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Building a successful career in film is no easy feat. Creators must attempt to stay true to their vision while navigating the realities of financing, working with a team, and the ultimate need to create something that has commercial appeal and will turn a profit. The truth of the filmmaker, unfortunately, isn’t optimistic: many want to do it, and most fail, whether it’s from mistakes during production, poor marketing, or even just bad luck and timing.
In our exclusive Q&A with Visual Effects Director Alexis Haggar, of London-based VFX house Lexhag, he talks about his work regarding the main title sequence for “Riviera,” Sky Atlantic’s new 10 part drama series starring Julia Stiles as the wife of a billionaire who uncovers the dark truth behind her opulent lifestyle.
The truth is that the film awards season never truly ends. Once the culmination of every award season (the Oscars) passes, the preparation for the next one begins. The true awards season, however, begins in September with various film festivals and ends with the Academy Awards. The Oscars are usually held in late February or early March. If there was ever a time in your life when you devoured the red carpet glam and spent your night and day sitting in front of the TV waiting for your favorite celeb to appear, then there are probably many things you always wanted to know about film awards season.
The city of Alpharetta, Georgia is on a mission to rebrand itself. Not to its own inhabitants, but to outsiders who aren’t familiar with the city and what it has become. Suburbs aren’t traditionally viewed as hip hubs for tech companies, cultural events, nightlife and more; those distinctions are generally relegated to their urban counterparts. In Alpharetta’s case, however, this distinction couldn’t be further from the truth.
The average human attention span is seven seconds. The average attention span of a goldfish is nine seconds. You can draw your own conclusions here, but the truth is we would rather click play on a video than read an article about the same topic. In fact, if this article were in the form of a compelling video, it would get a higher engagement rate and you would feel like you know me a little better by the end. (My name is Paige, by the way. It’s only fair that I start by introducing myself.)
Ad Astra tells the thrilling story of Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), a man on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. We spoke with Colorist Greg Fisher about working with cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, ASC and using Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve to achieve the film's unique look.
Spent: Looking for Change, from Academy Award-winning executive producer Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) and cinematographer Greg Ephraim (All Cheerleaders Die) premiered online on The Young Turks' YouTube and Hulu channels. The film was shot by Ephraim on the Canon C300 and the EF and cinema lenses; the camera’s small profile and ease-of-use helped the filmmakers capture an intimate look into the lives of four American families wrestling with the costs of living outside the traditional financial system. Greg Ephraim takes us behind the scenes on his film-making experience on the documentary.
The Coronavirus really snuck up on me, like it did for everyone. I was off to a busy start this year, running up and down California, shooting content for several different projects, when I began to hear murmurs of this looming threat. One day, my barber was showing me an N95 mask that he had stood in line to purchase that morning. But…this was coming from a guy who has told me at length his theories on Big-Foot, and UFOs. So the truth was, like many people, I didn’t know how seriously to take all of this in the beginning.
In an age of dwindling attention spans, online marketing is trickier than ever. Here’s the truth: People may find your company online, but most of them will leave your website in about eight seconds. (And, if they actually read what you’ve written, they’ll only remember 10 percent of it.)There’s a better way to use your marketing budget. Putting your company’s message into a video means that you can share more information in less time, and your audience will remember more of it - 58 percent more, in fact.Essentially, you have two choices: Very few people can remember 10 percent of what they read on your website, or many more will remember 68 percent of what they saw in your video. The choice is simple. But why does it work?
Ok, here is the straight out truth. I love sharing stories of people in our profession that aren’t afraid to take risks, put themselves and their assets (so to speak) on the line with our ProductionHub family. I met up with Sean and Stef Mullen of Rampant Design just a couple of years ago as they were navigating their small company into the big time of NAB. I was quickly impressed how their small company was able to rock it with the big boys and make some pretty big impressions at the show. I also got the vibe that besides being genuinely real people (a nice change) that they had bigger dreams. Don’t we all! So it was no surprise to me to hear that are chasing down the dream by opening a new studio space in Orlando, Florida.