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10 Tips for Effectively Styling a Set
If you are a Props Stylist, Set Designer, Production Manager or simply working on a production where you need to consider the look and budget for a set, then this top ten will help steer you in the right direction. I have compiled them using my experience from over the last decade or so as a stylist working in TV, Advertising, Film and Fashion. Along the way I've built up some shrewd skills in how to save money and time without losing out on the quality or look of the production.
Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:08 AM
Time Management Tips to Use On-Set
Never go inside the theater. Well, at least not before the house opens. What you will see inside is enough activity to make you sick with anxiety-electricians replacing lamps, sound engineers checking the last microphone, and dressers frantically checking their station. Sure enough, the last few moments before the house opens are stressful in any theater.
Published on Friday, July 29, 2016 11:00 AM
How Music Supervisors Set the Mood
by Jessica NinModerator:Randy Thornton, CEO & President of Warner/Chappell Production Music Speakers: * John Houlihan: Music Supervisor, “Training Day,” “Austin Powers,” “Vegas”; VP, Guild of Music Supervisors * Jeff Lusk Music Supervisor and Sound Designer, Warner/Chappell Production Music * Alexandra Patsavas Chop Shop, Music Supervisor, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” “The Carrie Diaries” * Edwina Travis-Chin Music Director, APM Music Session Description:So many successful films and television shows feature memorable music that strikes the perfect balance between what is seen on the screen and what is felt by the viewer. From haunting ballads to hard-driving rock and roll, much of this is accomplished through a mix of both production music and original scores. Leading music supervisors know how to work with both. In this panel of industry executives and working music supervisors, learn how the pros determine the best approach to achieving the desired mood for a film. Produced in partnership with the Production Music Association (PMA) and the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:55 PM
In the Dark: The Challenges of Set Design for Blind Actors & Characters
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM
How to use Instagram on Live Event Set
Being on the set of a live production event gives you lots of opportunities to show off some amazing visual imagery with both clients and friends alike. How do you do this? Social media, of course. And more specifically, Instagram. However, before you start getting snap happy, check out a few professional guidelines to maximize your social media content.
Published on Friday, August 16, 2013 2:44 PM
5 Ways to Save Time & Be Productive on Set
If you’ve been working in production for one year or ten, you know how frustrating (and expensive!) it can be for a shoot to run over the production schedule. It can happen for a million reasons: wardrobe not fitting, makeup taking longer than people thought, batteries dying or gear getting lost. It’s easy to hope for a perfectly run set, but it’s harder to actually pull it off. In order to cultivate a positive environment where everyone is working efficiently and prevent production delays, here are five things we practice on Mighteor sets that we recommend to everyone:
Published on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:05 AM
4 Simple Tips To Be The Best Production Assistant On Set
For most film crew, the first step to working in the industry is through getting a job as a production assistant. It can be pretty tough work, and can serve as a test to filter out those who are not going to be able to withstand the hardships and long hours that come with working in the film industry.
Published on Monday, September 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Working in Production: 5 On-Set Safety Practices
Over 17,000 malpractice lawsuits are filed every year, and there are many causes to blame. Some may say it’s because people have become entitled and sue for imagined or accidental wrongs. Others say the malpractice spree was ignited due to willful and negligent practices that were injuring patients. Knowing the world as it is, it’s safe to assume it’s a little bit of both.
Published on Friday, April 27, 2018 9:00 AM
4 Common Problems on Set – and How to Fix Them
Here's something you're going to learn in film if you haven't already: NOTHING goes as planned. If things go 80% according to plan, you may just be working in a big-budget Hollywood studio! Or not; things don't go as planned for the "big dogs" either — consider Apocalypse Now. I work with many productions in South Florida with Moving Picture Rental — and if anywhere is unpredictable, it's Florida. Here are some things I've learned along the way.
Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:09 AM
Lighting a Set: 3 Tips to Use to Your Advantage
When shooting video, the lighting you choose sets the stage for the actual content - though most viewers may not be consciously aware of the lighting choices you’ve made, they react to light on a subconscious level. Lighting can be used to give the viewers subtle cues about where the scene is taking place, or to create an emotional response to what’s happening. In commercial shoots, lighting choices also ensure that the product and/or models are presented at their absolute best.
Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:18 AM
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