31 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Art Direction in Buffalo
The Art (And Science) of the Interview
Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview-but how?
Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 1:53 PM
Shoot Tight, Crop Tighter: The Art of Sports Photography
by Katie BarclaySports photography has a reputation for requiring a diverse set of skills. Not only do you need to be able to shoot in unpredictable lighting, you also need to be able to know how to capture fast-moving objects in a clear and concise way. In other words, you really need to be an artist to be able to be successful with sports photography.
Published on Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Using Premiere Pro to Create Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons
Co-directors Brian Stillman and Kelley Slagle take us on a journey with the latest documentary Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons, from the role-playing game’s 1980s introduction to its modern heyday, celebrating the prolific artists who visualized and defined its expansive world along the way.
Published on Friday, December 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Redefining Beauty: Saddington Baynes Embraces New Wave of Creative Thinking in Multi-Channel Campaigns
It's no secret that beauty brands are changing the way they advertise in keeping with the latest production technologies, media platforms, corporate responsibility and efforts to portray “real women” of all body shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Gone are the days of rigorous shoots and 'airbrushed' photography. In a move away from traditional marketing, the beauty industry has embraced a new wave of creative thinking to create multi-channel campaigns – a shift in direction that has inspired Saddington Baynes.
Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 10:00 AM
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
Always Create: How One Director Turned An Unexpected Setback Into a Holiday Film
When a big part of your job is creating art for commerce, it’s really easy to get busy with the commerce side of things and forget to feed your artist side. Ten years ago, a friend of mine got a tattoo that said: “All Ways Create”. The spelling was intentional, he’s a versatile artist of many mediums. The point is, I’ve never known him not to be working on his own projects alongside his corporate and commercial work.
Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 10:00 AM
6 Step Checklist For Hiring an Out-of-town Shooter
As a video producer or production company, booking a local freelancer for your client-facing shoot is not a task to take lightly. Book the wrong person and you’ll be in quite a jam. Going through the freelance hiring process is half like giving a job interview, and half selling the crew member on the excitement of the project. So it’s certainly both an art and a science. After booking for hundreds of outside freelance crew members, I’ve assembled six key items to look for to avoid disaster and make your out-of-town production a success.
Published on Monday, October 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Get an Inside Look at Crew West
by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).
Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM
Pip’s Island: A Closer Look at Creating “Moving Illustrations”
Pip’s Island is an immersive theater experience for families that combines animation, live actors, live-size puppetry and interactive sets. During this 60-minute interactive adventure, the lines between physical and digital blur and kids must rely on their own creativity, imagination and ingenuity to make their way through the story.
Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 2:25 PM
Tips on Making Your Next Doc a Success
Documentary films are becoming more and more popular. From feature length to episodic documentary TV shows to short Docufilms for non-profit or corporate clients, there are opportunities for filmmakers to practice their trade. Here’s a short list of things you may want to keep in mind while working on your documentary film.
Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 3:31 PM
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