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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!).
Best Camera Accessories and Rigs to Make Your Summer Shoots Sizzle
As a producer/director/shooter I’m always looking for the best way to maximize the investment of time and money. When it comes to purchasing and getting new gear into the production flow you need to do your homework. Listed below is but a few of the thousands of camera support products that are out there. But hey, that's why we’re here! The trick is to choose the right gear to stay within your budget and still come out with outstanding content. Easier said than done. But here is the good news. Getting new gear doesn't have to break the bank, and if you play your cards right, new gear can even pay for itself over time. So with that said lets’ check out some of the latest camera support gear and rigs that will take your production values to the next level.
Avoid the Zombie Crew: 7 Ways to Take Care of Your Crew On-Set
Cold eyed they stared at me, moaning softly to themselves as if there was something they wanted to say but they couldn’t quite figure out how to make words work. I knew I had to do something, they needed food and they needed food now or the next thing on the menu might be me!!!
To Buy Camera Equipment or Rent?
It’s a lasting dilemma for film crews, production houses, and freelance camera people: Do I buy camera equipment or rent gear on a case-by-case basis? You may purchase the latest and greatest only to find it sitting on the shelf when the next best thing replaces it a month later. We talked to Pierre Habib of Dunia Films to take some of the mystery out of renting camera equipment.
Choosing the Right Camera
Step one to becoming a filmmaker is having the drive, the passion, and the inspiration to begin. A practical, but equally important next step, is to find your camera. Selecting a camera can be a daunting task for those just starting out in the industry, and even for those with a few projects under their belt. With so many options available in today’s market, it can be hard to know where to begin. Consider making a selection that is not only based on your current needs (and restrictions), but that can also grow with you and does not limit you as your needs change.
Camera Op to Cinematographer: Matt Leonetti & His Road to Hollywood Success
Matt Leonetti started his career as a camera operator & quickly became a full-fledged cinematographer shooting iconic films, including Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact, Dawn of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect, and Rush Hour 2. Forty years after his first role as director of photography on Bat People (1974), Leonetti continues to shoot, including the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. Learn how Leonetti paved the way to his success, with tips, advice and much more.
How to Choose the Right Cast & Crew for Your Next Video Production
What does it take to make a good video? The first thing to do is decide on a goal. It turns into an interesting scenario, and as soon as it is ready, you can start looking for a professional crew, rent equipment, and hire actors. If you want to save time, there are a couple of simple options - hire a team of newbies with just a few clicks or try on the actor's role yourself. But no matter how good your video's production crew is, lousy acting will ruin any project. Therefore, you have to learn a little about the art of casting. Successful casting requires a lot of planning and preparation, both from you and the actors. Let's look for the perfect candidate for the role in your video.
Need to Hire an International Crew? Here Are a Few Ways to Make it Easier
Seasoned producers get into a rhythm. Before they even set up a project, they have a decent idea of how long the project will take, how much money they’ll spend, and the team they want on the job. But make that shoot international and you’re sure to throw off even the most experienced professional. That said, hiring international crews doesn’t have to be a painful experience.
Camera Stabilization & Specialization: An Emerging Trend in Video Production
From digital cameras to 8K workflows, video and sports production have been in a seemingly constant state of evolution. Veteran Steadicam operator and production specialist Alan Lennox has worked on everything from the Olympics to feature films and television episodes with new camera technology for decades.
Cinematographer Indeana Underhill on Wrapping Her First Feature Film: Sourcing Crew, Working on a Low-Budget & More
Indeana Underhill is an extremely talented Cinematographer who’s no stranger to the industry. In an exclusive interview with ProductionHUB, Inde shares her experience wrapping her first feature film a few months ago, including sourcing crew and working on a smaller budget. Plus, she tells the journey of becoming a DP, and why choosing the right production technology isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.