“I found the information accurate and interesting and your presentation top-notch” – Richard Wieser video professional services for VMI Broadcast and Professional Video.
Seattle’s Secrets of Video Production for Photographers evening presentation and workshop was a blast. Both events took place at the Seattle Pacific University, a beautiful campus in northern Seattle. Along with my past sponsors of Apple, Manfrotto, Zeiss, Panasonic, Redrock Micro, Beachtek, Smartsound, Marshall Electronics, Sennheiser, LaCie, Hoodman USA, there were the new and very welcome sponsors of Rawworks, K-tek and Agencyaccess.
I’d like to say a little bit about these new sponsors who along with my other sponsors that help bring photographers across the nation the information photographers are going to need to compete in the new media world. Rawworks is a post house, which means it finishes the video with editing, audio sweetening, color grading (color correction) and format conversions. Although Rawworks handles all type of video, it has taken a special interest in HDSLR post-production. I suggest before embarking on a video project involving serious post-production, consider talking to them. Check out their website at hdirawworks.com.
K-Tek has also joined in spreading the video production information to photographers. They added important items to the equipment I have been showing which are a superb shock mount and a combination fuzzy with shock mount. These improve the sound quality by reducing the unwanted vibrations and wind noise that otherwise would be picked up by the microphone. Their website is ktekbooms.com.
And, of course, all the right equipment and hard work in producing video means little if you are not letting the world know you have added this new service. This is where Agencyaccess becomes an important part of your overall plan. They can help you in getting the word out to potential clients by supplying you an up-to-date database of prospective clients and a wide variety of ways of getting your promotions designed and out to them. To see more of their services, go to agencyaccess.com.
Friday evening’s group was there to find out what this new convergence of photography and video is going to mean to them and get a glimpse at the new tools and techniques they would need to use. Richard Wieser of the VMI video, www.vmivideo.com, was there to answer questions for some of my sponsors like Panasonic, Sennheiser, and Marshall Electronics. VMI has stores in California and Washington and is an excellent resource for video gear.
Some of Saturday’s group already had upcoming projects that included a video component and were seriously looking for answers to the many questions shooting video brings up for the photographer. I gave the group a good overview of how to get started and what to prepare for in video production. I also had a chance to answer specific questions about individual photographer’s problems concerning their future productions.