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Nehemiah Records is an international indie record label committed to giving a voice to the voiceless. Nehemiah Records was established by Steph Leigh Limage while she was filming a feature documentary in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. During her adventures she wound up in the projects of Port Au Prince producing beats with artists who were living in tent cities after the earthquake. What she discovered was a pool of extremely talented artists who had no way to support them selves, through this need Nehemiah Records was born.Learn all about the movement and how you can help.
Today’s reality TV productions are ambitious in their size and tight broadcast schedules, requiring a multitude of impressive engineering feats. When not tracking every move of a housewife, psychic medium or celebrity, other shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, America’s Got Talent or The Voice closely follow the progress of contestants and are broken up into segments: the documentary portions that tell the back stories of contestants, the behind-the- scenes shots that show the contestants preparing for the competition, and then the (sometimes live, sometimes not) actual competition portion itself.
We all want to work on films and commercial productions where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances. In fact, when a good directing job is achieved, you may find the real-person performance is the most authentic, from-the-heart acting on camera. And if anything, directing non-professionals is great practice in a more forgiving environment for your directing skills.
Big projects need big teams, right? Not necessarily. Thanks to today’s technology - paired with the constantly developing talent of today’s artists - the nimble boutique team can take on projects for the world’s biggest brands without fear of falling short.
Film school is an opportunity to sharpen your creative skills and become immersed in your craft. It’s a space to learn the principles and basics of movie making while searching to find your own original voice. As an aspiring filmmaker, being surrounded by your classmates will expose you to countless genres, personalities, and styles. However, with thousands of film schools around the globe, it’s important you pick the right one.
Sabya Clarke, VR director, writer and producer shares her experience making the VR cinematic experience, To Patch A Broken Star (2018).
When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that.In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are employers in the VFX business really looking for? Production studio Saddington Baynes give us the breakdown on just what it takes to make it in CG - from preferred career paths, to building a standout portfolio, and fit with office culture.
How many times have we heard a client say, “The production must feel authentic to the brand”?In an era of social media smoke and mirrors, how can you sell yourself without selling out?As freelancers and small business owners, we’re our own products and cannot hide behind shields of corporate logos and tag lines. To succeed, we must put ourselves out there and do it authentically.
Erik Angra is an American director, cinematographer, and editor. Son of Indian immigrants, he is the youngest person to receive the sole credit of editor on a Ken Burns film. He began his career touring alongside hardcore punk musicians across the US, releasing the footage in 2006, featuring rare performances from some of the last shows at the infamous CBGBs in New York.
Something I’ve learned in the 30+ years I have been involved in the video production industry is this - It’s better to wear many hats than one.