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Early 2014 signals the arrival of awards season. Starting with the Golden Globes on January 12, the Grammy’s on January 26, through the Academy Awards on March 2, the stars are out in full regalia, and celebrity shooters like Michael Goldberg are on hand to capture it all. Conveniently based in Beverly Hills, his company, CelebrityFootage™, has been shooting celebs on the red carpet for over 20 years. And today this ever-growing collection of historical and up to the moment clips is available for editorial coverage, royalty-free from Shutterstock .Like anything else, shooting celebrities at live events has its own quirks and criteria and no one knows the ins and outs better than Goldberg. Here are Michael Goldberg’s tips for creating the perfect shot.
Creating and shooting stock footage takes time, creativity and above all, a good eye. But how do you sell your images after the creative process? Two-time Emmy Nominated Videographer Jeremiah Baumbach shares a few of his tips towards creating and selling successful images in the production industry.
In a perfect world, you have all the time, money, and resources to shoot or source custom video, and all the footage is perfect, exactly what you need. Instead, your world is constrained by tight deadlines, small budgets, technical snafus, and bad planning. Thankfully, stock footage will not only save your bacon, it can enhance your film or video project. Here are five kinds of stock footage shots to the rescue.
Your crew is lined up, interviews are booked and you’ve chosen your seat on the plane. There’s one other important thing that has to be planned before your shoot: how are you going to get that footage out of the camera?
Shutterstock’s collection of stock footage now includes more than 65,000 videos in 4K, and in honor of the milestone, they’ve created an “Around the World in 80 Clips” reel.
When the production team spends countless hours perfecting a film, and every actor and technical person gave it their all, it’s devastating to experience a technical problem with the footage. Unfortunately, technical problems do occur and can potentially wipe out a lot of great work. However, there are several best practices production groups can deploy to manage the camera’s storage capabilities in order to safely protect footage.
When it comes to great video, the team over at Shutterstock knows how to get the job done. Derrick Rhodes, Director of Footage at Shutterstock talks about the golden rules of video, common mistakes that video creators make today, and key components of a good video.
For any production company, flexibility is key. It’s what allows you to overcome challenges, produce amazing footage and ensure the client’s happiness. While flexibility is important in all parts of a workflow, at the crux, it needs to stem from the technology itself in order to best produce the desired effect.
by Danny Groner, ShutterstockSetting the scene for any video can be tricky. You need to orient the viewer to what they’re about to see, and you’ve got to do it quickly or run the risk of creating an unwanted distraction at the top of your production. Many TV shows open up with a series of punchy establishing shots, first of a cityscape, then of a building within it, then the office within the building. It happens quickly, within a matter of seconds, but it leaves viewers with the background they need before buying into the dialogue and action that follows. The initial aerial shots shouldn’t be taken for granted, though, as they can deliver much more than just a beautiful view of a city. When choosing a clip for the city at hand, consider also the tone and feeling of the clip and the way it was shot. For a busy, office setting scene, open with a faster, more frantic, and tighter city shot - even consider time-lapse. If introducing a more lighthearted scene, let the opening aerial footage clip breathe for longer and go wider to really showcase the panorama. Make sure that the aerial footage lines up with the sentiment of the scene that follows-it really influences your audience’s mind-set going into what comes next. Here are some powerful, atmospheric aerial shots from around the world:
In September, Vimeo launched Vimeo Stock, a new global, royalty-free stock marketplace featuring an exclusive collection of high-quality video footage sourced directly from Vimeo’s community of iconic creators. We caught up with Derick Rhodes, Sr Director, Creator Programs to talk about this new service and how it can benefit content creators of all types.