Posts Tagged ‘Sorrento Valley Video Production’

Breathe LA Fashion Show Promo

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

                      In April we produced a video for the Breathe LA organization of Los Angeles.  Shot with two Panasonic Varicams and edited back at Sloan Productions in San Diego on our high definition non-linear edit system by Bob Sloan.  Photographers were Jeff Landie and Jim […]


Intersport – Surfer’s Healing

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Director of Photography, Bob Sloan shoots while Lauren Salituro of Intersport conducts an interview with Danielle Paskowitz of Surfers Healing, A Foundation for Autism.  Lauren’s feature will air in the CBS Program “Courage in Sports”.  Intersport is a long time client of Sloan Productions, relying on us for their many varied projects from commercials and […]


Sony Enters the 3D Camcorder Race

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Just unveiled today during NAB Digital Cinema Summit. Sony‘s entry into the 3D camera race, the EX3-D.  Currently a prototype, yet has full 1920×1080, records to sxs cards, adjustable inter-axial and convergence, interchangeable lenses.  To be field tested in July. Photo credit: Bob Sloan, Sloan Productions


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.



Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

For the opening to a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year television special, renowned golfer Phil Mickelson addresses the camera. For this shot we used a Sony F-900 High Definition Camcorder mounted on a 25 foot jib arm for long time client Intersport of Chicago.


Camera Movement

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Camera movement adds visual interest and production value. For this industrial film we employ a “doorway dolly”, (yes, it fits through a door). The doorway dolly is one of the least expensive, easily deployable and repeatable means of getting the camera moving.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]



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.


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  


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 […]


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 […]