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Bringing Your Movie to the Big Screen.

We know that as a director, you will want to do everything you can to find a reputable film production company and you will also want to do everything you can to expand on your existing skills as well. You should also check out our awesome wedding photographers!

We can help you with that and we can also help you to know if you can launch your film to new heights. If you want to find out more about this, you can get in touch with us and our team will be standing by and waiting to help you.

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Video Filming for Music Entertainment.

Posted by Gregory Luton on September 20, 2017

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The entertainment industry is one huge industry. As human beings, we are naturally social creatures and nothing makes us more social and happy as getting good entertainment. In my personal view, it is impossible to survive without some form of entertainment. Even that nerdy dude always mumbling formulas will have favorite show or song that he dances to. This dire need by human beings has made the entertainment industry be as big as it is today. Different modes of entertainment do exist, but none supersedes music. When our ancestors invented music, it became the most common and most sought after mode of entertainment on earth. Think of how many Walkmans were sold in the 90’s. Those among us who are gifted with beautiful voices have not been shy to give us some amazing hit songs. In addition, those in charge of its production have not failed in providing us with quality beats and above all, videos.

 

Almost as soon as the TV was invented, people wanted to produce music videos and why not; you could simply sit on your couch and watch your favorite artist instead of attending a live show. These would give you a front row seat to all the action, much better than shoveling your way through a mammoth crowd in a packed field. As we would later realize, however, people became more attracted and impressed by quality music videos, they liked to captivate them, creating a memorable connection with the song itself. Musicians became hard at work to ensure that in addition to creating great music, they also invest in filming just like you would on a modern wedding band.

As a result of the absolute necessity of music videos to complement the actual music, producers specifically working with videos have also been hard at work to ensure they employ the best skills and technology they can get their hands on. They will invest on the most modern hardware to capture high-quality footage while at the same time utilize the most powerful and effective software for the video production.

 

After Thriller by Michael Jackson, most people in the industry had their own mini eureka moments, suddenly realizing that you can have a mini movie just to make the song more appealing. From then on, the creativity brought out in videos has gone through the roof. I bet that if you think of anything that can be done on a music video, it has already been done. Whether it is shooting it while skydiving, wearing an expensive modern wedding band during the shoot or having a music video where the artist just stares at the screen, it has been done.

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The significance of filming for music videos has become so much, there does exist music video countdowns and everybody wants his/her song to be among the best. Just listen to an interview of a musician who just releases a song. Social media sites such as snap chat, Instagram, and YouTube are always buzzing with activity about music clips. Videos like Roar by Katy Perry, got 2.2 billion views, on a planet that has over 7 billion people. Some of the best receive the highest number of views online thus creating popularity for the musician and the production team.

 

If you are thinking of video filming for music entertainment, therefore, there are few things you should know:

It will cost you. Now it will be unfair to say that this will apply in all instances. There are videos that cost way below what you would expect any to cost and become really big hits. Such are those that really capture the hearts of the people and are accompanied by a really good song. For most other videos, however, there is some serious cash involved.  Madonna and Michael Jackson take the trophy for this, creating videos that cost upward of 5 million. Basic ones will hardly cost less than a few thousand dollars. Most of this cash will go to the shooting and editing.

The best videos would be those that connect with the song. If you are singing about love, have scenes that portray it. You don’t want to confuse the audience. There are several isolated cases however when musicians have decided to play around with their imagination, incorporating scenes that are not related in any way to the song. It is always best, however, to connect with the audience, making them appreciate each line on the song together with scenes on video. So the next time you are making a video about marriage, you better have a modern wedding band on.

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Tips for Directing Actors

Top Tips for Directing Actors

Posted by Gregory Luton on September 4, 2017

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Actors remain to be the main focus when it comes to storytelling. A good actor really can help you to breathe life into a character and even a script. For this reason, it is your job as a director to try and guide them through the process and you will also want to create a very supportive environment. The actors should be able to focus on the work that they are doing and they should also be able to feel relaxed and cooperative with the crew.

Nerves
General nerves cause actors to forget their lines and it also causes tension among actors. On top of this, if you have technical problems then this can cause even more stress. If you want to do everything you can to make sure that your actors are at ease as much as possible then you need to reassure them as time goes on. If they want to do something a little differently then don’t be afraid to let them, as long as there is time for you to do it the original way if things don’t work out.

Actor Capabilities
As a director, it is your job to make sure that you know the abilities of the actors that you are working with. Auditions can be a great way for you to judge the talent that an actor has. When they are on the set, however, they may have a hard time showing this type of emotion on the screen. As a director, you need to push them so you can get the emotion you want out of them, but you also need to bring them into a state of confidence.

It is very easy to knock someone’s confidence as an actor and it is your job to make sure that you understand how they work, and what they need to get into their element.

Different Takes
Sometimes some actors need to do a couple of takes before they can get into the rhythm of what they are trying to do. This is just the way that they work so it is important that you are patient with them and that you do everything you can to give them the support that they need along the way. It’s okay if they need more than one take, and if they need a break then you need to let them have one.

If you don’t then you are only going to raise tensions as the day goes on. If you need some more directing tips then please do get in touch with us today to see if we can be of any help. Our team is waiting to take your call.

Become A Better Director

How To Become A Better Director In 24 Hours

Posted by Gregory Luton on September 4, 2017

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Working as a film director certainly isn’t easy and you really will have so much to do and so much to think about on a day to day basis. Of course, you also have to manage your cast and you also need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to push your actors so that they can give you the emotion that you need for your movie.

Clear Directions
You need to give your actors very clear directions so that they know what is happening and why. You also need to tell them where they need to be, and what they are doing. If everyone knows this information then your film shoot will go much more smoothly.

Don’t Stick With The Script
The next thing that you need to do is understand that the script isn’t set in stone. Sometimes it’s okay if you let your actors go off the script to improvise their lines and it is a good idea that you let them do this.

Study Other People
The best way for you to become a better director is for you to study other people while also making sure that you learn their style. Every single director has a way that they like to work and they also have a way that they like to film. It helps to take notes on their style because it could help you with your own, and this is a great way for you to improve.

Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is incredibly important and it is also very important that you do everything you can to keep your actors hydrated. Actors who are dehydrated will have a hard time remembering lines and they won’t give you their best performance.

Get It Done And Move On
Sometimes films don’t work out. That doesn’t mean that you should spend all of your time dwelling on them. Learn from your mistakes and move on. It’s hard, but you’ll be better for it.

There are a couple of things that you can do to try and get a better result out of your directing. If you have any questions about your own directing then we would be happy to help you with those. Just contact us today and we’ll do everything we can to help you with your problem or even the questions that you have.