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Move2Motion video class coming to Miami again this October as part of PPA’s Super 1 day!

Video class PPA Super 1 Day Miami

Announcing the second Move2Motion workshop

Video class for photographers I’m excited to announce, that I’ll be teaching a second Move2Motion workshop for photographers on October 17, 2015 as part of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) educational event called: Super 1 Day

Video is becoming more and more prevalent online and you’re clients are looking to share the products and services of their businesses and personal events with their clients and friends in motion productions and no longer just stills.

Video is becoming more and more prevalent online and you’re clients are looking to share their businesses and events with their clients and friends in motion productions and no longer just stills.

Learn the basics of video for photographers

This Move2Motion workshops will give you a comprehensive foundation of video and film production. We’ll look at …

  • What makes compelling story and why you should care
  • Why audio is more important than video and how to record it
  • How great visuals can make your story shine and why video is not like shooting stills
  • Why you should edit your own footage and some basic tips on how to make it all work together

Who’s teaching me this course?

Pascal Depuhl video workshop with PPAPascal Depuhl is a photographer who’s added cinematography to his repertoire a few years ago.

He teaches a workshop series called Move2Motion, designed for professional photographers, who want to add video and motion capabilities to the services they offer to their clients. Pascal has taught about video at WordCamp Miami and local universities. He’s given a TEDx talk based on the short documentary he filmed in Afghanistan and spoken about video at a few online conferences.

Pascal’s short films have won international marketing and photo industry awards, they’ve been screened in film festivals and National Geographic, the BBC and PBS have bought his footage. Pascal has also helped Philip Bloom, Nino Leitner and others teach at their Filmmaking workshops.

If you haven’t made the switch to adding motion to your photography yet, don’t worry. He’s been in your shoes and remembers what it felt like, when he dipped his toe into video.

 

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Focus on recording sound to step up your video

Gather sound for great video.

Sound is the key video

Viewers will tolerate mediocre images, if you have a great story and good sound. I believe that sound is more important than visuals in video. Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

Next weeks video is all about visuals

Next week we’ll look at the third step of “How to step up your video: Visuals“. If you’re a photographer, you’re in luck, since you’ve been creating great visuals already – now you just need to learn a new dialect to a language you already speak.

 

This talk at #WCMIA is part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

Tell a story to step up your video

Story is the foundation of your video

Story is the foundation of video

Don’t have a great story? Stop everything and find one, before you do anything else. No seriously stop. Get the story. It’s the foundation of your video. Learn how to step up your video from the talk I gave at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago.

Next weeks video is all about sound

Next week we’ll dive into the second step of “How to step up your video: Sound“. Audio is one of those things for us photographers that we tend to ignore. DON’T. I believe sound is more important than your visuals. Get a primer on why the one piece of gear you need for good video, has nothing to do with video.

 

I spoke at #WCMIA as part of a MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

It’s all about sound: listen to this (ASMP strictly business)

The incredible importance of sound in video

Sound is more important than visuals

I just spoke about sound in my “How to step up your video” at WordCamp Miami. “Sound” I said “is more important than visuals“–especially to us photographers. We want to make video look pretty, which means sound often come a distant second. Actually I believe the most important thing in video is story, because without a good story, you’ve got nothing, zip, nada, but I digress.

Listen to this

We often dismiss sound over sight, but sound adds richness to a movie. Do this experiment – watch a movie for 5 minutes on mute and the next 5 minutes with your eyes closed, but the sound playing. Which sense enabled you to follow the story line easier? In general I’d argue hearing. If you’ve been photographing for any length of time, you’ve got the visual part of video down anyway. Sound is important

I love sound guys

Check out the article I wrote on Strictly Business, the blog of the American Society of Media Photographers, on audio for photographers called “Listen to this!” You’ll learn how come I absolutely love sound guys, why you should wash out your ears, why I record everything twice and what the biggest technical problem is when capturing audio with DSLRs.

More about audio for photographers and videographers

Check out this case study on sound with some cool actual audio recordings of doing it right (and not so right), while interviewing pilots in flight above Afghanistan and why the most important piece of equipment for video has nothing to do with video.

“How to step up your video” speaking at WordCamp 2015

How to step up your video - intro #WCMIA

I had the opportunity to speak about how to step up your video at WordCamp Miami a few weeks ago. Check out the talk on video over the next few weeks. Tell me in the comments how you’re using video. In the meantime check out why I spoke about video at #WCMIA read my MarketingHack#6: Speak to influencers that your target market trusts.

 

Check out the other parts of this talk:

How to step up your video: Story

How to step up your video: Sound

How to step up your video: Visuals

How to step up your video: Edit

Making your video. Better.

Making your video. Better.

Making your Video.

It’s really not that hard, especially today where everyone is jumping on the video band wagon. Facebook is favoring video content, Merrkat and Periscope are off the charts with live streaming video. YouTube is the second biggest search engine and if you think that it’s too late to get started, don’t fret – especially not, when you live in South Florida. I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Miami the end of this month about – you guessed it- Making your video. Actually about making your video. Better.

Making your video is something we all can get better at

Teaching 'Making your video. Better" at WordCamp MiamiDoesn’t matter if your a nubie, who’s never posted a video ever (I’ll teach you how to use your phone) or a seasoned video blogger – you can learn how to step up you online videos. We’ll be talking about story, sound, visuals and putting it all together in the edit.

Check out the teaser video we’ve put together and see you at WordCamp Miami after the jump.

External hard drive: How safe are they?

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Can your external hard drive to that?

 

 

There are two types of computer users: those who’ve had a Hard Drive (HD) fail and those who will. We all know that data is fragile and if your job is at a desk, that’s fairly easy to mitigate with backups, RAIDs, ect. and I’m not going to write another post about how to backup your data – there’s a million of those out there – safe to say that data is the most vulnerable if it hasn’t been backed up.

How’s the armor on your External Hard Drives?