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  1. Hey, appreciate the shout out! I host the show...

    Hey, appreciate the shout out! I host the show and it's been a great learning experience doing so. Just released one of my favorite interviews, with director Joseph Kahn. The show can also be found...
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    Budgets for web videos run the gamut from guys...

    Budgets for web videos run the gamut from guys like Adam Lisagor (www.sandwichvideo.com) who typically starts at the $50K range and goes to the $100K range, though more typically a lot of companies...
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    Hey Danielle, I haven't personally tried it...

    Hey Danielle,

    I haven't personally tried it but have seen a lot of good results from twixtor, mentioned above. I would suggest downloading a trial version and testing it out, then maybe using...
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    Podcast about commercial production

    Hey guys,

    I'm a commercial producer/director and I just started a podcast on commercial production on my website for those who might be interested. It's an interview show in which each episode I...
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    I started this thread about a year ago and since...

    I started this thread about a year ago and since then actually started my own podcast this week on Commercial Production purely because there is none in existence that I know of. It's an interview...
  6. Dave, The reason behind the brand choice is...

    Dave,

    The reason behind the brand choice is because I initially purchased a Letus Adaptor to use with my Sony EX1. I eventually sold the adaptor and purchased the 5D. As a result most of the...
  7. Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions....

    Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. The primary lens used was a Nikon 50 mm, 1.8 I believe, which we stuck on the Canon 5D with a Nikon adaptor ring. We also used a Nikon 35mm 2.8 and a...
  8. Thanks for the comments. I agree that the...

    Thanks for the comments. I agree that the fart/jar sequence is a bit much, though I sorta like the callback to the mud. Overall I would personally have preferred to make this a bit shorter, but the...
  9. Commercial I directed and edited, shot on the 5D

    Hey guys,

    Would love to get any opinions pro or con on this commercial I just directed and edited, shot on the 5D:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujXUK8pwyPw

    Thanks in advance,

    Ron Small...
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    Thanks! Yep, we're located in the Bay Area; our...

    Thanks! Yep, we're located in the Bay Area; our office is in Santa Clara, though we're often in the East Bay. I checked out some of your stuff as well; very cool stuff. Love the Cinematography...
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    Commercial Production Forums/Podcasts

    This may be the wrong section for this question, if so, apologies. I'm curious if anyone know s of any user groups, threads, etc that focus on commercial production and advertising.

    I run a small...
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    Thanks for the comments Peter! I watch it now and...

    Thanks for the comments Peter! I watch it now and all I see are the flaws and/or what I would do differently.

    I will say that the Red was a tremendous pain to use (this was my first shoot with...
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    Thanks Derek. It's been fixed. Ron Small...

    Thanks Derek. It's been fixed.

    Ron Small
    www.swayproductions.com
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    Commercial shot mostly on the 5D

    Hey guys,

    I would love to hear any opinions/suggestions on this commercial I just directed and produced for wepay.com.

    Shot mostly the 5D, and about 35% on the Red, with even less EX1...
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    Thanks Thomas. Yeah, it wound up being a bit of a...

    Thanks Thomas. Yeah, it wound up being a bit of a rush job. I know what you mean wish we had a bit more time to work on the color grading of it. Thanks for checking it out,

    Ron Small...
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    Commercial shot on the 5D, Red, and EX1

    Would love to hear any opinions on this commercial I just directed and produced for wepay.com.

    Shot mostly on the Red and 5D with an occasional EX1 shot in there with all the effects done in...
  17. Hey man, Just replied to you on youtube. In...

    Hey man,

    Just replied to you on youtube. In case you didn't see it, the close, darker shots in the studio were shot with a 75mm Vivitar macro lens, with the camera settings set to Faithful (I...
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    I agree on the concept; that's what the label and...

    I agree on the concept; that's what the label and the artist wanted; basically JB (the artist) hangin' out in a neighborhood with his homies was the instruction I got. Thanks for the comment,

    Ron...
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    Music Video (7D, 5D, and a little EX1)

    Would love any opinions on this video I just directed and edited. I normally do commercials and corporate videos so this was a bit of a change of pace:...
  20. Music Video Sot on the 7D (with a little 5D and EX1 thrown in)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGe3AnAXFfo

    Just directed this video. The label wanted a basic hip hop video with the artist hanging out in a neighborhood with his homies, so that's what we did....
  21. Lighting products (printers, scanners, etc)

    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere in here. I'm doing a product shoot on Wednesday and I'm curious if anyone knew of any tutorials on effectively lighting products like printers or scanners...
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    FEATURE: The shots I've seen look really good. What are...

    The shots I've seen look really good. What are you shooting on?
  23. Jls4, I hear you on the EX1 vs 5D and would...

    Jls4,

    I hear you on the EX1 vs 5D and would love to do some additional tests.

    I own an EX1 and at the moment I've been thinking about selling it for a while because in all honesty I feel...
  24. Hey Jls4, Thanks! The "Break" commercial was...

    Hey Jls4,

    Thanks! The "Break" commercial was shot with a Sony EX1 with a Letus adaptor and we made it for about $1K as our production budget using miniatures for the most part. I was the DP,...
  25. Really? Typically when do you get paid when...

    Really? Typically when do you get paid when dealing with Maverick? And does anybody know the amount they usually pay.

    I'm in the process of budgeting out what looks to be a $15K action feature...
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