18 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Cameraman
Chris Boyle is a nomadic inventor who strives to keep one foot in the laboratory and one in the sand. SOLOSHOT is a great new tool for filmmakers, videographers, and indies. It's a cost effective way to create stellar shots and a great way to take care of filming as if you had your own ESPN cameraman filming the game for you. With gear like SOLOSHOT coming on the market, Boyle, SOLOSHOT's CEO and is Chairman of the Board, thinks it's possible that they’ll start to see studio sized scenes like Braveheart coming from independents. Learn how the idea of SOLOSHOT came to be and where it will be in the future.
Graham Nolte, a DP (and so much more), shares tips and advice he’s learned from freelancing:
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!
Richard Crudo, ASC was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his film career as an assistant cameraman. As a director of photography, Crudo has shot a wide range of feature, television, and commercial productions. Among his feature credits are Federal Hill, American Buffalo, American Pie, Music From Another Room, Outside Providence, Down To Earth, Out Cold, Grind, Brooklyn Rules and some 26 episodes of the Emmy-award winning Justified. He has also directed several independent features.
For nearly 50 years, activists and camera crews have ventured into the frozen world of Canadian seals, their goal to expose the graphic brutality that has become commercial seal hunting. But there are countless challenges. In a documentary narrated by Ryan Reynolds, director Brant Backlund pieced together film taken throughout those 50 years all the way up to today, utilizing it to tell the stories of both the hunters and the seals.
Drones have become more and more popular to the film industry in recent years. A vast number of feature films are being shot using drones. Both mainstream and indie filmmakers have opted to use drones in order to capture aerial shots and the results are stunning!
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.
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!).
One of the best-known perks of freelancing is the flexibility, but all that freedom comes at a price. Managing your own schedule and every aspect of your career requires discipline. With nearly two decades of experience filming everything from QVC shows to live concerts and professional sports, Rodney Lane Butler has his share of tips, tricks, and hard-earned advice.
When you watch a 30 second online video, unless you have a production or marketing background, it is easy to overlook the time involved in the project. Ordering a cup of coffee can take less than 30 seconds. Yet a 30 second production can take well over 30 hours to complete. If you are working with someone inexperienced with video production, a storyboard is the perfect place to recap the main shots and direction of the video. Even if you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to video production, the storyboard will help gather all of your thoughts and allow for you to stay organized prior to the editing process.