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by Matt Thames For the very early stage of the race, Sony outfitted five sheep with its latest AS100VR Action Cams, complete with waterproof features and image stabilization capacity. Sony then handed over the keys to local shepherd, Ian Hammond, to remotely control the cameras atop his flock. Attached using a modified dog harness, Sony hopes to catch a very unorthodox perspective of the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France.
As we start winding towards the dog days of summer, I was recently given the opportunity to get in front of the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and the DaVinci Resolve Control Panel. This was a new and different approach to looking at products that come through the doors at ProductionHUB. Normally we might get a camera or lighting kit but to get two production/post production related products together was cool. As a production professional (like many of you) I am always looking at the budget and ways to control costs. So the idea of being able to upgrade in the field and enhance the post-production suite without crushing the budget was enticing to say the least. But before I get there, lets take a look at where production always has to start. It starts with the camera of course.
We don’t know if it’s the crisp weather, the pumpkin-flavored beer, or the fact that we just enjoy digging up props reminiscent of days on set- whatever it is, it’s no secret many video production pros & tech geeks LOVE Halloween. Marlon Heimerl of HalloweenCostumes.com is the go-to person for costume ideas & DIY inspirations that may tickle your funny bone. Take a look at the list!
Creating shows like The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wilfred doesn't come easy, but getting first hand knowledge from director, Randall Einhorn helps us see what it'd be like to work on the set of shows we'd only dream of holding a camera on. Learn how this prime-time Emmy nominated pro landed the job, along with his must-have piece of equipment and sound advice most any production pro should take to heart.
Let’s take a minute to remember what this season is all about. This holiday season, why not give the gift of video? If you find you have some extra time in between the caroling, feasts and family festivities, we have some amazing non-profit organizations that are desperately in need of whatever pro bono skills you can offer. (Would you love to help but have no extra time this holiday? No worries, you can still lend a hand by sharing their mission via social media.) “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ~Charles M. Schulz
Drones. I’m going to be real with you. They intimidate me. I, in general, am clumsy, unstable (not emotionally, thank you very much) and should not be piloting anything. But, there are a few things I understand immensely: art, creative advancements, and laws—at least enough to break them.
above image: Ernest Borgnine & Sid Avery by Ron AveryIn the 1970s, my dad, photographer Sid Avery started making fine art prints to sell at galleries. He had to dig the originals out of storage where they were collecting dust. It was the first time in decades that he had seen some of these images. It was during this process that he discovered that he only had 20% of the images he ever shot. It turns out that the magazines or clients that he worked with never returned the originals or they were stolen. He started to talk to his friends in the business and found out that they were having similar issues. No one really knew what to do with the material. Some of these photographers thought of what they did as a job. A great job but once it was over, they didn’t all see the value in the negatives. Some guys just threw away their originals not thinking that anyone would be interested or that they were worth anything.
When applying for a job, people often say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Well, we call BS on that.In our industry, talent and creativity are obviously paramount. But that’s a little vague, isn’t it? What are employers in the VFX business really looking for? Production studio Saddington Baynes give us the breakdown on just what it takes to make it in CG - from preferred career paths, to building a standout portfolio, and fit with office culture.
“I feel empowered when I’m holding a camera,” Susu Hauser, adventurer, world-traveler, filmmaker, TV industry veteran, wife and cinematographer says with a gleam of pride in her eye. And she should feel proud. As one of the few female camera operators in the docu-reality TV world, she’s a groundbreaking trailblazer paving the way for more women to emerge in this extremely male-dominated field.
Award-winning composer and songwriter Cormac Bluestone currently scores Fox's The Cool Kids, executive produced by Charlie Day. Cormac frequently collaborates with Charlie and is best known as the composer for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.