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Real-time Augmented Graphics that Blend the Real and Virtual Worlds with Marker-less Camera Tracking
Augmented graphics have come a long way in the past decade, from formerly rotund weatherman Al Roker obscuring the first two days of the seven-day forecast to reporter Jessica Yellin channeling a holographic Princess Leia while discussing results of the 2008 presidential campaign with Wolf Blitzer. Fast forward ten years and the real and virtual worlds are blending into one.
Published on Monday, March 11, 2019 10:00 AM
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
How to Navigate the Many Landmines of College Sports Production
College sports production is a unique beast. Since schools’ athletic programs (especially football) are often one of their biggest revenue sources, the stakes are high. Meanwhile, during every on-field play or off-field interview, athletes and coaches have scholarships and future career prospects to consider. Anyone on the sidelines behind a camera or a microphone needs to know how to navigate those political dynamics, have superb technical production skills, and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the sport they’re covering. Any misstep could mean an unfilmed play, a botched interview, or a damaged relationship. For the scoop on navigating the many landmines of college sports production I talked to Gwen Brown, who spent over a decade in sports production. Often, she was the only woman on the line, on the sidelines, in the locker room, or in the sports section at the newsroom. Here are the lessons about navigating college sports production she learned the hard way so you don’t have to.
Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017 11:00 AM
High School Students Use New, Free Technology to Produce Live Election Coverage — Just Like the Networks
As technology advances, it not only expands the palate of creative opportunities but also lowers the barrier of entry, allowing more people to participate. It’s a corollary to Moore’s Law, and television production is no exception. Once the bastion of big companies, specialized equipment, and large budgets, the barrier to entry has lowered enough for high schools with limited resources to operate at a level equal to that of many professional studios.
Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:25 AM
Cinematographer Lidia Nikonova Shoots The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" Video
Currently, Lidia is one of the few creatives pioneering an industry-wide shift to vertical content, as we’ve seen with Spotify Video and the launch of Instagram TV (IGTV). With The Weeknd’s Call Out My Name Spotify music video, Lidia produced one of the first vertical anamorphic videos, which allowed her to increase the field of view while retaining all the textural qualities of the vintage anamorphic glass — the flare, the breathing and the oval bokeh.
Published on Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Live Sports Production is on the Rise
There is no doubt about it: a lot of people love to watch sports. Viewership for the NFL alone was up 5% in 2018. That rising number also translates into increased production opportunities for all of us. But who is booking these productions and how are they getting the job done?
Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Filming in Rio de Janeiro: Tips & Tricks to Help You While Filming On-Location
Looking down over the city from up on the Corcovado or Sugarloaf Mountain, the city and its topography start to make sense. Forested mountains frame the city, just a few blocks back from its most famous beaches. Wedged in between is the upmarket Zona Sul (“South Zone”), spreading from Botafogo in Guanabara Bay, round to Copacabana, west to the chic beaches of Ipanema and Leblon, and up the steep hillsides, where expensive condominiums and favelas sit side by side. Heading north, around the shores of the bay and inland lies the city center and the sprawling northern suburbs. And way out west, along the coast, is Barra da Tijuca, with its Miami-like strip malls, long beaches, and the Olympic Park.
Published on Monday, April 8, 2019 10:00 AM
Interview with Emmy Nominated Editor on Mrs. America
Editor Robert Komatsu just received an Emmy nomination for editing the pilot episode of Mrs. America titled "Phyllis." Aside from this nomination, Mrs. America received nine other Emmy nominations for Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Cate Blanchett), Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Limited Series or movie (Tracey Ullman, Margo Martindale, Uzo Uduba), among others.
Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:00 AM
From A to Z: How to Get Your Micro-Budget Feature in Front of as Many Eyeballs as Possible
My name's Marcus Mizelle, writer, director and producer of industry satire Actor For Hire. To get our movie to a sustainable place and with a very limited amount of money to work with required a very specific set of adjustments and expectations from the very beginning. We had $50K to spend on the entire thing which had to cover prep, shooting, post, marketing and delivery. The overall objectives with this project were to 1.) raise the career profiles of all involved, 2.) tell an authentic yet colorful story of a struggling actor in Hollywood, and 3.) increase chances of return on investment with a creative campaign and low overhead.
Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:00 AM
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