Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Video lighting basics – understanding electricity Video lighting basics – understanding electricity

Recovering deleted video files

Recovering deleted video files Recovering deleted video files

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think DIY lighting – it’s easier (and cheaper) to light your film than you might think

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

The truth about video gain and how to use it properly The truth about video gain and how to use it properly

How to white balance your camera

How to white balance your camera How to white balance your camera

How to calibrate your equipment using color bars

Not quite sure how to properly set up a monitor using color bars? Don’t worry, we take a few minutes to show you the process in full detail.

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C-Stand quick tip – the easy and efficient way to raise any type of light stand or C-Stand

This week’s quick tip shows you the proper way to raise a C-Stand without expelling any extra energy or hurting those around you.

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Ellen Fox – Host of The Rotten Tomatoes show

Ellen sits down with us from her office in LA to talk about the show, and what she recommends for the aspiring writer/host.

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The camera operator’s guide to audio controls

We crack the code on audio controls and show you (the camera operator) what you need to know when it comes to getting audio into and out of your camera. Your audio op will be so proud.

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Blood into Wine – A terrific wine documentary from the frontman of Tool

Frontman of the legendary rock bands Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifier, Maynard James Keenan, is splitting his time between rocking like hell, and “counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of a war drum” to make fine wines in the desert of Arizona. No, it’s not a joke. He’s totally serious about it. Real serious. Why do […]

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The secret to taping down (and removing) cables

Taping down your cables is a safe way to protect any location shoot. It’s also a good way to keep yourself from getting fired – or worse yet, sued. Here’s a quick tip video on how to properly tape down your cables and remove them without creating a mess.

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Create a winning demo reel that people will actually watch

Whether you’re a budding camera operator or an aspiring editor, you’re going to have to create a demo reel at some point. Follow the tips here to create one that will be interesting to watch – instead of driving your audience to drink.

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Heather Heinz – Casting Director

Casting director Heather Heinz talks with Production Apprentice about the process of casting and gives us some great advice for actors and future casting directors.

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Bob Zelin – Video Engineer

Bob Zelin is a mastermind at constructing post facilities. He’s also the man you want around when something isn’t working. Bob talks with us about his thoughts on the future of the industry and gives some advice on how to stay alive in this business.

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You did the work – now it’s time to get paid. It all starts with an invoice.

You spent the day running cables, moving c-stands, lifting heavy cases and possibly getting coffee. Then you sit around and wait to be called on to run more cables, move more c-stands and lift more heavy cases. After it’s all over you spend the rest of your time wrapping cables, putting away gear and cleaning up. Now it’s time to get paid – so how do you get the cash that you deserve? It all starts with an invoice.

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