Category Archives: Productions

GoPro GoWild

I recently used a GoPro for some shots for a video I needed to make for a final project. What I did this time around was use the suction mount to hang the camera from inside of my windshield. By doing this I was able to get a shot of basically the entire interior of my car. So the shots I got looked pretty good but they all start with that fisheye kind of distorting  because of the GoPro’s wide angle lens.  I know I can throw the footage into the GoPro editing program to remove this but I have actually never needed or even felt like using it until now.  Read the rest of this entry

The Pre-Production Blues

Throughout my experiences with the production process the one part I always dread are putting together scripts, storyboards, shot lists, budget, and etc. I always have ideas for new productions but I always just want to get right to the main production and shooting and editing it together. I don’t know if I am the only one that feels this way. But I am a fairly slow writer when it comes to scripts and there is no way I am happy with any storyboard I ever draw. Sometimes I wish I could just skip all the aspects of pre-production but I always have to remember that without the pre-production then the actual production and post will be a lot more confusing and time consuming.  Read the rest of this entry

A Director in the Field

There are a lot of responsibilities that comes with the title “Director”. Ryan Connolly in the above video definitely exhibits some key traits that I believe should be in a good director. He just seems like a happy go lucky guy who has fun doing what he does and make it fun for everyone else around him. So he has got the fun and loving factor going for him. There is also the fact that he knows all the ins a outs of a good production.  Read the rest of this entry

The Life of a Grip

No matter what the career path people choose it is almost always the case that you need to start at the bottom and work your way up. This is the case for many of us film makers and those who aspire to be involved with production crews. Being a grip is being at the bottom of the food chain basically. You are asked to do all the back breaking work like moving heavy equipment around the sets and setting up all the stands and basically the most basic of basics. Sometimes it feels like it is something a monkey could do.  Read the rest of this entry

Shorter Can Sometime Be Better

Ever consider whether or not you want to make your film feature length? I’m sure every one has thought about it. That’s the dream right? To make a feature length film is definitely on my bucket list, even if it’s just a mediocre thing I end up doing in my free time. But I only imagine the amount of work that goes into making a film like that. So much writing, shooting, editing and so on. Along with all the help you would need to create something of that caliber. I will make a feature length film at some point in my life but while I wait for that moment to arise I figure I have the ability to make a just as appealing short film. Read the rest of this entry

Lighting. Indoors and Outdoors

Oh the wonders of filming. There is so much good about the process but then on the other side there is so much bad. Not bad as in like a bad time but bad as in difficulty in certain situations. Something I’d like to talk about is filming indoors and outdoors. Everyone is doing one or the other all the time and they each come with their own challenges. Almost every time I shoot I have to always try to remember to account for something that I wasn’t exactly planning for. Read the rest of this entry

The Talent Dilemma

It’s hard to film a story without any actors. They make the piece and put emotion into the film. But finding the right people for the part can be quite the process. For myself being  college student and all, I will pretty much ask any of my friends to be in a video. Granted most of them have little acting experience, but this could be their chance to make it big (not really). The thing that is the most challenging part when it comes to talent it coordinating schedules.  Read the rest of this entry

My Production Process

Recently I have been thinking of ideas that I would like to make videos for. I have some short documentary ideas, comedy sketches, music videos, and a few other short video that I would like to produce at some point. This got me thinking about my production process and how I would go about making each one of my visions a reality. It takes time and I just would like to share my process and possibly figure out how it differs from others.

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