Calculation after calculation: Budgeting in film production

The saying so often repeated in football, can be applied to the realm of communication with film and video too: After the film is before the film. As soon as a film is entrusted to its audience and the public, it doesn’t mean the job of a producer or production manager is done. That’s the real moment of truth. Not only when it comes to viewer ratings, but also in terms of numbers and the all important calculation. [...]

The competence to recognise incompetence in film and video

There are no less than 1'354'000 businesses floating around the Internet today that profess themselves to be professional film and video production companies – and that’s in Europe alone. So how can you be sure to find the best possible competence partner for your image film or web video? Here’s a few tried and tested tips and tricks, based on the author’s 23 years of experience in communication and film and video. [...]

Audiovisual Trends for 2017 and what the Good Fairy has to do with it

At this time of year, as sure a thing as the yearly winter flu virus that sweeps across the country, is the fact that many a wise guy will peruse the tea leaves in his tea cup and boldly predict the hot trends that promise to shake the world of communication with film and video this year. And 2017 is no different. Although once these stupidities are propagated they seem to catch on, repeating them doesn’t make you any wiser. [...]

Basics: Why every film has four lives and not just the one!

Pre-production can been done half-heartedly and shooting can either run smoothly or be a complete nightmare. From a production perspective there are many dangers that lurk in the creation of a film. It gets crucial or hazardous (but therefore all the more interesting!) in a different way, if you scrutinise the making of a film not from a production viewpoint, but instead from a perspective with the eventual effect in mind. In this case four single steps can be determined that can present the odd challenging hurdle or in extreme cases cut a film’s life short. It is essential for a filmmaker or commissioning client to keep these indispensable steps in mind. [...]

Production Value in Film and Video

Production Value sets the professionals apart from the wannabes. It's a clear indicator of experience, know-how and talent. A guide on how to optimise your usage of one of the most important terms in film and video production. [...]

Adrian Teijido, the man who shot Pablo Escobar (with a camera)

Adrian Teijido (53) is one of the most established Directors of Photography (DoP) in Brazil, working all over the world. Videothink had the opportunity to interview Adrian on location in Colombia, where he is preparing to shoot the third season of Narcos, the Netflix series about the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar that is making headlines all over the world. [...]

Communications with Film and Video: What a producer won’t tell you

Before a surgeon operates on his patient, he’s legally obliged to inform his subject of the potential risks. It’s different when it comes to film producers and video makers. The gap in knowledge here between those who provide and those who contract a service is in fact often times equally as vast as between a doctor and a patient. But when it comes to who says what to whom, when and how in film production, there are no set rules in the realm of the moving image. 10 things a producer would never tell you. [...]

Viewing films and how cinema works in your head

In less than a 100 milliseconds our brain tells us what we’re seeing. How we see and how the necessary nerve impulses are analysed and processed, surpasses the dimensions of any cinemascope film and is more exciting than any Netflix series ever could be. This article shows, how we can see with our tongues and explains why octopuses make bad film directors. [...]
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