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Every year, thousands of hopefuls flock to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York with a dream to make it big in the film and television industry. We live in a time where every college student with a phone has become a filmmaker. With so many people to choose from, how hard can it be to hire a professional crew for your production?
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are taking over the skies. They’re being used for everything from “reality capture” (as detailed for businesses to sheer enjoyment by hobbyists. As regulations become clearer and equipment grows increasingly affordable and user-friendly, the production industry is taking up its fair share of the sky, too. More video crews than ever are certified to fly small UAVs for commercial purposes. For more on what this means for both production crews and clients looking to hire drone services, we talked to Ryan Goble, Senior DP and FAA-certified drone pilot at Running Pony.
Producer Singer-Songwriter Bruno Mars is on a massive “24K Magic World Tour“ cross-continent tour which started in the Europe and is now entering North America. Dates for South America and Australia were just added with additional dates expected into late 2018. Bruno Mars new tour reflects the funk & soul of the ’70s, and the 24 Magic World Tour stage design is no different. Using a record setting 795 Robe Spikies, rigged on 20 moving over-stage pods, the design is a compliment of mashed together lighting rigs reflecting times from the past, while bringing a modern feel using motion-rigging pieces.
The production industry is always evolving, from new ways to film to breakthroughs in production technology, with many women spearheading initiatives that impact the industry and set changes in motion. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to present a few of our favorite "Women to Watch" — women who are constantly inspiring and reaching new ceilings in an industry that was previously male-dominated.
The first day of shooting is always an exciting time for cast and crew, but it wouldn’t be possible without the months of pre-production that brought everyone to the set. You’re probably familiar with Edison’s quote about genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Think of production as 1% realization and 99% preparation.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds in sports production. Everybody involved in the production side of things has brought their own unique style and expertise to the table - outstanding producers and directors, technical directors, audio engineers with mad skills, rock solid camera ops, and dare I say hundreds of other technicians, grips, and production assistants, and just a lot of other people that make great sports productions happen. But all of the people I have just mentioned whether they were part of a big crew, or of just a crew of two have one thing in common.
Whether you're shooting a low-budget feature, a Hollywood blockbuster, or a commercial for a local business, creating and managing a budget is crucial for your production. It's important to start budgeting your productions from the get-go because it can help inform some of your creative decisions. For productions that have a large crew, it’s especially important to have a production budget so that you can pay your cast and crew in a timely manner. There’s no better way to burn bridges and tarnish good relationships than not paying on schedule.
As a writer, producer, and actor, I’ve seen and experienced a few scary things over the years. As the amount of independent films, web-series, and shorts being made increases, it’s a great time to review some basic things to make your production less frightening and more professional, from producing, to acting, to being a member of the crew.
Whether you manage a fledgling production business or a large company, you have to adapt to the times. It could be a slow period when cuts to your team and budget are made, or a bountiful year with profit enough to invest in new opportunities. Service companies mostly conduct business in a buyer’s market, which means making the right cuts and investments prior to a change in the economic tide can mean the difference between success and failure.
The demand for live televised college sports has never been higher. From all of the biggest and best college football programs to sports that you may never have seen before, the heat is on to produce the type of high production quality that viewers expect. With colleges and conferences building their own networks, it's no wonder that crews are busier than ever. Where do we start?