One of the first things you will discover when uploading your videos to YouTube / Vimeo / etc is that if you have used Copyright music, you won’t be able to monetise those videos.
You will receive Copyright infringement notices, and in some cases your videos will be taken down by YouTube as you don’t have the rights to use the music in the video.
Fear not however as there are many sources of Royalty Free Music on the internet. Sites such as AudioBlocks can be a great source of sound effects as well as music. Personally, I use Artlist.IO for most/all of my backing tracks as their selections are fresh and regularly updated, and at $199/year the price is right too.
Brenden Shipman provides some useful insight and tips on how to survive on a film set, especially if this is your first time there!
In his article you’ll learn when to express an opinion, how important the right attitude is to getting the job done and how important it is to listen and when to ask questions.
Following these tips is the first step to elevating your status on set. Remember that popularity can go a long way in this business and you never know who has a job waiting for you one day. With experience comes the confidence of a hardened motion picture technician, worry not you will get there!
Finding the right lens for your project just got a whole lot more interesting.
Have you ever looked at a photo and thought, “I want to shoot something like that! What lens did that photographer use?” Well, a new website called What the Lens is aiming to help you choose lenses based on images that you like. Created by photographer Willie C, What the Lens is a tool that allows you to scroll through their library of landscape, macro, wildlife, portrait, and travel photos, choose 20 of your favourites, and then uses its magic to pick a lens based on your preferences
Though photography and filmmaking are very similar crafts there are definitely inherent technical and artistic differences, and if you’re a photographer looking to get your cinematic feet wet, you might want to learn a few of them. In this video from Mango Street, videographers from White in Revery share some tips on how to make the transition from photographer to filmmaker a little more smooth, as well as what to look out for when capturing moving images. Check out the video and full article over at NoFilmSchool
In this article @raindance, Baptiste Charles-Aubert talks about getting your film into the right festivals, making sure you have the right clearances and lots of other very useful tidbits of information