Video Platforms

Video is everywhere. You see it in more places now than on television. It’s so easy to create video content and publish it to the internet, that it has become second nature to many people, whether they are content creators or just regular folks posting to Youtube. You no longer need to host your own […]

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What Is Color Grading And Why Is It Important?

Color is light waves that are bounced of of an object, or emitted from a light source, and perceived by our eyes. Just like sound for our ears, there is a specific spectrum of light wave frequencies that our eyes perceive as color. Just as sound can elicit feelings, color can do the same thing. Color is […]

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Get Your Motor Runnin

Spring is here! Well, at least the calendar says so. It didn’t feel like it while driving home in the cold rain and snow the other night. My mother in Maine will tell you how much snow there is to dig out from under right now. But despite the weather, the blossoms are still bloomin’, the sprouts […]

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If You Have to Ask…

“If you have to ask, you wouldn’t understand to begin with.” I think there are only two things I could say this about: The Grateful Dead Harley-Davidson Both are serious power houses in their own right. Both have seen the bottom of the ditch and have pulled out of it, more than once. Both have […]

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Creative Culture

One thing I love about working with different crews is the different language, the different stories, the different people…ultimately it’s a different culture. Quacker, squeezer, gaffer, grip, baby pin, fat boy, fat man. Kentatha, Cliff, Texas, Jimmy Jets and Rockets, Johnny-A, The Golden Yummy, fishing hole, suck it, you deleted Jesus? These are all names […]

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“It’s so juicy, the life you’re living”

Sometimes, I feel like my work means nothing, nothing at all except some personal satisfaction and a way to satisfy my creative need. Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. Who doesn’t love a pat on the back every once in a while. But if that’s all it is, does it really matter […]

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Getting From Here To There

Getting From Here To There  Fall is a transitional season. It signals the end of something and the beginning of something else, the end of warm and beginning of cold, the end of vacation, the beginning of school. In Virginia, we tend to have a pretty smooth transition from warm to cold, sometimes it’s not […]

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Short Films, Rethinking the TV Spot

Short Films – Dave Perry Cinematographer LLC DPC recently registered for the Lynchburg 48 Hour Film Project which will be held Aug 8-10. The idea is to create a short film in 48 hours with no pre-planning. Each team is given a  a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre for their […]

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Filming Resumes For “This Is For Josephine Brown”

It’s taken a while but the short film “This iIs For Josephine Brown” is back in production. The DPC crew, with Director Michael Boyd and Director of Photography Dave Perry, resumed filming July 7 at the Salem Fair in Salem Virginia. The decision to shoot at the Fair was a personal one for Dave and […]

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4K Video Production

In my last post I discussed the emergence of 4K video production from the perspective of the end user or consumer. In this post I want to talk about the production end of things. Whether you’re in production or a client looking for production, it’s good to know what to be prepared for. Now why […]

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