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Written by a collection of the best writers in the industry and covering topics ranging from editing to motion graphics to live production. This channel features an incredibly diverse collection of authors and articles. Find out more about each of them...

In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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From Filmmaker to Stock Footage Evangelist

From Filmmaker to Stock Footage Evangelist

How one filmmaker has discovered the creative and financial benefits of using and shooting stock footage

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

Not too long ago a particular image on Twitter caught my eye, and you can probably see why…

From period pieces to shot-on-film aerials, see some epic new footage in Recreated. http://t.co/gigZfLgfmW pic.twitter.com/yfwnTT4puN

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The Changing Face of Broadcast News, Sports and Entertainment in 2014 and Beyond

The Changing Face of Broadcast News, Sports and Entertainment in 2014 and Beyond

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

We’ve talked with the folks at EVS at numerous industry events, and they always have something exciting to showcase. Their industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and... Read More

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Networking, Establishing Skills and Staying Inspired

Networking, Establishing Skills and Staying Inspired

Advice From A Motion Designer

By Dorian Heller | December 20, 2014

Developing your skills as a motion designer is a vital part of becoming a successful artist in the field. However, in the industry it takes more than just technical merit to be an expert.

Experience and the Value of Networking

I started looking out to my local Seattle community of... Read More

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Cameras in the Sky

Cameras in the Sky

From kites to helicopters, how we view our world from above

By Richard Wirth | December 14, 2014

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." — Socrates

If Socrates were alive today, he would probably own a drone.

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(Alternative) Christmas Gift Ideas for the Video Professional – 2014 Edition

(Alternative) Christmas Gift Ideas for the Video Professional – 2014 Edition

For anyone who wants to think about giving gifts for industry professionals in a different light

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 12, 2014

It’s December, which means Christmas gift item lists are everywhere. You don’t even need to look all that far to find some great ones on PVC, as Jose Antunes put together his Christmas Gifts for DSLR Videographers, Scott Simmons published his annual Christmas Gift Ideas... Read More

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Helping Video Professionals Reach New Audiences for their Customers

Helping Video Professionals Reach New Audiences for their Customers

Wowza showcases the direct channel from producer to consumer that’s now available to everyone

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 10, 2014

We were introduced to the folks at Wowza during IBC 2014, where the big news centered on JVC joining their partner program.  But that was just part of the story they had to share with attendees, and we wanted to learn more about the company that helps organizations harness the power of... Read More

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7 Ways To Help Prep for an International Doc Style Project

By Bobby Marko | December 09, 2014

I recently returned from my sixth trip to Guatemala, capturing footage in support of Athentikos' I AM ART intiative. It never fails, I learn something new each time I travel internationally for video production. But this time I decided to write some things down to share with you in the... Read More

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Creating, Promoting and Utilizing Corporate Video Content

Creating, Promoting and Utilizing Corporate Video Content

An interview about the ins and outs of corporate video content using 4K, YouTube and more

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 23, 2014

As companies and organizations of all sizes realize the importance of a digital presence, video professionals have the opportunity to create video content which enables those companies and organizations to establish and build that presence. Digital content is becoming incredibly relevant in... Read More

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Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animations within Titles and Camera/TV Combos

Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animations within Titles and Camera/TV Combos

This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | November 18, 2014

In our November 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about how to solve their OS upgrade issues, retiming animations within titles, what might be a good camera/TV combo and plenty more. Mark Spencer and Jose Antunes offered their insights and get specific about how readers can solve these... Read More

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Cinema 4D and After Effects Interaction: Exploring Cineware

Cinema 4D and After Effects Interaction: Exploring Cineware

Cineware and Other 3D Renders In After Effects

By Dorian Heller | November 14, 2014

My name is Dorian Heller and I’m Seattle-based motion designer and visual fx artist. I’ve done work for Microsoft and several other companies with deadline driven deliverables. Therefore, it’s imperative for my work to look professional and also be efficient. This can mean... Read More

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Defining Your Workflow from Pre-Production Through Archive

Defining Your Workflow from Pre-Production Through Archive

An interview focusing on content growth, storage and protection

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 13, 2014

Issues surrounding workflow, storage and archive are things video productions of every size are dealing with more and more these days. Whether you’re working with a team or just by yourself, if you don’t know how you’re going to utilize and handle your digital content in the... Read More

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The Changing Face of Film and TV Distribution

The Changing Face of Film and TV Distribution

What does HBO's announcement about their OTT service mean for filmmakers and content creators?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 07, 2014

Distribution is often the last thing filmmakers and content creators think about, but HBO's recent annoucement could be an indication that it should be among the first. Knowing where and how an audience is going to find your content is a critical consideration these days, and with so many... Read More

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5 Ways Creating Documentaries Helped Me Improve My Storytelling

By Bobby Marko | November 06, 2014

Back in 2008 I had a discussion with my wife about how I wanted to do something more with my talent and skill as a filmmaker. I loved the pay check I earned for what I was doing at the time (corporate, wedding and web video content) but it wasn’t enough. I felt like there was something... Read More

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Video Bookmarks Give Creators a New Way to Highlight Relevant Info for Their Audiences

Video Bookmarks Give Creators a New Way to Highlight Relevant Info for Their Audiences

Bookmarks allow audiences to choose what additional info they want to see and when they see it

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 05, 2014

While saying that television shows and football games are just what you see between commercials might be oversimplifying how the broadcast model works, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s more or less accurate. Advertisers want and need an opportunity to get their message... Read More

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SMPTE Time Code - Virtually Unchanged After Almost 50 Years

SMPTE Time Code - Virtually Unchanged After Almost 50 Years

How this tool came to be and how it has withstood the test of time

By Richard Wirth | November 03, 2014

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  So goes the old proverb.

SMPTE Time Code is like that.  While the entire production and post world around it has changed radically, time code has remained virtually the same.

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Streamline Your Entire Production Process with Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare

Streamline Your Entire Production Process with Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare

Learn how in this interview with Sony Creative Software's Michael Bryant

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 28, 2014

Sony had plenty to showcase at IBC this year, and while many people were focused on the exiting news around the FS7, Sony Pro wasn’t the only division that got people talking. Sony Creative Software had some pretty big news as well, as they showed off the updates to Sony Vegas... Read More

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Phedon Papamichael Gives Filmmakers the Practical Advice They Don’t Get in Film School

Phedon Papamichael Gives Filmmakers the Practical Advice They Don’t Get in Film School

An interview with the Oscar nominated Cinematographer about his career and new venture

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 26, 2014

Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC are a group of cinematographers that need no introduction.  Their personal histories stretch back over 25 years in the entertainment industry, and they’ve come together to create Advanced Filmmaking in order to address... Read More

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Using Reward-based Crowdfunding to Build Exposure: The Results

Using Reward-based Crowdfunding to Build Exposure: The Results

Judge for yourself if the strategy we followed might be effective for your purposes

By Jerome Goerke | October 23, 2014

Near the start of our reward-based crowdfunding campaign I wrote a piece for PVC outlining the ‘partnership approach’ we were taking to build exposure so that we could reach the desired ‘tipping point’ - that point where a key multiplier (popular press outlet or... Read More

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Lookout Movi You’re Not the Only Kid In Town

My 2 Days with the Defy G5

By Bobby Marko | October 23, 2014

For the last two years the largest innovation in camera support and movement has to be the motorized gimbal. These devices have taken the filmmaking and video industry by storm. It’s hard to find one industry blog or magazine who isn’t talking about these devices. From handheld... Read More

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Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

An interview with Gone Girl post engineer Jeff Brue and assistant editor Tyler Nelson

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 15, 2014

David Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl, was shot in 6K and reviewed in a full 4K pipeline. It’s the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle all of the data and ensure there... Read More

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