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How to Host the Best Oscar Party Ever
People in the production industry come in many varieties. But what we all have in common is that we never miss the Oscars… or a party. From thrilling recipes to dramatic decor, here are some star-studded ideas for your real life supporting cast to enjoy the Oscars.
Published on Friday, February 28, 2014 11:20 AM
The Importance of Music on Film & Emotion
If you took a second to close your eyes and think about Star Wars, what comes to mind? What are you hearing? Laser blasters, light sabers, possibly a dramatic score by John Williams? For the major films in pop culture, music plays a major role in developing the themes and tone of the production.
Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 10:00 AM
4 Tips for Making the Most out of Your Lighting Setup on the Most Extreme Sets
Lighting is the secret weapon in any production; it sets the scene and tells the audience how they should be feeling with dramatic lighting effects generating intrigue. On lower-budget productions it can also position them and tell them where they are; warmer light with added gels can create a rich chocolate tone to be used in period dramas for example.
Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:00 AM
'The Blacklist' Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC's hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location - including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York's Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers - the show's dramatic storytelling is a perfect match for the tools.
Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:56 PM
Studio Lighting Takes Center Stage
Lighting for a studio production means so many things depending on the scope of your production. The first question you should ask yourself is what is the scope of your production? Is it going to be live or recorded? Will you be asked to light a talk show with an audience, or maybe something even more elaborate? Maybe you will be asked to light a commercial or a dramatic production. Great lighting can add depth and will set the emotional tone for every production. The question then is what do you want your lighting to convey emotionally to the audience? Here is a good example. Think how theatre directors use pools of light to draw the audiences’ attention to those spots on the stage. Your eyes have to go there right? But hold on to that thought and we will get back to it and a great use of dramatic lighting example later.
Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Sundance 2019: Editors Discuss Films Premiering at the Festival
Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival becomes the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences. The festival includes dramatic and documentary features and short films; series and episodic content; and New Frontier, showcasing emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances, and films. When you attend Sundance, you can expect to attend daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and live music events.
Published on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:00 AM
Cinematographer Felix Cramer Talks Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
In this interview, we talk exclusively to Felix Cramer, the director of photography for Netflix's upcoming series Oktoberfest Beer & Blood, a thrilling period drama that follows the inception of the now world-famous beer festival. Based on true events, the series explores the history and origins of Oktoberfest. He works alongside director Hannu Salonen to establish an aesthetic inspired by oil paintings of great European late-romantic artists like Arnold Böcklin, Anselm Feuerbach, and expressionist artists from the “Neue Künstlervereinigung München”.
Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00 PM
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
Using the new MōVI Steadicam in TV Commercial Application
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertYou’ve collaborated on the storyboards, you've charmed on the conference call, you've nailed the pitch, and now you've won the job! It's Monday morning, and for once you're actually looking forward to making the harrowing commute...Starbucks is pulsing through your veins and you're ready - no you're stoked - to embark on that big-brand TV shoot. And then your phone interrupts your pump-up music on the BPM channel. Your apologetic producer is on the line and gently breaks the news: you don't have the money in the budget for that gorgeous steadicam shot you built into the boards. The steadicam shot that left you so inspired to direct this project in the first place. The buttery smooth eye-pleasing delicacy you were going to build your reel around. Options quickly flood into your brain: You could cash in the 401k, or even worse, call in favors from those famously curmudgeonly, hard-working steadicam operators just to get a shot like the famously long, intricate, and beautiful steadicam shot in Martin Scorcese's "Hugo" below:
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Create a Lasting Memory Through Music
Think of the Hollywood hit “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg - what song comes to mind? Chances are you will remember “Unchained Melody” and the emotions it evoked in you more than the storyline or dialogue. That’s the power that music brings to movies. Harness it by considering the following when selecting music for your next film or video.
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:43 PM
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