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By now, I hope you are figuring it all out. 2018 NAB is going to be too much of a good thing. Isn’t that great? There's just so much to see and hear about all of the new gear and the great people that make it all happen. For some of us, it' like being the kid in the candy store. But before I get carried away, let's get down to business.
On a recent visit to Dan Patrick Studios, I was lucky enough to land the opportunity to get my hands on the new Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft Panel. To say how impressed I was would be a big understatement. Lightweight and super easy to set up, the 1x1 was a winner coming right out of the case. Let’s take a look.
Let’s get it straight right from the get-go. Right now there are several very good field recorders/monitors out in the field as we speak. I have had the good fortune of using and reviewing others such as Blackmagic Design Video Assist ($895) and Video Design PIX-E7 ($1695) to name two.
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.
Ask a Filmmaker of any stature, and they will tell you that they never have enough resources (time, budget, equipment), to devote to any project. It’s certainly true for me shooting indie (read: low budget) features. However, for better or worse, it is an area of the business I’ve come to be known for, movies with budgets between half a million and five million dollars. Over a 40+ year cinematography career, I’ve learned a lot of tricks to squeeze maximum production value and good looking images out of meager budgets, making dimes look like dollars on the screen.
Making sure you have the basics covered is a must, yet over and over again we sometimes see the basics missing in the work we come across. Whether it's in a documentary, a short or simply your demo reel, making sure you're video doesn't suck is key to landing that gig you've always wanted. So with the new year, let's start a new list of what shouldn't be lacking in any of your 2015 projects.
Asking how much to budget for a video production project is like asking how much to budget for building a house. A house can be built for $100K or $10M or anywhere in between...it's all in the details. Likewise, the creative and production value of a video can drive the budget of any particular project. Oftentimes, many businesses have to work within a limited budget to shoot a video that has high-quality production value and effectively engages with an audience.
Oliver Hollis-Leick, the Founder of The Mocap Vaults, is a 13-year mocap acting veteran who has worked on over 80 video game and movie titles, with roles in such films as “Iron Man 2,” “Stardust,” “Total Recall,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Godzilla,” “Hercules,” “Fred Clause,” among many others. Hollis-Leick shares his thoughts about the specific creative skills motion capture demands and how software tools like iPi Motion Capture is helping change how motion capture content is created.
"Just a little powder" or "simple and fun." Those phrases for many pro make-up and hair artists can cause the blood pressure to rise and shoulders end up somewhere around the ears. Why? Because those words are many times uttered by someone who might not understand the full scope of the job.
Last month, there was an amazing focus on female filmmakers at Sundance — 42% of the directors showing films were female! Of those films, DP Kristy Tully who worked on RAISE HELL: The Life And Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins.