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6 Key Aspects to Consider When Budgeting for Your Film

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, January 8, 2021
For people who are new to the world of video production, and what goes into producing a high quality piece of work, it can be a little surprising how much planning is involved. Sarah Hickey, creative director and founder of Melbourne based film and video production company Monster & Bear, helped to break down some of the key aspects of pre-production to help with the smooth sailing of your project once on set.

How to Record a Podcast Remotely And Get It Right The First Time

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, December 11, 2020
Remote interviews are a fact of life for every podcaster, and in today’s era of social distancing, more so than ever. Since you rarely get the chance at an interview do-over, nailing down your remote recording workflow is essential. We’ll show you how to prepare for and record a remote interview, so you get it right the first time — with some additional tips along the way to make sure all your bases are covered.

How to Become a Professional Videographer

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, December 7, 2020
Offer video production services and you become a professional videographer. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. You not only need the skills to deliver, you also need the clients willing to pay for it. Although many videographers choose to freelance, there are also more steady jobs available in the field.

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Film and TV Costumes

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, December 3, 2020
Costumes play one of the most important roles in portraying the film character. That is why we cannot even imagine some of the most prominent actors playing a certain role in a costume other than he/she actually wore. Choosing attire for film or TV sets is a task done by the costume departments. More than once have they gone out of their ways to make pieces of clothes that are effective and iconic. Even though there are some facts known to the general public, in this article, we will share some things you probably didn't know about film and TV costumes.

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO LIVESTREAMING IN 2020

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 23, 2020
Livestreaming can be a great way to tell your story and engage with your audience, and with social media and other streaming platforms at our fingertips it’s easier than ever. With nearly a decade of experience livestreaming videos, we’ve seen it all - the good, the bad, and whatever you call it when your cat jumps up onto the desk and shows his b-hole to your entire audience. Below is our comprehensive guide to livestreaming videos - and while we’ve tried to include everything you might possibly want or need to know, everyone’s experience is a little different, so be sure to contact us if you have other questions or concerns, and (shameless plug) we’re available to help facilitate or consult on your livestreams.

HELP! There's a green screen in my living room!

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, November 18, 2020
On March 9, 2020 I was riding high. I had just wrapped up a busy job with a major financial company and my 1st quarter was turning out to be the best period for my 4-year-old business yet. It seemed like my young production company was turning toward a bright and busy future and as the weekend came I was planning on celebrating with my friends. I was also turning 34. As the week rolled on and the Coronavirus was coming into view in the Bay Area, upcoming clients began canceling one by one, starting with a live streaming conference the following week. It surprised me at first how quickly all my work was evaporating but by the end of the week with the economy closing down and shelter in place beginning it seemed inevitable that everything on the books would be canceled.

Director Rik Reinholdtsen Brings a Show Stopping Cinematic Look to HBO Max's Legendary

Exclusive Interviews Friday, November 6, 2020
HBO Max’s Legendary isn’t the first reality competition series to shine a light on a fascinating slice of LGBTQ+ culture, but series director Rik Reinholdtsen brought a showstopping cinematic look to the Ballroom competition show’s first season that is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Reinholdtsen (Cooked with Cannabis, Inside the Actor’s Studio, Chelsea) shot with the Canon EOS C700 Full-Frame Cinema Camera, EOS C500 Mark II, and Sumire Prime Lenses to create a larger-than-life look that matched the majesty of the Ballroom performances, which blend dance, performance art and fashion. Reinholdtsen used the same gear to shoot in the field for the documentary portions of the show, helping him achieve a cohesive look. We spoke exclusively to Reinholdtsen about his experience on Legendary, why Canon was the right choice for this project, and what inspired the show’s aesthetic.
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