Articles by Oliena

Christmas and New Year illustration concepts 2015-2016

Main winter holidays are my favorite ones and every year I am very excited about planning them and creating something special in home and tree decoration area (see my blog post), in gifts and creative works. Last year I first tried myself in creating postcard and Christmas sales image This year I began to generate and implement the variety of ideas earlier, so for now my portfolio has got some you might like to buy or be inspired for your own works.So!As my main... continue reading

Making best video memories of your kids

 When your precious baby is only a few months – it’s better to find some time and take interesting and bright static pictures (the way kid becomes bigger, in colorful costumes in front of funny backgrounds, first of everything etc.) But when child begins to move – the time for video shooting definitely comes. Get your camera or smartphone always near, so you can turn it on quick and quiet. The best time to record is when your kid doesn’t see you. In every age there are different... continue reading

Autumn love shades

Autumn is a special season for weddings. In many folk traditions the rituals of new family celebration took place right after harvesting, when tons of fruit and vegetables were gathered, fresh wine and beer brewed and gardens blossomed with amazing colors in honor to the love holiday.                        One of autumn gemstones is sapphire, which is among the best symbols of love in the world. It’s interesting, that among accustomed blue tones of... continue reading

Video frame rate

Frame rate – is often the reason of strobe motion on air of small local television companies. At the same time, frame rate is wonderful option to play with, when you need more accurate slow motion (in wedding footage, for example). Most of video editing software provide the opportunity to modify the rate and choose any other dimension instead of what was in a source. By changing numbers to the lower side (for ex. from 60fps to 23,976fps), you’ll get wonderfully slowed video.If you... continue reading

Christmas movies list

Christmas and New Year movies are always very emotional and beautiful, so they may be great source of inspiration for photographers, videographers and illustrators in the field of composition, colors, details, portraits, reactions and plot topics, of course. So, I suggest you some of my short lists of holiday movies.     A borrowed family for Christmas is one of the most popular plot bases:Borrowed Hearts (1997)Surviving Christmas (2004)The Family Holiday (2007)Total Christmas... continue reading

Christmas tree decorations

Did you know, that decorated Christmas tree – is probably the most magical holiday tradition ever. If you feel lack of something in your life – you MUST put the symbol of it on your tree (the symbol should be maximum realistic or even it may be the real thing, for example, if you need more money – dress your tree with some large denominations). Another useful way to attract some good changes to your life is to put at least one new ornament. It can be just a chocolate sweet, but new... continue reading

Video as a wonderful holiday gift

If you are looking for a great idea of unusual, unexpectable and unforgettable Christmas gift – you’ve probably found it. The “gift video” is not a scientific term, it is just a comfortable definition of the short clip, made for some one on some special occasion.The most familiar example of such a gift can be photo slideshow with the recipient’s favourite music background. Such videos are usually very simple in production and can look very sweet, but if you really wantto surprise... continue reading

Do you like movies? Let's play game

One of my favorite ways to spend chilly autumn evenings - is watching movies.Once I wondered, if there was a film about stock photographer as a main character, what was it like?I imagine some romantic comedy about very talented, but shy guy, who worked from 9 till 19 in boring office. And then something happens and he's got a chance to show his photography works to get some career sucess. But evil co-worker stole all work right before the presentation, and shy guy couldn't prove that all... continue reading

Short note about dragonflies

I never saw any dragonflies when I was a child. I am not actually sure, but there aren’t any interesting moments about them in my memory.I met them closely just several years ago. And became some kind of passive fan of this creatures. Every outdoor trip I hope to find and make videos of some new unusual species, that I’ve never saw before. To watch some new expressions and behaviors.And sometimes luck is on my side.Sometimes they look very scary. I think dragonfly is really perfect... continue reading

It's summer time - time for some rest!

I’m not a successfull stock seller yet, but I actually am very good at making movies from archive family video shootings.And at the beginning of the vacation season I have some, hope, useful tips for your family summer time with video equipment:-It’s very difficult to save all crazy and lovely moments, especially when it’s about small children, that are always in motion. Try to choose moments, as like you do static photography. Don’t do abrupt panoramas without a tripod, don... continue reading

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