Production

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 11 ~ EARLY OCT 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question:  I’m interested in the motivations of funders of social…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 9 ~ MID JULY 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question:  What advice do you have on how to best…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 8 ~ MID JUNE 2016

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen. This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question – What is the immediate power of watching a…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 5

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A Mini-Blog on the Power of Media to Ignite Change ​ INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen (released March 2016). This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question – In what ways are you…

SPARKS ~ the Power of Media to Ignite Change

SPARKS ~ VOL 3 ~ LATE FEB 2016

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INTERVIEW QUOTES Excerpts below are from the book Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change, by Tracey Friesen (released March 2016). This series of nuggets and links is designed to inspire those driven to connect art & activism.   STORY Question: What story ingredients do you think directors should try to hold sacred? Michelle van Beusekom…

sound design

Sound Rules To Live By

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Rule #1: Get the Mic as Close as Possible The most basic rule for recording dialogue is to get the mic as close to the action as possible without being in the shot. The closer the mic, the better the quality of the recording. This is why boom mics so often end up creeping into…

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Green Screen on a Budget – DIY Light Kits on the Cheap

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I’ve seen dozens of strange lighting setups over the years, where people have had to cut corners and use what they had available (or what they could afford)—everything from clamp-on desk lamps to standing work lights and fluorescent light fixtures designed for a garage or workshop. Sure, you may be able to get away with…

directing

How to Run an Efficient Film Production Meeting
and other Production Preparation Tips!

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Intangible managerial skills are as important as technical know-how in preparing successfully for production. The following are some general guidelines to help with the intangibles of preproduction. Keep a Positive Attitude. Lack of experience makes it difficult for beginning filmmakers to assess their day-to-day preproduction progress. There are so many elements (cast, crew, locations) that…

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VIDEO: My Documentary Sound Kit

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Dean Miles, author of Location Audio Simplified walks through what equipment he carries when on location, shooting a documentary. Check out more videos and online resources at www.thelocationsoundcrew.com! Save 20% when ordering Location Audio Simplified from www.focalpress.com. Use discount code FOC20 at check out. Also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

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The Role of Costumes and Costume Designers

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Congratulations to Deborah Nadoolman Landis, author of Filmcraft: Costume Design who will be presented with the 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design at the Costume Designer Guild Awards in February. For more information: http://bit.ly/1E2FMev The role of the costume designer is really quite simple: costume designers…

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