The Real Deal Behind Realscreen
Having been to two Realscreen Summits, I highly recommend it to producers and content creators who are looking for a way into the world of original programming. Although you can spot trends by reading the trades, subscribing to Cable U (another great resource), and skimming Cynopisis, there’s nothing like conversations with programming executives to really […]
What’s the impact of having a camera crew in your offices for a day?
As our society gravitates increasingly toward visual communication as the standard mode of exchanging ideas, training and educating, it’s not unusual to encounter video production crews in all arenas: public life, school, events and of course, the workplace. During my 20 years in media production, I’ve been involved in a great many shoots as […]
Hi, Ian Loomer has added you as a friend on Facebook.
How many times have you seen that message in your inbox? A friend, relative, co-worker, or that creepy guy from high school has found you on one of the eleventy billion social networking sites that rule our Internet. Between Tweeting, Facebooking, Myspacing, blogging and updating various states of status and personal feelings, it’s a wonder […]
Learning Lessons the Hard Way (Part 1)
Sometimes experience is the best teacher. So, I’ve decided to share some of my less than ideal production moments in the hopes that you can learn from them before you suffer a similar fate. Believe me – I wouldn’t wish these on anyone. “Look before you leap” took on new meaning on a shoot […]
Speaking in Public? What Not to Wear.
I am a complete “What Not to Wear” geek. I LOVE seeing Stacy and Clinton transform someone who clearly has not looked in a mirror since 3rd grade into a ravishing hottie. Granted, the average business person has way more fashion sense than Stacy and Clinton’s targets. Even so, if I could, I would pre-screen […]
Of Sex Pistols and Sopranos
The AMP TV development team is always looking for a good story, but we have a special commitment to presenting true tales that tweak stereotypical notions people may harbor about the great state of Texas. In the world of unscripted television, the Metroplex is overwhelmingly portrayed as a land of gung-ho S.W.A.T. teams, high-maintenance hairdressers, […]
First Time on Camera? Relax!
Most corporations these days are moving towards frequent, fresh communication–including videos. When more videos are being made, that usually means that more executives and employees are being asked to share their opinions and thoughts on video. It’s not just the CEO giving a scripted statement at the beginning of a video anymore–this month, it might […]