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Working with Sharks

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

With the popularity of sharks in television programming Sloan Productions has answered the call on numerous occasions to share the set with them. In this photo, Bob Cranston draws a blue shark closer to the camera during a shoot for Inside Edition off of San Diego. ww.insideedition.com

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Supplementing the Sun

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Sometimes sunshine alone isn’t enough. Great pictures don’t just happen. For network quality results, shadows must be filled in when working in direct sunshine. It takes a big light to compete with the sun. In this case, a daylight color balanced “HMI” lighting instrument requires it’s own operator to follow with on-camera talent in a […]

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Jib Arm Camera Mounting

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

On location in Las Vegas using a “jib arm” to create compound camera moves incorporating panning, tilting, booming, and lateral movement as well as zoom and focus.

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Production in Surgery

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Working in the operating room has some very specific challenges. One is positioning a camera above the surgeon to see his point of view. Sloan Productions has executed many single and multiple camera surgery shoots including oral, open-heart, & plastic surgery.

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Prepare for the Environment

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Whether it’s in a sterile clean room or an oilfield, Sloan Productions prepares for each specific environment. The location may be wet, extremely hot, cold, desolate, or dirty. It’s not the challenge, but creating the solution that we enjoy.

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A Commitment to Our Clients

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Sloan Productions has a commitment to our clients and the production of quality television and video programs. Our goal is to take make the production process transparent for our clients allowing them to focus on the core content for their footage and shows.

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Canon 5D Mark II Production

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Chris La Palm directs while Bob Sloan shoots with the Canon 5D Mark II.  One of the Canon 5D‘s advantage for a DP is that it has a full frame sensor which allows for very shallow depth of field to help isolate your subject from the background.  You also have the entire line of Canon […]

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How to Best Prepare PowerPoint Slides for Video & DVD Production

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Many times we have incorporated our client’s PowerPoint slides into their video and DVD productions. Because computer displays and television displays are different, keeping a few things in mind will be of help to both of us. PowerPoint presentations are optimized for computers. DVDs are optimized for television. There are a number of differences between […]

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Buying a Blu-ray DVD Player for Christmas? What you need to know.

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

It looks like $225 is the price point for the holiday season and several manufacturers are committed to that entry-level price making them very attractive. However, I really recommend spending a few dollars more to get a player that is firmware upgradeable so you will continue to get all of the cool new features being […]

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Breaking into the Business

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It’s actually not that difficult to break into the business. But you first must have genuine passion for the industry and the craft, you have to have it in your blood. Then it’s just a matter of applying yourself. It all starts with desire, a desire to get into the business. With strong enough desire, […]

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ESPN NFL Live

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Live programming is an area that Sloan Productions excels in.  As a lead up to the start of the 2008-09 NFL season, ESPN toured the training camps of prominient teams for their program NFL Live.  Sloan productions provided the facilities and crew at the San Diego Chargers training camp with multiple cameras, lighting, and sound.

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YMCA Healthy Family Home

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

YMCA’s across the country are promoting their Healthy Family Home program.  New client Richmarc Productions and their client Eli Lilly shoot segments and interviews for the promotion.  DP Bob Sloan employed the  Sony F-900 high definition camcorder fitted with a Fujinon extreme wide angle zoom lens during this day of production for director Greg Perry  

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Animal Planet, Dogs 101

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

For the Animal Planet program Dogs 101, Powderhouse Productions of Cambridge Massachusetts came to San Diego to shoot a segment about “Murphy the Surfing Dog”.  Director of Photography, Bob Sloan shot the feature in high definition using Sloan’s Panasonic Varicam package and lenses.  The shoot consisted of interviews and B-roll and was produced by Tom […]

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Corporate Interview Shoot Tips – Clothing

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Colors • Avoid the color white if possible. • Bright pastels, especially yellow should also be avoided if possible. • Black is not optimal, but better than white. Mid to dark tones are better. BEST – deeper cool solids that contrast skin color: blues, greens, purples. Coat and Tie- A medium blue shirt is vastly […]

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Corporate Interview Shoot Tips – Locations

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

An optimal room size is  25’ x 40’, and empty.  Not that smaller quarters can’t be worked with, it’ just easier for all with a larger room. In hotels, conference rooms work better than guest rooms without a the large conference table in the middle. Large suites are much more workable than a single room.  […]

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