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How To Find The Right Director Of Photography For Your Project

Posted by John Schaus on Jul 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

As a seasoned producer, you may oversee many productions happening simultaneously across multiple locations. You understand the importance of curating the best team for the specific needs of each project.

Many factors have to be considered when assembling a team; including the nature of the project, the genre, and even the individual personalities of the team members. Out of all the team members you hire, the director of photography will play one of the most influential roles in the look and feel of the final product. Here are some key tips for how to find the right director of photography for your project.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, Camera crew, Director of Photography

ENG and CINEMA Video Camera: Different Equipment for Different Shoots

Posted by John Schaus on Jul 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

 

Ever since the first film camera was patented in 1888, this gateway to the world of entertainment has continually evolved. From that first celluloid device, movie cameras have seen the continual addition of many features and enhancements.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, Video Production Equipment, motion picture production, Camera crew

Is the redcam appropriate for my video production?

Posted by John Schaus on Jul 6, 2015 10:00:00 PM

Today's videographers and film makers have access to technology that only a decade ago was out of reach for most. One of the current and most advanced offerings for video production is the Redcam, a digital camera capable of mega-budget results, at a considerable savings over cameras of years past. This camera is a very powerful tool, but before you rush out to buy one for your video production, several questions need to be asked to ensure the Redcam expense is worth it for your situation.
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Topics: Music Video Production, Video Production Equipment, motion picture production, Camera crew, company video production

What is videography?

Posted by John Schaus on Jun 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Videography is defined as "The art or process of making video films." In the modern business market it has become closely associated with video work outside of motion pictures or television. Commonly synonymous with a "one man show" a videographer is a jack of all trades profession that handles both the visual/sound recording and editing of digital video footage.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Camera crew, company video production, Internal Video Production, video production services

How to find a qualified cameraman

Posted by Trenton Massey on Apr 27, 2015 7:51:00 AM



To find a qualified cameraman that can handle a specific project... one might have to look in a few different places before they have found the right match...

You don't see a slew of "cameraman for hire" classified ads jumping out at you on the daily... and if you did, it'd probably be best to ignore that kind of desperate, unprofessional approach. If you have been searching and getting nowhere... try these four suggestions below...

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, Camera crew, company video production

Top 3 digital cameras used in feature films today

Posted by Trenton Massey on Apr 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM


It can be cumbersome at times to keep up with the ever changing world of digital cameras... Not only that, knowing which camera is the best and most current solution for your needs is not always apparent. As it stands right now in 2015, most feature productions have preferred using one of these three camera brands/models for several years now, marking these as the current champs in the world of cinema. 



The 3 most used cameras in feature films to date are:

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Topics: Video Production Equipment, motion picture production, Camera crew

The difference between camera packages and video production packages

Posted by Trenton Massey on Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM


To be fair... it's a good question to be asking oneself... "What is the difference between camera packages and video production packages?"... Well, to fully explain this, we have to look at the three stages of video production. If you are not familiar with what this is... that's okay... but to understand the difference between the two packages, you must first understand the process and the stages involved with any professional production. 
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Topics: motion picture production, Camera crew, company video production

Things to consider when hiring a Qualified Cameraman

Posted by Trenton Massey on Oct 27, 2014 4:54:00 PM


For someone who is hiring a cameraman and isn't quite sure how to decipher whether a person is competent or experienced enough to capture the look, feel, and quality they desire, here are a couple things to consider when hiring a "Qualified Cameraman".

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Topics: Camera crew

The RED Monstro VV vs. Arri Alexa Mini LF

Posted by Trenton Massey on Oct 2, 2014 7:38:00 PM

 

There's always been a lot of debate across the internet among cinematographers and enthusiasts regarding RED Vs. Arri and which brand is superior. RED DSMC2 Monstro VV and the Arri Alexa Mini LF are headed toward the same debate because they are both large format cameras, but both come with setbacks where lenses are concerned. What everyone seems to agree on is that it all comes down to price and preference and that all cameras have their place for any particular situation or style.

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Topics: Video Production Equipment, Camera crew, Camera Packages