Spec Work vs Undervaluing - Why Your Low Prices Hurt Everyone

Spec Work vs Undervaluing - Why Your Low Prices Hurt Everyone

How much are you worth? Do you know how much you’re worth?

These can be tough questions, but they are questions you’re going to need to answer at some point. If you don’t know what your time and expertise is worth, someone else will wind up setting that value for you, and the odds are good that it will be less than you’re worth.

Popcorn Day to End the Year - Movies We're Excited About

Popcorn Day to End the Year - Movies We're Excited About

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all that stuff is fine. But for many of us, we get just a bit excited looking at the upcoming movie schedule. Most production companies save what they think are their best, juiciest movies for release at the end of the year — or even Christmas Day — so they’re in everybody’s mind before awards season.

How to Prep: The Sound Perspective from Sean McNearney

How to Prep: The Sound Perspective from Sean McNearney

–We’re excited to have our friend, Sean McNearney, contribute his thoughts to the blog. Sean is a production sound mixer based in Idaho. He’s done everything from commercials, feature films, and TV shows, to post production and Foley.

Today, I want to focus on prepping for a shoot from an audio standpoint. From the initial call to work, right up until we roll. Gotta walk before you run.

720 vs 1080 vs 4k: What resolution choices do I need to make?

720 vs 1080 vs 4k: What resolution choices do I need to make?

Moviemaking has been around for about 120 years now and has gone through dozens of formats and format variations. The first films shot at about 12 frames a second. As history moved along, many other formats came and went, and some were quite popular and innovative. The 16mm format, for example was popular with amateur filmmakers, while Technicolor and widescreen Cinerama and CinemaScope amazed people in the theaters. IMAX and Super 35 are today’s film choices, but other pure digital formats are becoming more and more popular. Some people are even starting to shoot movies with their phone cameras.

Vimeo vs YouTube vs Wistia - What is Right for Your Business?

Vimeo vs YouTube vs Wistia - What is Right for Your Business?

Okay, you’ve got a video about your business or organization, but what do you do with it now?

Essentially, you need to find a video host and server that can handle the file sizes, the access, a larger potential audience and the ability/bandwidth to accommodate multiple viewers. Just putting it on your business website will limit all of those things. You aren’t really in the business of being a video distributor. That’s where a video hosting service comes in.