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Contingency Costs Associated With Video Production Contracts
Contingency Costs Associated With Video Production Contracts

So let’s say you’re dealing with the minutiae of pre production and you’re trying to get an idea funded whether that be a film, commercial, documentary or TV show. You’re going through all of the rigmarole, putting together a pitch deck that includes a budget


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5 Filmmaking Tools To Make Your Life Easier On Set
Production , Techniques , Gear

When you arrive on set, you depend on your tools to get you by. It doesn’t matter what department you’re in, there’s certain things you couldn’t live without on set. The producer who’s connected at the hip to his laptop, the DP who is more efficient with his


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Consolidating Crew Members: Who's Expendable And When Is It Necessary?
Consolidating Crew Members: Who's Expendable And When Is It Necessary?
Crew

Not every production budget is ideal. Sure, we’d like to tack on another zero here or there, but the truth of the matter is that most producers and freelancers take what they can get.


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How To Manage Client Expectations In Post Production
How To Manage Client Expectations In Post Production
Techniques

Ah, the wonderful world of post production. Where all of the magic happens and terabytes worth of footage captured during production is organized and woven into an intricate story. Many say this is the most important stage in a video’s lifeline. Let’s face


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Aerial Cinematography And All The Places You Can't Fly
Aerial Cinematography And All The Places You Can't Fly
Techniques , Gear , Types of Video Production

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… Drone? Yes, they’ve taken over our lives completely the past 6 to 7 years or so. Whether you like it or not, they’re here to stay.  Yeah, they’ve got consumer ones for your kids and people over 40 still playing video games.


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Look Out FX9! The Canon C300 Mark III Is About To Drop
Look Out FX9! The Canon C300 Mark III Is About To Drop
Gear

Yes, it’s true. The Canon C300 Mark III is about to drop people! Now I don’t want to start this out busting Canon’s balls here, but it’s about damn time my friends! -- I say that with love. But seriously, Internal 4k RAW capture at 120fps — Thank you very


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Camera Depreciation And How To Avoid Losing Money
Camera Depreciation And How To Avoid Losing Money
Gear

In today’s fast world, camera tech changes rapidly, we all know that by now. And it can be frustrating watching a camera’s value diminish seemingly overnight.  It’s a harsh reality check when you first realize that you’re going to have to sell it in a few


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What Are Common Rates For Video Production Crews?
What Are Common Rates For Video Production Crews?
Crew

It can be tricky when starting a journey into filmmaking. Let’s say you're approaching the point where you know your stuff well enough to start charging full rate for your position. But there’s one problem. You don’t know the full rate you should be charging


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Production Crew Positions 2020 (Film VS Commercial)
Production Crew Positions 2020 (Film VS Commercial)
Production , Crew

With the evolution of film crew roles and their typical association with technology, comes new career opportunities and pathways for people to work their way into the film industry.


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Choosing The Right Lenses For Your Project (And Knowing When To Compromise)
Choosing The Right Lenses For Your Project: Know When To Compromise
Production , Techniques ...

In a perfect world, we’d all go for the best of the best and Panavision would have to manufacture a whole lot more C series anamorphic primes right? Well unfortunately, production budgets are not always perfect and don’t have the capital to justify acquiring


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5 Best Ways To Keep Your Crew Happy
5 Best Ways To Keep Your Crew Happy
Production , Video Production Services ...

Leading a production crew is not easy. So what are some tips to keep everyone happy and giving it their all on long days? We have five ideas for you.  Have you ever worked on a crew where everyone was unhappy? Production assistants walking around upset,


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New Cinema Cameras of 2020: A Comprehensive Breakdown
New Cinema Cameras of 2020: A Comprehensive Breakdown
Production , Crew

Every year camera owners, rental houses, and producers everywhere hold their breath waiting for new camera releases to drop so they can get their hands on them and find out if they’re worth purchasing or renting.


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