16 blog posts found matching keyword search for: Stage Rental
Lighting a Set: 3 Tips to Use to Your Advantage
When shooting video, the lighting you choose sets the stage for the actual content - though most viewers may not be consciously aware of the lighting choices you’ve made, they react to light on a subconscious level. Lighting can be used to give the viewers subtle cues about where the scene is taking place, or to create an emotional response to what’s happening. In commercial shoots, lighting choices also ensure that the product and/or models are presented at their absolute best.
Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:18 AM
So You Need To Rent A Media Studio?
You’re a filmmaker, a band, a special effects producer, a virtual reality game designer, a vlogger or rapper and you’re looking to rent a sound stage, a green screen or a recording studio for your project. Many creative and artistic people know what they want their finished product to look like and are thinking about going to a media studio to make it perfect.
Published on Friday, July 27, 2018 10:00 AM
How Lens Metadata Can Save Time and Money in Post
Metadata is an invaluable source of information in the content creation industry, enabling people to search, find and manage content quickly and easily. However, while the value of metadata is a given for archiving, it is largely overlooked at the acquisition stage. While some metadata from the lens is currently used on set for monitoring levels, there is so much more it could do that could save significant time and money during production and post.
Published on Friday, August 5, 2016 11:35 AM
Pivot Point #2: Production Companies Continue to Find Their Way Jumping In with Both Feet
As I mentioned in our first Pivot Point, smart production companies are moving incredibly fast to shift from the “traditional” production model. This shift has forced companies to evaluate and change plans on the fly. One such company is Events United located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We caught up with the crew while they were catching their breath and getting ready for their next production.
Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Cool Cars, Mobile Live Streams and a Blackout…Oh My!
Self-proclaimed “Satellite Guy” Rob McWilliams of McWilliams Productions shares tales from producing multiple live shows at CES, including how he was able to live stream through a massive blackout!
Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Getting Shut Down by Coronavirus
Thursday, March 19th - It was a rainy evening in downtown Los Angeles and we were setting up for Day 2 of Production on my new TV show Limited Edition. I had spent the past 15 months getting to this point; writing, securing funding, casting, location scouting, rehearsing, shot listing. I had successfully grown my commercial company Vitascope Arts into a six-figure business over the course of only a few years but this was going to be my first big step into creating fully produced original content, completely in-house. I had a lot riding on the show and I was more prepared for this project than anything I had ever done in my life. On this Thursday, most of the state had already been ordered to begin social distancing, to stay home, and all large gatherings had been banned. We were on set working, payroll had been financed, equipment had been paid for, insurance covered, locations booked, yet we all knew our production could be shut down at any moment. And then, just like that, one of my crew members scrolled their phone and announced “The Mayor just shut down all of Los Angeles. We have until midnight.” Full lockdown. It was a surreal feeling. Not only would the production have to shut down indefinitely but we weren’t even supposed to be outside of our homes. Everything was immediately put into perspective and the world would be changed forever. Let’s go back a few months.
Published on Monday, April 20, 2020 10:00 AM
10 Things I Overlooked as a Brand New Filmmaker
In indie filmmaking, overpreparation is the key to success. But as a first-time filmmaker on “Alvin,” there were unavoidable pitfalls that I encountered simply because of my lack of knowledge. While everyone's experience will be different, I hope that my 20/20 hindsight can be helpful to other independent filmmakers.
Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00 AM
The Art of Being a Producer: Balancing Creativity and Business
Producers are rare beings. They are masters at both the wild, creative and fantastical side of filmmaking AND the cold, calculated and financial side, too. These two objectives seem like they're totally at odds, but their relationship is actually a lot more straightforward. Just keep a few key things in mind if you're intent on being a producer who can move from creative mode to business mode and back again.
Published on Monday, September 23, 2019 10:00 AM
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
Live Event Design Trends, Challenges & What Happens When Microsoft Acquires Your Client Right Before An Event
Recently the Xamarin Evolve 16 corporate event took place - the largest cross-platform mobile event in the world, where over 1,500 developers, industry leaders and Xamarin experts converged to advance the state of the art, discuss mobile strategy and define the future app design. And leading live event designer/producer Riverview Systems Group, Milpitas, CA, was there too, in a big way. Riverview’s on site crew of 26 production staff and 60 local technicians ran the show at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Fla.
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:20 AM
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