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- Mar 04, 2014 Stability For Your Action: The Steadicam Curve For GoPro Cameras
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From the BlogStability For Your Action: The Steadicam Curve For GoPro Cameras
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...Read More
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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"
Camera systems must be beneficial not only to crews, but to editors as well. Easy and straight-forward is key. If not, people won’t use it. Hands-on experience has shown us that Sony’s recently introduced PMW F5 & F55 camera systems are two of the most versatile large sensor cameras produced so far. By Tom Brunstetter, Paradise Video & Film.Continue Reading "It’s All About The Workflow!"
When you think of the word “creative” what is the first think that comes to mind? Let me take it a step further. What companies come to mind when hear the words creative or innovative? Nowadays corporate enterprises are consistently trying to find innovative ways to push creativity, but still deliver their brand agenda. Cultivating an environment that breeds constant forward-thinking and creative best practices is a difficult task to sustain without the right pieces in place.Continue Reading "Personalities That Make Up ‘A Dream Team’"
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"
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