Directing Motion Tour 2014 | A Wake Up Call

Vincent Laforet showing students examples of great cinematography at his Directing Motion Class in Vancouver.

We live in a technological time, which is exciting for filmmakers, to say the least. I get more excited for NAB every year than I did for Christmas as a child. I spend way too much time obsessing over new products, reading product reviews, scouring blogs and forums in search of the next piece of gear that will bring new production value to my shoots. Sometimes I’ll even fill my B&H shopping cart with gear I can’t afford and hover the mouse over the Pay Now button. Gear – it’s easy to get lost in it all. Continue Reading »

The Importance of “Pre” in Pre-Production

Pre-production planning, video production Edmonton

We were really surprised recently when a client told us that another video production company had said that they do not offer any pre-production services. I guess it’s commendable, at least, that this person didn’t pretend to be qualified in something they are not. But at the same time, how comfortable would you be in hiring someone to produce and edit a video that was not the least bit involved in the original vision of that video? Continue Reading »