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…

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….

360-Virtual Reality
May
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360-Virtual Reality | Film Technology

360-Virtual Reality | Have you ever wanted to walk around in a video you were watching? Pretty soon, you may be able to. Digital film technology is always rapidly evolving. Luckily, Assignment Desk is keeping careful watch over each new development in this ever-expanding industry. One of the most exciting new frontiers in the field…

Video on Linkedin | Assignment Desk
Apr
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Using Video to Reach B2B Customers on Linkedin

Did you know that recent stats from HighQ show that 55% of people watch videos online every day? And social media videos generate up to 1200% more shares than texts and images combined? These numbers should tell you everything you need to know about video content marketing. So how can you integrate video in your…

Industry Podcasts | Assignment Desk
Apr
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5 Top Industry Podcasts

With the power of the Internet, experts have a platform to voice their insights and opinions on trends. At Assignment Desk, we’ve found that there is a wealth of great video production podcasts out there! They are filled with valuable advice and information from some of the industry’s brightest minds. Here are just a few…