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How to spot incompetent video production companies

Posted by John Schaus on Aug 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

To capture the attention, business, and loyalty of your website’s visitors, it’s important to consistently create engaging videos that inspire the viewers to feel something. The most successful businesses are marketing their brand by creating video content that is both high in quantity and quality. By regularly posting short videos to your website and social media outlets, it’s possible to create a loyal (and referring) audience. While exploring the number of video production companies available to help you create this 21st century content, it’s important to know how to spot incompetent video production companies. Here are some common characteristics of incompetent video production companies:

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, company video production, Video Pre Production, Video Production Phoenix, Business Growth, Internal Video Production, video production services

The rise of the camerawoman

Posted by John Schaus on Aug 4, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Video Shoots With A New Perspective

This isn't your first video shoot by any means. You've been around the block more times than you care to count and yet you still find ways to keep your work fresh and exciting. You know what you want and when you want it. Your Public Relations Company has put a lot of faith in you and you do what it takes to justify it.

Your looking for a fresh look for your productions. The best way to find these new looks is by turning things around and moving away from the well-traveled path. New eyes bring new thoughts and ideas. A new perspective is what you want.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, Camera crew, company video production, Director of Photography, Video Pre Production, video production services

When and when not to use a DIT on set

Posted by Trenton Massey on Aug 2, 2016 7:31:00 AM

Today’s Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) should not be a familiar face to most production crews making corporate videos, conducting live feeds, or performing static interviews. Spending a lot of production money on a DIT in those cases gets you no better product and saps your budget.

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Topics: Video Production Equipment, motion picture production, Camera crew, Director of Photography, Post Production, video production services

Will you hire a video production crew at your next company convention?

Posted by John Schaus on Jul 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Hiring a video production crew to film your company’s next convention is a great way to showcase the many facets and people of your company. While accounting might frown on paying for a video production crew at the same time that your company is paying to host a convention, the cost of filming your company’s event is a small price to pay for the benefits your company will receive. Here’s why hiring a video production crew to be at your next company convention is a smart investment. 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, company video production, Video Pre Production, Business Growth, Internal Video Production, video production services, brand awareness

How to choose the right cast & crew for your next video production

Posted by John Schaus on Jul 19, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

Choosing the right cast and crew for your upcoming video production may not seem like a science, but there are key elements to keep in mind so the end product is successful. Talented people are desirable for both cast and crew, but remember—you'll be spending long hours with these folks, so you also want to hire basically easygoing, positive individuals who have a good work ethic.

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Topics: Techniques, Corporate Video Production, Video Production Techniques, motion picture production, company video production, Video Pre Production, video production services

Arri Alexa XT brings “Free State of Jones” to life on the big screen

Posted by Trenton Massey on Jul 11, 2016 4:00:00 PM


Out of all of the film’s that have touched on the war between the Confederacy and the Union, Free State of Jones manages to travel into the grey area of the civil war and stick up for the southern residents that were opposed to the confederacy. It was a breathe of fresh air in a sea of recent films whose settings take place in the south and revolve around racial tension. Part of the success of the film can be attributed to the humble, straight forward cinematography that keeps you engaged in the moment and doesn’t stop to gloat or show off.

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Topics: Video Production Equipment, motion picture production, Camera crew, Director of Photography, Camera Packages

Is it too hot for video production in Phoenix?

Posted by Trenton Massey on Jul 7, 2016 7:28:00 AM

 

Everyone knows that Phoenix is hot, but did you know that it's also the best place for safe flying weather in the country? There's a very good reason why you can find so many flight schools around the Phoenix metro area. Student pilots from all around the world gather here to enjoy the nearly endless number of clear and bright days with beautifully sunny visibility.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, company video production, Director of Photography, Video Pre Production, Video Production Phoenix, Camera Packages, video production services

Online video marketing services of the modern age

Posted by John Schaus on May 9, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

Over the past few decades, advertising agencies have expanded into new media as part of the packages they offer to clients. At one time, businesses were happy to be promoted through traditional media such as television, radio, print and outdoor billboards. But in the new century the internet has provided cost savings while online video has opened the door to more creative and personal advertising that is now being taken seriously by businesses of all industries.

 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, company video production, Business Growth, Internal Video Production, brand awareness

5 Reasons to Shoot Video Production in Arizona

Posted by John Schaus on May 9, 2016 7:28:00 AM

 

Finding a suitable location in which to shoot your production doesn't have to be difficult—all you need is an area that has a wide variety of video-related resources and skilled professionals who know what they are doing. Arizona has the proper resources needed to create excellent-quality video. Here are five ways in which the "valley of the sun" excels at being an assett to the video production community at large.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, company video production, Video Pre Production, Video Production Phoenix, Post Production, video production services

What are common rates for camera operators, dp's, & DIT's

Posted by Trenton Massey on May 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 

Common daily rates for camera operators, directors of photography (DPs) and Digital Image Technicians (DITs) vary according to the type of shoot they are hired for. Each job and average salary range will be explored here in detail.

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Topics: motion picture production, Camera crew, Director of Photography, Video Pre Production, video production services