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This is the first episode in a series – Using Video Effectively On Social Media. In Episode 01 video pro Jim Ross answers the basic objection – Why bother? Why use video on social media? After all posts and photos are so much easier. Well, it turns out it’s kind of a Big Deal.
Tips From the Back of the Grip Truck: Ep.4 – Don’t Try to Direct AND Shoot Your Feature or Short – Delegate
Many independent Directors want to direct and shoot their “baby”. But taking on the responsibilities of Director AND being the DP/Camera operator in my view is a HUGE mistake and this video explains why.
Being successful as a a DP (Director of Photography) requires more than just how to utilize lights and equipment. You need to know how to deal with people and be a leader. That requires more than a little bit of self confidence.
More advice from Cinematographer Jim Ross to help on your low/no budget shoots. How to get a better look when you don’t have a ton of gear.
When working on shorts or low/no budget pieces where you have no time to prep, you rarely have time to compile a shot list, let alone have the time to complete all those shots even if you did. So how to get the coverage you need?
Many equate using a make-up artist with TV or film. But using a make-up artist will improve the quality of a video by making you and the people in your video look your best. And FEEL your best.