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Jeremy Person is the Group Director of Corporate Communications at a Fortune 100 company where his team is responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting all internal web operations including...Meet Jeremy Person
The Steadicam Curve was designed with the action shooter in mind and its features reflect this market. First, the head features a quick-release so that it can be mounted and taken off with ease. The counterweight at the bottom of the rig and the forward and back adjustability of the head balance every tricked out GoPro. Steadicam has also designed the Curve to maximize a video selfie. You can hold the rig by the stabilization arm instead of the hand grip and it maintains its stability.Continue Reading "Stability For Your Action: The Steadicam Curve For GoPro Cameras"
What makes a great DP? Robert Matzen said it best “As DP’s, we are asked to interpret the vision of the producer or director and transform that into outstanding images on screen with the patience of a saint, the talent of an artist, and the diplomacy of an ambassador. It’s all about understanding the dynamics and logistics of the production while taking into account the restrictions on schedule, budget, personnel, location, and resources. Conditions are never ideal. But the best results...Continue Reading "Match"
Portability is paramount to any good freelance Director of Photography especially in the corporate world. Most clients want more for less money and equipment has followed suit. Cameras are less expensive and smaller, lights are more compact, but the grip gear that was used decades ago is still the same today. When clients want a small crew the first things that are eliminated on your production cart are usually those c-stands and gobo arms.Continue Reading "Maximizing Space on Your Rock N Roller Multi-Cart with the GripnGaff Bag"
We caught up with one of our seasoned hurricane DP’s and Florida resident Steve McMillan to give us his 10 tips for shooting in hurricane conditions. Steve has been shooting during and after hurricanes/ tropical storms for 15 years. He has covered hurricanes such as Floyd, Katrina and tropical storm Beryl to name a few. Steve has been sent from the Atlantic beaches of Melbourne to the Florida pan handle and everywhere in between. Here are some of his “now, why didn’t I think of...Continue Reading "10 Tips That Won’t Blow You Away"
We have been shooting tapeless now for over a decade but in my experience Producers are still not accounting for media transfer time within the shoot day. With different codecs it’s important that both the crew and the client be on the same page in that regard. Now the crew needs to be aware of what card or drive they are recording to and which one needs to be moved to a client hard drive or backed up. We need to be ready to download the footage at moment’s notice.Continue Reading "Scheduling Time to Transfer Media On-site"
When you think of companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple what is the first thing that comes to mind? Innovative! Great corporate culture! The one thing all of these brands have in common is exceptional brand advocacy. They have made special connections with their customers and have created a sustainable culture of brand loyalty. Of course their products and services played a significant role in creating such efficient word of mouth marketing. These brands honor their customers by doing one...Continue Reading "10 Effective Ways to Create Better Brand Advocacy"
Kirk said about his poll, “It changed the way I approached and delivered our distinctive values to our customers. It also let me know it was okay that we could not be everything to everyone.”Continue Reading "5 Reasons Customers Return for Your Video Production Service"
The hot lights, the lens’s unblinking eye, a crew of people awaiting your performance; delivering a message into the camera stresses even the most prepared presenter. A teleprompter ameliorates this, but typically requires an additional person and expense. One of the industry leaders, Mirror Image Teleprompters, created an alternative to the standard full prompter set up with their IP-10 iPad Teleprompter.Continue Reading "On-the-Fly Prompting with Mirror Image’s iPad IP10 Teleprompter"
What are your consumers or clients saying about your brand? And when they speak are you listening? Obtaining consumer or client feedback is an essential part of running any successful business. Delivering the right products and services is also vitally important but establishing a systematic infrastructure of monitoring your client’s voice is essential when trying to establish customer/client loyalty.Continue Reading "What is Social Media Listening?"
The webcast is a quick and effective way to extend those live presentations and programs outside your business’s brick and mortar. Webcasts are easy to produce if you know how, but tricky for novices. The workflow of a webcast follows a simple route but contains many caveats along the way. Detailed below is each stage of stage of the webcast and the factors to consider.Continue Reading "Webcasting 101"
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