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5 top tips to getting the grade you want
Tom Russell Generally speaking, a grade session can be broken down into two distinct parts - managing the people involved and managing the grade itself. As colourists, we know that unless both of these criteria are satisfied, it is likely that the client will walk away from the project unhappy and not return to us with the next job.
Tags: iss121 | grading | top tips | Tom Russell
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Budgeting and controlling costs
Den Lennie This is a very important aspect of running a production, and one you have to keep a close eye on. Its very simple; you have your actual hard costs in one budget and you have what youre charging the client in another. Lets say you charge the client £450 per day for the camera package, but the rental house is only charging you £350. Having those figures in separate budgets allows you to calculate your overall gross margin for the project.
Tags: iss106 | costs | industry | business | budget | money | finance | advice | tips | broadcast | Den Lennie
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Increase your prices... vital for growth
Den Lennie Increasing prices is such an important part of growing your business. If you want to invest in the latest gear then you have to be charging enough to allow for continual investment The easiest and most efficient way to achieve this is to reposition you and your business away from a cheap commodity product to a desirable and premium priced service.
Tags: iss105 | tips | industry | hints | advice | how to | studio | pricing | charge | cost | money | expense | broadcast | Den Lennie
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Dealing with clients
Den Lennie For many clients, the prospect of commissioning a video production leaves one key consideration in their minds and that is: how much is it all going to cost? Particularly for marketing departments or smaller businesses which may only spend a nominal amount of money on advertising. Video production by its very nature involves more personnel and more costs and will likely be inherently more expensive than some graphic design work or print advertising.
Tags: iss104 | video production | advice | tips | post production | business | Den Lennie
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Advertising - How to get more customers
Den Lennie Its a popular myth that if you design your website with the correct keywords and optimise your page for search engine optimisation, you will get onto the first page of Google.
Tags: iss103 | den lennie | advertising | seo | customers | tips | business | pay per click | Den Lennie
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Selling yourself online
Beth Zarkhosh YouTube ; the video sharing website that was founded in San Bruno California in 2005 has quickly become one of if not the biggest, and most prominent websites of the decade.
Tags: iss103 | youtube | online | social media | selling yourself | tips | upload | content | video | Beth Zarkhosh
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5 must haves for sound recordists
Paul Zanders Every location has a different set of challenges and you have to deal with whatever sound your environment throws at you as best you can whilst looking after your gear and yourself. Here are 5 non-technical things that make my life on location easier.
Tags: iss101 | sound recordist | dedleg | tips | audio | equipment | must have | Paul Zanders
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Ask the Experts: What Workstation?
Mike Leach
Investing in a new computer workstation or high end PC for use with digital video/or and media production can be a daunting task. With so many different manufacturers to choose from, and with a practically endless list of components to select from customers can be left with literally millions of possible choices.
Tags: iss073 | workstation specialists | high end pc | ask the experts | guide | buying | processor | Xeon | graphics card | NVIDIA Maximus | top tips | 64 bit | Mike Leach
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Back to Basics with Stereo 3D
N/A The demand for compelling content to meet the need is growing, and of course, stereo 3D work comes with challenges. Like everything else in production and post, creating good 3D is part art, part science. Going back to the basics of the science can inform artistic and equipment decisions and keep 3D headaches at bay.
Tags: AJA Video Systems | aja | 3d basics | stereo 3d | s3d | 3d editing tips | 3d shooting tips | kona | iss057 | N/A
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Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts and Quick Tips
N/A So, Final Cut Pro X has been released and the shortcuts have nearly all changed. I'm here to lend a helping hand and show you some of my top keyboard shortcuts and let you into a little known secret¦ Final Cut Pro X also supports multi-touch gestures!
Tags: fcpx | final cut pro | editors keys | shortcut | tips | iss057 | N/A
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HotTips on how to be a better lighting cameraman.
N/A HotCams Alistair Cameron has more than 30 years experience as a DoP. In this special guide he reveals the secrets of how to be a better lighting cameraman.
Tags: iss048 | cameraman tips | lighting | kinoflo diva lites | colour temparature | riglight | HMI | N/A
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IBC top visitor tips
N/A From flower bulbs to North Sea ferries, here are some top tips from the people in the know¦!
Tags: ibc | tips | visitor | tradeshow | iov | miranda | aka | brainstorm | iss023 | oxygen dct | phabrix | pro-bel | N/A
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