The ability to make your own videos for business purposes has never seemed easier. So why should you hire a professional if you can do it yourself? For many reasons. So before you grab a camera and head off to dreams of Technicolor glory, take a look at the steps and considerations the professionals will take to ensure a successful video.
If you want to be a filmmaker, then going to film school can be the easiest way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field. Unfortunately, education is becoming more and more expensive every year, and many film students struggle to pay back large student loans once they’ve graduated. With that said, determination and willpower can go a long way.
In the world of video production and filmmaking gear, sometimes it’s not a typical piece of equipment, like a camera or lens, that really changes how we work. For me, the Sony Digital Paper is a new gizmo that has already completely changed my production, and I think it’ll soon sweep through the creative industry.
As a pro wrestler, powerlifter and heavyweight MMA champion, Paul Lazenby pulls no punches on the motion capture volume. From his character portrayals in Gears of War to stunt work for Deadpool 2, Paul has become one of the most prominent performers at Animatrik Film Design – the largest independent motion capture facility in North America.
Creativity is being reframed. Directors, DPs and camera operators, ever since they were old enough to hold a camera in their hands, have been seeing the world in horizontal aspect ratio. Some may even remember when TV images were 4:3 before widescreen became the norm.
High speed, high impact, high expectations; the pressure was on to deliver an action-packed trailer for EA Sports’ Need For Speed Payback. RTS Award and BAFTA-winning director, Kevin Chapman, and his crew had just one day to film YouTuber, Blackpanthaa teaching British rapper Lethal Bizzle how to drift on the iconic Dunsfold Racetrack.
In September, Vimeo launched Vimeo Stock, a new global, royalty-free stock marketplace featuring an exclusive collection of high-quality video footage sourced directly from Vimeo’s community of iconic creators. We caught up with Derick Rhodes, Sr Director, Creator Programs to talk about this new service and how it can benefit content creators of all types.
ProductionHUB sat down with President & Visual Effects Supervisor of BluFire Studios, Matt Hoffman, to talk about the CW’s new fantasy-adventure drama series The Outpost. Using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio VFX and motion graphics application, his team created other-worldly characters.
The domination of video has made it an exciting time to have a hand in the production industry. As we head into 2019, emerging technologies are beginning to disrupt the way we create and consume content. New gear, formats, and expectations are setting the stage for mini-revolutions across business and media. We have already begun to see the first signs of where things are headed- some to be expected and others more surprising.
Welcome to 2019! Now is the time to crank it up and get after that big project on the agenda. What are you waiting for? Maybe it’s time for you to go find that fresh perspective. Maybe it’s time to go get some of that gear that you have seen out there and that you have been looking and thinking about for a while. Yes, that gear, that will put you over the top. Let’s take a look at some production tools that are sure to help you take it to the next level.