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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

Things that you should have ready before speaking with clients

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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

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

The Bare Necessity For Shooting Your Own Video

Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2016

So, you want to shoot your own video but don’t know what you need or how to start. Here is a list of equipment you should consider buying if you want to start to create your own videos.

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Topics: Lighting, camera, camera techniques, shooting, setting a scene, batteries, memory cards

And The Winner Is....

Posted on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

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On October 20th, filmmakers from around Detroit gathered at a viewing party for WDIV Local 4's Film Challenge Detroit. With over 100 entries, the field was narrowed down to just 10 finalists. Each contestant was hoping to win the grand prize, a trip for four to the Sundance Film Festival and $1,000.

 

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Topics: Detroit, Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, Film, film festival, movies, sundance film festival, detroit film, film challenge detroit, channel 4, local 4

How Lighting Affects Mood

Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Many different techniques and tricks have been used over the years to strike up a certain mood or emotional reaction from an audience. One of the biggest, and probably most important factors, is lighting. Good lighting is normally achieved by paying close attention to the basic concepts of direction, intensity, color, and contrast. All these different things play a huge part in giving one's project a certain feel. Here are a few ways lighting is used to influence the mood of a scene.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Digital Media, Film, Color, Lighting, Lighting Techniques, dma, intensity, mood, direction

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