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5 tips for small business video production

Posted by Trenton Massey on Jan 8, 2015 1:42:00 PM


Small business's operate a lot differently than large corporations, though a lot of things are universal on all planes of business, some subjects should be approached differently depending on their annual income... subjects like video production. When trying to tackle a production for a small business, producers might find themselves trying to exhaust all resources just to make it work for their budget or find other troublesome road blocks when working with small business video production.

There are solutions around the headaches one might encounter working with these types of projects... Here are some tips.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Video Production Equipment, company video production

What do I need with one basic video production equipment rental?

Posted by John Schaus on Dec 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Have you been asked to organize a video shoot and you have little to no experience dealing with video production? Perhaps you are the middle man and you are just curious as to how you can cut corners and narrow down the essential items you will need on set for a productive video shoot. The items listed below are all that's required to pull off the most basic of video shoots.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Video Production Equipment

The top 3 emerging film tools for independent filmmakers of 2014

Posted by Trenton Massey on Dec 7, 2014 11:05:00 AM

If you have noticed independent video projects looking a little classier, a little cleaner, and a little more professional... You're eyes aren't playing tricks on you, there has just been a lot of advanced tools released for video production in the last year. 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Video Production Equipment

Why is video production so expensive?

Posted by Trenton Massey on Nov 13, 2014 10:48:00 PM

 

Why is video production so expensive?

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Technology is constantly changing in the Film/Video industry and innovators are constantly coming out with more affordable avenues to take before, during, and after production. But this does not mean that video production is cheap by any means. There is a fee for every little process along the way, not to mention the equipment needed to accomplish a video production successfully. 

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Video Production Equipment

3 recommended video camera packages for corporate video production

Posted by John Schaus on Oct 17, 2014 10:34:00 AM

 

With so many camera choices to choose from between all of the different brands available on the market, you can't blame someone for being indecisive when searching for the right camera. It always becomes a process of deduction and a weighing game. Below are three video camera packages for corporate video production based off of both popular demand and technician preference. The cameras suggested are guaranteed to meet the quality expectations of any corporate entity. Think of these tiers in terms of Low, Mid, and High.

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Topics: Corporate Video Production, Video Production Equipment

THE FUTURE OF LED LIGHTING IN CINEMA

Posted by Trenton Massey on Oct 9, 2014 9:30:00 AM

 

LED lights have been around since the late 1960's, although Electroluminescence, which is the working principal of the light, was discovered around the turn of the century. LED stands for Light-emitting Diode which is a two-lead semiconductor light source. What makes this type of light so important is the fact that in comparison to incandescent lighting, it consumes far less energy, it lasts longer, the physical size is smaller, and you can switch at high speeds. It is for these reasons alone that the future of cinema lighting is bound to fully embrace this technology.

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Topics: Video Production Equipment

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

Motion Control: It's finally here... and it's affordable

Posted by Trenton Massey on Sep 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

 

Motion Control is something that people are going to start seeing a lot more of when viewing independently produced videos. This new wave of technology is definitely going to be raising the bar for cinematographers around the world. Why, might you ask...

Because for the first time ever, motion control systems and equipment are affordable for the low budget shooter, thanks to companies like Kessler and camBLOCK who have been developing and designing motion control products for the past few years.

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Topics: Techniques, Video Production Equipment