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K-Tek Hosts Open House for Location Audio Professionals
K-Tek, known throughout the professional audio industry for its rugged and lightweight microphone boom poles, accessories and audio equipment bags, hosted location audio professionals to an open house and seminar at K-Tek’s Vista, CA headquarters. Get an inside look...
Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 12:30 PM
DPA Microphones Help Capture the Sound on Mad Max: Fury Road
DPA Microphones is delighted to have played a key part in capturing the sound for this high octane movie. Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo chose the company's d:screet™ 4063 Miniature Microphones with low sensitivity and low voltage to record dialogue during the shooting of action scenes that involved fast, furious and bumpy chases across the Namibian desert. He also used DPA d:screet 4062 Miniature Microphones with extra low sensitivity for cabled recordings of various vehicles, and these were held firm inside each vehicle by DPA magnet mounts.
Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:02 PM
The Ultimate Video Editor's Wish List
Over the last three decades, I have served as both a Camera Operator on various shoots in San Diego and as a Video Editor. It is good to have experience in both realms because as an Editor you know what to shoot, and as a Shooter you keep in mind all the shots that the Editor will want. “Tape is cheap” is an adage popular during the digital tape days meaning that the camera operator shouldn’t feel constrained about shooting a lot of footage. Strive to be the camera op whose every clip is usable.
Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 1:44 PM
5 Wicked Mistakes to Make While Filming
Picture this, you get home from a grueling shoot and realize to your red-faced chagrin that you have absolutely nothing to work with. The audio is shoddy, the shots are overexposed, the focus is wrecked... Whatever it is, you’ve botched the project and you may never get a second chance to fix it.
Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:39 PM
Tips for Improving Audio in Your Next Video
Filming is a two way street: you’re not only capturing an image, but you’re also recording dialogue, background noise or some other type of audio that helps to bring your visuals to life.
Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 11:00 AM
"The Drive" Gets Viewers Under the Helmet and Into the Game
The Drive "pulls back the curtain" and provides viewers with a rare look into what a nationally-ranked college football team goes through on their quest for a Pac-12 Championship. Fans get to go "under the helmet" to learn the players personalities and personal stories. Catch up with Senior Coordinating Producer, Michael Tolajian, as he shows viewers much more than they could ever see by just watching the game broadcasts.
Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 11:44 AM
Getting the Right Sound for a Superhero with iZotope’s RX
Netflix, the on-demand streaming service, has produced a streak of compelling original programming that pleases both critics and consumers. House of Cards. Orange Is The New Black. And now, Daredevil, the story of a blind, crime-fighting vigilante who protects the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 10:24 AM
Sounds Good - How to Make Your Project’s Audio Dazzle
Making any kind of film is time consuming and expensive. A large part of the cost comes from buying, or more realistically for a student crew with just a handful of people, renting high quality equipment. Not least because insurance could make the rental prohibitively expensive.
Published on Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:05 PM
How to Make Educational Videos People Actually Want to Watch
Have you ever had to suffer through a dry, stale educational video that bored you to tears or made you want to pull out your hair? Such videos are common elements of many corporations’ onboarding and regulatory compliance programs, so they’re not going away anytime soon. For video content producers, there’s a real opportunity to transform such pieces-to generate enthusiasm instead of eye rolls at the mention of the term “online training courses.” The real challenge is producing something that doesn’t just convey the information, but also keeps viewers genuinely engaged, smiling, and clicking for more. It takes a special knack. For more on this special touch, we interviewed A. Troy Thomas, President and Owner of Inertia Films.
Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:00 AM
DP Scott Sorensen Uses Cutting-Edge Robotics for Megabots
MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create giant 16-foot-tall, internally-piloted humanoid robots. Two years ago, MegaBots challenged Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, and the Japanese team accepted the challenge. During the building and testing stages, Sorensen used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras throughout the shoot to capture every possible angle, inside and outside of the robot.
Published on Monday, December 4, 2017 9:47 AM
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