The Producers

Posted by Matthew Williams on Apr 5, 2016 10:03:03 AM

Walkie-talkies . . . check . . . C300 . . . check . . . Teradek and client monitor . . . check . . . microphones . . . check . . . hiring the crew . . . check . . . bed, pajamas, slippers, model releases . . . check . . . 4AM wakeup call . . . check . . . These were the things going through my head as I tried to get some much needed shuteye before my role as producer on the shoot the following morning. Before I made the jump from photography to video production I didn't really understand what a producer was, and why they always seemed so stressed out.

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Topics: filmmaking, business, storytelling, cinematography, production, gear

Rywire Project: Flying A Drone from a Porsche GT3

Posted by John Waskey on Apr 5, 2016 9:59:08 AM

Every now and then you have the opportunity to work on a project that makes you a better filmmaker. A project where everything you do is half a step beyond what you thought you were capable of. This magical place is something we are constantly reaching for at New Sky. Flying a drone 3 feet off the ground at 30 mph, check. Chasing a Porsche GT3 RS down an unpopulated desert highway while riding in the passenger seat, check. Sometimes we are asked to work longer, dig deeper, fly faster, get closer and that's where the fun begins.

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Topics: filmmaking, travel, aerial cinematography, cinematography, production, drones, gear

Why Details Matter

Posted by William Litwa on Apr 5, 2016 9:46:14 AM

Details matter. The difference between chartreuse and lime makes little difference in our everyday lives. But in filmmaking, there are incredible subtleties that mostly go consciously unnoticed, but subconsciously affect how we see a film or commercial dramatically.

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Topics: color, filmmaking, details, post-production, cinematography, production