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So you're making a movie. You read all the books, watched the DVDs, maybe got a degree, or you learned things “the hard way,” by trial and error. You’re a master, or maybe not. You went on a vision quest and the film gods granted you a story to tell. It’s gonna be your breakthrough project. For whatever reason, you decided to make a movie, short or long, cheap or expensive, and you’ve assembled a crew of competent specialists. I used to believe in the auteur theory, and creatively, I still do, but that doesn’t mean you literally do all the heavy lifting alone. No matter how many heads are present (and how many hats they’re wearing), filmmaking is a team effort.
Cold eyed they stared at me, moaning softly to themselves as if there was something they wanted to say but they couldn’t quite figure out how to make words work. I knew I had to do something, they needed food and they needed food now or the next thing on the menu might be me!!!
Creative jobs are just about the most fun careers in the world—but they can also be the most challenging. As anyone who works in film can attest to, it can be tough to force creativity when you’re just not feeling it. There are lots of great exercises to boost creativity out there, but it’s not always enough to use short-term tactics. If your team has been trouble getting inspired, then it may be time to think about ways you can boost overall creativity on an ongoing basis.
Canon is sponsoring the Press Suite and the Filmmaker Lounge this year at SXSW. The Lounge will be a place for filmmakers and badgeholders to relax, recharge, escape the crowds, and grab a snack. In the Press Suite, Canon will be offering complimentary clean and check services for Canon services! Canon’s programming will include a Cinematography of Comedy panel, as well as several afternoon fireside chats with filmmakers.
Need to film a commercial? Need it to look professional? Rather than seeking out external locations, consider shooting the video inside of your home or apartment. This controlled environment can make the production process easier on yourself, your talent and the overall organizational process.
What better place to go for advice on how to build a successful production house than where competition is stiffest? Mike Levy started Levy Production Group in 1987 and succeeded where many others failed-Las Vegas. We figure if you can make it in the entertainment capital of the world, you can probably make it anywhere. Here are our top four takeaways from Mike on building a successful studio
These 10 tools are for those who want to enhance their awesomeness in their video production and/or want to uphold a professional video service for clientele. These aren’t just 10 things that maybe you should check out sometime, think of them as part of your “Video Kit”. If you want to be the video pro who’s confident and ready to go when asked to do a job, then you need to have some things in place. Before going “out there,” you should set up the resources you need in a way so they’re accessible at all times.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, most productions stopped or went on indefinite hold. I don't know anyone who hasn't lost work or been affected in some way due to the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the film industry were put at serious risk. But as things continued to drag on, content still needed to be made. It just had to change shape a bit. Spots were made using stock footage. Remote productions began to pick up. And as some states in the US began to open again, the ability to start shooting again, albeit on a smaller scale and with certain restrictions, became possible once more.
"Social distancing" is quickly becoming a popular term - and has forced production to change the way things are done. Shark Week is obviously super popular, so tell me a little about this Discovery shoot that you worked on and how you got involved with it.
In my opinion, there is no such thing as a right way or wrong way when it comes to deciding the approach of what ”tools” you and your crew should bring with you on remotes. This premise will always apply no matter if you have been doing productions “forever” or you are just getting underway. For example people have been telling me forever that I bring too much of everything. I just nod and say “Ya, I know.”