Posts Tagged ‘Video Production California’

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 […]

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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 […]

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CalMed Tech Trade Show Video

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Sloan Productions team sets a dramatic scene as a hand model displays a medical device for a product shot at California MedTech, one of California’s leading resource for complex medical device design, development and manufacturing services which offers Turnkey Outsourcing of Design & Contract Manufacturing of Medical Devices & Laboratory Instruments. Bob is currently producing a second trade […]

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Three Dimensional Video Production

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Bob’s Current Conclusions about 3 Dimensional Video Production In April 2010, Bob attended the Digital Cinema Summit at NAB which was almost exclusively about 3D in production. Bob has since viewed many hours of programming, and spent many days talking to experts about 3D. Bob then let this “percolate” in his production brain. Here are […]

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LPGA – The Kia Classic 2010

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The Kia Classic, which teed off March 25th at Carlsbad’s La Costa Resort & Spa presented by J Golf. This is the first time a full-field LPGA Tour event has been held in San Diego County since 1993. Sloan Productions provided key camera coverage during the 4 day event, with 144 of the world’s best […]

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Production Coordination

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Productions large and small all have commensurate amounts of necessary administration that require skill and organization. Turning a garage into her office, associate producer Janie Brown keeps track of scripts, budgets, schedules, locations, props, cast, and crew for a series of industrial films and DVD’s.

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Working With Animals

Monday, April 5th, 2010

When the script calls for animals it’s not as simple as just bringing your dog along that day. In this scene, animal handler Nancy Kobert cues her trained dog to behave as required in the script. Specialized services like animal handling helps keep productions on schedule and within budget.

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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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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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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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The Importance of Good Makeup

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Now that we’re in a high definition video production world, more attention must be paid to the quality of the makeup job and artist.  High definition images have much greater resolution than our old NTSC system showing more flaws in the skin; aging, wrinkles, etc.  On a recent shoot for a corporate website video client […]

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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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