The employment/hiring pool has never been bigger. The internet has broken geographical boundaries and reduced marketing costs, levelling the playing field for every production team out there.
There’s no shortage of cool movie characters, but when the car that character drives becomes just as iconic as the character himself, you know you’ve got the makings of a great car.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds in sports production. Everybody involved in the production side of things has brought their own unique style and expertise to the table - outstanding producers and directors, technical directors, audio engineers with mad skills, rock solid camera ops, and dare I say hundreds of other technicians, grips, and production assistants, and just a lot of other people that make great sports productions happen. But all of the people I have just mentioned whether they were part of a big crew, or of just a crew of two have one thing in common.
Goals are important for morale and for production measurement. If you set goals with your team, they will work harder to meet those goals and feel satisfied when they hit those marks. If you want to track progress, then hitting goals/mile-markers in a timely fashion can reassure that work is being done at the desired pace. Team leaders, particularly for production teams, understand the importance of setting goals and achieving them. They also appreciate that goals take effort and commitment from every team member to fulfill. It’s up to the team leader to find the right balance between realistic and far-fetched goals, inspire and encourage in order to maintain success.
Asking how much to budget for a video production project is like asking how much to budget for building a house. A house can be built for $100K or $10M or anywhere in between...it's all in the details. Likewise, the creative and production value of a video can drive the budget of any particular project. Oftentimes, many businesses have to work within a limited budget to shoot a video that has high-quality production value and effectively engages with an audience.
When creating a corporate video, the key is to garner long-term, long lasting clients. But making even a simple mistake in the video production process, could make you end up losing a client for good. We asked a few production professionals what their key ingredients are for making a solid, successful corporate video. Here's what they had to say...
Whether you're shooting a low-budget feature, a Hollywood blockbuster, or a commercial for a local business, creating and managing a budget is crucial for your production. It's important to start budgeting your productions from the get-go because it can help inform some of your creative decisions. For productions that have a large crew, it’s especially important to have a production budget so that you can pay your cast and crew in a timely manner. There’s no better way to burn bridges and tarnish good relationships than not paying on schedule.
It is not unusual over the course of the year to get quite a few different professional camera packages to try out. They range from super high end to entry pro level. But that’s ok by me because I am always looking for the right camera for the program, not overkill. That said the JVC GY-HM200SP 4K CAM was really quite a pleasant surprise. But I’m not really sure why I was surprised. I think I might know. Normally, we only get to hang on to a camera for a few weeks at most. This time however we had a chance to stretch that review period out over a longer time which was some of the local high school football season and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Yes, and the team won some of their games too! But before I get to deep into the games lets get a snapshot of the physical make up of JVC GY-HM200SP.
The first time you sit down with a client, it can be a difficult meeting. You are assessing how the client will be as a boss, and your client is trying to get a read on your abilities as a designer.