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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: 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

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

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

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

How to make custom fonts with Photoshop and Illustrator

Posted on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

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We’ve had some good times with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials for the holidays. You can check them out here and here. Now, we've found some font tutorials that you can use all year long. Let us know which ones you’ve tried. Share, post, or tweet images using #SpecsHoward 

 

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Topics: Digital Media Arts, Illustrator, Photoshop, typography, Graphic Arts

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