10 Essential Video Gadgets

It’s an exciting time to be a video producer. In the last decade or so the equipment needed to make high-quality video has gone from the elite to the mainstream. There’s an endless stream of gadgets that enable you to capture shots that were once reserved for million dollar budgets. Here’s our guide to some of the most intriguing video making equipment under $1000.

Sian Fever - freelance video editor

London-based Siân Fever is a freelance video editor working on a huge variety of projects from music festivals to feature films, short films, and commercials. She worked for MTV and a music content production company before becoming a freelancer two years ago. Wipster chats to Sian about music, inspiration, and finding your own unique creative voice.

How to successfully manage your video project

A successful video producer understands that creative and technical skills are not enough to execute a project. From ensuring you understand your client and their company objectives, to agreeing on practical details and putting a timeline in place, Wipster reaches out to a few to find out how they do it.

grow your freelance video business

In order to grow your freelance business, it’s critical you get it in front of as many potential clients as possible. Your own website is the obvious location, but there are other invaluable (and cost-efficient) ways of getting your work in front of new people. Here’s our guide to growing your freelance video business online.

Axel Lavin - creative director at Stir

Wipster sits down with Axel Lavin, founder of Norway-based video production company Stir. Axel Lavin has been working in animation and VFX for the last eight years. As a child he made films in his backyard and hasn’t looked back. Axel shares insights on taking risks and what it takes to be a great creative director.

Wipster joins twittter timelinetuesday

We admit, we can’t keep away from #timelinetuesday, and we want in on the action. Tweet us a screen grab of your Wipster timeline with the hashtag #timelinetuesday, and let the world peer into your video collaboration process.

7 Aftereffects tools that don't suck

Adobe After Effects is an incredibly versatile program used in almost every facet of the film and video industry. Whether you are an independent freelancer or a professional compositor for a large post house, After Effects is definitely a staple of the editing world. One of my favorite things about AE is that whether you’re compositing, rotoscoping, animating, or scripting, there’s always something new to learn. Here are some After Effects resources that don’t suck.

Zen and the art of video storytelling

Inspired by Robert M. Pirsig’s seminal 1974 text, we decided to examine the Metaphysics of Quality when it comes to video storytelling. We chatted to Wipster CEO Rollo Wenlock and Joey Dello Russo, video producer at Asana, about how they achieve creative zen using Pirsig’s concepts – authenticity, personal identity, freedom, and duality to make amazing videos.

Wipster Free forever

It’s taken Wipster over a year to offer a Free Forever account. And for good reason — we’ve been doing a huge amount of work to figure out just what you need, and why. So how can we offer the Wipster platform, video encoding and hosting, and unlimited archive of all your work, all for free? Easy. It’s all about who we built the ‘Free Forever’ account for.

Video collaboration for business just got easier

Over a very short period of time, the world of video has changed beyond recognition. To help you leverage this exponential growth, Wipster has today released collaborative video review and approval for businesses and large teams. The days of cobbling together emails, spreadsheets and social-video sites are over.