35 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Set Construction in Midland
The Guide to Sustainable Practices On Set
The sheer amount of waste we experience daily on film productions is shocking. Huge volumes of wood thrown into dumpsters after a day’s use. Food from catering disposed of rather than sent to food banks. Hundreds of plastic water bottles, many barely consumed, end up in large plastic bags never to be recycled.
Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Virtual Set Design for Independent Films
The industry has been talking a lot about using virtual sets recently and for good reasons. Most of the attention has surrounded The Mandalorian, Disney +’s $120 million flagship show. While they’ve certainly pioneered the field and brought it the attention it deserves, a lot of projects don’t have Disney’s production money for their projects. With that being said, designing and utilizing virtual sets is not reserved for the flagship studio projects. Every independent filmmaker should be looking at how they can use this tool to their advantage as there are several scenarios where it can be helpful.
Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:00 AM
In the Dark: The Challenges of Set Design for Blind Actors & Characters
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM
Working in Production: 5 On-Set Safety Practices
Over 17,000 malpractice lawsuits are filed every year, and there are many causes to blame. Some may say it’s because people have become entitled and sue for imagined or accidental wrongs. Others say the malpractice spree was ignited due to willful and negligent practices that were injuring patients. Knowing the world as it is, it’s safe to assume it’s a little bit of both.
Published on Friday, April 27, 2018 9:00 AM
Behind the Documentary: The Making of The Memory of Fish
We need many more environmental success stories. Communities across the US are struggling with the realities of unhealthy rivers and depressed fish stocks, feeling the impacts of coastal degradation and climate change, and debating both dam construction and removal. The Memory of Fish tackles these themes through the story of the legendary Dick Goin.
Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:00 AM
In Review: Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod
If you have been out shooting for a while, then you know just how important a good tripod is. Even if you are the best handheld shooter, sooner or later you are going to need a reliable tripod. The trick is to find one that is easy to set up, doesn't weigh a ton, is affordable and most of all, durable. The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber hits all of these marks and more.
Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM
6 Key Aspects to Consider When Budgeting for Your Film
For people who are new to the world of video production, and what goes into producing a high quality piece of work, it can be a little surprising how much planning is involved. Sarah Hickey, creative director and founder of Melbourne based film and video production company Monster & Bear, helped to break down some of the key aspects of pre-production to help with the smooth sailing of your project once on set.
Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:00 AM
2017 NAMM to Showcase New Products & Professional Services for Music Professionals
What could be better than starting off 2017 with one of the best showcases of new professional music products and services? Hot off the heals of the CES in Las Vegas The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show is set to kickoff January 19th through the 23rd 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, California.
Published on Friday, January 6, 2017 10:31 AM
In Review: LitraStudio Wireless 10M Waterproof MIL-STD810G
Hmmm... where do I start this review? Should I go with the solid portability factor of the LitraStudio? Should I mention LitraStudio's millions of color options? How about the easy-to-use smartphone app? The LitraStudio's waterproof to 10 meters feature?
Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:00 AM
Before You Hire A Director for Your Next Project, Read This
“How many of you have you ever hired an architect?” I asked this question in a presentation on Video Marketing I gave recently to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Only one person in the audience raised their hand. I wasn’t surprised. I asked the question because I thought I knew what an architect did, until I actually hired one. Then I found out that (just like directors) architects do all sorts of things I never thought they did. Early on in my career an architect pulled me aside and explained to me that many people who might want to hire me, have no real idea what it is I actually do? He suggested I include a worksheet outlining my process in my marketing materials and I’ve found it to be a really valuable road map for clients to better understand how we work together.
Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00 AM
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