How many different jobs in video production depend on having the ability to properly monitor audio? From monitoring on-location sound to working on an edit, the kind of headphones you use can be critical.
Cine lenses have become more and more affordable this past year. Because of that, they are finding their way into the hands of low-budget filmmakers. Just about every brand is jumping into the marketplace.
DJI announced the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2 together. This wasn’t a typical product announcement though. On the backlot at Warner Brothers in Burbank, Calif., DJI put on a spectacle. Using their newest products, they performed and filmed an action scene. From a car chase to firing of weapons, these new DJI products looked quite promising.
Four accomplished screenwriters (Sarah Kernochan, William Richert, Caroline Thompson and Gorman Bechard), tell us what it was like to direct a feature for the first time—the obstacles they overcame, the actors they learned to cope with, how they learned about the camera quickly and essentially, how they went from being writers to filmmakers without stopping to take film courses first. They all got through it and you can, too.
Looking for those small, mountable cameras to capture your fun and adventurous side? From travelers to trailblazers to daredevils and competitors, action cameras have enticed and beguiled countless people around the world with their rugged mobility and nonstop innovation.
There’s no place like home. It’s a place of comfort, familiarity and function befitting its owner. The mad scientist bent on world domination has a lab, complete with contraptions and experiments worthy of their genius. The fox has a den, and the eagle a nest. Likewise, the video editor has an edit bay, a personal lair of creative genius—a digital laboratory, fit to tell any story.
How do you react when you are asked to do something you don’t like? It can indeed be a huge obstacle to overcome, but what if it is your job? Say you are a director and it is your job to direct a script you truly don’t like — what can you do to make your task more enjoyable
Video production takes time, but not all of it is going to be apparent to your clients. To ensure that your time is valued as it should be, let’s look at ways to minimize those non-billable hours that sneak into every project.
Documentaries are a specialized type of production that require a different kind of thinking than many other genres. Typically long-form productions, they are often categorized as cinema, but by their very definition, documentaries must be non-fiction. As such, they are not directed in the traditional sense.
Tungsten lights are a reliable, inexpensive option for beginners who want to learn how to light a film set. Although newer technologies like LED lights provide another option for filmmakers, tungsten lights are still by far the cheapest and most widely used lighting system in the industry.