Author Archives for: Justin McAleece

Corporate Video Production

Corporate Video Production is an important part of many video business’ bottom line. It is the “bread and butter” as we often call it and as an industry is one of the more conservative parts of our business. Most productions are based around talking heads, b-roll of a product or facility, and some sort of [&hellip
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HA! The Basics of Comedy for Film

  Here are some fundamental things to keep in mind when writing, directing and editing comedy for the screen. This relates to any sort of video production. Whether it’s a commercial, narrative or corporate video, humor can be one of the most useful of storytelling devices. Check out these helpful hints and improve the comedy [&hellip
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The Art of the Interview

In this business, corporate videos are a large staple and continuing source of revenue for most video production companies. In most of these corporate/industrial videos there is a reliance on what we call “talking heads.” Interviews are exceedingly common but the problem is that there isn’t always room in the budget for a director and [&hellip
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Red Epic Dragon and other Cinematic Hammers

This was definitely a banner year for new cameras at NAB. The continuing evolution of computer as camera had brought another manufacturer into the mix – AJA. It has also meant that Blackmagic has continued to expand their line with the much talked about Ursa, which is a large, heavy and also diametrically opposed system [&hellip
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Music Video Production

  The basic premise while shooting a music video to look like the big boys is variety. Shooting: As far as technical details go, the first thing you’ll need is a stereo with the actual track being used in the video. Remember that all performance shots need to have band members singing/ playing/moving with the [&hellip
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BLARE Media adds New Audio Digital Recorder to complete Robust Sound Package

WARNING TO AUDIOPHILES: This article may induce excitement! Our newest gadget, the Sound Devices 664 Six-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder is a highly portable, highly professional digital audio recording masterpiece. Not only does this open up new capabilities or live event recording but also transfers easily to narrative movie projects and everything in [&hellip
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New Audio Repair Capabilities help us Fix Nearly any Problem

Audio problems? You won’t find any here. iZotope RX3 Advanced is by far, the most impressive audio software we’ve ever used. Just name a common sound issue and this software can fix it. Whether it’s legal forensics, an important cell phone recording or an archival piece that needs some major work, we can now fix [&hellip
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Video Production Question on New Camera Purchase

Question (From Scott): I’m looking at new cameras. The new Sony PMW-300 which is taking the place of the EX3, the Canon C300 and the Sony FS700U both are large imager cameras. I know the EX3 is extremely popular so the PMW-300 should be as well with its 4:2:2, 50 mbps recording and other advancements. [&hellip
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Video Production Fundamentals

In this day and age of crazy fast expansion of digital cinematography capabilities it gets increasingly important to define yourself as a unique visual artist.  Almost any camera these days can shoot a beautiful image.  Post-production capabilities have made the unthinkable possible with only a copy of After Effects and some creativity.  2013 needs to [&hellip
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New Canon 5Dmk3

We are now the proud owners of a new Canon 5Dmk3 Full Frame DSLR. It’s a remarkable step up from the other Canon video DSLR’s for many reasons and provides many advantages that the 7D, 60D, 5DmkII, t3i etc cannot. Video is improved in the areas of moire, jello effect, dynamic range, resolution and compression. [&hellip
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