10 Must-Read Video Editing Articles

As usual, i found another article I couldn't pass up!  This one is on Premium Beat. It's a site that curates royalty-free music and sfx—it's a pretty good library with some good packages at low prices.  Anyway, their blog covers a wide range of topics and this one was chock full of good information (that is, links to other good articles) not just for editors but anyone involved in film or video. My favorite is #6 Editing Techniques to Make Scenes More Dramatic. Among the 10 articles you'll like more than a few--no matter what your level of skill as an editor! Check it out at: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/video-editing-must-read-articles/

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What Are Your Services REALLY Worth?

There are many contributing factors to help define the “value” of services. 

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Author John Mariani Honored

Mariani, who blogs about media for www.RoundTable.Media, as well as publishes his own weekly newsletter, Mariani's Virtual Gorumet, is the author of 12 books including two novels and noted for being a contrubutor to Esquire magazine with his annual survey of 20 Best New Restarrants.

The Gala Italiana also honored other American wine and food editors and industry leaders including Adam Strum, publisher and editor of Wine Enthusiast; Florence Fabricant, the famous journalist of the New York Times and an icon of American journalism; Mary Mulligan, the first American to earn the title of Master of Wine, director of the International Wine Center; Sirio Maccioni, who raised Italian cuisine to unprecedented levels; and Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato, whose restaurant Serafina has spread Italian cuisine and wines throughout the world.

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Adding Resonance to Your Voice

A healthy voice is a resonant voice.  Depending upon the type of resonance, a resonant voice likely is a healthy voice. When resonance is not present, or is not consistent in the voice, the speaker or singer is probably using less than efficient technique that is leading to poor habits that may be causing tensions in the muscles supporting vocal function.

So what do you do about it? How do you find and maintain resonance in your voice?

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Perspectives On CES 2016

All at once, the show is exhilarating and exhausting, new and original, and at times redundant. It is also crowded, but even in the midst of 160,000 + wall to wall people, we still manage to see people we know as we check out the exhibits.

There were aspects of the show that were leaps ahead of where they were last year, specifically the significantly larger exhibit area devoted to automotive technology and the area dedicated to all manner of products and services related to virtual reality and augmented reality.

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Dateline Orange County

Michelle started at NBC News as a production associate with The Today Show in New York in 2003.  She ran scripts to the anchors, assisted with the rundown of the show, and learned from the show’s talented producing team – surviving the round-the-clock hours with lots of coffee. After a year with The Today Show, she moved over to Dateline NBC, the network’s primetime newsmagazine, as an assistant producer. 

For the last 12 years, she has covered breaking news, murder trials, hurricanes, a presidential inauguration, and a royal wedding.  After five years in Manhattan, she transferred to NBC’s Los Angeles Bureau, returning to her California roots and staying with Dateline NBC.  She was promoted to producer in 2014.Michelle graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Masters of Science in Journalism.  She minored in Sociology and completed journalism residency programs in Spokane, Washington, Washington, DC, and Dublin, Ireland.  Michelle lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two kids, and jindo/lab mix.  She enjoys travelling, discovering new restaurants and wines, entertaining, yoga, purple, and cheering for the Wildcats.

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Special Media WorkFlow Workshop on March 2, 2016

To help media practitioners produce high quality product in a fast-changing technical environment, Key Code is gathering the experts in image capture, post production and storage in one evening in Irvine, CA at the Irvine Marriott. The event is free to working professionals.

Panasonic's Doug Leighton, Adobe Systems' Van Bedient and Quantum's Will McGrath will be sharing the stage to answer questions and offer solutions for every situation and every budget. These three companies are known for quality products that fill a wide range of professional needs without sacrificing the quality which working prodution pros require.

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The Ten Commandments Of Pitching

 

The Ten Commandments Of Pitching

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Are Queries to Editors Useless?

          I haven’t seen any transoms in a long while, but the idea of sending an editor a query or Ms. by mail or delivery is now as outdated as tuning up a  carburetor.  Using the phone never was and never will be an option for any but the most noted writers whom editors would be happy to speak to.  Trying to get an editor on the phone these days at a publishing house or magazine is as unlikely as trying to make a reservation at the hottest new restaurant in town by calling the chef.

         E-mail rules, and it’s not entirely a bad thing. It’s efficient, it forces the writer to focus his thoughts and get to the point, and, unless there’s a bounce-back, you know it got delivered—unless it dropped into spam, which is what an editor might well lie about, say, weeks later.

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5 Steps to Optimize Your Video Content

I came across this great article on the website for the Content Marketing Institute and just have to share it. It's by Michael Litt and was posted back in 2014, but the advice is evergreen and worth looking at a over and over. It's really about SEO - Search Engine Optimization - and how to get there when creating video content. But it's also about Marketing. If it's not pure entertainment you're trying to create in your video, it's very likely got a marketing purpose behind it. Litt's 5 steps are basic and important and worth reading more than once.

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