Creating Out-of-this-World Masks and Wardrobes in the World of Gaming for The Sinking City

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, November 1, 2018
In the world of video game production, there's a lot of time that goes into elements such as designing landscapes, people and the wardrobes, which is a major part of bringing characters to life. Makeup artist Kelton Ching is responsible for creating all of the wardrobes and masks for the upcoming Lovecraft-inspired open world game from Frogwares, The Sinking City, during E3. What goes into wardrobe for video games? Is it much different than wardrobe design for film? Kelton answers these questions and more.

7 Tips for Choosing the Best Location for Your Corporate Film

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Hunting for the right shooting location is a critical aspect of the TV and Film industry. Finding the best filming location is an altogether separate job which is taken care of by experts dedicated for “Location Scout” jobs. If you are making a corporate film, you need to be a location scout and search for a perfect shooting location. But, this is easier said than done. There's a lot to conquer to spot that perfect location that enhances the video quality and brings it to life. But how? This is what many companies ask. In this article, we will answer the query and help people discover the best spots for any video need.

6 Step Checklist For Hiring an Out-of-town Shooter

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 29, 2018
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.

3 Ways You Can Survive the Future of Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 15, 2018
Every week, I hear about another major media company increasing its hours of original content. In 2018, according to Variety, Netflix is estimated to spend $8 billion, and TechCrunch reports that Apple will invest $1 billion into the original content scene. This has created an "arms race" for original programming at traditional cable media companies. For those in the production game, all of this investment in original content should be music to our ears, but in reality, it hasn't been. How come?

5 Essential Questions Producers Should Ask Drone Operators

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Here’s a HUGE issue that my contemporaries and I see all too often. Productions just know that they “need a drone” and lump all UAV’s into the same category. Now pay attention class because this is important: What you need is a skilled and licensed pilot/company that has the correct camera/drone/team combination for your production.