113 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Director of Television in Rhode Island
The Future of Episodic Television: A Working Producer’s Perspective
Everything changes and television is no exception. Online is the new television. The amount of time people spent consuming only video each day jumped 23.3% in 2015 and is set to increase by a further 19.8% in 2016. Advances in technology only boosted this trend with increases in mobile video performance and storage capacities.
Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 11:52 AM
Why Every Director Needs an AD
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.
Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:08 PM
VariCam 35 Helps Grab Beautiful Images for Financial Spots
I've learned quite a few lessons throughout the course of my career in commercial production. And many the hard way. But you live -- you learn, and such is life. Perhaps the most important I've learned is how to surround myself with professionals who work on other high-profile projects all the time.
Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:35 PM
Best Pro From the West Spotlight: Director of Photography Mark Schulze
Mark Schulze has been an entrepreneur since graduating from UCSD in 1981, when he started his video production company, Crystal Pyramid Productions. As he added more equipment, experience and talent to his arsenal, he began acquiring prestigious international clients like UPS, Oprah, MasterCard, Extra and others and has won multiple international awards for his skills.
Published on Friday, July 8, 2016 3:56 PM
Humanistic VFX in the Emmy-nominated TALES FROM THE LOOP
Emmy-nominated) VFX work behind Amazon’s neo-futurist fable TALES FROM THE LOOP. Visual effects are of course key to any sci-fi story, but maintaining a balance with the naturalism of this one gave the VFX team more than enough to manage. Supervisor Andrea Knoll (a woman leading the VFX department, not that that should be a novelty anymore!) took point, enlisting the aid of Rodeo FX (Stranger Things 3, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as lead vendor. Over 700 VFX shots comprise a world that feels painterly, humanistic and lived-in yet sharp, tech-forward and brand new.
Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Directing Comedy in TV Spots can be a Funny Thing
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.
Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:25 AM
RED Dragon Visual Lens Comparison for Directors
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertSometimes when I’m in the thick of pre-production on a new television advertising spot, I’m tempted to put all of my emphasis on the obvious questions: Who will be the cinematographer? What camera system will we use? What casting decisions need to be made? Who the hell can convert my scribbles into a real storyboard?There’s a step often left out of the above question process, but one that, as a Director or Producer, does have a significant effect on your picture. In fact, this step is the first point of contact between the enigma of a performance and the camera.
Published on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:08 AM
Journalism, Advertising, Screenplays & More: Into the World of Production with Patrick Kilpatrick
Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher- from "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award-winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra". He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as "24", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and all "CSI".
Published on Friday, April 12, 2019 10:00 AM
DP Charles Papert Shoots Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Televsion* with VariCam LTs
From Rawson Marshall Thurber, the writer/director of Central Intelligence and We’re the Millers, comes the YouTube Red comedy series, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*. In the genre-bending show, the LAPD creates a task force that partners actors with detectives. The series was shot by cinematographer Charles Papert (Mary + Jane, Key and Peele) with VariCam LT cinema cameras.
Published on Friday, January 5, 2018 2:28 PM
The Journey to 100 Years with The ASC
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.
Published on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:00 AM
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