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Title image of a makeup kit spread out on shiny black velvet. Text reads: What's in your makeup kit?

By Chris Karel published August 15, 2017

What’s in your video production makeup kit?

“Does his forehead look a little shiny?” Jenn says, pointing at the monitor.

I nod in agreement and look at Dave, who looks back at me and nods. Dave, my Key-Grip-value-add-go-to-guy, walks over to the gear cart, unzips a small black pouch, and pulls out an oil-absorbing sheet. He deftly maneuvers to the on-camera talent and kindly explains what we saw on the monitor.

Problem solved! No more shiny skin thanks to a single oil-absorbing sheet, and Dave of course!

In this “Ask a producer” post, I offer Pro-Tips for creating and using a small makeup kit to elevate the look of your corporate video. As a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner you can use this post to create a makeup kit to ensure your on-camera talent looks great! Continue reading

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TitleImage: What's a Shot List

By Chris Karel published July 25, 2017

What’s a Shot List?

Number 5 on my pre-production checklist is CREATE A SHOT LIST. After the script is written, I work with the client and the DP (Director of Photography, AKA camera operator) to make a list of all of the different video clips I will need to make a great video.

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Picture: Can I make ONE video for THREE target audiences?

By Chris Karel published July 4, 2017

Can I make a video that reaches three target audiences?

If you are in a marketing or training role, have you ever had a conversation like this?

Manager: “We need a video that will appeal to everyone (employees, customers, and shareholders).”

You: “OK. Have you considered making three videos that target each of those audiences?”

Manager: “Yes, but we only have the budget for one video.” Continue reading

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