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Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

Posted on Sun, Jan 14, 2018

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Since its inception, Specs Howard has been dedicated to providing hands-on training in the media industries. Take a look at this brief history of the school! Share your favorite Specs Howard memories and pictures using #Specs48years !

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Topics: Specs Howard, 48 anniversary, Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts, Radio, tv

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, Digital Media Arts, digital media industry, video production

Industry Tips: What is Native ISO?

Posted on Fri, Mar 3, 2017

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

Industry Tips: Achieving the Cinematic Film Look on a DSLR

Posted on Fri, Feb 3, 2017

 

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

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: movies, Digital Media, Digital Media Arts, Film, film festival, sundance film festival, Detroit, 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: Lighting, Lighting Techniques, mood, Color, intensity, direction, dma, Film, Digital Media, Digital Media Arts

3 Tips for Creative Videography

Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Have you ever watched a film and wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, while many filmmakers have their secret tricks that have yet to be explained, we can at least shed some light on a few other good techniques. Here we've compiled a list explaining three useful artistic videography tips to help spice up your next production.

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Topics: videography, camera techniques, dslr, lens wacking, vertigo, dolly technique, dolly zoom, speed ramping, Digital Media, Digital Media Arts, digital media industry

So, Which Camera Should I Buy?

Posted on Tue, Jun 7, 2016

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The surge in popularity of using DSLR and mirrorless cameras to shoot video means there are hundreds of affordable quality cameras on the market. How is someone just starting out in video production supposed to sort through it all and decide what camera to buy? We’ve got your back! Take a look at this breakdown of the most important features in choosing a DSLR or mirrorless video camera.

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Topics: BMA, dslr, Digital Media Arts, Film, Freelance, dma, sensor, 4k, camera, lens

6 Trends in the Evolution of Digital Video and Web Design

Posted on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

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Today's computer based technology is quickly evolving each and every year. The ways we shop, read news stories, watch television, and communicate with one another has changed in big ways in just a small amount of time. As people who work in and love the media industry, we need to keep up with the developing trends or be left behind. Some are being used in full force right now and others are just starting to be put into practice.

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Media Events, Graphic Design

Freestyle Friday : The Wedding Video Playbook

Posted on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Join us for our next DMA Freestyle Friday!

 

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Freestyle Friday, Wedding videography

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