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Production Planning

Shot Designer software

Category: Production Planning Last Updated on May 10, 2013 Brian Lovelace


shotdesignShot Designer: The Future of Production Planning

Shot Designer by Hollywood Camerawork is a relatively new app for all platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, & Windows) that is revolutionizing Hollywood productions by putting set design, camera movement, light placement, and much more at your fingertips—literally. The beauty of this application is its ease of designing complete setups, whether simple or complex, in a matter of minutes. Not only can you design your entire shot, but you can animate almost everything in it; anything from cameras, to actors, even cars can be animated. For even more use, the Shot Designer application has built in sharing via Dropbox, allowing easy sharing and group editing of shot setups to your entire cast and crew, no matter what operating platform they use.

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HD Resolution Formats

Category: Production Planning Last Updated on March 10, 2013 Fred Ginsburg

arri alexaFrom 720P to 8k, today's electronic filmmaker has a wide array of resolutions to choose from. Here is a brief rundown of your choices.

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Log Sheets, Sound Reports, Header ID

Category: Production Planning Last Updated on December 24, 2015 Fred Ginsburg

sound reportStudents frequently ask me what the difference is between a Sound Report and a Log Sheet. They also ask about Header ID's and Userbits Timecode.

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Introduction to Production Sound

Category: Production Planning Last Updated on August 30, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

prodsoundProduction Sound Mixing is the complex craft of recording live dialogue and sound effects on the set during principal photography of a motion picture or video. It differs greatly from post-production Re-recording and most other audio recording arts in that the Mixer is no longer the key figure in the operation.

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