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....
Dreaming Up Dream Sequences
Giving your audience a glimpse into your character's past tells them something about who he is today, and why. A gangster may have lived a dreary life as a street urchin, abandoned by the adults he trusted, left to stealing food to survive. Or a child who once dreamed...
Learn how to use a simple rule to always keep your subjects looking in the right direction."
Jennifer and Charlie have two distinct examples of how to get your PSA message across with "Laundry Line" by Tricia Hoffman and "Georgia Gas" by Ben Rawnsley.
Shooting a movie over a period of days, weeks or even months can be a very difficult task - especially when it comes to maintaining continuity. When everything in the shot, scene and movie is consistent, then you've succeeded in maintaining continuity. If an actor picks up a cup...
Screen Direction
Screen direction is perhaps one of the most confusing yet easily remedied problems in directing a video production. We are often tempted to place our cameras so that we get the cool background behind our talent as they move through the landscape. However, sometimes when we move the camera, we...
Scene from The Wizard of Oz
Deep shadows, rustling leaves, the soft tense giggle of children dressed in bright colors and masks making their way past the local cemetery. The headstones throw long dense shadows across the dark fall grass and the children shiver as they rush past the iron fence, casting glances back over...
Wardrobe & Make-Up
Looking Good: Tips for the Director There are those who say that Richard Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election because of his five o'clock shadow. For want of a little pancake concealer and a lot of translucent powder, Mr. Nixon appeared in his third and final televised debate with...