Prior to a shoot, check in with director, AD, and DP about what time you’ll need actors and crew members. This may be difficult depending on the nature of your crew members: each of those positions is juggling their own set of variables and problems to solve so they may be slow to reply. That being said, be prepared for last minute changes.
Gather all email information and phone numbers for cast and crew well before shooting begins. Studio Binder is a great resource for inviting cast and crew to a project and compiling a digital contact sheets.
If at any point you are writing someone’s name, double-check you are spelling it correctly. You won’t find a faster way to soil the egos of talent or directors if you butcher their last name or misspell their first. Most of all, it indicates a sense of carelessness which is the last thing you want to do as the 2nd AD. This is one of the reasons that Studio Binder provides cast and crew the option to over-ride their contact details. Who better to proof the names of cast and crew, but themselves.
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Between Frames presents Whiplash – Close Up
One of the reasons that Whiplash has such a strong impact on its audience is the relationship between quick close ups and long wide shots used. The quick close up shots mimic the way that humans see and even remember things and by doing so places the audience onto Andrew Neimann’s drum stool, feeling physically beaten as the drums and mentally beaten as the drummer. This video takes all of the close ups from Whiplash and combines them into one experience, emphasizing this feeling.
What did we really find out from the Ashley Madison hack? For starters, there were only three zip codes in the U.S. with no registered users, plus the company netted $1.7 million from a full-delete feature (that didn’t actually delete). Find out what else was revealed in the hack, as told by bad stock footage.
Here’s a neat plugin that allows you to view PDFs in your Premiere Pro Workspace.
That’s certainly the case with PDFviewer, a brand new plugin from a company called Primal Cuts. Before we get into the specifics about PDFviewer, however, let’s talk about everybody’s favorite subject: production documents. Sure, it’s far from the sexiest topic in the world of filmmaking, but it’s surely a critical one, especially once you start working on projects with larger amounts of information that need to be managed.
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been another year. Today marks the beginning of our seventh year at Filmmaker IQ!
In the last posting we shared a little bit of our vision moving forward with a brand new free film school. We wanted to be ready for our anniversary but forces outside of our control have slowed the progress and instead of rushing it out, we’re going to try to get as many bugs out of it before releasing it as we can but remember we’re still human.
In the mean time, let us take a moment to again thank you for your patronage. It really means a lot to us that you are watching and reading our filmmaking content. We haven’t gone anywhere, we’re just trying to put together the best filmmaking learning and sharing experience on the web and that takes a lot of time to get right. But it’ll be ready before you know it:
Regardless of where you’re reading this from – have a HAPPY and SAFE Fourth of July!!!
And here’s to another great year at FilmmakerIQ.com!
Dennis Hartwig and John P. Hess