Have you ever heard anyone say, “This dinner is really good. What model oven did you use?” I haven’t either. Then, why do people say, “Wow, what great video. What camera did you use?” For the most part, a camera is a tool and good images come from how you use that tool.
Whether you’re shooting a video for your private collection, a commercial for a client, or a feature film that’s going to premiere in 3,000 theaters, you absolutely must carry insurance on your production. There are no excuses for a lack of insurance and it’s insane not to carry it!
At the very last minute, the star of your video-shoot calls and thinks he’s had a heart attack and probably can’t make it. His band and your crew are all waiting. It’s boiling; and it all goes downhill from there
Mixing lights of various color temperatures is a great and inexpensive way to up your cinematography game. Every light source, whether natural or artificial, contains color, and depending on your white balance that color can reveal itself. A good cinematographer will use those colors as subtle emotional and narrative cues to drive their story — and so should you.
There’s no place like home. It’s a place of comfort, familiarity and function befitting its owner. The mad scientist bent on world domination has a lab, complete with contraptions and experiments worthy of their genius. The fox has a den, and the eagle a nest. Likewise, the video editor has an edit bay, a personal lair of creative genius—a digital laboratory, fit to tell any story.
How do you react when you are asked to do something you don’t like? It can indeed be a huge obstacle to overcome, but what if it is your job? Say you are a director and it is your job to direct a script you truly don’t like — what can you do to make your task more enjoyable
When you have ten deadlines hanging over your head, it can be downright stressful to sit and watch a progress bar chug along while you count beads of sweat dripping down your forehead. How do you make that sweat-bead count drop to zero? Two words: render farm.