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The Efficiencies of IMF
SMPTE was hosting a major push on the IMF specification (SMPTE ST2067) with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) out of England. The IMF specification was created to make the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), interoperable, so vendors and customers could use it. The IMF standard requires changes in the way that content is created in order to make greater efficiencies for broadcast and online content distribution. In addition to SMPTE and DPP, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), several manufacturers and end users have been involved in making the IMF specification.
Published on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:00 AM
10 Things I Overlooked as a Brand New Filmmaker
In indie filmmaking, overpreparation is the key to success. But as a first-time filmmaker on “Alvin,” there were unavoidable pitfalls that I encountered simply because of my lack of knowledge. While everyone's experience will be different, I hope that my 20/20 hindsight can be helpful to other independent filmmakers.
Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00 AM
5 Insider Tips for Hiring a Qualified Film Crew
Every year, thousands of hopefuls flock to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York with a dream to make it big in the film and television industry. We live in a time where every college student with a phone has become a filmmaker. With so many people to choose from, how hard can it be to hire a professional crew for your production?
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:00 AM
DCS Event Demos DPS Enhanced Environment, Panasonic VariCam35 & Codex V-Raw Recorder
The Digital Cinema Society’s August event warmed up “THE GRID Los Angeles”, a 33’ x 60’ x 61.9’ staging and production space at DPS for an in-depth look at DPS Cinema’s Enhanced Environments process along with Panasonic’s VariCam35 and Codex’s new V-Raw Recorder-all in 4K.
Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 2:04 PM
Ways A Freelancer Can Stay Afloat During A Pandemic
Consider pivoting with your skillset. Can you work remotely from home? What special skills do you have that could benefit your clients or local businesses? What can you do on a consultation basis? How can you help a business with live streaming, content creation for web distribution, or getting their work seen on social networks? Can you edit, create graphics, master audio, write blogs, or shoot video updates? While these jobs may not have a large budget, you can focus on volume and fast turnaround. Additionally, businesses are willing to also offer trades for your time and reduced fees.
Published on Friday, March 20, 2020 1:30 PM
Jon Beattie, Steadicam Operator for Pharrell's, “24 Hours of Happy”
What does it take to create the world’s first 24 hour music video? A kickass crew of creatives and no time for second takes, that’s what. Pharrell’s “24 Hours of Happy” music video has been shared, watched and danced to all across the web, and the fact that it was shot in just 10 days deserves a bit of a happy dance all on its own. Catch up with Jon Beattie, Steadicam Operator of the music video and learn his trick, tips and advice on being part of such an unforgettable project.
Published on Friday, December 13, 2013 1:00 PM
Do You Have What it Takes to Be a DP?
The polishing of a stone by a river takes many years. So, too, does the evolution from Camera Operator to Director of Photography. I have observed this metamorphosis occur over the past three decades with our own DP Mark Schulze, who is my partner and husband.
Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 10:00 AM
8 Tips for Production Assistants on What Makes a Great PA
Just starting out in the world of production and not sure where to begin? A lot of people new to the industry (or "green" as we sometimes call it) get their feet wet as a Production Assistant. This is a great way to gain on-set experience while exposing yourself to many different facets of production so you can decide which areas you gravitate towards and may want to pursue. PA's are often asked to wear a lot of different hats. So what makes a good PA?
Published on Monday, May 8, 2017 6:45 PM
Behind the Documentary: The Making of The Memory of Fish
We need many more environmental success stories. Communities across the US are struggling with the realities of unhealthy rivers and depressed fish stocks, feeling the impacts of coastal degradation and climate change, and debating both dam construction and removal. The Memory of Fish tackles these themes through the story of the legendary Dick Goin.
Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:00 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
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