Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to Stay Tactical in the Video Production World



First Pillar Studios in the Jungles of South America? 
Amazing, exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time! Having feet on the ground in South America, although exciting, it’s incredibly dangerous in regards to the safety of our equipment and crew. Last year we had invested in Pelican waterproof cases. The cases are strong and sealed with a waterproof "O" ring . We have field tested them in five states across North America and find them to be incredible. 









Rain, dust and general dropping are no match for the-225/55r-19 series case. Although we haven’t landed contract work for South America as of yet, we are currently bidding on an exotic adventure and cinematic challenges near and abroad. As Director of Operations, prepping for a job can be daunting. Weather, light and safety are always an issue. Packing the right tools for the job is a team effort; planning for the approach is trickier than one could imagine. 




When planning our shoot we normally start with the camera (4k being standard on most shoots it’s normally our "Go to camera".) We study location and terrain, weather, indoors and/or outdoors weather conditions for that time of year all play a part in the clothes and gear required. Once our camera and general gear are chosen, we storyboard and create our shot list. The Shot List tells us what to pack or rent  for the job. Sliders, jibs, tracks, stabilizers, drones, and lights can all be customized for the job. This process can 
improve shoots.




Brendon Paredes is the Director of Operations and co-owner of First Pillar Studios and has worked in the creative video and audio production industry since 2000. Contact Brendon at firstpillarstudios@gmail.com or visit www.firstpillarstudios.com 



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How to Stay Tactical in the Video Production World

First Pillar Studios in the Jungles of South America?  Amazing, exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time!  Having feet on t...