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Purchasing Badges for Comic Con 2015

Purchasing Badges for Comic Con 2015

Comic-con is the hottest and most populated convention in San Diego, selling over thousands of tickets each year. As a filmmaker, Comic Con provides a great opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Tickets do not come easy, however. In 2014 alone, badges completely sold out in less than two hours, leaving many people disappointed.  If you're interested in attending…
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Video Production How To: Exporting Video

Video Production How To: Exporting Video

There are many elements required to produce film & video, including physical and digital needs. One often overlooked aspect of production is that of exporting video into its final format. Exporting video can be complicated because of the number of file formats, codecs, etc. that exist. Plus, there isn’t one “right” method. Exporting video comes down to what the client needs or…
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Guide to Camera Settings

Guide to Camera Settings

WAIT! Before you hit record, have you checked these settings on your camera? It’s important to understand (and be reminded of) these settings and what they do to get the best footage possible. Time is extremely valuable in this business. Save yourself the trouble of finding these technical mistakes in post and adjust these settings every time before you shoot. Frame…
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The Role of Script Supervisor

The Role of Script Supervisor

We’ve all heard of the director of a film, or the writer, but there are plenty of unsung heroes in the film production world as well. The creation of a film, no matter how intricate, is a team effort. If the role of a script supervisor didn’t exist, creating films would either be extremely difficult, or it simply would not…
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On Set Photography: The Job of Unit Still Photographer

On Set Photography: The Job of Unit Still Photographer

Thumbing the pages of film industry publications readers will often find photos of the films featured within the magazine. Many of these photos are from a behind the scenes perspective. These types of photos are usually called Film Stills, but may also be referred to as a production stills or publicity stills. This is a role in film production known…
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Casting Tips for Micro Budget Films

Casting Tips for Micro Budget Films

The casting director is essentially the link that holds a studio and a talent agency together. Casting directors are multi-faceted people; they will spend hours researching and auditioning hundreds of hopeful actors in search of the one who best fits the part. But most importantly, they must stay actively involved with the process and be in complete understanding of the…
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