Kinetic Media believe it’s OK to brag a bit when hard work is recognized, and we agree! (Plus, having an Emmy statue sitting in their office is definitely worth a few bragging rights.) Learn the importance of story telling & making your production company flourish while discovering production trends from experts who know how to get the creative juices running, while snagging an Emmy while they’re at it.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy Pinckert
Most Super Bowl ads are exquisitely planned, taking months of pre-production involving the best creative minds in the business. They also are blessed with stratospheric budgets. But what happens when your client calls you to produce something for the big game, and it’s only weeks away? Put down that Ambien, there’s no need to fret — this survival guide can help you rise to the challenge! The University of Notre Dame found out they needed an “institutional message” to air during college football’s BCS title game. This title game was expected to draw over 30 million viewers, becoming the highest-watched sports game in history outside of the Super Bowl. We received a call to see if I could direct the crew and if my company, Explore Media, could produce the entire spot. The caveat? This happened on a Tuesday morning. They needed to shoot by Friday of the same week! If we wouldn’t have had the background tips I’m going to share in this guide, I don’t think there’s any way we would’ve achieved the results.
Walt Jones, of Rhythm & Hues knows all about creating content and selling it.
Founded in 1987, Rhythm & Hues houses some of the world’s top creative talents and best technologies, delivering outstanding, award-winning visual effects and animation. Credits include: Life of Pi, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Django Unchained and many more feature films.
Whether it’s a script, image or video- if you want to make money, find the defined market for it.
So many great ProHUBBers, so little time. With thousands of all-star production professionals, companies and artists on ProHUB, it’s refreshing to come across a few whose creative talents are not only seen behind-the-scenes but on their own websites as well. This month, we chose the Top 5 ProHUBBer websites that caught our attention. Who knows, maybe they’ll inspire you to create a few new savvy features & shortcuts for your site too!
The production pros at Hive Lighting are definitely not first timers when it comes to lighting things up (illuminating shows and films such as “Think Like a Man” and Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”) although it will be their first time lighting up the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The professionals at Hive Lighting have always been fans of Sundance and are great supporters of independent filmmakers. With a number of friends involved in the festival, it was only a matter of time before they would become a part of it. Lighting up interview booths at the Sundance Film Festival might be one of their main reason for attending this year, but it’s not stopping them from enjoying one of the most prestigious festivals and filmmakers from around the world.
Creating and shooting stock footage takes time, creativity and above all, a good eye. But how do you sell your images after the creative process? Two-time Emmy Nominated Videographer Jeremiah Baumbach shares a few of his tips towards creating and selling successful images in the production industry.
Everyone’s heard of Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. What everyone doesn’t know is that there are great festivals out there just as inspiring, that are sometimes overlooked or underrated. We’re not saying you shouldn’t try and submit your work to some of the more “popular” film fests, but the other fests need love too! (Plus, it’s a great way to gain feedback while learning and meeting new people, instead of getting lost in the shuffle at the bigger events.) Listed are our picks of underrated festivals across the globe that should be given a reel chance. You never know, one of them might just spark your filmmaking fancy…
Think of the Hollywood hit “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg — what song comes to mind? Chances are you will remember “Unchained Melody” and the emotions it evoked in you more than the storyline or dialogue. That’s the power that music brings to movies. Harness it by considering the following when selecting music for your next film or video.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy Pinckert
As professionals in the media industry, we tend to view television and online video advertising with a different set of eyes. But just like everyone else, we too get caught up in the emotion and magic of the season. Here’s the best holiday commercials on our “Nice List” for 2012.
#5 Apple + Best Buy “Finding Santa”
This ad gets props for incorporating the much-maligned Siri and Maps apps in one boy’s search for Santa and the North Pole. Watch to see one of the best payoff shots of the year in this holiday television commercial created by Wunderman:
Reel them in ASAP
Make sure to update your media reel to display your most recent project(s). Employers love seeing your latest work, and having an up-to-date reel shows you take took time to create new projects, and that you take pride in showing off your hard work. Always try to showcase your projects from after college. Doing this shows that you have experience outside of a classroom environment, and that you take time out of your day to create new, on-going projects.