Seriously Funny Church Production: How the Skit Guys use Video to Spread the Word of God
We caught up with the Guys, Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, along with their Lead Producer and Director, Brian Cates. They regaled us with their journey from class clowns to a media group that has over 175,000 subscribers on Youtube and just over 24 million combined views. One of...
4 Lessons for Even the Most Seasoned Directors
Everytime out, you pick up some trick, some shortcut, even when you can’t take any shortcuts. Something. Let me tell you a little bit about my odyssey of education in the film trade, which continues to this day. 1. Use Available Technology For my third project as a director, I was...
Short films are not just mini-features. They can be a great way to cut your videomaking teeth and generally have an easier time getting accepted into film fests, so they are often seen as a stepping stone toward a larger production. However, it’s important to understand that shorts have...
There are naysayers who believe music videos to be a dead art form. Entire networks once dedicated to music videos have dropped them from their programming. The number of mainstream musical acts spending large budgets on music videos has decreased in recent years. This isn’t a negative, the number...
Many producers research by watching movies, but movies don’t always provide the answers we’re looking for. We have to watch a lot of them for effective comparison. Another seriously effective way to learn how to tell stories is by watching commercials. Tella Goodone does extensive research on the stories behind...
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Physical comedy has been around since mankind discovered how much we wanted to laugh. Although physical comedy fell outside the decorum of Greek comedy, the Romans were willing to get a little physical. Many of the roots of contemporary physical comedy come from the Italian commedia dell’arte and the...
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The most obvious way to make your audience aware of the importance of key movie props is to shoot a closeup cutaway of the prop, but this is also the most boring and predictable method. How then, can you let the audience know - in a split second -...
Read through the end-credits of any blockbuster movie and you'll see hundreds— sometimes even thousands—of names roll by. Everyone from the top tier directors, producers and actors to the truck drivers and craft services get their name on the big screen. Somewhere within that massive list are crew members responsible...
Who Are You? What Kind of Video do you Create?
Video production is such a wide and varied field, from hobbyist and amateur producers, to Lone Wolf business people and full-fledged production facilities. Is your interest in editing video production or video production service? Are you a wedding video producer or a newbie looking for advice? Are you making...
Family Histories
There's no way around it - your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have lived through interesting parts of history that you've only read about in books, and we'll bet much of your family's history is completely unrecorded. Now is the time to tell their story, before it's too late....
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