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Here are 5 ways to boost the production value of your video shots on a DIY budget.
One of the most valuable online resources for filmmakers and video producers is Ryan Connolly’s YouTube channel and production juggernaut, Film Riot. Film Riot provides actionable content on filmmaking questions, techniques, and gear recommendations. One of their recent videos focuses on a few DIY tips they’ve released in the past that will help reduce your budget or give you more time to focus on your production.
Let’s take a look at some of these DIY tips as well as where to find the equipment they call for. [Read More]
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The large cases in which we transport most of our equipment can serve double duty as stands during a show. But because they are on wheels, they sometimes move when we don’t want them to. Lighting director Tim Armstrong of Ben Lomond, Calif., solves that one by wrapping the wheels in gaffer’s tape. Add a bit of duvetyn (black cloth) to cover the case’s ugliness and you have a beautiful stand.
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There is an old saying, “Anyone who is fed from the pot should help keep it full.” Over the past 34 years, hundreds of video professionals have given back to the industry by sharing their shooting and production tips through this column on The Creative Network’s digitalVideo Magazine. Now it’s your turn. To share your shortcuts and easy ways to do things, just drop Dick Reizner a letter or e-mail. We love close-up pictures, but they are not necessary. Send your tips and questions to DVTips@nbmedia.com.
Let’s face it, shooting schedules can be super complicated. Who’s available when? How do we shoot the most expensive elements? It’s easy to forget that a production schedule is as much a psychological tool as it is a logistical one. Here’s how you can schedule a shoot to be a more positive and productive environment.
1. Read and understand the shooting script
Before getting started, you must first read the shooting script at least once without taking any notes. Just experience it. You’ll learn which scenes are more important and which are emotionally challenging. That’s knowledge you’ll use to craft a more effective production schedule.
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With all the stresses of video production, it’s no wonder why things sometimes get forgotten, lost, or misplaced. Here’s a couple tips to help you organize your production life and get that next film project flowing smmooothly.
TIP 1: HAVE A LIST
TIP 2: KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT
TIP 3: HAVE A MEDIA/POWER SYSTEM
TIP 4: GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME
TIP 5: BE FLEXIBLE
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Digital sensors see outside the range of human vision—with especially big problems seeing into the infrared spectrum in ways that humans can’t, resulting in unwanted distortion. While you might want to use this for a specific effect, it’s much more likely that the extra info in the IR spectrum is showing up in your images in unpleasantly lifted blacks, sometimes with a color cast, provided by fabrics that look pleasant on set but reflect more IR than the eye can see. This problem is typically exacerbated by traditional ND filters, which usually lower the visible spectrum more than the IR spectrum, leaving you with even more ND issues.