5ives: A Producer’s Balancing Act

As a Writer/Producer/Talent Coordinator, I wear multiple hats before, during and after any type of production project. The part played in TV and radio projects is to organize and communicate the pre-production items to the cast and crew, which is kinda like being the ultimate Stage Manager of sorts. From writing the script to getting … Read More

The Ever-Evolving Production

When I was in film school, and in any of my production classes, the professor always spouted pre-production, pre-production, pre-production. Believe it or not, I listened. The best productions have solid pre-production and a crew on the same page working toward the same goal. If everything is to go smoothly on a production shoot, there shouldn’t be … Read More

5ives: It Takes More Than Just a Pretty Face

When you say the words “TV Production,” I get a little giddy. A zing goes through my body and I have visions of glowing lights, camera setups and what else…the director calling action! Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to work on a TV set and work with actors on fun and exciting … Read More

Video Pre-Production. What’s Its Function?

One of the most crucial parts of any video project regardless of its length – be it a 30-second commercial or a 20-minute informative video – is pre-production. This involves a concept, writing a script and storyboarding, or showing the client the potential end product. The creation of a video is usually broken down into … Read More