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Articles By Doug Graham
Doug Graham | After my experience with surround sound, in which I managed to do away with about five pieces of audio gear and a rat's nest of cabling, I was inspired to widen my scope and institute an across-the-board austerity program.
Posted 01 Oct 2007 By
Doug Graham | Why did I recently spend time and money on a major studio upgrade to surround sound? Two letters: HD. What did I find in my surround sound research, and how did I equip my studio? Read on.
Posted 26 Jul 2007 By
Doug Graham | Gm Elliott Videography Training Volume 1 gives you a great opportunity to see one of the industry’s leading videographers at work, along with detailed information and commentary.
Posted 01 Jun 2007 By
Doug Graham | VASST's Inside the Sony HVR-V1U and HDR-FX7 features noted industry expert, musician, video producer, and HDV advocate Douglas Spotted Eagle as he gives us a run-down of the features of these latest-generation Sony HDV camcorders. The camera used in the video is the HVR-V1U, from Sony’s Professional HDV lineup, but Spot also points out the areas where the less-expensive FX7 differs from its cousin.
Posted 04 May 2007 By
Unfamiliar equipment, rusty skills, and endless demands on my time and attention right up to the day of the shoot: all the ingredients for High-Stress Videographer Stew.
Posted 30 Mar 2007 By
Doug Graham | Reviewed: two essential videographer training DVDs from Mark and Trisha Von Lanken, The Art of Moving Camera Techniques and The Art of the Edit
Posted 31 Jan 2007 By
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Doug Graham | We sure do a lot of complaining about the many things that go wrong during an event shoot, don’t we? I know I do. I used to think that these were just annoyances that went along with the job, until I realized that they were my fault. That’s right. My fault. And if these mishaps frequently befall you, they’re your fault, too.
Posted 05 Sep 2006 By
Doug Graham | Newcomers, anxious to get a quick start, have been known to steal text, images, and video clips from established videographers and use them on their own websites. Here are some tips on how to spot it and what to do if it happens to you.
Posted 28 Jul 2006 By
Doug Graham | As videographers, we grow or we die (or at least we go out of business). Here are some suggestions on how to keep growing in this field.
Posted 30 May 2006 By
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In this installment of our ongoing series on producing upscale wedding videos, we'll pick up where we last left off- at the reception- and give you some tips on covering the rest of the event, starting with the First Dance.
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Posted 23 Jan 2006 By
In Part 5 of our ongoing series on producing upscale wedding videos, we move on to the reception, and give you some suggestions on how you can make this event look like the Party of the Year . . . even if it isn’t!
Posted 23 Jan 2006 By ,
Doug Graham | Why on earth would an event videographer spend three days at a convention aimed at video production and distribution for government agencies? Read on...
Posted 06 Dec 2005 By
Doug Graham | The PopDrops DVD menu templates are Photoshop PSD files that have been created for maximum design flexibility, and are fully compatible with Adobe products like Encore. At $250 a pop (or $450 for both volumes and 240 templates in all), it won't take too long for PopDrops to pay for themselves.
Posted 14 Nov 2005 By
Posted 07 Oct 2005 / Microsoft Partners Directory [June 1999] Issue By
Doug Graham | It’s not too often that a book written for the absolute beginner in a subject also turns out to be a useful text for the seasoned professional, but VideoUniversity.com creator and director Hal Landen pulls off this trick with the second edition of Marketing with Digital Video.
Posted 30 Sep 2005 By
David Chandler-Gick and Doug Graham | In Part 4 of our series on producing upscale wedding videos, we’ll follow up Part 3’s overview of ceremony production by exploring tips and techniques that will get you the outstanding footage and audio your upscale productions require. We’ll show you where and how to position microphones, how to communicate effectively with your camera operators, how to re-enact key moments of the ceremony to get stellar shots you might have missed, and how to do a live-switched wedding shoot.
Posted 08 Sep 2005 / INPUT Software Corporate Profile [January 1999] Issue By ,
Posted 01 Sep 2005 / August 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 8] Issue By
Welcome back to our series on producing upscale wedding videos. Here in Part 3, we’ll talk about the real heart of the matter: how to cover the ceremony itself.
Posted 05 Aug 2005 / Chrystal Corporate Profile [January 1999] Issue By ,
Should you run out and buy a load of HDV equipment, or sit tight and wait a while? The decision you make will depend on several factors, many of them specific to your business, its clients, and its competitors. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons.
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Doug Graham & David Chandler-Gick | Welcome to Part 2 of our series on producing upscale wedding videos. In this segment, we'll look at the pre- and post-ceremony wedding day shots that will enhance your work and give your clients more comprehensive coverage of their special event.
Posted 01 Jun 2005 / Eastman Software Positioning Paper [Sep 1999] Issue By ,
HDV: What You Need to Know (VASST/Sundance, $24.99) will get you up to speed on the new format, and—at least for the time being—provide a timely overview of what’s on the market today.
Posted 02 May 2005 By
Posted 01 May 2005 / Microsoft Partners Directory [June 1999] Issue By
Consumers can easily equip themselves with the ability to steal your work, with DVD recording drives selling for less than $100, and standalone DVD recorders at Sears for under $300.
Posted 17 Jan 2005 / July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
Doug Graham|Photoshop has emerged as a de facto standard for photo retouching and bitmapped image creation. And the latest CS version offers a host of new advanced features. But how can we, as videographers, use it most effectively to enhance our productions?
Posted 17 Jan 2005 / July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
For all DV’s advantages, the format has some demons of its own, waiting to corrupt our precious footage
Posted 02 Nov 2004 / April 1998 [Volume 7,Iissue 5] Issue By
Doug Graham|With more time required to produce high-quality videos, here's a four pronged solution to the problem of the underpaid videographer
Posted 01 Oct 2004 / March 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 4] Issue By
Doug Graham|How long should a wedding video be? Traditionally, wedding videos were two-and-a-half hours long and included everything, but a growing minority of videographers is producing highly edited, "short-form" videos.
Posted 02 Aug 2004 / February 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 2] Issue By
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Posted 20 Jul 2004 / January 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 1] Issue By