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C&I Studios Blog I Want to Produce a Documentary but Don’t Know Where to Start

Documentaries are becoming one of the most popular genres of films being created today. From True Crime series to shows explaining how our favorite things and media have been made in the past, there's a documentary out there for everyone to enjoy and learn from. If you're interested in documentary filmmaking but don't know where to start, here are a few of the basic steps to get you on your way.
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C&I Studios Blog What Makes a Good Grip?

In order to create a successful film or video, you need to have the right crew, talent, equipment, and locations. It's like a recipe, and adding the wrong or too much of an ingredient can ruin the final product. The grip is an important part of film and video production, and there are a few key things that make a good grip.
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C&I Studios Blog Why Having a Professional Film Editor Color Correct Your Films is a Must

When it comes to film, color is important. It's perhaps one of the most important aspects of the film that you should be paying attention to in post-production. Why? Because the color of your film can set the entire mood and tone of the piece. A professional film editor who is experienced in color correction can make all the difference in how your film looks and feels.
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C&I Studios Blog 7 Key Elements of an Explainer Video

If you're thinking about creating an explainer video for your business, there are a few key elements that you'll need to make sure it's successful. Explainer videos are a great way to spread information about different products and services and introduce new concepts to potential customers. However, in order for them to be effective, explainer videos need to be clear, concise, and engaging.
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C&I Studio Blog The versatility of a green screen in film production and where to find a professional video company that has one

A green screen is an incredibly versatile tool that can be used in a number of different ways in film production. From providing a backdrop for special effects to creating a completely green environment, a green screen can offer a lot of options for directors and producers. It's one of the many pieces of gear that can really make your film something extra special!
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C&I Studio Blog Who Should Rent a Podcast Studio

If you're podcasting on a budget, renting a podcast studio can be a great way to get professional-quality audio without breaking the bank. Let's face it, microphones and podcasting gear are expensive and sound proofing can take a lot of work, and are you really able to dedicate a whole room in your home or office to recording podcasts? Probably not.
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C&I Studio Blog Beginners Guide to Mastering an Audio Track

When producing audio, the mastering stage is often one of the most important, yet also one of the most misunderstood. It's important for the entire production process to be given the proper attention, but oftentimes mastering is viewed as the "end all, be all" of audio production when in reality, it's just one part of a much larger process. Today, we'll break down the basics of audio mastering and give you some tips on how to approach it as a beginner.
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C&I Studio Blog 8 Technologies Revolutionizing the Film Industry

Technology is always changing. And with those changes come new opportunities for the film industry. Whether they're technologies meant for the filming process, post-production, or even the prop department, each one of these new technologies has the potential to change how movies are made. Better technologies usually open up new opportunities for films, such as adding new ways to get the right camera angles or even in how you view the finished film.
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C&I Studio Blog Shooting on Location vs. Shooting in a Studio Rental, and When You Need to Use Both

Knowing where you're going to be filming is important to the entire film production process. Knowing your filming location will help you when it comes to the details of the production. You'll be able to plan for what kind of set needs to be built, what kind of lighting you need to set up, audio information, and what kind of crew you'll need. And, you'll be able to budget accordingly!
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C&I Studio Blog How to stand out during a casting call for a media production company

The casting process is one of the most important aspects of film and media production. A casting call is an opportunity for you to show off your acting or modeling skills, land the role you've always wanted, or continue to build upon your experience and resume. Post-production is an important step in creating beautiful photography, no matter if it's wedding photography, pictures meant for advertising, product photography, or simply snapshots to post on social media.
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C&I Studio Blog 16 Important Post-Production Photo Editing Tips from a Professional Film Editor

Having great photographs is only half the battle - in order to really make your images stand out, post-production photo editing is essential. Post-production is an important step in creating beautiful photography, no matter if it's wedding photography, pictures meant for advertising, product photography, or simply snapshots to post on social media.
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C&I Studio Blog Features Your Website Should Already Have

It's important to make sure that your website looks amazing. It's the first impression your potential customers have of you and your business after all. But, it's not just about making sure that your website looks good on the surface. In order to ensure that your website is successful, there are some features that you have to have in order to be functional for you and your customers.
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C&I Studio Blog How Great Content Will Improve Your SEO Ranking

Do you want to make sure that your blog, online store, or any other kind of website pops up on the first page when someone searches for the products you sell or something related to your business? If so, then you need to focus on content production and content marketing. Why content? Content is key when it comes to SEO success. Creating quality content helps your website rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs), and thus drives more organic traffic to your site.
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The Future of Production: ALEXA Mini LF

The film production industry is always evolving, and new technologies are constantly emerging that have the potential to change the way movies are made. Just as most technologies do, cameras and other filming technology are always evolving. Keeping up with the latest trends can be overwhelming, that's why we're here to help!
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Natural Lighting vs. Studio Lighting

So you’re planning a photoshoot or video production, and you're trying to figure out the best place to shoot your footage. One of the most important things to consider when deciding on a location for your production is what kind of light you need. Do you want an outdoor venue with lots of natural light? Or are you looking to use studio lighting in an indoor location?
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Product Photography Tips to Increase Your Sales

eCommerce stores know that one of the keys to selling products successfully is making sure that you have good photos of your products. After all, customers can’t buy what they can’t see! Product photography is considered the first impression someone has of a product. They need to be able to see as many details as possible, maybe even see it in use in order to really get a feel for how it works in real life.
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15 Best strategies for small business marketing

As a small business owner, you know that marketing is essential to growing your business. But with so many options and limited resources. It can be difficult to know where to start, especially as a small business in the same market as large, already well-known companies. You don't want your efforts to be lost in the noise of other companies' marketing strategies.
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C&I: Benefits of creating a film with the Monstro 8K VV

As you plan your next film production, you need to be researching the latest and greatest equipment out there to ensure that your film is of the highest quality. Production value is important, and one way to increase production value is by using the latest technology available. The Monstro 8k VV camera is a top-of-the-line film camera that offers many benefits for film productions. You'll see a huge difference in the film you shoot compared to other cameras!
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How to Leverage TikTok for Small Businesses

TikTok is a new kind of social networking platform. Unlike Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or newer platforms like Clubhouse, the video-sharing app is more about presenting oneself or one's brand realistically and capturing in-the-moment creativity than it is about personal brand growth, networking, or messaging.
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Do Micro-conversion Strategies really decrease ad costs and improve conversion rates?

As a company, making sure that you're saving money whenever and wherever you can as well as making sure your advertising efforts are converting into sales as much as possible is one of the most important aspects of successful marketing. This is where micro-conversion strategies come in - but do they really work to decrease ad costs and improve conversion rates?
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Best uses for a teleprompter: What you need to know and how to get the most out of a teleprompter in your production

You've decided to dive into the world of video marketing, feature films, or web series production. Adding video marketing into your marketing strategy is guaranteed to boost your company's success. Like most people starting out in video production, you're probably wondering what teleprompters are and how they can help you during your next film or video shoot.
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The type of crew you need to make a commercial

Commercials can really help spread the word about your business, product, or service. Making a commercial requires more than just having a great idea. You need to have the right film crew to make your commercial production a success. Before you begin, you might want to read about important elements that make a 30-second commercial successful.
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19 Questions to Ask the Studio You Are Booking for Your Next Production

You've got the idea, the script, the plan, and basically everything else ready to go, but now you're in need of a space to film. How do you find the right studio? First, what kind of production requires a studio? You can learn more about what different types of productions are best shot within a studio here and why you want to make sure you're booking the right studio for them.
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5 Photoshop Tricks to Make Your Picture Pop

Adobe Photoshop is a well-known tool for anyone who wants to make their pictures look amazing. Whether you're taking product photos for your eCommerce store, taking headshots for your company's website, or creating content for your social media profiles; knowing how to edit your photos is key to making sure your brand comes across professional and polished.
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