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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

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

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

Will the Canon C300 Mark II gain the popularity of it's predecessor?

Posted by Trenton Massey on Sep 25, 2015 3:29:15 PM



Let's face it, the Canon C300 kicked ass for awhile, but it's slowly fading off into the sunset. I am a huge fan of Canon… Sony, Arri, RED, Panasonic, Vision Research, Black Magic, you name it so don't get it mixed up, this is not a biased discussion. 

Having an affinity with all cameras, it's my humble opinion that each one has their place and application. People have different tastes, styles, needs, budgets and it's all relative. It's nice to see so much competition for once, even though it may be getting a little ridiculous. That being said, some cameras definitely perform better than others thanks to their design internally/externally and the consideration their creators have for the DOP's in the preliminary stage of a camera's production. 

Okay, so back to the C300… That camera was going out like hot cakes! But it was destined to meet a competitor that would blow it out of the water. Why, might you ask? Because of it's flaws. 

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Canon C300 Mark II

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

What is a director of photography

Posted by Trenton Massey on Aug 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

History of Film

At the turn of the century, film bore little resemblance to the art form it is today. Once the capabilities of motion pictures became apparent, it quickly evolved from novelty into a powerful storytelling tool. The medium was quickly enriched during the early 20th century with increased creative and technical complexity. As the equipment and capabilities of film evolved, the film crew as it’s known today also began to take shape.

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Topics: Music Video Production, motion picture production, company video production, Director of Photography, video production services

Why you should know how to read a video production contract

Posted by Trenton Massey on Aug 14, 2015 1:12:00 PM

 

Today's video production services are more involved and technically demanding than ever. Years ago amateur filmmakers could deliver a video with reasonable quality, but now, with the improvements in digital video editing and modern cameras, you need a professional. Hiring a professional means entering into a legal contract to protect yourself from poor quality and overspending by producers. The contract language can seem overwhelming at first, but there are a few areas of the contract that deserve a long look.

 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Music Video Production, motion picture production, company video production, Video Production Legalities, Business Growth

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

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