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5 Things To Consider When Shooting With The Phantom Flex4K Camera
5 Things To Consider When Shooting With The Phantom Flex4K Camera
Video Production Services , Gear , Crew

If you want super-sharp ultra-fast motion imaging for your next project then there really is only one camera to turn to. The Phantom Flex4K is the ultimate in slow-motion capture. Sporting a super-35mm CMOS with a full resolution of 4096 x 2304, this


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Editing: Know Your Co-Editor From Your Assistant Editor And Everything In Between
Know Your Co-Editor From Your Assistant Editor & Everything In Between
Video Production Services , Post Production

Credits are a strange phenomenon in the film business. Movies that are directed by Alan Smithee will have had the real director’s name removed. Peter Andrews is a pseudonym often used by Steven Soderbergh for crediting the cinematography on films he has


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Casting 101: Common Rates For Actors, Talent, And Influencers
Casting 101: Common Rates For Actors, Talent, And Influencers
UPM , Pre Production , Talent Acquisition

One of the first lines in your production budget will be for front of camera performers. Whether you’re booking David Duchovny or Dave Debutant your production is going to need to conform to Screen Actors Guild rules and SAG rates. These are the minimum


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Identifying Fraudulent Producers Before It's Too Late
Identifying Fraudulent Producers Before It's Too Late
Pre Production

From The Ladykillers to The Sting, Catch Me If You Can to Hustlers the art of the con is straight from the Hollywood playback. Unfortunately, real life scams and unscrupulous partners are part of everyday film and TV biz.  The ploys range from simple fraud to


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Creative Development 101: Things To Consider Before Collaborating
Creative Development 101: Things To Consider Before Collaborating
Pre Production

Filmmaking is inherently collaborative and don’t let any auteur tell you otherwise. Even Steven Soderbergh needs a team around him to shape the idea, shoot, light, dress, and perform the scene. The Hollywood aphorism that a film is made three times: the


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Shaping A Scene With Light: A Cinematography Cheatsheet
Shaping A Scene With Light: A Cinematography Cheatsheet
Techniques , Gear

The core principles of cinematography are laid down in Genesis.  ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.…’ Cinematographers are gods. After all, what is photography of still


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Hollywood’s Top 5 Budgeting Software For Production
Hollywood's Top 5 Budgeting Software For Production
Gear

Budgeting is just about as far from the creative side of production you can get, but if you want to avoid the pitfalls of ‘creative’ accountancy then you’ll want to make sense of every cent.


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How To Execute Video Production And Social Distance
How To Execute Video Production And Social Distance
Production

As film and TV production tentatively resumes it's clear that things will never revert to the way they were before Covid-19. Production is being permitted to start up in countries across the world provided social distancing and sanitization measures are


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