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Before the ink is dry on your yearbook, you may already be armed with interviews and 'setiquette' tips from your mentors. Here's 9 ways to jump start your career after you graduate.
At WorldWise Productions, we get this type of question a lot. Clients tell us approximately how long they’d like their video to be, and then ask us to give them a quote based on the length. That’s when I like to put on my Video Production Professor hat and take them through the following explanation.
Roxanne Ibbetson - Production Assistant, Tech TV If you work in the video production industry, I’m sure you are aware that there is no magic solution to ensure that your clients think you’re amazing. Building a great client relationship takes commitment, attention to detail, and a high quality product. There are, however, a couple of things you can do to get off to the best possible start.
When you’re managing a media department, you’re expected to be everywhere at once. It's not enough to keep up with the newest gear; you have to make important decisions in the marketing, finance, and crewing departments, too. On those long nights when you’re crunching the numbers to see if you’ll ever be able to hire a little extra help to get it all done, rely on your virtual (and free!) assistant-CrewCloud.
I was a bit skeptical when I saw Production Bot, the portable live broadcast studio, earlier this year at the NAB Show. I'll admit that I'm an old school Technical Director and set in my thoughts as to what a switcher was and what a switcher should be. But, I'm always looking for new and exciting gear to make live production easier. Assistant Technical Director and Production Bot guru Nick Walsh showed me the ins-and-outs of the Production Bot Switch 8 — and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by what this little switcher can do.
With marketing professionals and companies often strapped for budgets and having many places to spend their precious advertising dollars, sometimes video production budgets suffer, but the quality - and your profit margins - need not plummet as a result. Companies looking to produce one isolated video and offering a small budget rarely leave much room for creativity or profit, but when a company wants to create a series of videos simultaneously, careful collaboration and creativity can lead to great results both for the client and for the production company’s bottom line. Sharing the workload in pre-production, maximizing the shoot time during production, and spreading out costs across videos in post-production can lead to low per-video costs for bulk projects without sacrificing quality or profit.
Production monitors are in a period of flux. As we transition from the familiar REC709 HD signal standard into an uncertain future, the idea that there is one “standard” monitor in the broadcasting/high-end video/digital cinema production space is no longer true, if it ever was. However, there are a few models that we like, use and consistently recommend to our customers at AbelCine.
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series The Americans chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
From creating projects for Coldplay, Adidas, MTV, Indieflix and more, to having short film, Text Me, staring Big Bang Theory's Matt Bennett go viral, Dream Team Directors know a thing or two about filmmaking and what it takes to make great films. Their recent YouTube series of 17 video "Tips for Success" provides aspiring filmmakers with tips to help take their films - and careers - to the next level.
We had a chance to interview 1st AD Alex Stein to discuss the anatomy of a call sheet. In this article (and video), Alex Stein will break down all the components that should be included in a standard call sheet for film and television.