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- Dec 04, 2013 Failure Isn’t a Dirty Word
- Nov 22, 2013 What Inspires Me!
- Nov 14, 2013 So What Exactly is a Digital Touch Point?
From the BlogFailure Isn’t a Dirty Word
The word “failure” usually doesn’t evoke a positive reaction from the majority of individuals that have experienced it before. Its negative connotations generally manifest our desire to avoid...Read More
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Rocky Wyler grew up in the biz as a son of a TV Producer. He co-founded one of the largest Production Companies in Miami, FL with his brother. Rocky has been able to hone his trade, as a DP, over...Meet Rocky Wyler
The word “failure” usually doesn’t evoke a positive reaction from the majority of individuals that have experienced it before. Its negative connotations generally manifest our desire to avoid it at all cost. The fact that we try to avoid failure and the beautiful lessons that can be heeded from the experience can breed redundant shortcomings.Continue Reading "Failure Isn’t a Dirty Word"
If you are reading this blog post you are likely in a creative field. Making a living as a creative professional has its fair share of highs and lows. Creativity is not an intrinsic skill that one can simply turn on and off when they feel like it. Sometimes as creative professionals we experience down cycles, commonly known as ruts! Creative minded individuals are usually driven by inspiration, and shine the brightest when the ideas are fresh and free-flowing.Continue Reading "What Inspires Me!"
Randy Palubiak co-founder of Enliten Management Group, a research and consulting firm that helps enterprise organizations with the development of their media business strategies. He has a new book entitled Digital Touch Points: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage Using Video and Dynamic Media (Practical Tips for Executives). The emerging growth within the new media tech industry has forever changed the way we communicate.Continue Reading "So What Exactly is a Digital Touch Point?"
Have you ever been in this situation; small room, not much ventilation, trying to get a well-lit interview? A cramped and overheated space can create a dreadful shooting environment. LED lights provide space-saving, efficient, and low heat alternatives to tungsten, optimal for situations where space and temperature are at a premium. Ikan has a new line of LED lights, their Featherlight series, which offer excellent consistency and control.Continue Reading "Light as Feather and Bright Too: IKAN Featherlight IFB 1024"
It’s been a few months since Sony released the F5 and F55. I bought into the F55 system because it can record 4K internally on SxS cards in a non RAW format. Most of my clients will never need to shoot RAW, which allows editors to get incredible color and contrast grading, but takes valued time in post.Continue Reading "The Sony F55: It is The Most Interesting Camera in The World!"
Developing a work environment that constantly delivers a high level of productivity is challenging. It requires an extraordinary communication and efficient time management. Productivity encompasses a variety of self-disciplines but is hinged on collective team support. Maintaining productivity at work requires discipline and must be constantly practiced. The staff is the heartbeat of the organization.Continue Reading "4 Simple Ways to Increase Staff Productivity"
Event planners are doing more now than ever before. They are the backbone and visual wizards for corporate events. They allow their imaginations to come to life with eye catching visual displays and set up the perfect itinerary that caters to every want and need of their guests. But, behind the scenes there is a new trend arising, and it is one that is very beneficial to any corporate event. By. Kacey TrentContinue Reading "Put on a Happy Face: Corporate Event Planning Video"
The Phantom Flex4K is Vision Research’s third-generation digital cinema camera that was designed with the cinematographer in mind. The cameras functionality is tailored to support different production styles and workflows. It houses a super-35mm 4K sensor capable of providing sharp, detailed images with extremely low noise and high dynamic range.Continue Reading "First Look: Phantom Flex4K"
In the video production world the goal with technology is to try to pack more into a smaller size. For lighting, that means smaller lights with more power and control. A couple years back Dedolight released its camera-mounted Ledzilla light that packed a powerful 8W LED light in a small battery-operated package. The sequel to their Ledzilla is the new Dedolight DLED 4.0.Continue Reading "Dedolight DLED: Major Lighting in a Minimal Design"
Sony’s PMW-F5, F55, and the AXS-R5 firmware version 2.0 is available for download now. This is the update F5, F55, and AXS-R5 operators have been waiting for. The upgrade implements over thirty new features and enhancements. Some of these features include 2K Raw high frame rate (HFR) shooting up to 240fps (selectable from 120fps, 180fps and 240fps), as well as internal HD XAVC high frame rate shooting up to 120fps to SxS Pro+ cards. You are given the capability of recording 120fps at 2K Raw...Continue Reading "Update: Sony PMW F5, F55 and AXSR5 Firmware 2.0 is Available"
ARRI recently announced their new versatile ENG/TV/documentary-style camera the AMIRA at IBC 2013.The AMIRA utilizes the same sensor as the ALEXA but housed within a smaller ergonomic footprint designed for those run-and-gun productions. Its rugged and reliable design quality is optimal for navigating those unpredictable terrains and withstanding adverse climate conditions ENG-style shooters normally experience.Continue Reading "First Look: ARRI AMIRA"
The once game changing Panasonic professional video team has shrunk back into the shadows over the past several years. Announcements surface at tradeshows for new codecs, media, and cameras to be available sometime in the future. We haven’t seen much in the way of product releases other than the microP2 cards in May and some AVC Ultra plug-ins in June. Despite the lack of new releases Panasonic is often the 2nd leading manufacturer used on Crews Control’s shoots. Panasonic cameras made...Continue Reading "Panasonic AVC Ultra, AJ-PX5000, and microP2 Cards"
The practicality of a camera often dictates whether it is the best option for the shoot. A shoulder mounted ENG style camera may not be the best choice for shooting a spelunking adventure, just as a small form factor camera wouldn’t be optimal for that interview with the CEO. The Canon C-Series Cinema EOS cameras, the C100, C300, & C500, create dynamic images, but the design doesn’t offer much flexibility in the run-and-gun shooting environment.Continue Reading "Zacuto C-Shooter: Taking the Canon C-Series Camera off the Tripod"
We have seen a decent increase in Canon shoots in 2013 mostly due to adoption of the C-Series cameras. Canon made up 11% of shoots in the 2nd quarter of 2013. The widely popular C300 was the 2nd most used camera in August of 2013 and made up 10% of our shoots were a camera was used.Continue Reading "Canon C-Series Gains In Popularity with the Corporate Market"
In the last couple years live streaming has become an integral part of the video production landscape. Where clients used to ask for just video they are now asking for web broadcasts of their corporate events. Telestream has offered their streaming program, Wirecast, for several years now. Their newest version, the Wirecast 4, offers both a simple solution for the basic streaming need as well as an arsenal of options for more complicated webcasting situation.Continue Reading "Telestream Wirecast 4: From a Dream to a Stream"
SmallHD’s new DP7-Pro field monitor has the look of a high-end smart tablet with capabilities that rival some of best field monitors available. The DP7-Pro series is SmallHD’s flagship line, boasting some significant improvements over their AC7 series and the former DP6 series. The DP7-Pro series improves the software usability, storage flexibility, and quality design aesthetics that provide higher intuitive functionality to production crews.Continue Reading "SmallHD DP7-Pro Series"
How does a business protect their core corporate values and elevate the level of creativity in the workplace? Inspiring and managing creativity to reflect your corporate culture is not always an easy goal to accomplish. The majority of corporate branding and advertising video projects follow a strict format in order to protect their brand. Now the guidelines will definitely vary between industries, as some will allow more leeway to be creative.Continue Reading "Cultivating Creativity"
Cloud-based technologies are becoming a widely accepted practice for streamlining your data asset management. During the post-production phase it is a routine practice to exchange files with multiple individuals at a time. This process can be quite cumbersome and time consuming based on a number of variables related to FTP transfer protocols.Continue Reading "Adobe Anywhere"
The ASTRODESIGN 4K camera is a remote operated 3840x2160 super high quality solution that can be utilized in multiple video production scenarios. It’s small, compact design enables its usability to stretch far beyond those larger 4k camera solutions available in the market. Some perfect examples for using this camera system would be shooting a live medical procedure, tele lectures, and military procedure videos.Continue Reading "A First Look: ASTRODESIGN 4k Camera System"
Every once in a while a product jumps on to the scene and simply captivates its user base. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in it always happens. Now, there is certainly no shortage of camera stabilization accessories in the marketplace. The overwhelming amount of solutions available sometimes makes it hard to differentiate between the good, great, and exceptionally innovative ones.Continue Reading "A First Look: Freefly Systems MOVI"
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