Finding a Video Niche

So is food our niche here at Chocolate Diamond Media? I don’t know about that. It’s too early to tell, but we’re passionate about it, and knowledgable about it, and it’s as good an avenue as any to start down. Maybe we’ll make half a dozen videos and find out we’re supposed to be making videos for all of the tech companies, but we won’t know until we start down that road.

The Jump to 4K/Cinema Cameras

There is a common thought in the film and video industry is that “the camera isn’t as important as the cameraman.” I would argue that this is absolutely true, but at a certain level, cameras do become an important factor. If you’re just starting in filmmaking, you don’t need to go out and buy the best camera on the market. Start out with your camera phone, or a DSLR, and start filming, and learning and practicing all the different camera techniques, and get yourself going with that.

Preparing to Film

All the prep is to make your shooting experience easier, and more successful. For most of us in this line of work, the shoot is the fun part, and we have to prep to make the fun part as fun as possible. If I realize an hour in that I don’t have something I needed or that I have to adjust my shooting setup to fix some lack of planning, it’s time and effort spent in the wrong place.