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above: Chicago-based AD Stephanie Clemonsby featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertAs the Velvet Underground famously sang, “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Or at least a recent project I was slated to Direct forced me to turn my eyes even more towards a light to which I’ve already been headed. Irregardless, now that I’ve had a look? I ain’t ever going back. Our client, Go RVing, needed a wide-range of marketing video content for Broadcast and Web use, and they brought me in to direct a 4-day shoot on Michigan’s West Coast. The first day was all interviews with actual users telling their unscripted stories to camera. The second and third days involved shooting eight different scenic broll situations with 20+ talent members in various camping situations. The fourth day was a practice in planning, logistics, and highway patrol as we shot seven vehicles on a large stretch of a US highway, through rolling vineyards and driving on wooded country roads.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertSometimes when I’m in the thick of pre-production on a new television advertising spot, I’m tempted to put all of my emphasis on the obvious questions: Who will be the cinematographer? What camera system will we use? What casting decisions need to be made? Who the hell can convert my scribbles into a real storyboard?There’s a step often left out of the above question process, but one that, as a Director or Producer, does have a significant effect on your picture. In fact, this step is the first point of contact between the enigma of a performance and the camera.
From couch-surfing to sets like Walking Dead and Quantico, it takes grit. It takes determination. It takes an unwavering, fierce passion for the film industry to stay on top of producer’s minds. And, being a certified Apple Tech sure can’t hurt, either. At least according to JC Conklin, whose recent credits included Director’s Assistant on Walking Dead and Office Assistant, then Runner on ABC’s Quantico.
I was a bit skeptical when I saw Production Bot, the portable live broadcast studio, earlier this year at the NAB Show. I'll admit that I'm an old school Technical Director and set in my thoughts as to what a switcher was and what a switcher should be. But, I'm always looking for new and exciting gear to make live production easier. Assistant Technical Director and Production Bot guru Nick Walsh showed me the ins-and-outs of the Production Bot Switch 8 — and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by what this little switcher can do.
Richard Crudo, ASC was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his film career as an assistant cameraman. As a director of photography, Crudo has shot a wide range of feature, television, and commercial productions. Among his feature credits are Federal Hill, American Buffalo, American Pie, Music From Another Room, Outside Providence, Down To Earth, Out Cold, Grind, Brooklyn Rules and some 26 episodes of the Emmy-award winning Justified. He has also directed several independent features.
by Nina StreichA new highlight at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was the two-day Forum about “Growing Your Festival Brand” moderated by former TFF Executive Director, Nancy Schafer.
Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher- from "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award-winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra". He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as "24", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and all "CSI".
Matt Leonetti started his career as a camera operator & quickly became a full-fledged cinematographer shooting iconic films, including Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact, Dawn of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect, and Rush Hour 2. Forty years after his first role as director of photography on Bat People (1974), Leonetti continues to shoot, including the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. Learn how Leonetti paved the way to his success, with tips, advice and much more.
Oscar-nominated, Sundance and Cannes winning director/filmmaker Jessica Sanders talked to ProductionHUB about the challenges of breaking into the production industry and gave a behind-the-scenes look at her film, End of the Line, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
Award-winning screenwriter and former talent agent Lisa Edwards knows a thing or two about what it takes to get into the world of acting. Her success as as owner and Company Director of Melbourne entertainment agency, VisionsMCP, led to other outstanding opportunities such as co-writing an award-winning screenplay, LIMBO. Now she's diving into the world through the eyes of a talent agent and talks what it takes to land that next big role.