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.
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.
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.
Documentary filmmakers are visual storytellers. Many of us don’t have scientific backgrounds — I’m a musician by training — yet that shouldn’t preclude us from making content that deals with science and technology. Who better than a non-scientist to help translate technical ideas to understandable content for a non-technical audience?
There has never been a better time to be a freelance video editor. Thanks to the rise of the gig economy, the demand for more video content in marketing, and the advancements in tech that make remote collaboration easy, more and more talented video editors are turning away from their day jobs to set out on their own.
When it comes to creating realistic horror and special effects makeup, it's extremely important to keep the character's story and existing physical features in mind. Try using these tips to help bring more realism to your FX makeup.
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?
Smaller budget features often have a limited number of shoot days for what a higher budget film might have double or triple the time to shoot. On top of that, a shooting schedule with multiple locations may require moving locations during the course of each shoot day.
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.
In Hollywood, filmmakers assume huge risks when making blockbuster movies. If a film performs poorly at the box office, it can lead to big losses and write-offs. These professionals leverage hundreds of millions of dollars for marketing, production and other movie making related expenses.