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Industry Tips: Pro Camcorder vs DSLR

Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

 If you are looking to break into the media industry you may have one question on your mind, “should I use a Pro Camcorder or a DSLR?” Well, Both options have definite advantages over the other but it mostly just comes down to what production you are working on. Let's take a look at what some of those differences are.

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Topics: dslr, Digital Media, industry tips, Camcorder

Industry Tips: How to Properly Set Up a C-Stand

Posted on Mon, Apr 10, 2017

 In the media industry you will come across a lot of different equipment. Some you may be familiar with and others may be new to you. One piece of equipment you may run into is the Century Stand, “C-Stand” for short. Depending on what your position is on set, you may be responsible for setting up or staging a C-Stand.

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Topics: how to, C-Stands, how to set up a C-Stand

Specs Howard Internship Fair 2017

Posted on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

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Every year the Specs Howard School of Media Arts Career Services Department hosts an Internship FairAn internship can be a vital starting point for anyone's career, offering education and insight while working within the media industry. The Internship Fair offers networking opportunities with leading local employers in Michigan. Check out a few photos of the event below! 

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Topics: Career Services

Grad Story: Josh Campos

Posted on Mon, Mar 27, 2017

 

Meet Specs Howard Digital Media Arts graduate Josh Campos. Josh started his journey in the media industry here at The Specs Howard School of Media Arts and is now furthering his career at TVS Communications. Listen as he tells his story of how Specs Howard helped him grow!

 

 

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Topics: Grad Stories, digital media industry, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, video production

Industry Tips: What is Native ISO?

Posted on Fri, Mar 3, 2017

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, camera techniques, native iso, ISO, industry tips, video production

Industry Tips: How to Wrap/Wrangle Cable Like a Professional

Posted on Tue, Feb 21, 2017

There is an art to everything done in the media industry. As with any niche, there is a set of vocabulary needed to understand what is going on around you. In the media industry, there are odd names for everyday objects. For example, extension cords are known as “stingers” and clothes pins are referred to as “c-47s”. There are also certain ways to perform everyday tasks, like wrapping a cable, also known as "wrangling".

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Topics: how to, xlr cables, audio cables, wrangle, how to wrangle a cable, tips, industry tips, wrap, cable, professional, stingers

Industry Tips: Achieving the Cinematic Film Look on a DSLR

Posted on Fri, Feb 3, 2017

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Topics: dslr, Digital Media Arts, Film, Lighting, videography, cinematography, color grading, tips, composition, white balance, dynamic range, shutter speed, ISO

Tips For Freelancers

Posted on Fri, Dec 16, 2016

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Topics: Business, Internet Tips, networking, freelance work, professionalism, customer service

Things You Should Do Before, During, and After a Job Interview

Posted on Wed, Dec 14, 2016

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Topics: job interview

How to Interact With Clients

Posted on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

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Source: Client Pictures

When you start working with clients, there are some important things that you should keep in mind when interacting with them.

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Topics: Business, Freelance, clients, business meeting, freelance work, interacting

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