Filmmaking has come a long way since the VHS tapes and bulky cameras of the ‘90s. But along with new technology comes the need for increased data storage capacity — and a higher risk of data loss.
Todd Hoyer is a Chicago-based filmmaker who owns and operates Vanamonde Media, a video production company that serves advertising agencies and e-learning companies. Hoyer has perfected his data storage and backup methods, coming a long way from his analog video days in college 18 years ago.
Hoyer shoots most of his video in HD, which means he brings about 64 gigabytes of digital storage cards with him to each shoot. He also brings along a laptop and a 500-gigabyte external drive to copy the final footage onto.
A three- to four-hour shoot results in about 30 minutes of finished, edited footage, and this back-end work is Hoyer’s main focus.