Posts Tagged ‘professional video production san diego’

Camera Platforms

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If a cameraman will have to spend a lot of time at his camera position and be elevated above the action, specialized platforms are available allowing much more flexibility and comfort, plus the ability to relocate with flexibility.

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Corporate Video Production

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

To produce effective corporate video it’s important to understand all facets of a company or organization; it’s products, clients, business model, strengths & weaknesses, and most importantly it’s mission. By understanding a client company in depth, it is then possible to craft each project from an accurate and supportive perspective.

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Respecting the Time of Your Client’s Employees

Monday, April 5th, 2010

An important aspect during production of videos for biotech clients is maximizing our time in the lab with minimal interruptions to the scientist’s work while complying with health & safety procedures. In addition to this skill and experience, we have engineered specialized lighting systems for lab work.

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Handheld Camera

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Proper handheld camera technique is different from simply “hand holding” the camera. In this example, Bob is filming former San Diego Charger Junior Seau being interviewed by Marcus Allen for CBS Sports. The handheld camera allows Bob to float with the interview, changing perspective and shot size as the situation changes.

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Working with Children

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Capturing intended responses from children has a unique set of challenges.  For one thing, children are much smarter than most adults give them credit for.  Acting silly or stupid is a dead giveaway to most kids that the production is lacking authenticity.  In this photo, a Swift Media producer asks questions of children for an […]

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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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Sloan Productions at Comic-Con for HBO

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Sloan Productions provides high definition San Diego production crew for HBO at Comic-Con 2009.  HBO Creative Services producer Chris Denniston interviews Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s hit series True Blood.  Director of Photography Bob Sloan focuses one of his Panasonic Varicams on Ball during the four day pop culture convention.  Sloan Productions has serviced thousands of clients […]

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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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What is a Blue-ray DVD

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). The […]

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To Drop or Not to Drop – Drop Frame vs. Non-Drop Frame Timecode

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

First of all this discussion only matters if you are producing something that needs to be time accurate in NTSC, (standard definition) video. Examples are TV commercials & programs. Drop Frame and Non-Drop Frame write address positions for specific points on video clips, tapes, and programs differently. Non-Drop Frame is “frame accurate”, a specific number […]

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1080i and 720p, What’s the difference?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

If you were painting a rectangular section of fence in 1080i, you would paint from top to bottom, left to right and put two coats on it to make up one frame of video. If you were painting it in 720p you would put one coat on it in the same manner to make the […]

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Sony’s Blu-Ray Disc Tecnology Wins the Format War

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

What are High-definition DVDs? High-definition DVDs will make watching movies at home even better. With far sharper images, better sound and more features, high-definition will greatly improve home entertainment. There are two formats of high-definition DVD: Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. What is the difference between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc? HD DVD and Blu-ray […]

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