10 blog posts found matching keyword search for: staff profiles
Hiring is a complex task that is both time-consuming and risky. Any business is affected by who they employ, but the production and event industry is particularly reliant on effective staffing. Film sets, concerts and events completely rely on workers who can work efficiently together to construct and dismantle many areas in a short amount of time. That’s why successful production companies take hiring seriously.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIn working as a director and also as an owner of a video production company for 10 years, there are many different categories of relationships I have experienced. There is the all-crucial client relationship. Then there’s the relationship between collaborating colleagues. There is a certain dynamic between myself and staff employees. And finally, there is the relationship I develop with vendors and freelancers. This last relationship with freelancers is one I want to look at from the perspective of my experiences from both sides of the coin.
by Jason DeSimone Starting your own production company is no easy task, and making sure you have all your ducks in a row is essential. Here are a few quick tips from pro, Jason DeSimone, who knows first hand about starting his own production company and finding success in doing so.
Have you ever wondered how to get the perfect interview lighting? We have a secret: It’s all about the 3-point setup. Go To Team’s DC cameraman, David DiFalco has dished the scoop on how to achieve the perfect 3- point lighting setup…even if you are using someone else’s gear!
I often joke about having been a pirate in a past life where I sailed the Seven Seas in the eternal quest for bounty, and while my camera has replaced my ship, that is the business approach that has prepared me today for a career in the media. At one point we all have to made a decision about how we want to work in the production industry and what types of lifestyles fit us the best.
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.
Minding The Gap is a fascinating coming of age documentary featuring the adventures of a group of young male friends as they skate around their hometown in Illinois. But the film is far more than a celebration of skateboarding as a sport and a subculture – it’s also an exploration of male friendship and masculinity crafted by the young men who actually lived it.
You’re a filmmaker, a band, a special effects producer, a virtual reality game designer, a vlogger or rapper and you’re looking to rent a sound stage, a green screen or a recording studio for your project. Many creative and artistic people know what they want their finished product to look like and are thinking about going to a media studio to make it perfect.
Only 34% of small businesses invest in video marketing, according to a recent survey on The Manifest. This leaves an opportunity for small businesses to improve their engagement with the customer. Considering that 85% of US consumers watch videos every day, small businesses can benefit from investing in video production as a channel to generate awareness, leads and sales.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertMost Super Bowl ads are exquisitely planned, taking months of pre-production involving the best creative minds in the business. They also are blessed with stratospheric budgets. But what happens when your client calls you to produce something for the big game, and it’s only weeks away? Put down that Ambien, there’s no need to fret - this survival guide can help you rise to the challenge! The University of Notre Dame found out they needed an “institutional message” to air during college football’s BCS title game. This title game was expected to draw over 30 million viewers, becoming the highest-watched sports game in history outside of the Super Bowl. We received a call to see if I could direct the crew and if my company, Explore Media, could produce the entire spot. The caveat? This happened on a Tuesday morning. They needed to shoot by Friday of the same week! If we wouldn’t have had the background tips I’m going to share in this guide, I don’t think there’s any way we would’ve achieved the results.