Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview-but how?
As the owner of a creative services firm which has managed over 3,000 productions in my day, I've seen a tremendous amount of resumes and job inquiries come across my desk. On average, I receive between 10-12 per week. At a rough translation, that means I see about 500-600 per year. I'm certainly grateful that there has been this much interest in joining my team but I do have one piercing observation: Landing Your Dream Video Production Job Takes A Little Work!
Let me guess, you are the tech savvy, creative type, and an expert in social media. You are here because you are in a bit of a predicament. You already know that to keep up with today’s fast-paced tech trends on your website and social media channels, you need one of those eye-catching explainer videos.
I've learned quite a few lessons throughout the course of my career in commercial production. And many the hard way. But you live -- you learn, and such is life. Perhaps the most important I've learned is how to surround myself with professionals who work on other high-profile projects all the time.
MLB, PGA, NFL. What do all three (and more) of these amazing sports organizations have in common? That's simple, the work of Technician Films. Tom Wells of Technician Films in Atlanta tells us how he combats mundane and mediocre television production, with all star, hard-hitting projects, one sporting event at a time.
Congrats to Snowy Peak for winning our Best Places to Work Contest! They have shown us in just 15 seconds how amazing working for their production company can be! From canine co-workers, to kayaking, mud volleyball and brain storming sessions with a brew in hand, Snowy Peak sure knows how to create a fun company culture from all the way in Colorado. View our second and third places winners too!
So you're a Director or Producer who trolls on Vimeo for creative ideas and inspiration. After weeding through a gazillion time-lapse and steadicam videos, you've hit on a school of ridiculously beautiful aerial shots. You keep telling your creative inner self, “We’re gonna find a place for this scene in a project!” Then the perfect project rolls around, and you put the shot into the storyboards and base another 3-4 shots on this visual hook because the ideas is so awesome. And you're super stoked. Then the Buzzkill happens...