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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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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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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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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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Gold Mount VS V-Mount Batteries: Which Is Better And Why?
Gold Mount VS V-Mount Batteries: Which Is Better And Why?
Production , Crew

When Anton Bauer created their signature gold mount battery in the early seventies, they created a favorite among Americans that hasn’t weaned since. Many claim it has a superior locking system utilizing 3 gold pins; however, Europeans and others around the


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Choose A Role And Master It: A Message To Beginner Filmmakers
Choose A Role And Master It: A Message To Beginner Filmmakers
Techniques , Crew

There are a ton of jobs available on a film set, but which is the right one for you to master?


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Camerawomen in Today’s Filmmaking Landscape
Crew

Filmmaking and television are grounded in bringing a perspective to an audience on a story level. But the way those stories are told is through visuals and framing. What happens when you add more diversity to your camera department? Now, more than ever, women


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When and when not to use a DIT on set
When and when not to use a DIT on set
Crew

Today’s Digital Image Technician (DIT) should not be a familiar face to most production crews making corporate videos, conducting live feeds, or working on any kind of production with a budget under 20k.  Spending a lot of production money on a DIT in those


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How to choose the right cast & crew for your next video production
How to choose the right cast & crew for your next video production
Production , Crew , Talent Acquisition

Have you ever had to hire anyone? What’s the first thing you look for on a resume? What if you’re hiring someone outside your expertise? Or without a recommendation?


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What are common rates for camera operators, dp's, & DIT's
What are common rates for camera operators, DPs, & DITs
UPM , Crew

Motion picture production work can be a great way to pave your way toward loftier Hollywood dreams or just get your hours on set to join one of the many technical unions.  To make either of these dreams come true, you need to know what you’re worth.  But


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