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Tools and Strategies for Production Problem Solving
Whatever can go wrong will go wrong — that’s Murphy’s Law of film production. In the course of filming, editing, and screening any content, problems are bound to occur that can cause delays or unexpected expenses. A filmmaker has to be an exceptional problem solver if they hope to be successful.
New York Film Permits: Explained
Filming a movie in the wilderness, even on the grounds of national parks, often requires far less hassle and permits than filming in a city. And New York City is not exactly an exception. If you want to complete your filming project in NYC without running into issues with the law, you need to be familiar with all the rules that govern the process of shooting in the area. To this end, so that you may quickly and easily get the prep work out of the way, here are the NYC film permits explained.
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.
Behind the Scenes: Lion Ark, a Remarkable Animal Rescue Documentary
Lion Ark is a vivid behind-the-scenes account of one of the most ambitious animal rescues ever seen.It all starts off with a shocking undercover investigation leading to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. But the circuses defy the law. The team behind the investigation return, track down the illegal circuses and save every animal. Follow the confrontations, heartache and risks the team face, before an emotional finale sees 25 lions airlifted 5,000 miles to freedom in Colorado.Get a firsthand look at what it took to produce a film such as this, and how it all came together for the greater good.
The Art of Marketing and Distribution of Indie Film at Orlando Film Festival
Orlando Film Festival celebrated it’s eleventh year by screening over 50 features and upwards of 250 shorts. For five days, filmmakers and fans gathered at Cobb Theater to attend panels, network and support their favorite pieces. It was an amazing showcase of what makes 21st independent film so great, with work from seemingly every genre represented. Whether or not you were there for Best Picture winner Te Ata, the inspirational story of a Chickasaw woman who made her fame educating early 20th century America and the world about her culture at a time when her own customs were illegal under the law, or Indie Spirit award-winner Shooting Clerks, a biopic about the making of Kevin Smith’s cult classic Clerks or any number of the truly impressive short films that made their debuts this weekend, OFF has undoubtedly primed many amazing films for public viewership beyond the festival circuit.
Oscar-nominated 'Cartel Land' on Blurring the Lines of Good & Evil Waged by the War on Drugs
Since 2007, more than 100,000 Mexican citizens have been murdered due to the Mexican drug war, while also bringing an influx of drugs and violence into the United States. The 2016 Academy Award winner for best documentary, 'Cartel Land,' introduces a part of the story that most have been unable to see thus far: the existance of vigilantes on both sides of the border that aid in combating the cartels.
Small Business Videos Worth the Watch: Part I
by Katrina Diamond & Jessica NinEveryone knows one of the factors in exponentially growing a business, is to create a great video defining it. With a little research and time, it’s clear to see why we chose a few of these small biz videos to feature as great examples of companies that know how to get their message across for all to see and hear, but also truly get results and ultimately, sales.
The Death of the 1099 in Production
For film and TV production crew members accustomed to being paid as 1099 independent contractors, switching to W2 employee status might feel strange and unfamiliar. Now that you’re having taxes withheld, it can seem like you’re making less money than when you just had a flat daily contractor rate. But there are actually a number of benefits to being paid as an employee.
8 Questions to Ask Before Shooting a Cinematic Wedding Video with a Drone
If you’re going to use a drone to capture the perfect moment at your next wedding gig, here are a few questions that will keep you out of trouble and your clients happy:
Drone Services Are More Accessible Than Ever. What's Next?
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are taking over the skies. They’re being used for everything from “reality capture” (as detailed for businesses to sheer enjoyment by hobbyists. As regulations become clearer and equipment grows increasingly affordable and user-friendly, the production industry is taking up its fair share of the sky, too. More video crews than ever are certified to fly small UAVs for commercial purposes. For more on what this means for both production crews and clients looking to hire drone services, we talked to Ryan Goble, Senior DP and FAA-certified drone pilot at Running Pony.