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How to Choose the Right Music for Your Video

Motion pictures, videos, many stage performances, even churches, all use music to create involvement, provoke emotion, develop community, and as such will essentially provide a cohesive and memorable flow to the project, topic, or performance. The trend to using pop music and hit songs in motion pictures notwithstanding, the single most important element to a …

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You’ve Been Volunteered to Create Grandpa’s 90th Birthday Video! NOW WHAT?

Grandpa’s 90th Birthday is coming up, and since you have a camcorder, people think you should “make a video” about him to play at the party. Now what? Well, maybe you’re an old hand at this stuff, in which case, leave here and go to videobizgear.com. Buy a bunch of equipment and have a ball! But …

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The “Ken Burns Effect” and Me

The Famous “Video Moves on Stills” Had Its Roots in Slide Shows. Ken Burns has been credited with devising the “smooth moves on stills” effect that has permeated his various award winning productions. But, for history’s sake, I’d like to claim that this effect was developed simultaneously across the country by “multi-image” slideshow makers. As …

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