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As we start to scale back to work. We want to ensure you that your safety is our top priority. We have passed the “Safe Sets” covid 19 course and are up to date in the latest social distancing and PPE practices. If you have any questions feel free to contact us HERE

As always we look forward to creating your amazing content.

 

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Boston’s Best Grip Van available!

Hey Friends!

I wanted to let you know some exciting news for 2020. We recently have expanded our business and am excited to provide a fully loaded 2 ton sprinter grip van! Its fully loaded with 2 amazing custom carts by SetCarts making loading and unloading super easy! Our goal is to help make your productions smoother by being a one stop shop for your video shoots! Look forward to shooting! See a gear list below!

Dodge PROMASTER 2500 w/ramp

LIGHTING: quasar 4 ft 10 quasar 8 ft 2 quasar 2 ft 2 quasar 1ft wireles 2 Kino Shell 2 rgb quasars 4 leko 750 2 lite tile 2×4 1 Sufa Bullet 800 LED (6K HMI Equilivant) 1 fiilex q1000 with modifiers 1 dedo lights 3 LiteMat 4 1 Thunder one (skypanels) 2 Thunder Lite 1

GRIP: C Stands 8 combo stands 4 low boy 1 8×8 frame with silk 1 12×12 frame 1 sand bags 8 Menace Arm 1 big Ben clips 2 cardelini clamps 6 duck bill w/foam core 2 scissor clamp 4 vise grip 1 speed rail 8ft 4 wall spreader 1

Dana Dolly Rental kit 1

CARTS: 1 monster duzz all 1 head cart 1

POWER: 2k genni 1

RAGS:

12×12 Black (Storage Bag) 1 1- Solid 1 1- Full Grid 1 1- 1/2 Grid 1 1- 1/4 Grid 1 1- Bleached Muslin 1 1- Unbleached Muslin 1 1- Half Soft Frost 1 1- Ultra bounce 1 1- Poly Silk 1

8×8 Red (Storage Bag) 1 – Solid 1- Full Grid 1 1- 1/2 Grid 1 1- 1/4 Grid 1 1- Bleached Muslin 1 1- Unbleached Muslin 1 1- Half Soft Frost 1 1- Ultra bounce 1 1- Poly Silk 1 1- Gold/Silver Grid 1

4×4 (Gel Frames and Material Frames) 6 – Solid Floppy 4 – Open Frames 1 – Single 1 – Double 2 – Muslin Floppy 2 – Ultrabounce Floppy 1- special floppy 1- polysilk We also have a camera package as well we can add for a great price

 

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Free LUT

So as you probably know I am a huge fan of color! I created a free lut you can download here! Simply apply it to any log clip fix your white balance and adjust your intensity. Works best with exterior daytime shots. Its a 3d lut so it will work with almost any editing software. Let me know what you think! We also just release a full LUT package with 10 amazing luts click here to purchase

 

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All about budgets!

You get what you pay for. This is true with everything in life and video production is no exception. My clients tend to be business owners, producers and agencies. Im often given a treatment and/or some sort of brief and then the client will ask me to propose a budget based on what they want. So in this video I wanted to give you an example of what separates a low budget video from a higher end video. The best way I could do this is by breaking it up into several categories. I have produced videos at a high level and at a low level. Does that mean you can’t create a great video on a low budget? No but it does mean your going to have to make sacrifices in production.

In video you pay a lot of money for the little things. Sure you can get a dslr or “4k” camera for short money but a camera is only part of the equation crew, lighting, camera movement, and post production play just an important roll if not more. Lets talk about camera movement for a second you have several options to move the camera 1. Handheld 2. slider 3. dolly 4. Steadicam 5. Jib/Crane and finally 6. Gimbals aka MOVI’s.  Each one of these serve a purpose but they can dramatically increase your videos budget with rentals and talented staff to operate. I recently came off a shoot in LA where we used a techno crane the rental on the crane was 4,000 with crew for the day. Thats just to operate the crane.

I wanted to create a post to explain to clients whats the difference between a $5000.00 dollar production and a $100,000.00 dollar production. Though we always want the best realistically we can’t always afford it however that s not to say you can’t get a great production at a low budget but understanding the limitations are important.

The major factors are shoot days, crew, equipment, talent and post production. Below I will list and example of what you should expect from a production company for the following budgets.

Entry level: 5k-15k

At this budget your looking at a basic shoot minimal camera crew (Cam op, Grip, PA etc) basic camera moves and minimal post production. Something like a dslr or an entry level canon cinema camera.

Mid Level: 15k-40k

This is where you start getting a bigger crew, better gear and much better camera movement. Your now in red camera level, wireless focus and video, Gimbals/ sliders and talented crew.

Top Level: 40k-up

Now your dealing with the best cameras, lighting, talent and camera support. Shooting on the best cameras. Your at a level where you can now have all the components Director, DP, 1st Ac, DIT, etc

Hopefully that gives you a basic understanding of why video productions range dramatically. If you have any questions feel free to email me. And have fun shooting!

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Video Workflow

People are always asking about my video shooting and editing workflow. I Often shoot with different cameras which means different file formats. However the process of shooting and post workflow are the same. I wanted to give you a basic rundown of my workflow this could be different for others but it works for me.
davinci resolve console
Filmmaking order of operation…….
  1. Shoot epic $h!t!
  2. Take raw clips create proxies (low res easy to edit files)
  3. Import and edit into editing software ie premiere, fcpx, etc
  4. Create an xml and open in Davinci. Make sure u link the raw files to the timeline not the proxies. So your gonna color the raw files
  5. Color and export from Davinci
  6. Vfx and cleanup. 
  7. Render final for web.
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