you are using the new iPhone 5S, the Samsung Galaxy 4, or some older (more…)

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Immigrant


ImmigrantFear of the “other” is not new to America. However we are a nation of immigrants, whose very society was built and made stronger by the hands of those who traveled here before us.

With the often negative and dehumanizing rhetoric in the current immigration debate, maybe it is time to step back and reflect on what it is that makes us strong, and what values this country was built on.

We recently produced this PSA to remind people that fears of the “other” are just as unfounded today as they were when this nation began.

Continue reading to watch the 1 minute PSA, read the transcript, and to get links to the original quotes in their full context. (more…)

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Enric Sifa (Music Video): I Wanna See You Tonight


Enric SifaEnric Sifa is a talented Singer/Songwritter and musician who experienced the Rwandan Genocide first-hand, losing both parents to the conflict at the age of 9. Not one to let the trials of life over come him, he has used music to better his own life and provide hope and inspiration to those around him. Enric continues to use his talents to give back and advocate for marginalized children around the world.

It is this passion and drive to pursue a career in human rights and conflict resolution that drew us to Enric. He embodies the type of people and organizations we are most excited about – those who create positive change in the world around them.

While we were in pre-production on his music video, Letus contacted us to test a new camera accessory: the Helix. This new camera device opens up creative camera movements that were previously only available to very expensive productions. Enric’s music video was the perfect opportunity to try out the Helix since it would allow us to add some great styling to the shots.

Continue below to watch the video, view the behind the scenes photos, and read the lyrics. (more…)

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GoPro Hero 3: Complete List of Third-Party Accessories


GoPro Hero 3As point of view (POV) camera image quality increases, they are being use more and more in projects with high production value, including feature films. As a result film techniques and support gear of the past has had to be rethought and redesigned in order for camera operators to fully utilize these lightweight, compact cameras.
A prime example of a powerful POV camera is the GoPro HERO 3: Black Edition with its 4k 15p resolution (and more realistically the 2.7k 30p mode, since who works at 15 fps?). There are a lot of other POV cameras on the market—including the Contour +2, JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion HD Action, and Sony HDR-AS15—but let’s be real: the Hero 3 OWNS the POV market right now. As proof of their near monopoly of this niche market, camera support companies not affiliated with GoPro Hero are tweaking their gear so that it works smoothly with these ubiquitous POV cameras. Below is a complete list of GoPro Hero 3 accessories, focusing mainly on aftermarket manufacturers. (more…)

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