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Shooting Locations: 4 Ways to Find Them
You can have the best gear, the most fantastic storyline, and the perfect talent to help you tell it. All of this means nothing, however, if you can’t find the perfect location to capture it. The environment you choose to film in will ultimately set the tone for the story that you tell, immersing viewers in the textures, colors and quality of your work.
Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:08 AM
4 Reasons Your Video Production Needs a Professional Location Scout
Whether you plan to shoot in a remote scenic landscape or in a tasteful residential home, location scouting for professional video production is a vital component of pre-production. Although location scouting can have a sizable cost, leaving it to a local expert will yield immense dividends in the long run, ensure your production avoids common pitfalls, and help you stay within budget. When we consider locations for professional video production, we take into account four main factors: appearance, availability, accessibility and cost. There are other smaller factors, but we’ll deal with the big hitters in this article.
Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM
The Ultimate Guide to Pre-Production for Producers
The first day of shooting is always an exciting time for cast and crew, but it wouldn’t be possible without the months of pre-production that brought everyone to the set. You’re probably familiar with Edison’s quote about genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Think of production as 1% realization and 99% preparation.
Published on Friday, May 17, 2019 10:00 AM
10 Things You Need to Know About Writing That "Perfect" Script
So you think you’re ready to write the script that’s been swimming in your head for months (maybe years)? Here are 10 things you need to know before you put pen to paper-or fingers to keyboard.
Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:15 PM
Buckle Up with POV Shots on “El Diablo” (Thanks to Atomos Shogun)
Crazy Duck Productions is a small video production company with a fairly large footprint. At the core of the company is Chuck Fishbein, Director of Photography and his wife and partner, Senior Producer, Sarah Fishbein. Their lineup of diverse clients includes IHeartMedia, Sony, Hersheypark and Hotels, L’Oreal and the New York Public Library, as well as several well-known fragrance designers and major pharmaceutical companies. Chuck’s New York City stock footage, represented by Getty Images, has appeared in features, commercials and documentaries, worldwide.
Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:27 PM
9 Tips for Filmmaking Success
From creating projects for Coldplay, Adidas, MTV, Indieflix and more, to having short film, Text Me, staring Big Bang Theory's Matt Bennett go viral, Dream Team Directors know a thing or two about filmmaking and what it takes to make great films. Their recent YouTube series of 17 video "Tips for Success" provides aspiring filmmakers with tips to help take their films - and careers - to the next level.
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016 2:22 PM
8 Tips to Choose the Best Shooting Location for Your Corporate Video
To direct the perfect corporate video, a team needs to pull in the best of all things - story, style, technology, and imagination. Among the physical components of creating a video, the best film production houses emphasize the value of the location. Good location brings in perspective, it brings definition, it creates a realistic backdrop and framework to storytelling. To find the best locations to make your corporate videos more compelling, here are our top 8 tips. Let’s get started.
Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Get Up Close and Personal with Canon's CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens
DP, Tim Arasheben gives us an inside look at what it's like to shot with Canon's 50-1000mm lens on set on the short film, “Connections." Learn the pros and cons of the lens, along with info about the short and what projects Arasheben has set for the future.
Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 1:48 PM
5 Ways to Make Your Summer Shoot Sizzle
Planning a fun outdoor photo session is a fabulous way to celebrate the arrival of summer! Here are some tips to get great shots for your blog and social media.
Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:22 AM
Bring Your Vision to Life with these 10 Unique Film Locations
Just like strong casting, your set location should have just as much character as your actors. Instead of defaulting to generic locations like a bookstore or a restaurant, find a unique location that helps bring your vision to life. We partnered with Peerspace, an online marketplace that helps you find undiscovered locations, to bring you some of the most unique yet functional spaces to unlock your creativity. From industrial studios to midcentury modern homes, choose from one of these more memorable film locations.
Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:57 AM
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