Avid Media Composer 7, Video Biz Tips, Documentary Quote


Published on July 23rd 2013

VideoUniversity Entrepreneurs
Greetings Fellow Videographer,
Avid Media Composer 7 The new Avid Media Composer 7 is a lot cheaper than it used to be. The new version starts at $1000. Its high-res workflow capabilities make it simpler to work with video like 4K. The FrameFlex tools let you work directly in HD from high-res sources while efficiently managing all the image reframing and keyframing. See Alex Walker’s 4 minute review of Avid Media Composer 7.

Read more at the official Avid site.

Video Biz Tip

When setting your hourly rates, avoid the common mistake of
many self-employed people – their rates too low. Your skills are
worth more than you think and your overhead is probably higher
than you realize. It’s much easier to lower a high rate than
vice versa.

Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0

Check out the G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile Portable USB 3.0 1TB Hard Drive

Documentary Filmmaker Quote

“You go out and find some interesting people. You get to know them and film them, and you make something that says something about who they are; you learn to make movies that have some meaning.”
– Filmmaker Les Blank. See Werner Herzog speaking about Les Blank filming the filming of Fitzcarraldo.

I believe Les Blank’s documentary Burden of Dreams about the making of Fitzcarraldo was even better than Fitzcarraldo itself. And that’s saying a lot. It almost makes you wonder if Burden of Dreams is the real project behind Fitzcarraldo and if Herzog was merely providing material for the documentary.

I recommend both films.

Video Business Plan

Start or Expand Your Video Business with a smart business plan Available as a Download or Printed version with CD

Produce High-End Video Biographies

And Charge Up To $15,000 Each

This is a sweet business if you market to the more affluent clients. The secret is learning how to reach them which is a lot easier than you might think. Discover the marketing secrets.

Professional Video Producer – Home Study Course

Start part-time or full-time in this lucrative and satisfying work. Earn the respect of small businesses, corporations and non-profits who rely on your expertise. This is an amazing adventure and the best way to pay for your video equipment! And a lot more. Learn how to start and run a successful home-based business producing corporate videos the right way. Look inside the course.

Shoot Legal Video Depositions

for $60 – $100 an hour with a 2 – 4 hour minimum. If your schedule is flexible, this can be an ideal full or part-time business which requires only basic equipment. Start today.

On Demand Cloud-Based Video Distribution System

I recently discovered a cloud-based system that is vastly superior to selling physical DVDs. It’s ideal for video producers, publishers, distributors, or anyone selling a digital product. Setting it up is easy and the rest is hands off. It also works with affiliates, rentals, and subscriptions. Don’t have your own products yet? You can sell other peoples’ videos by just adding them to your store and start making affiliate profits. VideoUniversity is selling videos and digital products using this software and so is Time-Life. There are no monthly fees! Learn the easy way to sell your videos.
How To Setup, Light, and Shoot Great Interviews

Interviews are often the heart of a video. Look how important they are to TV Network Magazine Shows, Business Videos, Testimonials, Video Biographies, Settlement Videos. Put another way, could you produce many videos without using interviews? If you only learn to light one type of scene, the interview is the one to learn. With a basic lighting kit and the instruction in this DVD your interviews will look like they were shot by a network magazine crew. Learn more.

Forward to a friend

If you know someone who would find this newsletter interesting, feel free to forward!

Sent this by a friend?

Did a friend forward this message to you? Subscribe Now so you never miss an issue!

To Your Success,

Hal Landen


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award