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What Do You Need To Run A Profitable Production Business?
Running a production company can be a good way to earn a living in the film industry, but it’s not always easy to get things up and running. Great filmmaking skills aren’t all you need. To help you run a profitable business, we take a look at the five things you need to get right. Lights, camera, action!
Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:00 AM
Successful Screenwriting: 7 Tips to Enhance Your Script for the Big Screen
Do you dream of the day where your story transforms into film, you see your name in lights from Hollywood's red carpet, or you watch your characters come alive on the big screen? A few successful scriptwriters have listed some of their BEST insights on when (and how) to put the pen to paper, and are steering you clear of crumbling up your ideas and playing basketball with your trash can.
Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 2:45 PM
Q&A with Josh Apter, Creator of The Padcaster
PADCASTER PRODUCT TOUR from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.Q: So, what exactly is The Padcaster? A: The Padcaster is a rugged iPad case turned mobile production studio that transforms your Apple tablet into an all-in-one moviemaking machine. This sturdy, customizable case lets videographers attach lights, mics and other filmmaking accessories and enhancements to the iPad. Paired with the Lenscaster, the combo takes the iPad from ordinary tablet to high-tech production device. Q: How did you come up with the idea for such a product? Was there an exact moment when the lightbulb went on and you thought of creating this device? A: When I saw that you could shoot HD video, edit it and upload it to almost anywhere (YouTube, Vimeo, CNN ireport, FTP) all on the iPad. It was faster than anything I’d ever seen and something literally clicked. It turned out to be a hernia, but while I was in surgery, I got the idea for the Padcaster. (OK, not that last part.)
Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:20 PM
A Race Against Time: Making the Most of Your Lighting on a One-Day Shoot
High speed, high impact, high expectations; the pressure was on to deliver an action-packed trailer for EA Sports’ Need For Speed Payback. RTS Award and BAFTA-winning director, Kevin Chapman, and his crew had just one day to film YouTuber, Blackpanthaa teaching British rapper Lethal Bizzle how to drift on the iconic Dunsfold Racetrack.
Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Lighting Up Sundance 2013 with HIVE
The production pros at Hive Lighting are definitely not first timers when it comes to lighting things up (illuminating shows and films such as “Think Like a Man” and Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”) although it will be their first time lighting up the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The professionals at Hive Lighting have always been fans of Sundance and are great supporters of independent filmmakers. With a number of friends involved in the festival, it was only a matter of time before they would become a part of it. Lighting up interview booths at the Sundance Film Festival might be one of their main reason for attending this year, but it’s not stopping them from enjoying one of the most prestigious festivals and filmmakers from around the world.
Published on Monday, January 14, 2013 5:23 PM
PRG Helps Sher Keep Joker Subway Scene – Real
“There’s nothing like feeling the sensations of a real subway ride,” says cinematographer Lawrence Sher ASC. It was the reason he wanted to make every moment as real as possible while shooting this year’s runaway hit Joker. With a range of film styles from the broadly comedic Hangover to the recent fantasy Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Sher has employed just about every cinematic technique available today. But – he’s still a bit ‘old school real,’ believing that giving the actors something tangible to work from enriches performance and allows the creatives something solid to work off of – not to mention enhances believability – and audience engagement.
Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM
A Passion for Great Lighting: Part Two of the Curtis Pair Experience
As I mentioned in my previous lighting story in our last newsletter, I have had the incredible good fortune of working with a great group of creative professionals from all over the world. From seasoned professionals to newcomers they all have one thing in common: A genuine passion for making great pictures.
Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:00 AM
Becoming a Grip: Everything You Need to Know
Pro sports shoots are always fun to be a part of. Especially when you get to be in the same room interviewing your favorite athletes! Assignment Desk Camera Operator and Grip Paul Critzman III was lucky enough to work as a grip on a pro sports feature interview. Critzman has several tips to share on what makes a good grip.
Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 10:00 AM
Tips & Techniques to Handle Your Film Equipment
Organizing a shoot in a remote place? Whether it's for TV, film, commercial or a photo shoot, importing gear requires forward planning. Read our guide on how to minimize headaches when importing gear into and around Brazil.
Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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
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