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    How to Create a Workflow For Your Video Project

    No matter the scale of your project, avoiding stress while creating content is next to impossible. If you can find a way to channel that nervous energy, you sometimes end up making something greater than you even anticipated.

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    How to Shoot a Basic Action Shot

    Getting a good action shot is not hard, but it takes some patience and attention to detail—as all camerawork does! Here are a few pointers to help you get in on the action.

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    Amazon’s Whiter, Brighter Kindle Makes Role Research a Pleasure

    With easy and easy-to-read access to thousands of books from Amazon’s store, or PDFs, or numerous other kinds of documents, Kindles are among the most pocket- and eye-friendly ways to read anything anywhere.

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    M-Audio's Oxygen Controllers Make Music Portable

    If you're looking for something that will fit both your living room and your lifestyle, consider M-Audio's line of Oxygen MIDI keyboard controllers.

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    The New iPhone Has Nothing New For the Actor

    Do you need either new phone? If you’re happy with the iPhone you have, not really. The 5s is but an incremental upgrade over the standard 5, and the 5c is no upgrade at all.

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    DIY Livestreaming

    Ten or 20 years ago, the concept of live video brought to mind the nightly news. Now, live video has another meaning entirely—that is, livestreaming, or webcasting. And you as an actor or host can deliver your own live content.

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    Mixbit App Remixes Mobile Filmmaking

    Mixbit does exactly what the name implies—it allows the you to mix, match, and edit various clips at your leisure.

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    Samsung Expands Smartphone Offering With Galaxy S4

    This follow-up to 2012’s popular Galaxy S III is similar to its predecessor in overall look, feel, and size (5.4x2.7 inches), but boasts an improved Super AMOLED screen that measures five inches across the diagonal.

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    Introduction to Video Editing For Newbies

    So you wanna be an editor, huh? Anyone can do it these days (or so they say). You’re only in charge of the story, the music, the rhythm, the pace, shaping the actors’ performances, and often re-writing the script. Cool with handling all of that?

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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.