Video Marketing
Aug
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Video Marketing Infographic and Tips

Why Your Business Should Be Using Video Marketing  Did you know that 45% of the world’s population uses social media? That’s almost half of the world! And a majority of those consumers prefer watching a video compared to reading text. (Hootsuite’s 2019 Social Media Statistics) So what does this mean? Video marketing is the golden…

Filming in Small Spaces
Jul
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Filming in Small Spaces | Assignment Desk – Blog

One of the biggest challenges when filming is not having enough space. Whether for yourself, camera, talent, or the other essential crew in the space.  So what can I do about it? There’s plenty you can do when strapped for space. Usually this ends up happening in small rooms like bathrooms or closets. However there…

Time Lapse
Jul
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Time Lapse Shots | Assignment Desk- How To Guide

Videos that have a tendency to go the most viral? Time-lapses. This is because a time-lapse can take an event that is hours, or even days, long and condense them into mere seconds.   It is used to show the audience what happens from start to finish of something that would otherwise be too long to…

Entertainment News | Assignment Desk Blog
Jul
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Entertainment News Shoot vs. News Reporting Shoot

People love to be “in the know” on local, national, and global news.  They also enjoy hearing the latest information about their favorite celebrities and entertainment news.  So these two forms of reporting can’t be very different to shoot, right? Well, they are actually pretty different and require different filming practices.  Here are some of…

Teleprompter Operator
Jun
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Teleprompter Operator | How To Guide

It may seem that there are few items needed to operate a teleprompter.  Just the teleprompter, right? Well, not quite. Here are a few tips on how to be an effective and engaging teleprompter operator — Equipment:  Keep in mind that as a teleprompter operator, you’ll more than likely be carrying extra equipment. This could…

beat-the-heat
Jun
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How To Beat the Heat On Set | Assignment Desk – Guide

Beat The Heat | For the northern hemisphere, summer has officially begun and warmer days are certainly coming.  As filmmakers, sometimes the weather doesn’t want to cooperate with the assignment at hand. Whether you’re trying to keep the talent from being drenched in sweat, or you just need to prevent your camera from overheating, shooting…

Shooting High Speed | Tips
Jun
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Shooting High-Speed | Tips from Go To Team Senior DP Roger Woodruff

Shooting High-Speed Tips – Roger Woodruff Some of the most difficult projects to work on as a DP are the ones where objects are moving at very fast speeds. Go To Team’s experienced Director of Photography, Roger Woodruff has tackled some pretty incredible high-speed shoots.  His project resume includes NASCAR, INDYCAR, Major League Soccer (MLS),…

Makeup Artists | Behind The Scenes
Jun
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Makeup Artists | Behind the Scene Heroes

Working on an indoor shoot with an overcast outside can make lighting tricky to work with. Fortunately, that’s where makeup artists come in, and we find the best there is! This means the natural light coming in the windows is sparse and needs support through practical lights. Along with lighting,  the right makeup touches are…

Practical Lighting
May
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How to Manipulate Practical Lighting

Is it dark in here to you? Wait! It’s because all of the light is shining on you! Or at least your talent… Implementing practical light into various layers of a composition can help filmmakers create dynamic indoor lighting. Why is this important? Because it emphasizes the three-dimensional space of the scene. Practical light sources…

Three-Point Lighting | David DiFalco
May
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Adapting 3-Point Lighting to Different Spaces

A great Director of Photography is not only talented with a camera but with manipulating light as well. Before setting up, it’s important to understand what kind of look you are trying to achieve. Traditional three-point lighting setups are not always possible; limitations like small spaces and time crunches force filmmakers to improvise on set….