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6 Step Checklist For Hiring an Out-of-town Shooter
As a video producer or production company, booking a local freelancer for your client-facing shoot is not a task to take lightly. Book the wrong person and you’ll be in quite a jam. Going through the freelance hiring process is half like giving a job interview, and half selling the crew member on the excitement of the project. So it’s certainly both an art and a science. After booking for hundreds of outside freelance crew members, I’ve assembled six key items to look for to avoid disaster and make your out-of-town production a success.
Published on Monday, October 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Avoid Making These 3 Frightening Mistakes During Production
As a writer, producer, and actor, I’ve seen and experienced a few scary things over the years. As the amount of independent films, web-series, and shorts being made increases, it’s a great time to review some basic things to make your production less frightening and more professional, from producing, to acting, to being a member of the crew.
Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 11:20 AM
Craft Service: The Most Important Line Item On a Small Budget
So you're making a movie. You read all the books, watched the DVDs, maybe got a degree, or you learned things “the hard way,” by trial and error. You’re a master, or maybe not. You went on a vision quest and the film gods granted you a story to tell. It’s gonna be your breakthrough project. For whatever reason, you decided to make a movie, short or long, cheap or expensive, and you’ve assembled a crew of competent specialists. I used to believe in the auteur theory, and creatively, I still do, but that doesn’t mean you literally do all the heavy lifting alone. No matter how many heads are present (and how many hats they’re wearing), filmmaking is a team effort.
Published on Monday, February 19, 2018 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
5 Tips for Nailing the Customer Testimonial Video
As a corporate video producer, the customer testimonial video is one of the most often-requested types of video from clients. Most companies have a need for testimonial content since it adds valuable social proof to their product or service and gives them a chance to shine a spotlight on their happy customers.After creating plenty of great customer testimonials (and, let’s be honest, a few average ones) I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t. Here are five tips to help you nail your next testimonial project.
Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:00 AM
How to Make Educational Videos People Actually Want to Watch
Have you ever had to suffer through a dry, stale educational video that bored you to tears or made you want to pull out your hair? Such videos are common elements of many corporations’ onboarding and regulatory compliance programs, so they’re not going away anytime soon. For video content producers, there’s a real opportunity to transform such pieces-to generate enthusiasm instead of eye rolls at the mention of the term “online training courses.” The real challenge is producing something that doesn’t just convey the information, but also keeps viewers genuinely engaged, smiling, and clicking for more. It takes a special knack. For more on this special touch, we interviewed A. Troy Thomas, President and Owner of Inertia Films.
Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Why Every Director Needs an AD
above: Chicago-based AD Stephanie Clemonsby featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertAs the Velvet Underground famously sang, “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Or at least a recent project I was slated to Direct forced me to turn my eyes even more towards a light to which I’ve already been headed. Irregardless, now that I’ve had a look? I ain’t ever going back. Our client, Go RVing, needed a wide-range of marketing video content for Broadcast and Web use, and they brought me in to direct a 4-day shoot on Michigan’s West Coast. The first day was all interviews with actual users telling their unscripted stories to camera. The second and third days involved shooting eight different scenic broll situations with 20+ talent members in various camping situations. The fourth day was a practice in planning, logistics, and highway patrol as we shot seven vehicles on a large stretch of a US highway, through rolling vineyards and driving on wooded country roads.
Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:08 PM
The Cine Gear Experience
For those who missed Cine Gear 2013 this past week, this expo offers artists & technicians the opportunity to discover the latest technology & techniques, all while being able to network with industry pros in a professional & fun studio environment.Thanks to ProHUBBer, Kim Karel, she shares her perspective on what you might have missed at the expo this year!
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:06 PM
The Anatomy of a Call Sheet: How to Make a Call Sheet for Film and Tv
We had a chance to interview 1st AD Alex Stein to discuss the anatomy of a call sheet. In this article (and video), Alex Stein will break down all the components that should be included in a standard call sheet for film and television.
Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:00 AM
Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski Portrays the Human Core in the Remake of the 1973 Film "Papillon"
A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, Papillon tells the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker who, after wrongly convicted of murder, must escape the infamous French prison colony of Devil’s Island. The film tells a thrilling, brutal story of survival as the characters fight both the elements and the encroaching effects of isolation-induced insanity. Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski shares his process in shooting the film, and how he dealt with the elements to find the emotional human core at the center of the story.
Published on Friday, August 31, 2018 10:00 AM
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