There’s a lot of buzz around virtual reality at the moment and consumer’s expectations are high. In a recent Vicon industry survey 28% of respondents stated that high quality content was important to ensuring a good VR experience. For VR to really take off, the industry needs to address challenges such as improving the development of accessible and high quality content.
If you work anywhere around brands, advertising or entertainment you will be very aware of the trend toward ‘branded content’ or content marketing as a tactic in today’s race for consumer awareness and eyeballs. While branded content can come in may forms one the most popular (and expensive, yet impactful) formats is video.
Ozone 7 eagerly won my attention when I started exploring this software only six months ago. I now use Ozone for both live and studio mixing. My overall impression is that Ozone 7’s simplicity, ease of use, and classy display of modules are not only impressive in the way they sound but enjoyable to steer.
A 2001 graduate of Full Sail University, Frank Scheuring has worked in sound for television and film for nearly 15 years. During that time he has been a part of over 1,300 programs for clients such as Discovery, the National Geographic Channel, FOX, TLC, PBS, G4TV, the Smithsonian Channel, and a slew of independent directors and producers. In addition to his long form work, he has worked on hundreds of commercials and marketing videos for clients such as the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Pfizer, Ford, and many political candidates. In 2014 Frank stepped into the world of producing with a TV series pilot called "Speed Freaks: The Science of Speed" and in 2015 produced his first feature length documentary, "Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club".
You can have the best gear, the most fantastic storyline, and the perfect talent to help you tell it. All of this means nothing, however, if you can’t find the perfect location to capture it. The environment you choose to film in will ultimately set the tone for the story that you tell, immersing viewers in the textures, colors and quality of your work.
There is a saying in business, I'm sure you've heard it before: location, location, location. For example, opening a restaurant with delicious food in the middle of nowhere isn’t going to to drive you to success. Success is all about finding the perfect spot.
It’s hard enough to find a great job in video production, even with the best resume. Up to 90% of all US employers, including all the major motion picture and TV studios, use a computerized ATS (applicant tracking system) to screen resumes. An employer may use this technology to select the 50 best resumes from a field of 1,000. Hiring executives then spend as little as 6 to 10 seconds scanning each resume to select the best five candidates. Those individuals are contacted for phone interviews and eventually for face-to-face interviews.
As the owner of a creative services firm which has managed over 3,000 productions in my day, I've seen a tremendous amount of resumes and job inquiries come across my desk. On average, I receive between 10-12 per week. At a rough translation, that means I see about 500-600 per year. I'm certainly grateful that there has been this much interest in joining my team but I do have one piercing observation: Landing Your Dream Video Production Job Takes A Little Work!
Photographer, Author, Public Speaker. These are just a few words that describe Joseph Sohm, who started as an American History Teacher and whose passion for America's past, present and future, granted him the opportunity to conceive "Visions of America," an ongoing multi-media project that aims to capture the spirit of America.
Thanks to small, high-quality digital cameras, professional and personal drones have completely transformed the production industry, letting filmmakers capture shots that were previously unattainable to non-studio filmmakers. To capture aerial footage a few years ago, you had to either book time in a helicopter containing a professional operator, remote head, and bulky HD camera, or, for lower altitudes, rent the services of a small remote helicopter and operator from a company like Flying-Cam or Coptervision. As you can probably guess, helicopters don’t come cheap.