Articles By Geoff Daily
Geoff Daily | Event videography is largely a local business, with videographers serving markets in closest proximity to them; relocating to a new market inevitably means losing established business as well as your hard-earned reputation. But relocating can bring about opportunities as well as challenges, and might even be just what your business needs.
Geoff Daily | Video biographies range from photo montages to full-blown A&E-style; productions with interviews, voiceovers, and old film footage. While video bios make up only a small part of some practitioners’ business, there also has emerged a cottage industry of videographers who specialize in the retelling of lives on video.
Geoff Daily | Tim and LeeAnn Ryan's Treasured Memories Video
Geoff Daily | From font selection and placement to backgrounds and motion, videography titling is more art than science.
Geoff Daily | Service authors, hosts, and streams DVDs to videographers' clients with menus and full navigation
Geoff Daily|An essential part of any videographer’s marketing materials is an effective, professional demo reel. But trying to condense an entire body of work into a seamless and emotionally charged five-minute highlight reel is often easier said than done.
Making the jump from outsourcing disc-duplication to in-house DVD production
Geoff Daily | The perfect song is a hallmark of the perfect wedding. But what about the perfect wedding video? If you want to sync that song to your footage, you’ve got to pay the copyright holder, and without a scalable fee structure in place, owners of desirable copyrights are unlikely even to negotiate with videographers. Royalty-free music sources offer one alternative, as do original compositions. But if your competition promises the perfect song, copyright be damned, how can you keep up and still stay on the safe side of the law?
Microsoft, Real, Apple, Macromedia, and other media player producers like to brag about market penetration, but what do those numbers really mean?
This month’s STUDIO TIME profiles Loi Bahn, founder of Vancouver, British Columbia-based studio, bluecore media, and winner of the 2002 and 2003 WEVA Creative Excellence gold medals for DVD authoring.
Geoff Daily|While we're still a year away from seeing any products on the shelves, the DVD Forum has laid another cornerstone for its next-generation blue-laser HD-DVD format by selecting the H.264 Advanced Video Codec (AVC) for encoding video that will be delivered on the new discs.
Capturing and editing the most precious and sacred moments in a person’s life will—more often than not—look, sound, and memorialize the event better if left in the hands of a professional.
The latest “convergence” releases with 1394 support herald FireWire’s entrance into home theater.
Popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, still image pan and zoom has moved front-and-center in the ever-shifting focus of desktop video editing. Available via two stand-out, standalone products as well as a handful of plug-ins, pan and zoom is also a built-in feature of many popular NLEs.
by Geoff Daily
Reelhouse sets out to bring royalty-free FX and motion graphics to the masses
As the demand for multi-megapixel digital cameras grows, so too does the clamoring for higher-capacity, on-board portable storage. SanDisk, Sony and other manufacturers are making sure consumers have plenty to choose from.
Geoff Daily | Today's top digital audio workstation solutions bring sophisticated sound editing to desktop Macs and PCs with sub-$1000 price tags, modest learning curves, and fluid interchange with many NLEs.
Four years in the making, the DVD format war rages on, no winner in sight. Meanwhile, the spoils of war abound, and DVD media manufacturers stand poised to profit.