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The Best of Being a Singapore Videographer

Singapore Videographer Gains Weight Filming Company Retreat Literally! My tummy grew bigger, pants became tighter. That’s after two weeks on the job.This is the best part of being a Singapore Videographer on a filming assignment for a company retreat. Tea breaks, lunches and dinners!I was trapped in a 5-star hotel on an island resort. There was no where to go, but to eat what the participants ate. Good FOOD!Everyday a new menu. Many dishes I have never even heard of. I like to start with deserts. Plenty of chocolate mousse and creamy pastries.For dinner, there were wines and beers. I am not a good drinker, but it certainly was a good treat.Being well-fed on the job has its reasons. My task was to video the two-week company retreat and produce a 5-minute clip on the very last day.The filming was easy. I just needed to know the program and follow accordingly.It was the video editing that takes takes a lot of effort. I have to decide what to extract out of these two weeks of event a…

5-Star Hotel in Sentosa Singapore Pissed Me Off

I was at Sentosa Singapore last week for a videography assignment. It was a banquet at a 5-star hotel. The client also hired me to produce a video to be screened on the same night.

The hotel was to provide the video projection screen and audio system.

The video was played via a laptop. The picture was good. The audio was muffled. This has nothing to do with the laptop. Using headphones, one can hear that the audio was of high quality.

However the hotel technician told my client: "The original video sound is no good."


HELLO, I am the producer of the video standing right in front of you and you are a crew of a FIVE-STAR hotel in Sentosa Singapore.

GET your audio system fixed before passing comments like that. We are all third parties to the client who is holding the function. PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL.

At the end of the day, after many attempts by the technician to get the muffled audio fixed at his mixer, he still could not get it right. This led me to a …

Royalty-Free Stock Footage For Video Production

Top 10 Royalty-Free Stock Footage Video Sites Stock footage are video footage that is not custom shot for use in a specific video production. Stock footage is of great use as it is far cheaper than shooting a needed scene. Use of stock footage is a cost-effective way to add production values to projects and when artfully done is indistinguishable from the body of the work.“Royalty-free” is a type of a stock footage license that provides for the unlimited use of a video footage in any media defined in the licensing terms. “Royalty-free” is the opposite of “rights-managed.” A rights-managed video footage needs a specific license stating the audience and material surrounding the video footage.Here are the Top 10 Royalty-Free Stock Footage Video Sites based on Alexa Traffic Ranking:iStockVideo
Alexa Ranking #386Internet Archive Stock Footage
Alexa Ranking #426Getty Images Footage
Alexa Ranking #1,618Shutter Stock Footage
Alexa Ranking #1,966FotoSearch Video Footage
Alexa Ranking #3,489Stockxpe…

8 Rules To Make Your Video Go Viral

7 Surefire Viral Video Rules - 1 Black Hat Here’s a video that teaches you how to make viral videos. The video summarizes everything you need to do to make a video viral. I know they work because I have applied them myself except for Rule #5 which I consider as black hat.
Here are the 8 Rules summarized from the video: Rule #1: Make Video With Pass-it-On Effect.Rule #2: Get on Youtube’s MOST VIEWED Page.Rule #3: Title Optimization.Rule #4: Manipulate the Thumbnail.Rule #5: Have a Conversation With Yourself.Rule #6: Release Videos Simultaneously.Rule #7: Tag OptimizationRule #8: Track and MeasureHow do you make a video with Pass-it-On Effect?Make it Short.Design for remixing.Don’t make an obvious ad.Make it shocking.Make viewers investigate further.Appeal to SEX.What’s the real secret to jumpstart a viral video?Share your video with Bloggers, Forums, MySpace, Facebook, Friends and Email Lists. Remember to tell others to share the video with others.

Adrian Lee

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Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus Tutorial : Adjusting Volume Level

Adjusting Audio Level in Ulead VideoStudio 11 - Tutorial There are two methods to adjust audio level in Ulead VideoStudio 11. Below are the step by step tutorials for the two methods. Method One: Using Clip Volume ControlAdjusting audio level with Clip Volume Control changes the volume of the entire clip at once. Select a clip in the timeline by clicking on it.Select Clip Volume control in the Options panel.Adjust the Clip Volume control upwards for louder sound.Adjust the Clip Volume control downwards for softer sound.Minimum is 0% which is silent and the maximum is 500%.The original level is 100%. Method Two: Using Volume Rubber BandAdjusting audio level with Volume Rubber Band allows you to change the volume in any part of the clip.Click Audio View. You can now see the audio waveform in the timeline.Click on the video clip which you want the audio adjusted. The volume rubber band is the red horizontal line in the middle of the track.Click a point on the volume rubber band to add a …