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Continuing Your Education: Five Online Resources for Filmmakers

Posted on Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Written by Matt Winne

Let’s be honest.  No matter how much you learn in school

about a trade, you’re going to need to learn more.  This is true for any industry, but especially film and video.  In this industry changes occur rapidly: technology advances; new standards are created; new products emerge.  It can be difficult to keep up, but keeping up is vital to success. 

Your education must continue beyond the classroom, and

you will need to seek out new teachers.  Luckily there are many educational websites out there which feature tutorials, gear reviews, and examples of professional work.  Below is a list of five websites which consistently publish insightful and educational material about the film and video industry.

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Topics: Video Content, dslr, Tutorials, Specs Howard

4 Best Digital Video Editing Apps for Android

Posted on Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Mobile, Digital VideoWith apps like Vine and Instagram more people are fully realizing the potential of mobile digital video. We would never suggest shooting for a professional video on your phone, but if that is the way you want to go you will need a good video editor. Now with the Samsung Galaxy overtaking Apple's iPhone we decided to gather our top four video editing apps for Android. 

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Topics: Video, Video Content, Specs Howard School, digital media industry, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, Specs Howard

Horror Film Lighting on a Budget

Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013

By Emory Reeves Let me first start by setting the scene.... Imagine standing hunched over an entrance to a bedroom, exhausted and in shock from the terror that has just taken place. Behind you lies the blood thirsty serial killer you'’ve just defeated. And just when you think it is all over, the killer rises behind you without making a sound. While you'’re resting, trying to compose yourself, the killer is inching his way closer and closer to you. 

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Topics: Video, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials

10 Sites Every Web Design Professional Should Know About

Posted on Thu, Jun 13, 2013

The internet can be a big place if you are looking for a specific piece of information, and if what you are looking for is about building a web site it gets even scarier. We found ten websites that will help every web designer on their way to become the best they can. Make sure to bookmark these as they are your secret helpers when working on your next project. 

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Topics: specs howard anniversary, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, graphic design apps, Internet Tips, graphic design workshop, workshops, web design

Web Design from 2012 to 2013: Skeuomorphic Vs Flat Design

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013

By Dylan Mierzwinski  The term “skeuomorphic” is enough to make anyone conjure up images of mad scientists and experiments gone wrong, but really it’s just a term for the main trend that was going on in web and user interface design in 2012. Although web design doesn’t wait for December 31st of each year to evolve, we do notice major trends and changes from year to year. This post will be all about the major shift designers have seen: From skeuomorphic to flat design.

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Topics: Dylan Meirwinski, Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, web design, Graphic Design

What to know to start Shooting with DSLR Cameras

Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013

By Christin Russman A new trend in the video industry is shooting video with HDSLR (or sometimes just referredDSLP Clip to as “DSLR”) cameras. HDSLRs (Hybrid Digital Single Lens Reflex) are cameras predominately used by photographers. The popularity of these cameras is that not only do they take amazing photographs, but they also shoot incredible video. We researched the pros and cons of using these tools and wanted to share what we found. 

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Tutorials, workshops, Specs Howard, Broadcast Media Arts

5 Best Graphic Design iPhone Apps

Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

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Topics: tech news, iPhone apps, Tutorials, graphic design apps

Why Digital Video Content is Important?

Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012

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Topics: Video, Business, Video Content, Social Media Marketing, how to, Content, Tutorials, Internet Tips, Specs Howard

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