What’s your message? A question you’ve no doubt pondered a zillion times. Maybe. Well just in case you haven’t, we pondered it for you. Here, in this video starring….me. We’d LOVE to know what you think about it. Please send to everyone you know? It’s this burning desire in the very core of the EJC Productions heart to know that you’ve thought about your message. And yes, how we can help you deliver it. Promotion, baby!!!
So Edward had this idea to do a video starring…himself, discussing why a video is the best way to deliver your message. He was all excited about this vision stuck in his brain. (You know how those artistic types are.) So he gathered a couple of producers, copped a favor from a hotel owner friend for a location, and proceeded to do about a thousand takes of “What’s in a Message?” I stopped by with our boys to say hi and sure enough, Matthew ends up on camera doing the shtick himself. (I think he was better than Daddy, but don’t tell Ed that.) Thing is, the kids were on … [Read more…]
The Everglades are a blast to shoot in. So many options, so many ideas. Riding on an airboat floating through sawgrass. It’s actually pretty cool, it’s always pretty cool. Here is a shot from the shoot. Video to come. http://www.cbairboatrides.com/ Awesome airboat rides too..
Quick couple of warnings for doing production in the summer in Florida. 1) Water – To drink 2) Towel for water, dripping from your face. 3) Dryer for water in between your lenses on the camera 4) Mosquito Repelant 5) Extra Shirt – for water that has built up on your body That’s about it. Good Luck, Shoot hard.
Here is a thought when it comes to being creative. Sometimes you just have to do something to create something. Say you want to write a book, but you don’t know how to start. Just start writing. Say you want to start taking pictures but don’t know how to compose. Just start taking snap shots. Say you want to make a movie. Just write the script. If you don’t start the process you will never finish it. Then you will watch your entire life pass by wondering what if.
Here are a couple questions I got asked, enjoy. Question 1: What is the difference between a national spot and a local spot? Answer: That’s a hard question to answer. When you produce a television spot or commercial there are so many elements that go into it normally. It just seems like with a national spot you have to really care about the details. There are clearance things you don’t normally think about, as well as compliance and due-diligence issues you don’t really see at the local / regional level. Creatively speaking, it’s nice to have the ability to shoot in a proper studio, to have a decent crew, to not … [Read more…]
Today we worked with a Doctor’s Natural to produce a series of national spot for several of their products. I will post the final spots in a couple weeks. Many thanks to Flip Minott, Hank Sorrick, Matt Mayes, J. Cruz and the great Holly Pergola. I have to say how much fun it is to do a project when you have an excellent team. Here are some shots of the day. Hank acting like he’s working J got the light pointed in the right spot now he’s trying to figure out how to get down.. The team making the flowers look AWESOME!!! They thought the one on the right was too … [Read more…]
Why a demo? Then a friend of mine @ Camera’s International Matt Mayes, asked me to cut a demo for an upcoming project. I did it but again, didn’t put too much regard into it. Where we live budgets are really low. Why would I want to show that material off?, but things had changed since the last time I had done a demo. My brain didn’t realize that…….. If you want to be in the world of excellence and creative freedom, then your work needs to represent that. (Thanks David Sowers @ DASO photo) Bust your rear end, work harder and then when it’s time the right person will see your work … [Read more…]
Who would have ever thought that doing sub-titles would become such a huge business. I mean that 80-90% of all programs must be captioned. At a cost of around $300-$1200 per half hour. It’s a phenomenal tool for the people who use the service, but it costs programmers MILLIONS of dollars to create. Think about it.
So… Today I got a quick prompter job with a couple friends, Darren Dyer and Rob Poole. Let me explain how a prompter job works. — remember when the President got messed up when the TelePrompTer glitched and he was stopped live on tv. Yes that’s what I did tonight. The client was a corporate client who I can’t divulge. But we were doing a promo piece with the text written out. These jobs are actually fun to do as I get to interact with everyone. As opposed to other roles where it can get kinda boring. So… Take a word doc, and follow a person reading the words on … [Read more…]