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A 'Grimm' Look Into the World of Killer SFX
Most people only deal with spooky characters & ghoulish sprits one month out of the year, but for Matt Scott, owner and chief artist of Von Grimm Productions, Halloween is an everyday occurrence. With over 13,000 hours in professionally operated haunted attractions as well as work in film and television, learn how to make it in the dark world of special effects, one horror story at a time.
Published on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:54 AM
The Video Resume: 5 Examples of Good and Bad Ways to Execute Them
Believe it or not, the idea of a video resume is not at all novel. They have been around for a while; however, they have not been popular with mainstream hiring practices. Yet for the Production industry, it appears that video resumes are becoming a growing trend.
Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 11:00 AM
How to Direct Non-Professional Actors
We all want to work on films and commercial productions where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances. In fact, when a good directing job is achieved, you may find the real-person performance is the most authentic, from-the-heart acting on camera. And if anything, directing non-professionals is great practice in a more forgiving environment for your directing skills.
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:00 AM
Tackling Fear in the Creative Industry
Halloween is right around the corner and that means it's time to get scary! It's also a good time to talk about fear and how it affects us in our work. What do you fear the most or the most insecure about when it comes to your creative field? As an artist, insecurity and second guessing your creative decisions or even talent comes with the territory.
Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 4:15 PM
Behind the Scenes of Creating CNN's, "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"
Get a taste for the unexpected! As you may know, Emmy Award-winning Anthony Bourdain takes incredible adventures to extraordinary locations each episode on his show, "Parts Unknown" -- what you may not know is the signature flavor added by the show's colorist, Steve Beganyi. Beganyi truly does an exquisite job at creating images and landscapes in a way that makes viewers feel as if they aren't home on the couch just watching the show, but rather in Spain, Tokyo or Sicily alongside Bourdain on his adventures... even if it's just for that one hour.
Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:48 AM
Get an Inside Look at Crew West
by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).
Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM
Real Estate Video Marketing Ideas for Realtors
Embedded videos and live streaming offer myriad opportunities to realtors looking to amplify their online marketing strategy, allowing enterprising real estate professionals to post everything from tutorials to virtual tours. Video provides shareable, click-friendly content across platforms, ideal for realtors looking to build an integrated social media presence. And these days, you can shoot professional-quality video segments on a small digital camera - or even your phone! In this post, we’ll look at some inventive ways you can create original video content.
Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 3:56 PM
Tips for Writing a Successful Screenplay
If you ask me, there are too many hot tips, cool trends, inside info and "secrets to success" to mention.
Published on Friday, September 30, 2016 10:30 AM
You May Want to Consider Going to Film School
If you’re interested in jumping into the film industry, you might be wondering how to go about getting the skills necessary to succeed. Lots of people in the industry are self-taught, or were lucky enough to be mentored by a professional. If you’re not sure you’d like to go the self-teaching route, then you might want to think about going to film school. Yes, it can be expensive, but a degree in film is more versatile than you might think. Here’s why going to film school can be a great investment.
Published on Friday, August 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Anton/Bauer, Litepanels & OConnor Keep The Americans Camera Dept on the Move
The camera crew behind the hit FX TV series The Americans chose Vitec Videocom brands to support the production through its second season. The show’s cinematographer Richard Rutkowski, and camera assistants Brendan K. Russell and Rory Hanrahan, rely on Anton/Bauer batteries and chargers, Litepanels LED lights, and OConnor fluid heads and tripods for their reliability and durability during stage and location shoots, which helps keep the show on pace and on budget.
Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:05 PM
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