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Pre-Production Planning:  Focus on lighting

Pre-Production Planning: Focus on lighting

If you are new to film or video you must understand that lighting for film is different than for video; the type of project you are working on will guide your lighting options. With that said, let’s be clear that your audience’s perception of your project is significantly affected by the way you “Craft your Lighting.” Lighting sets the mood…
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Pre-Production – Location Scouting

Pre-Production – Location Scouting

You have an AWESOME idea for a video, movie, commercial….you can see it in your head, …the colors, the angles, the story....you think, I have a camera, I just need to find the right location and a crew it will turn out GREAT!!! Hate to be the bearer of bad news but that is just not going to work out…
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The Amazing World of Avid

The Amazing World of Avid

If you are reading this I understand it is because you are interested in the amazing world of editing. If you are not, you will be after this. Please make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and join me in my experience with the professional editing program Avid Media Composer. First of all, what is Avid? Well, it is…
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Inside look at Holga Photography

Inside look at Holga Photography

Have you ever been interested in photography, but the whole technical dynamics seemed too difficult to understand? Consider shooting with a Holga. This plastic camera is very simple to operate. It is a stand and shoot type of camera with a built in flash. The body has a little opening to insert or take out the film. Taking photos on…
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Special Effects Makeup and Filmmaking

Special Effects Makeup and Filmmaking

Rick Baker. Tom Savini. Ve Neil. Greg Nicotero. Howard Berger. Any of these sound familiar? How about Michael Jackson in “Thriller”? The zombies in George Romero’s “Of the Dead” films? Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean”? Heath Ledger’s “Joker” in the Batman franchise? These are examples of films with amazing make-up and special effects and the names above are…
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Live Video Streaming Basics

Live Video Streaming Basics

Streaming video has becoming a very popular media distribution tactic for presentation and marketing because it allows you to share your talents and opinions without the need to invest a lot of money or time. Sure, you can stream video straight from your computer, but if you're looking for real production value, multiple cameras, and more, utilizing a video production…
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