Casting actors and talent is an important part of the pre-production process, and it's something that shouldn't be taken lightly. There are a few places where you shouldn’t try to cut corners, and on-screen talent is one of them. The movie-rating website is filled with beautifully produced movies...
How to Direct Animals and Stay Sane
Difficult to control and often unpredictable, many filmmakers avoid working with animals altogether. With the right approach, however, you can find success.
Hiring a talented team not only improves the quality of your film, but it can also make the shoot go faster. So how much should you pay your cast and crew?
A solid cast is incredibly important to the success of your production. Here’s how to find the right actors for your project.
Film Crew on set.
When you start building a team for production, you are creating your most valuable asset.
Director and camera man looking at computer with crew in background.
The Magic of Making Movies really isn’t as “magical” as those outside of the industry believe.
Photo of Matthew York; Videomaker's Publisher/Editor.
Even if extra hands are not absolutely essential to complete a project, the video production process offers an amazing opportunity for teamwork and creative collaboration that can add to your enjoyment and improve the end product. Whether you need to assemble a temporary crew for a single production or...
Man getiing makeup applied
A truth about the video production industry is that many video producers get into it for the tech. They love being behind the camera and staying up-to-date on all the latest gadgets and programs that will make their videos the digital beauties they want them to be. But some...
You can have the greatest gear in the world, with a digital cinema camera, great lighting, and a high end post system. You can have a huge crew of experts that are craftsmen in their trade. You can study your camera and gain experience until you're prepared for just...