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10 Tips for Effectively Styling a Set
If you are a Props Stylist, Set Designer, Production Manager or simply working on a production where you need to consider the look and budget for a set, then this top ten will help steer you in the right direction. I have compiled them using my experience from over the last decade or so as a stylist working in TV, Advertising, Film and Fashion. Along the way I've built up some shrewd skills in how to save money and time without losing out on the quality or look of the production.
Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:08 AM
How Music Supervisors Set the Mood
by Jessica NinModerator:Randy Thornton, CEO & President of Warner/Chappell Production Music Speakers: * John Houlihan: Music Supervisor, “Training Day,” “Austin Powers,” “Vegas”; VP, Guild of Music Supervisors * Jeff Lusk Music Supervisor and Sound Designer, Warner/Chappell Production Music * Alexandra Patsavas Chop Shop, Music Supervisor, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” “The Carrie Diaries” * Edwina Travis-Chin Music Director, APM Music Session Description:So many successful films and television shows feature memorable music that strikes the perfect balance between what is seen on the screen and what is felt by the viewer. From haunting ballads to hard-driving rock and roll, much of this is accomplished through a mix of both production music and original scores. Leading music supervisors know how to work with both. In this panel of industry executives and working music supervisors, learn how the pros determine the best approach to achieving the desired mood for a film. Produced in partnership with the Production Music Association (PMA) and the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:55 PM
2014 Sundance Selection: Me+Her
Director Joseph Oxford and cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer created a unique live action short film “Me+Her,” which was accepted into this year’s Sundance Short Film program. What makes this film so special is that Joseph and Bradley created an incredible imaginary world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes. While any film admitted into the Sundance competition is going to look amazing, the fact that Joseph and Bradley captured stunning images using only cardboard really sets this project apart.
Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:19 PM
4 Simple Tips To Be The Best Production Assistant On Set
For most film crew, the first step to working in the industry is through getting a job as a production assistant. It can be pretty tough work, and can serve as a test to filter out those who are not going to be able to withstand the hardships and long hours that come with working in the film industry.
Published on Monday, September 10, 2018 10:00 AM
In the Dark: The Challenges of Set Design for Blind Actors & Characters
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM
How to Find the Best Video Production Jobs
You've been a slave to ‘setiquette’ (set etiquette), mastered new skills, upgraded to the best video editing software and purchased a high-quality camera-- it is officially time to ‘level up’ to your next big break in the world of content creation. Where and how do you find the best film project or post production job?
Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11:30 AM
4 Common Problems on Set – and How to Fix Them
Here's something you're going to learn in film if you haven't already: NOTHING goes as planned. If things go 80% according to plan, you may just be working in a big-budget Hollywood studio! Or not; things don't go as planned for the "big dogs" either — consider Apocalypse Now. I work with many productions in South Florida with Moving Picture Rental — and if anywhere is unpredictable, it's Florida. Here are some things I've learned along the way.
Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:09 AM
Equipment Review: Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder
by Bradford HillThe Canon XA25 Pro HD Camcorder is a compact 1/2" inch CMOS Sensor Camera with a lot of great and unexpected stand-out features. To start, its full auto & manual modes, its two XLR inputs, and an HDSDI slot packaged with the ability to shoot 1920x1080 at 59.94p are notable. While traveling on shoots, I was impressed with the capability to be able to record 1080p at 60fps within a moment’s notice. This frame rate is a new feature to the Canon line of cameras, which gives this camera a competitive edge. It is also easy to manage when set to auto mode, which comes in handy if a novice needs to use the camera on a small crew shoot, or to simply capture any ‘run-and-gun’ footage.
Published on Monday, December 30, 2013 2:47 PM
Why Nila LED Brightens Up Everyone's Day on Set
Trying to find the perfect lighting product or angle when on set can be a challenge, and making sure everything looks crisp on screen is an obvious essential. With so many lighting products out there, we had to find out why Nila LED lights are the go-to lights in our industry. We were able to catch up with industry lighting pro and President/CEO of the company, Jim Sanfilippo, who shares some pretty good reasons as to why their lights rock. Which lights do you prefer to use on set?
Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 1:10 PM
Setting the (Horror) Scene: Discover the Production On Set of Gothic Harvest
As with any horror film, the end result once it hits screens is absolutely jaw-dropping, bone-chilling and more. But what happens behind-the-scenes? Cue DP, Dan Kneece, and the rest of the production team. We spoke exclusively with the the Director of Photography to find out just what it takes to bring a horror film to life.
Published on Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00 AM
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