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The Tribeca Film Festival lit up the NYC skyline with a dazzling array of films and projects ranging from full-length features to documentaries and shorts. Then to just to add to the mix, there were unique and original works in the VR and immersive space.
At the recent Real Screen Summit I Washington DC, the panel, “Revenge of the Documentary” suggested that docs may be undergoing a rebirth on American TV in the next few years. Major brands like Discovery, National Geographic, Showtime, HBO etc proclaimed that they will be relying increasingly on documentaries to chart a course back to their core values and away from the homogeneity of similarly formatted unscripted, so-called reality TV shows.
Crazy Duck Productions is a small video production company with a fairly large footprint. At the core of the company is Chuck Fishbein, Director of Photography and his wife and partner, Senior Producer, Sarah Fishbein. Their lineup of diverse clients includes IHeartMedia, Sony, Hersheypark and Hotels, L’Oreal and the New York Public Library, as well as several well-known fragrance designers and major pharmaceutical companies. Chuck’s New York City stock footage, represented by Getty Images, has appeared in features, commercials and documentaries, worldwide.
I was fortunate. The director of my first two feature documentaries insisted that we shoot the projects on film. The texture, emotional quality, and pure beauty of capturing life with camera negative was intoxicating. But the greater value to me were the lessons learned from the discipline that film exacts on the production process. These lessons still guide my approach to cinematography in this digital age.
There’s nothing better than a series of challenging shoots to improve your video production skills. For me and my partner in crime, we thought we had nailed the art of the short documentary after producing, shooting, and editing weekly documentaries all over Alaska, featuring eccentric subjects in some of the harshest of conditions, for 65 weeks in a row.
I recently attended the 20th annual Real Screen Summit in Washington D.C. This mid-winter convocation has become the pre-eminent gathering of buyers, distributors and producers of reality TV, documentaries and other non-fiction programming in the Americas. Consequently, it also attracts hundreds of producers working in these genres eager to distribute finished or nearly finished programs, and to pre-sell projects in varying stages of development.
When it comes to bringing a story to life with sound, there's more to it than meets the eye... or ear. Woody Woodhall, CAS is President of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and rerecording mixer. He has sound supervised and mixed feature films, documentaries and for television he’s VO recorded, sound edited and mixed hundreds of episodes of programming for MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, Nat Geo, History, USA Network and VH-1 to name a few.
by Andre ElijahSony Vegas Pro 13 is a Non Linear Editing system from the folks at Sony Creative Software akin to other professional mainstream NLEs from Avid, Adobe, and Apple. Like those other NLE's, Vegas Pro 13 has all of the day to day essentials required by a modern editor including, a timeline, media bins, a viewport for the selected clip, as well as a viewport for the timeline. Additionally - all of the tools in terms of making selections and trimming are where you'd expect. Since I come from a career of mainly editing documentaries - one of the things I've come across lots of is mixed formats of footage. RED, 5D mark II, GoPro, P2, XAVC, and files transcoded in ProRes. I'm glad to report that all of these formats work easily in Vegas Pro 13 - and it is as simple as drag and drop. Additionally you can mix and match all these types of footage in the same timeline without issue.
by Michael Valinsky After initially meeting at Manhattan Edit Workshop's Inside the Cutting Room event, we followed up to talk further with Emmy-Award winning editor Arielle Amsalem at Third Rail Coffee in Greenwich Village, NYC. One of the most promising up-and-coming documentary editors today, we had the opportunity to ask her a whole range of questions. Here's our fully-caffeinated interview.
In a perfect world, you have all the time, money, and resources to shoot or source custom video, and all the footage is perfect, exactly what you need. Instead, your world is constrained by tight deadlines, small budgets, technical snafus, and bad planning. Thankfully, stock footage will not only save your bacon, it can enhance your film or video project. Here are five kinds of stock footage shots to the rescue.