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While keeping warm in Miami at NATPE this week, we thought we'd share a quick interview with Wayne Scholes, CEO and Chairman of Red Touch Media. He is a panelist on the Platforms Accelerated track at NATPE, titled "Let’s Make a Deal: Trading Premium Content for User Data," a topic he can delve into deeply, in addition to talking about his insight/outlook on the digital content industry.Get insight on the entertainment and technology industries, recent content distribution deals & more.
Typically, we like to touch on the behind-the-scenes production on different movie sets, but we had the opportunity recently to touch on the other side of production — the acting. We talked to Cortney Palm, who quickly gained acclaim in the film industry with her titular role in Sushi Girl, catapulting her into other lead roles such as Daniela in Tourbillon and Zoe in the comedy-horror (with a viral trailer) Zombeavers.
There’s nothing better than a series of challenging shoots to improve your video production skills. For me and my partner in crime, we thought we had nailed the art of the short documentary after producing, shooting, and editing weekly documentaries all over Alaska, featuring eccentric subjects in some of the harshest of conditions, for 65 weeks in a row.
Online video has exploded in recent years. Thanks to mainstream platforms like YouTube, millions of videos are now available at the touch of a button. With over one billion users on YouTube alone, there’s a huge potential to reach people with your content.
According to Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, technological advancements in communication and data collection have leveled the playing field for SMEs. Large corporations are now in direct competition with smaller, localized businesses who can provide equivalent services, as well as offer that “personal touch.” As a fledgling production company, you need to utilize every available tool, like data analytics, to successfully compete against established companies.
Have you ever had to suffer through a dry, stale educational video that bored you to tears or made you want to pull out your hair? Such videos are common elements of many corporations’ onboarding and regulatory compliance programs, so they’re not going away anytime soon. For video content producers, there’s a real opportunity to transform such pieces-to generate enthusiasm instead of eye rolls at the mention of the term “online training courses.” The real challenge is producing something that doesn’t just convey the information, but also keeps viewers genuinely engaged, smiling, and clicking for more. It takes a special knack. For more on this special touch, we interviewed A. Troy Thomas, President and Owner of Inertia Films.
When you’re managing a media department, you’re expected to be everywhere at once. It's not enough to keep up with the newest gear; you have to make important decisions in the marketing, finance, and crewing departments, too. On those long nights when you’re crunching the numbers to see if you’ll ever be able to hire a little extra help to get it all done, rely on your virtual (and free!) assistant-CrewCloud.
CES (also known as Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 just wrapped up its massive display of all things tech in Las Vegas. Over the course of the show, attendees were never left with a dull moment, with the latest tech in transportation, VR, wearables and more lining the showroom floor.
Do you know how to light when shooting at up to 80,000 frames per second?Learn from Matt Drake and his DP Matt Novello, the team behind Bullet Theory Films. They recently shot a commercial for Sinter Fire Bullets’ frangible ammo. The team wanted to avoid using CGI effects, so they chose to shoot with the Phantom v711 at extremely high frame rates (up to 80,000 fps) to capture the live bullets.