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What's to Come at 2013's BroadcastTVCon

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BroadbandTVcon started 5 years ago under the name OTTCON, in reference to Over-the-Top TV and Video.  As the market and industry has matured, BroadbandTV encompasses all the exciting developments in the production, programming, delivery, consumption and interaction with video over a wide variety of platforms. Learn where they see the broadcast industry headed, as well as some industry heavy hitters on deck to speak at this year’s event! 

Tips to Turn your Video Viral

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Online marketing is an ever-changing landscape, and this is particularly true with regards to the world of viral videos. Whilst once an area dominated by CGI frogs and dancing cats, companies are more and more frequently adopting this social phenomenon as a platform for their brand. Video campaigns by Coca-Cola, Samsung and T-Mobile have proved massively popular and led the way in showing what a powerful segment of online marketing videos can be.Where many brands get caught out, however, is turning their video from one of the hundreds uploaded to YouTube every minute to an internet hit. …

The focus of this article therefore is to offer some tips on how you can turn your content into an internet hit. Whilst there is never a guarantee that a video will go viral, there are several tips and tricks you can employ to ensure your video is seen by the people you want and maximize your internet presence.

The Do's & Dont's of a Successful Career in Music Production

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Almost everybody knows that there’s a lot of fierce competition when it comes to breaking into the music industry – particularly in the production arena. However, many people make the same mistakes year after year as they try to enter the creative job market while skipping necessary steps that could help them succeed.

If you’ve got the talent and creativity, you can make it in the music business. Still, it does require some effort on your part, and you’ll need to make all the right moves if you want to stand out from the growing crowd.

The Canon EOS C300: An Amazing Camera for Documentary Filmmaking

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by John Pokorny

The Canon EOS C300 is always in our carrying case for all interviews and shows we attend across the globe, and it’s great to find out how much it is used in the documentary filmmaking world as well. With so many great features and capabilities, it was perfect coming across illuminate Hollywood’s review on the cam while learning about all the bells and whistles that helped create a Toronto Film Fest project to sold out crowds.

How to use Instagram on Live Event Set

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Being on the set of a live production event gives you lots of opportunities to show off some amazing visual imagery with both clients and friends alike. How do you do this? Social media, of course. And more specifically, Instagram. However, before you start getting snap happy, check out a few professional guidelines to maximize your social media content.

Whether to Freelance or to Run a Company?

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by featured blog contributor, Jeremy Pinckert

In working as a director and also as an owner of a video production company for 10 years, there are many different categories of relationships I have experienced. There is the all-crucial client relationship. Then there’s the relationship between collaborating colleagues. There is a certain dynamic between myself and staff employees. And finally, there is the relationship I develop with vendors and freelancers. This last relationship with freelancers is one I want to look at from the perspective of my experiences from both sides of the coin.

AbelCine LA Celebrates Upgraded Facility with Open House

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AbelCine recently hosted an Open House at their Burbank facility to celebrate its renovation and expansion. An estimated 300 people attended throughout the day, participating in seminars, chatting with AbelCine’s technical specialists and staff, and networking with colleagues.

Over the course of the day, AbelCine’s brand new theaters were packed for free technical seminars on a variety of topics, including ARRI Cameras & Accessories, Sony Super35 Camera Systems, Canon Cinema EOS, and the Phantom Flex4K. Cinematographer and director Sony Behar teamed up with AbelCine’s Andy Shipsides for a presentation on “Choosing the Right Camera.”