Day: April 11, 2014

CAPTURING PERFECT WEDDING AUDIO, By: Hal Robertson, April 2014 Videomaker Magazine Issue


To start out for the review of this article, I am going to say that it is about getting the best possible audio when filming a wedding.  When filming something such as a wedding, you need to make sure that you get good audio because it’s very important.  You can take some steps to do so by doing things like, putting a mic in the grooms flower, putting windshields up on audio devices, and having multiple audio devices around the area.  If you don’t get good audio, then the video wouldn’t be that good because you wouldn’t be able to hear what people were saying.  So make sure when you film a wedding, or another outdoor occasion, that you take some steps to make sure the audio is safe and good.  This could be helpful if I make a video outside.  I learned how to get good audio when filming.

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Best Storage of NAB

G-SPEED STUDIO SYSTEMSo 2014 best storage of NAB award goes to the G Speed Studio They were able to store 24TB with a 660MB transfer rate. The G Speed comes with thunderbolt two connection cables which gives it quick and easy compatible access with daisy chain devises and mac computers. It also comes with a 3 year warranty so if you happen to fill the storage.

This would be useful if I happened to be a producer that was making a lot of videos and need an extra place to store all of it. I could use this if I wanted to make sure all my projects would be backed up on a third party device which is extremely helpful during hard drive crashes.


Title- 4 EASY TIPS FOR FORMATTING FONTS    Author- Chuck Peters                 Date- Feb 4, 2014

Fonts-Title_open1. BE BOLD- When you are trying to find a font for your video clips, you should have big, thick and bold text instead of small, thin and swirly for one obvious reason, readability. If something is important enough to put in text in your video, it should be presented in a way that is clear, clean and legible.

- Choose a color for your font that contrasts nicely with the background you choose. Certain colors work better than others, some make the it looks very amateurish. But most text on a dark background is most of the time okay. Bright yellow could be a good font color choice if you need to draw attention to a phrase, word or phone number. Dark text on a very light-colored background is okay, but it can be ruff on the viewer’s eyes if overused.

3. BE CONSISTENT- If you are working on a project that uses different pages of graphics with text, “Be wise and templatize”. Pick a look that like the most and stay with it for the entire project. If your fonts change in position, size, and color and style from page to page within a project, you will for sure look amateurish. The key to looking professional is consistency. To stay away from errors you should copy and paste your first title you used and use it as the foundation for each new graphic.

4. STOP SHORT- Be brief. Do not write out long sentences or full paragraphs. Identify the key points. Star wars fans should take note that the long “Lucas scroll” is not a good choice for a good amount of your productions. Does anyone actually remember anything past “In a Galaxy far far away”? There are two exceptions to this rule though: If you need to type a direct quote or a disclaimer. In both cases, it is proper for those cases. Also long text titles followed by silence make viewers uncomfortable.

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Peters, Chuck. “4 Easy Tips for Formatting Fonts.” Videomakers, 4 Feb. 2014. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. <>.