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Dragons reborn: cineSync & Game of Thrones

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Transporting George R.R. Martin’s fertile imagination from the page to the screen is no easy task – especially when that means creating three fully-grown CG fire-breathers. Thankfully one of the shows dragon wranglers, Pixomondo, has been on the show since season 2, and with cineSync on its side there’s no challenge it can’t tackle...

Station22 Helps Showcase the Tom Bradley International Terminal Transformation with Blackmagic URSA

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When Westfield Corporation and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) wanted to create promotional videos documenting the TBIT’s transformation and showcasing the new terminal, they required an L.A. based production facility that would deliver on the same level of high quality standards. They turned to Noah Clark, owner of Station22, a full service video production and post production company located in Los Angeles offering scripting, storyboarding, casting, shooting, editing, mixing, voice over, color correction and visual effects. 

Devising a New Aspect Ratio for the Dinosaurs of Jurassic World

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Jurassic World is another in a long line of big-budget tentpole features for cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC (Armageddon, Seabiscuit, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Amazing Spider-Man). With a production scale rivaling that of its dinosaur-sized subjects, this fourth installment in the series served up something Schwartzman had not had on any film prior: the opportunity to create a new aspect ratio.

DPA Microphones Help Capture the Sound on Mad Max: Fury Road

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DPA Microphones is delighted to have played a key part in capturing the sound for this high octane movie. Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo chose the company's d:screet™ 4063 Miniature Microphones with low sensitivity and low voltage to record dialogue during the shooting of action scenes that involved fast, furious and bumpy chases across the Namibian desert. He also used DPA d:screet 4062 Miniature Microphones with extra low sensitivity for cabled recordings of various vehicles, and these were held firm inside each vehicle by DPA magnet mounts. 

10 Tools All Video Pros Should Have On Hand

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These 10 tools are for those who want to enhance their awesomeness in their video production and/or want to uphold a professional video service for clientele. These aren’t just 10 things that maybe you should check out sometime, think of them as part of your “Video Kit”. If you want to be the video pro who’s confident and ready to go when asked to do a job, then you need to have some things in place. Before going “out there,” you should set up the resources you need in a way that they’re accessible at all times.

Mid-Year Stats Report: Video Trends that May Surprise You

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth?”

This question was posed by Scott MacFarland, a digital marketer and brand strategist, who wrote an article on the topic of online videos for the Huffington Post.  

There is no denying that online video continues to gain relevance. This rich form of media is more prevalent than ever on users’ newsfeed on Facebook. Major brands continue to invest more money in digital video. Most importantly, the consumption of online video continues to spike. 

Tips on Finding Your Composition in Wedding Cinematography

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By Ray Roman

I never really planned on leaving my fulltime job to become a wedding cinematographer. I was working at a police department on the SWAT team when I entered the business, and I thought it was just going to be a hobby. Over time, however, I started booking more clients than I could handle, and I had to make the leap. I was obsessed with video production. My first lesson of advice to anyone pursuing a newfound passion while still working fulltime would be to take it slow. I never considered the backlog that was going to come with these jobs until it was too late, and although I loved every second of it, it was hard work for a novice. I had to work doubly hard to develop my craft.