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Kickstarter Day Two. The Reward System.

The Board Of Education

Kickstarter has been very quick to respond to “The Board Of Education Doc” application. We are now talking about the possible “Rewards”. Here is the response from them. Kickstarter Staff commented on your Kickstarter submission: Great, Jared. Thanks for elaborating on the details of the project and your veteran experience in the field. The only thing that’s left to discuss briefly is rewards. A series of creative and engaging backer rewards is essential. Your...Read More

Kickstarter Responds. It Begins. The Board Of Education Doc.

The Board Of Education

I have been working on this little documentary for quite some time.  Now, I have to produce some real results and quite frankly, I’m not scared one bit. I have this film mapped out in such a way that almost anyone can visualize it. Talking heads from different parts of the country, explaining both sides of a topical issue. It almost sounds like a sixty minutes piece. Not an entire documentary. Well, I have...Read More

Go Ahead, Steal My Idea. I Dare You!

Cameras / The Board Of Education

This will be the first of many articles on the process of getting a film made. I have been working very hard for the past two years and this will be the culmination of all that effort. Today I registered the treatment for “The Board Of Education” a feature legnth documentary about corporal punishment in the US public school system. This film hits very close to home. Pun, intended.  I went to a school...Read More

Kick Start This Brother’s Ass Into Production: Man-child.

Cameras / Jared Abrams

Ryan B. Koo of No Film School.com is getting his feature film groove on with a kick starter campaign. This looks like it is going to be one kick ass film. He could use the pennies you may find in a jacket pocket or under your couch cushions. Please take a minute and look for a few coins to throw this brothers way. Kick Starter is a great way to get the independent funding...Read More

Shooting in Senegal (Part 2): Getting Acclimated

Chris Collins / Production

By: Chris Collins I had my work cut out for me before departing for Senegal. Investigating the safety of the places I would be shooting was my first priority, but that was quickly overshadowed by rental lists, carnets, pickups, packing, finding a B camera op, etc. As with any shoot, I was hoping for the best while preparing for the worst. Upon our arrival in Dakar International Airport my stress level was balanced by...Read More

5DtoRGB Update v1.53

Just the Cut

Thanks to all for the support from the first article about this software. In this update I’ll show you what has changed and how the Technicolor LUT is applied. Does it matter if you bake it in with 5DtoRGB or use it in an editor? Check out the video above to find out. Cheers!Read More

Get Lit: Super Easy 3-Point Lighting

Chris Collins / Get Lit

By: Chris Collins No need to complicate this one… I needed to isolate a conductor against a black backdrop. It’s a commercial so it needs to look clean, but it needs a little more of a kick to sell stage presence. A piece of duvatyne, a chinaball, and two Ikan 312 LED lights was all we needed. The only concern was separating the conductor’s navy blue blazer from the black backdrop, but that separation...Read More

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