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by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIf you thought that joke fell flat, welcome to why most people who think they can produce "Funny", at best usually only make "Kinda Cute". Or at worst, make "My Friends Think It's Hilarious." This means you and your friends are the only ones laughing. The even worse version of the last option, "My Mom Thinks It's Hilarious", needs no explanation.Learn tips on how to direct comedy, and get real laughs in the process.
Creating shows like The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wilfred doesn't come easy, but getting first hand knowledge from director, Randall Einhorn helps us see what it'd be like to work on the set of shows we'd only dream of holding a camera on. Learn how this prime-time Emmy nominated pro landed the job, along with his must-have piece of equipment and sound advice most any production pro should take to heart.
If I had to pick one constant among independent film festival submissions it would be unintelligible dialogue. The cause of desperation of every director; the bane of every mixing engineer’s existence; the source of suffering of your friends and family, forced to go through a whole movie they don’t understand because the actors’ words simply can’t be heard. This and many other nuances of your film’s sound are the victims of a few often overlooked details, which in turn result in the delivery of a subpar soundtrack, driving your audio post team insane and wasting production money. Good news is these mistakes can very easily be prevented. You can start by tackling a few key issues often associated with your role.
We all want to work on films and commercial productions where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances. In fact, when a good directing job is achieved, you may find the real-person performance is the most authentic, from-the-heart acting on camera. And if anything, directing non-professionals is great practice in a more forgiving environment for your directing skills.
Bruce Logan, ASC has worked on some of the most iconic movies in existence, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Star Wars. His career has taken all over a film set, which prepared him for his latest project, writing and directing the new indie drama, Lost Fare. In this interview, he takes us behind-the-scenes of working with one of the world's greatest directors and directing his own feature.
Quick Brown Fox Productions was founded in 2015 by Michael A. Livingston and Amanda Dreschler in Los Angeles, CA. Together they form a creative team writing, directing and producing independent films and web content. The talk briefly about their production company from its inception to their work with the Nat Geo film Take Me Back.
During the Band Pro Film & Digital One World Open House in Burbank, California, Italian Film Director, and master of Italian-Western cinema, Enzo G. Castellari shares his experiences and work over the years. If you don’t already know, he became famous during the 1960's by directing several spaghetti westerns such as Go Kill and Come Back (1967), One Dollar Too Many (1968) and more. In this interview Castellari elaborates on how he got started in the business, along with his inspirations and thoughts on the differences between shooting on film vs. today's current digital technology.
The industry continues to grow more and more each year with women filmmakers stepping into critical roles, from directing to camera operation, production design and editing. Each year, ProductionHUB celebrates a few incredible women in the field by highlighting their accomplishments, their stories and advice they have for other women in the industry.
above: Chicago-based AD Stephanie Clemonsby featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertAs the Velvet Underground famously sang, “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Or at least a recent project I was slated to Direct forced me to turn my eyes even more towards a light to which I’ve already been headed. Irregardless, now that I’ve had a look? I ain’t ever going back. Our client, Go RVing, needed a wide-range of marketing video content for Broadcast and Web use, and they brought me in to direct a 4-day shoot on Michigan’s West Coast. The first day was all interviews with actual users telling their unscripted stories to camera. The second and third days involved shooting eight different scenic broll situations with 20+ talent members in various camping situations. The fourth day was a practice in planning, logistics, and highway patrol as we shot seven vehicles on a large stretch of a US highway, through rolling vineyards and driving on wooded country roads.
Director, Antek Nykowski, describes the challenges of filming the day to day activities of the mountain rescuers and the use of aerial drones and RED dragon to enhance the shots.