Library: Must-Read Books for Cinematographers
This article is a comprehensive guide to the best books for those looking to sharpen their skills in the art and craft of cinematography. It is aimed at both aspiring and established cinematographers and covers a wide range of topics, including the technical and aesthetic aspects of image-making, the history and theory of cinematography, and the practical skills and techniques needed to excel in the field. Just don't forget about your pro sound friends.
Tips: The Communication Business
This article provides tips for effectively communicating with a sound mixer during the hiring process. It covers topics such as defining your needs, being specific about your budget, outlining your expectations, providing examples of your work, discussing deadlines and schedule, staying in touch, being open to feedback, being clear about your communication preferences, and being respectful. The article emphasizes the importance of effective communication in building a successful working relationship with a sound mixer.
Advice: The Producer
We dive in to provide some advice and strategies for producers looking to improve their skills and succeed in the film and television industry. It covers a wide range of topics, including understanding the creative process, building and maintaining relationships, being a good leader, staying organized, being flexible, being proactive, staying informed, and having fun.
Tips: Common Challenges
What are some common challenges in location sound? Here, we dive into some of the most common issues a sound mixer can face on set so that you are aware and can be prepared when it's time to roll.
The Essentials: Gaff Tape
We explore the history, practical uses, and benefits of gaff tape, a strong and versatile tape commonly used in television, film, and theater production. From securing cables and props to marking locations and making temporary repairs, gaff tape is an essential tool for anyone working in these industries. Learn more about the history of gaff tape and discover its many uses on set in our latest blog post.