Blare News Archives

Below are some articles Archives written by Blare Films.  Some of this articles are still very relevant so it’s important to read them.

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) in Video?

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Ro Leon

Category: Video Production Tips

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HDR techniques have been used by photographers to reproduce an image with a greater range of luminosity than can be achieved by standard digital photographic techniques.

Dynamic range is essentially a measure of the ratio of light to dark in a photograph. Normally when taking a picture you have to set your exposure at a single point. Anything far above that stop will appear very bright or blown out, and something too far below that stop will look too dark. Basically you lose detail in areas that are too bright or too dark.

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Equipment Review – Seven Jib Compact XL

Posted July 9th, 2014 by Ro Leon

Category: Video Production Reviews

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Welcome to the Seven Jib Compact XL. You’re right when you assume by the title that it’s a Compact Jib, but what you probably don’t realize is that it’s a true piece of engineering greatness. This 33″ folded jib is compact, but it doesn’t sacrifice ease of assembly, function and usability. It goes together faster than just about any jib I’ve ever used, but still has the ability to be configured based on your needs and the situation.  This thing has strength…it’s more solid than your mom.

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Red Epic Dragon Review

Posted May 21st, 2014 by Justin McAleece

Category: Video Production Reviews

Red Epic Dragon

Red Epic Dragon

This was definitely a banner year for new cameras at NAB. The continuing evolution of computer as camera had brought another manufacturer into the mix – AJA. It has also meant that Blackmagic has continued to expand their line with the much talked about Ursa, which is a large, heavy and also diametrically opposed system to anything they’ve yet put out – except for the price – because it is a screaming deal at around $6K. The DSLR market also continues to be interesting with the introduction of the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7S. Not only are they both 4K but they are clearly purpose built for video. This may not be true when it comes to camcorder-like ergonomics, but certainly is when it comes to the picture they put out. Canon definitely has a bit of catching up to do if these two cameras deliver well at their very low price points.

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Casting Extras for TV Commercial

Posted May 5th, 2014 by Ro Leon

Category: Casting Calls and Auditions

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Casting

Blare Media is looking to cast key extras and extras for a local television commercial.
Shooting dates will be from May 7, 2014 to May 9, 2014.
Times and locations will vary depending on roles.
Pay will be $50 for extras and $100 for key extras.
All those auditioning are required to send in a head shot, body shot, resume, and/or video reel to Mia@blaremedia.net

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Producing Music Videos

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by Ro Leon (updated December 22nd, 2015)

Category: Video Production Tips

Producing Music Videos

In producing music videos as far as technical details go, the first thing you’ll need is a stereo with the actual track being used in the video. Remember that all performance shots need to have band members singing/ playing/moving with the music. Make sure the singers actually sing. Make them belt it out karaoke style to their own song. You must use the prerecorded album track or shorter, edited, music video track. Never let them just perform though without playback. It’s a nightmare to edit.  Doing the whole song is an easy and safe way to give yourself plenty of footage for editing, but don’t waste time shooting the beginning of the song for a location that you know will never appear until the end of the video.

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Audio Digital Recorder Review

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by Justin McAleece

Category: Video Production Reviews

Audio Digital Recorder

Audio Digital Recorder

Our newest gadget, the Sound Devices 664 Six-Channel Portable Production Mixer with Integrated Recorder is a highly portable, highly professional digital audio recording masterpiece. Not only does this open up new capabilities or live event recording but also transfers easily to narrative movie projects and everything in between.

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