Anthony and myself discuss the art of using sound and audio to further push the illusion that your film is creating. We get into music, foley, ADR, and then some. Also, have you seen that RED Monstro sensor!?!? … Hope you enjoy this one!
Check out these helpful Film Riot Episodes on these topics!
Mr Anthony Seratelli and my self discus different options for external monitors/recorders for on-camera viewing/recording. We also answer your question as to why I use Canon glass on my Sony cameras versus Sony glass.
Every videographer, when starting off, has been asked to shoot an event at some point in their career. This also includes both Mr. McCoy and myself. We definitely have some experience shooting events and are sharing are tips for this episode.
For a long time I’ve been all about recording at the highest quality possible regardless of what my client is paying. One can argue it’s beneficial to continue on this path for the sake of keeping your client happy for possible future work. I’ll explain how I’ve basically decided to change my outlook on this aspect while maintaining certain key qualities for certain projects.
Audio is 50% of your video. This should give you some sort of context as to the importance of this aspect of production. This episode covers a few tips on how you can optimize your audio setup and grab so good clean audio.
Interviewing someone on camera is an art form in itself. At some point in your career you’ll end up interviewing someone, somewhere. Here are the tactics I use for my interviews. Keep in mind, I’m still learning myself, but the point is the learn and adapt throughout your career as I continue to do.
Here are a couple of my documentary style videos that I’ve created for my clients.
Endorsement video created for Tyent USA featuring Ventriloquist Terry Fator, winner of America’s Got Talent in 2007. Terry now headlines in Vegas at the Mirage hotel.
Short marketing doc I shot for Tyent USA featuring Kamaru Usman, The Nigerian Nightmare, Welter Weight UFC fighter.
Shooting on RED is a topic that many in the industry seem to have in common. When it comes down to it, the RED cameras are not the cheapest, but there’s a reason why filmmakers choose to pay the money. In my opinion, they’re the most versatile cameras in Hollywood. But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen at what my friend Patrick Lawler has to say about it.
I share my thoughts on shooting with auto settings vs shooting in manual mode. Often times this is a topic that is misrepresented. Having clarity on this aspect of filmmaking is quite important when determining how to grab a certain shot. All opinions and ideas expressed here are solely my own and should not be taken as fact.