14
Jan 14

GIRLS Season 3 premier review for people who don’t like to read reviews

Girls Season 3 Premier review for people who don’t like to read reviews from TheVideographers on Vimeo.


23
Dec 13

The Screening Room – Spring Breakers

We gather together at The Screening Room to discuss our work, our lives, and the film Spring Breakers.  Big thanks to Cultured Productions for helping us put this together. Follow us on instagram for more

The Screening Room – Spring Breakers Review from TheVideographers on Vimeo.


17
Jul 13

Moving into our new South Willliamsburg Offices

After 8 years at my old home office in South Williamsburg and dealing with the annoying train passing outside my window, stifling heat and not much space, we are finally moving to a new home office not far from our old location (I love Williamsburg and wanted to stay close). The opportunity seemed perfect to grab a renovated duplex in which we hope to share with our creative community for screenings, networking events, classes, and just a great place to work, chill and play!

Here are the first photos from our new office space.  If you are interested in checking it out or using it for something creative drop us a line.

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View from our patio AKA the smokers den.

View from our patio AKA the smokers den.

View from our balcony

View from our walkway which will also double as bench seating for our screenings

 

Walkway leading to our office space. Also doubles as our balcony seating area once our bench arrives.

Walkway leading to our office space. Also doubles as our balcony seating area once our bench arrives.

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Our creative workspace

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We will be cooking up delicious treats along with our dope edits!

We will be cooking up delicious treats along with our dope edits!

Amanda & Juliet enjoying our 3D/HD Theatre over Pizza.

Amanda & Juliet enjoying our 3D/HD Theatre over Pizza.

 

 


03
Jun 13

The V Guide: Episode 2 Screening – Photo Recap

Last week we had the screening for Episode 2 at “Over The Eight” bar in Williamsburg. It was an amazing turnout, and there was a lively discussion between the panelists featured in Episode 2 and the audience that followed the screening. I have to thank Nasa Hadizadeh of Cultured Productions for organizing this event. I also have to thank her for pushing me to have this screening despite my reservations and quite honestly my fears that no one would show up. Also a big “thank you!” to everyone who came out to support this film. There is nothing like having your friends (old and new) show up to support something you worked so hard on. Also big thanks to Over The Eight for providing the venue!

Check out the photos below and don’t forget to pick up our Notebooks and Handbooks at our website.  Any support we can get for this independently funded project will be appreciated.  Episode 2 officially launches on Hypebeast on June 11th.

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Trevz

Every seat was filled with friends new and old.

Every seat was filled with friends new and old.

Thanks to Over The Eight for providing thier amazing venue.

Thanks to Over The Eight for providing thier amazing venue.

There was a lively panel discussion afterwards that really explored the subjects presented in the film.

There was a lively panel discussion afterwards that really explored the subjects presented in the film.

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16
May 13

New! The Videographers Guide Notebook is available online!

They’re here! Our Handy designed notebook perfect and pocket sized, includes forms for talent release, shot lists, video settings & those last minute interview questions. A set of 3 books are available on our website for $9.95.

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14
May 13

The Videographers Guide Ep.2 Teaser – The Recap Video

In 2012 we brought to you episode 1 of The Videographer Guide, a web series bringing together an accolade of young filmmakers and their adept endeavors in the realm of creating a music video. For episode 2, we delve into the sector of recap videos and those who work in the “live” genre — documenting parties, music festivals and gigs alike.

Furthermore, we’ll explore how technology and creativity coincide with convenience, as new smartphone apps add unique angles to this long-standing niche of documentation. In association with Hypebeast.com this installment of The V Guide sheds compelling light on the contemporary facet of film making. Enjoy the teaser below and stay tuned for the forthcoming episode that is set to premiere this Spring.

To see Episode 1 or for more information on our series and accompanying notebooks and handbooks log onto theVguide.com

Trevz


31
Mar 13

Special Preview: The Videographers Guide – Notebooks!

We just got the first look at The Videographers Guide “OTF Notebooks” which will go on sale when we premier Episode 2 of The Videographers Guide this May.  This Notebook has been designed for the videographer out in the field working On The Fly, and includes forms for shot-lists/talent releases/camera settings and jotting down those last minute questions. There will be a 24 hour advanced sale Mid-May for everyone signed up for our mailing list via our website.

Sign up for your advanced copy now!

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27
Feb 13

We Are All Videographers Q&A with Nunnie

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WAAV visits Nunnie’s World.

We are the documentarians, the standard bearers of nightlife’s long gone and almost forgotten. I wonder had Toulouse-Lautrec been alive today, would his world be unveiled in 24fps and on a Canon. - TVG

I met Nunnie sometime around ’07-’08 during the heyday of documenting the nightlife scene in New York. During his visit we spoke about those times like old soldiers reminiscing about their tours. We talked about old friends, memorable moments and how things have changed. This Far Rockaway native might be only 26, but I was quickly reminded that nightlife years are like dog years when he confessed that in a world where youth is a virtue, there are times when he feels like an old timer. I guess if you do this long enough we all reach a point where the dog years creep up on us. Sometimes it seems that documenting youthful exuberance bestows that virtue on the documentarian, an artistic roadmap to our very own Fountain of Youth.

As videographers, photographers, bloggers and promoters, we all play a small part in perpetuating the legacy of nightlife in New York City, and Nunnie has more than just a passing interest in each one of these arts. Nunnie has shot video for the likes of Swizz Beats, WESC, Adeen and a dozen other brands, performers and events. He also shoots narrative pieces and somehow still finds time to promote “Friday Night With Your Host Nunnie” at Sway. Nunnie is definitely doing his part to keep the legacy alive.

So Nunnie, how long have you been shooting?

If you count school, since 2006. I’ve been shooting mofo’s ever since, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

What is your primary camera?

Good old Canon 7D. I acquired it back in 2011 as a gift. One of the best investments someone made on me in my life – thank you mom ;-)

What is your favorite city to shoot in?

New York City hands down, but Cali is a close second, like very close. Then there is Mexico. I love to vacation out there, and shooting on the beautiful beaches and land helps too.

If you had one historical event or figure you could shoot or interview, who would it be?

To pick just one is a very difficult thing to do, but if I had to pick someone it would have to be Ted Bundy.  I know crazy right, but you have to think about it, he was your everyday All-American guy, who killed so many. To get into the mind of such a deranged person would be fucking awesome.

What do you love most about videography?

How I can take an idea out of my mind and manifest it into something amazing. When you create a video that video can inspire millions, and that’s a beautiful thing.

What is your other passion?

I have to say photography, acting, and taking long walks to nowhere. I love to just walk everywhere especially when it is cold out. No one else is out so I feel like Will Smith from I am Legend, while I walk the earth alone with my dog.

What is your favorite video on Vimeo or YouTube?

This may sound corny for me to say but favorite would have to be a New Pop video back in ’08. It’s the one you did when Texas (Former New Pop partner) is talking in the beginning and the naked white dude walks up to her (The Danger “Dubai” Party). Oh and the Retro Kids performed. Also you guys were out until 6 or 7am. That video changed my life on many different levels, the shooting style, the great use of music, the shots were so fucking amazing, no bullshit, I watched that video at least 1000 times. It was like I was taking a look at so many different personalities in my own back yard that I had no idea even existed. So thank you for that brother.

You’re welcome. That was a fun night. Do you have a website?

Nunniesworld.com

Thank you Nunnie.

If you are interested in being a part of the WAAV project and you’re in the NYC area drop us an email.


22
Feb 13

How Quickly Should You Respond To Your Clients Inquiries?

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How quickly should you respond to your clients inquiries? The short answer is… right away.

The long answer is… you respond to your clients emails, texts, phone calls, right away.

It’s hard to imagine that there are “working” freelancers who think responding days later, or not checking their spam regularly is a winning strategy. They say they are too busy, or maybe they don’t want clients to think they are desperate. This ain’t “Swingers” and clients aren’t going to care if you are desperate when they find themselves in a bind and need someone to respond yesterday. If you are so busy you should have the resources to hire an assistant or an intern to field calls while you are busy “handling more important issues” (SMH).

Another excuse that I hear allot from “freelancers” is that they are night owls that don’t work the normal 9-5 schedule. Yeah it’s really cool to be working while the city is asleep, feeling like you are getting a leg up on the rest of us suckers who are in bed resting up for the next day’s tasks. I agree that working at night is a great time to work. There is something magical about working under dimmed lights, with your favorite music on, relative quiet on the streets, no phones, emails, texts lighting up your electronic hubs, especially in a city like New York where it’s hard to get away from the seemingly endless energy. The fact is, this is just another excuse. Most people find it tougher to wake up than to stay up. So they get into this pattern. But if you are going to sleep when the rest of us “suckers” are waking up, you are a step behind.  And btw, there are allot of folks who are night owls who still manage to get up early on a regular basis. So there is also that.

The bottom line is when it comes to responding to edit request, job proposals, emergency issues, it helps to be as responsive and timely as possible.

Trevz – TVG


19
Feb 13

We Are All Videographers – Q&A With Justin Little

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WAAV is experiencing a Little renaissance

“If in the moment, you are compelled to bypass the photo setting on your camera and capture the moment in motion, it is in that moment that you have chosen to be a videographer. If you take it a step further and choose to share that video with your friends, then you my friend are a storyteller” TVG

Living in South Williamsburg since 2008, by way of New Jersey, Justin Little came to New York to pursue a career in everything. He graduated with a degree in multi-media from The Philadelphia Art Institute of Technology, and makes a living as a lead developer at an award winning media company in Chelsea. When he isn’t working at his day job, lets just say Justin is doing a little bit of everything else. For starters his blog blaqbook.com was launched on the advice of one of his professors, who noticed his black book (filled various mediums of artistic expression) could use a bigger platform. He also finds time to throw music showcases, deejay, and edit.  Oh and I think I noticed that he was throwing up some Deejay mixes on Facebook the other day (Oh I remember the days when The New Pop use to be everywhere just like Justin). In between two DJ gigs, and a lunch date with Loudone a writer with the Look Out Crew. Justin was kind enough to stop by my studio to take part in a Little Q&A. (I’m so clever with my play on words).

How long have you been shooting?
2002 I borrowed my friends camera and just started filming any and everything. Like Mr.Brainwash style.

What is your primary camera?
Kodak zi8. Hear me out. It’s small, it’s very cheap, and has the capability to shoot 60fps in HD and was $100 a camera at the time. The microphone is good but not amazing so I use a Rode mic when needed. I also have a little Sima light I use when I’m shooting outside at night.

What is your favorite city to shoot in and why?
NYC hands down. It’s any and everything. You can successfully shoot whatever you want at any given time. I’m into music, street wear boutiques, great food, and dope women. No brainer. Definitely here.

If you had one historical event or figure you could shoot or interview, who would it be?
I could be cliche as fuck and say Biggie. That’s too easy. Historical? I mean yesterday is pretty much history right? If that is the case I would of loved to be the peer mediator for the band The Rapture before Mattie Safer left. I don’t mean to be a dick to the new bassist. He is good as well but it’s just not the same. I still like them. I caught their Webster Hall show for “In the Grace of His Love”. It was good and all but I feel like that original four piece’s potential was out of this world. Check them out before Mattie left.

If you’re talking historical events that is a no brainer. All of my friends are hippy babies. I’m a rasta baby. We go hand and hand. My mom would wake me and my siblings up every morning bumping soul. I grew up hearing endless stories and watching endless films of the greatest moment in the history of mankind. Hippies, Rastas, Soul… WOODSTOCK 69 man!

What do you love most about videography?
Having the power to show someone what you see how you see it. That is my shooting style for the most part. If I’m watching a band I move to make it interesting. But I originally started this to let my suburban friends see things the way I see them. It’s hard to capture a feeling. But between the camera and editing I get the chance to rebuild my reality for them.

What college did you attend and what was your major?
The Art Institute of Philadelphia. I have a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia and Web design. I pretty much studied everything that goes onto the internet. So video, audio, photography, 3d, business of the web, and programming. The thing with a school like AIPH, is you really don’t have to focus on one thing. I’m kind of all of all over the place. I need to know how to do all aspects of the things I’m interested in to an extent.

It worked out perfect. I don’t have time to wait for someone else. I have a 9 to 5, own and run blaqbook, contribute to freewilliamsburg.com, film and edit, throw music showcases, and DJ. There isn’t much in between time. So I need to be able to do everything on the fly and on the move.

What is your other passion? 
Passion? Wow! That is a question right there. I’m into so many things. But I’d have to say DJing right now. Funny story. Me and my boy Layton (drummer in The Courtesy Tier) went to Converse Rubber Tracks over at The Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Fools Gold 5th anniversary party. This was in November. Atrak was killing it, to say the least. When we were leaving we both decided that moment we were going to start DJing.

By Decemeber 15th we both had all of our gear and were spinning our first party. I set the bar pretty high. My goal is to DJ 50 times by the Summer. I’m about 9 gigs deep now.

Do you have a website? Oh yeah you already said blaqbook.com

Thank you Justin.