Contributed Videos

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Transcend (informative/entertaining)

[BTSV] Contest Entry: Transcend (informative/entertaining)

"The last thing we want to see is another music video." "The last thing we want to see is another music video." "The last thing we want to see is another music video." No matter how many times we say it, we get submission after submission of uninformative videos where people take some footage, drop in some music and send it along. Not the case with Caleb's first ever BTS video where he shows you, in painstakingly long detail, how he got his ethereal final image. He even made me chuckle a bit but lied to me when he said "...the next ten minutes.", cause this vid is 32 minutes long. :) Get those contest entries in kids.

[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

[BTS Video] Contest Entry: a bottle of cold water (product shot)

As more and more jobs pop up for product shooting here in NYC I find myself needing to seriously update my portfolio. Which must be why this latest contest entry from Rui Antunes caught my eye. It's a simple video, that lacks a bit in the way of entertainment value but makes up for it in educational value and a pretty decent final image. Good luck Rui. And remember folks, you only have about a week to get your contest entries in.

The Wednesday Rundown 12.7.11

The Wednesday Rundown 12.7.11
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a BTS video from a group that took a beautiful trip to Zion National Park. They capture their trip and the breath taking views in a well documented video. It will make you want to skip your morning commute tomorrow and head outdoors. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on "submit content" above.




The Wednesday Rundown 11.30.11

The Wednesday Rundown 11.30.11
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have some more of the entries from the 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest. We are in the final stretch for this contest and if you are still working on your video you need to finish it soon. Don't forget who we have as the judges this year, if the prizes are not enough the judges should make this contest worth your time. Check out the contest entry "Sand Storm" and see how this team creates a high fashion desert shoot inside. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on "submit content" above.




The Wednesday Rundown 11.23.11

The Wednesday Rundown 11.23.11
Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have some of entries from the 2011 Behind The Scenes Contest. It is amazing how great these videos are and it's great to see our readers' own work. Check out these four shoots and send them some feedback on the forum. Hurry up and finish your video before you go into a food coma over the holidays! If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on "submit content" above.




[Pic] Is This The Most Well Known Landscape Image Of All Time?

[Pic] Is This The Most Well Known Landscape Image Of All Time?
I've always wondered what who actually took the amazing images that come with our operating systems to be used as desktop wallpaper. I've never seen a name or heard a story about how they got the shot. Sadly I still don't have the story but we do have a face. Someone just sent me this image of the guy that took the shot that came with every Windows XP machine back in the day. Does anyone know who this is? Let us know in the comments below.

[Video] The Ultimate Strobist Backpack

[Video] The Ultimate Strobist Backpack
Now despite the way this apparatus looks, it's actually something that has been discussed by major photo industry companies. Event photographers continually struggle with needing to have their lighting equipment in just the right spot while simultaneously needing to be somewhere else to get the shot. Even if they do get everything in place, seconds later they will need to somewhere else. In the current economic slump, not everyone can afford an assistant, so what can you do? Build yourself a strobist backpack, that's what.

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