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EventDV: In this issue
Posted Aug 5, 2004 Print Version     Page 1of 1

What to leave in, and what to leave out? For me, as a writer and editor (video editor, too) wed to the long-form but envious of anyone who can get the job done short-form, Doug Graham's debut column in The Main Event (http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8752) strikes close to home. Graham weighs the pros and cons of short-form and long-form approaches to event videography—and wedding work in particular—with some great tips on how to make the short form sing and how to hedge your bets if the bride balks at your whirlwind tour of her wedding day. Graham also gets credit for my favorite line yet in EventDV's admittedly short history: "The short-form videographer crowd responds to the argument that ‘it's not our responsibility to edit the day's events' with a loud raspberry."

And what was that howling you heard, drowning out that raspberry? It might have been David Chandler-Gick with his inaugural Echoes from the Backyard (http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8773) column. Known in event video circles as co-moderator of the Creative Cow's Event Videographers forum (along with Graham), the guy with the wolf logo, and outspoken to a fault (almost, anyway), Chandler-Gick joins the EventDV ranks with a new monthly column that will be driven entirely by reader questions. Ask Chandler-Gick anything you want to know about how to do event video right, and he'll take you down avenues you might never have considered. This month, he recommends camcorders for low-light conditions and takes on forgetful brides and Sunday-morning Spielbergs. Send him your questions at echoes@infotoday.com.

In this month's Studio Time(http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8772), Marla Misek goes inside Purcell Productions, a mom-and-pop videography shop with plenty of street cred. Their specialty is auto racing. They do weddings too, of course, but as Darren Purcell says, "Anything with cars gets our immediate attention."

Rounding out columns and departments is Kevin Monks' exploration of camcorder filters in Gear & Now(http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8775). He follows up a quick survey of the field with a discussion of what constitutes judicious filter use and filter overload; he also addresses when it's best to forsake the filter and get the effect you want in post.

On the feature side, Jan Ozer follows up July's look at strategies for single-camera shoots with "Sound on Site," (http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8776) a discussion of various types of microphones and sound strategies for effective on-site audio. Stay tuned next month for part three, "Traveling Light," Ozer's take on on-the-cheap on-location lighting.

Finally, associate editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, who's also the editor of StreamingMedia.com, explores the technological challenges and marketing advantages of mastering streaming video and integrating it into various aspects of your event videography business(http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=8774). The article also serves as a kickoff for Schumacher-Rasmussen's new column, Studio Streaming, which will explore similar issues beginning in next month's issue of EMedia.

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