A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations.
During production, the director should use a series of standard calls and set procedures to direct the efforts of the video crew.
Sure, you can just wing it when you get to your location to shoot your video.
There’s a lot of stuff in the world trying to get our attention.
When creating storyboards, framing a shot is part of the goal, along with telling the story.
The Most Effective Way to Start Storyboarding . . .with Shooting Boards, of course!
The GoPro Event Stage at the 2015 NAMM Show had over 26 bands perform over 4 days!
This format is used for multiple-camera productions, as well as for advertisements and corporate and instructional videos.
Basic teleprompter operation is a mission critical part of your student newscast and other video productions.
Being able to deliver content not just with text, but also using photography, audio and video, is a great way to open up numerous opportunities for how a story can be told, and offer greater context to the audience.
You’ve finally landed that first announcing gig.
Use and proper execution of the slate, especially as an 1st Asst. Camera position, is a must when on more professional or feature sets.
Make your talent look their very best for your productions with these helpful tips that can subtly enhance your videos.
When you set out to make a movie, the more planning ahead you can do, the better.
Long shot, wide shot and medium closeup are just the beginning of communicating to the DP, your Director of Photography.
What's the formula for which shots to use when making storyboards for a film shoot? Unfortunately, there's no one right answer. This is part of the creative workflow and the shots you choose depend on how you, as the director, see the movie in your mind's eye. Learning more about the meaning or the visual weight that certain types of shots convey can help you add an important level of visual interest and information to your story.
Similar to a plot map used by archeologists, a storyboard is the best way to illustrate staging positions and camera angles for talent and crew.
An accusation often aimed at video script writers is the charge of directing on paper. In the strictest production worlds writers write and directors direct.
In my previous article, “Costuming: From Script to Screen” I took you through the beginning processes of how we in the film and video wardrobe field breakdown a script and formulate our plans to costume a project. I mentioned that it was the Costume Designers job to discuss with the director what it is that they want the project to look like.
You might know what you want to shoot, but how long will it take to do it?
The shot list is usually created by the director and the production manager (or associate producer).
Do-it-yourself blueprints to build four low-tech, low-effort and low-cost video sets.
As a one-man-band, you wear many hats, but when your production gets bigger, you have to share the load. But who ya gonna call? Get ready for the name game, it's "Crew Call" time! Do you sit through the long list of people during the credit roll at the end of a movie and wonder who all those titles are?
A screenplay is the literary expression of the story, characters, actions, locations, and tone of your film written in a specialized dramatic script format.
Script creation requires lots of time, work and planning. In fact, planning is probably the heart and soul of the production.
As student filmmakers you learn in the process of creating your own productions, but you also can learn from watching the masters.
A good film set is like a well-oiled machine. All of the parts must work together for everything to go properly.
Filmmaking is about creating something out of nothing, and no matter how prepared you may think you are, problems always arise on set.
Quickly following the release of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, PowerProduction Software announced the release of a new version of the popular post-visualization plug-in for FCP.
This article is not meant to be a primer for those interested in being professional talent.
Depending on how many individual camera units you are blessed with for a particular production, each can be generally designated in one of these types.