Posts Tagged ‘video’

5 common video production mistakes.

June 19, 2009

1. Many producer/directors think about audio as an afterthought, (remember: good clean audio in = good clean audio out).

2. Now that people shoot on DV tape or digitally, they tend to shoot way too much footage, that bogs down the post production process (especially if you work in television and have strict deadlines).

3. People forget, when shooting any kind of narrative story, you should always have some kind of storyboard, to help communicate your ideas to the cast and crew.

4. When shooting a live event always take extra tape and battery’s, and keep a tape unwrapped and ready to go in an easily accessible pocket.

5. Even when shooting an outside night shot, its generally a good idea to bring extra lighting.



5 Ideas for a better video production work flow.

June 15, 2009

1. Everyone that considers themselves “Producers” should have the skill to actually PRODUCE a video all on their own, before they work with others in a professional environment.

2. Unless you are creating an experiment in improvised video production, and all parties involved in the production agree to this, you should think out, outline, storyboard, script and block out every aspect of the production BEFORE the cast and crew show up.

3. Always label you footage in a way that everyone can read and understand.

4. Always make sure everyone on the production knows their role/job on the production, so that they stick to it and do not step on any  toes.

5. Unless you can afford to pay your cast and crew, always make sure your project is something they can be proud of, believe in, and feel part of.


Brick Throwin’ Bastards In Blight’s NEW Comic Strip And Pretty Soon I Am Gonna Blow Up A Moose!

September 28, 2008

Howdy, three times, in a pumpkin patch,

I wrote a little poem for you:

“Ode to a pickle tree”

Bing bong boing,
Someone flip a coin,
I broke a slippery bone,
Last night on the phone,
Imply what you will,
Please delay the kill,
Then read the latest strip,
So I can take you on a trip.

Here it is, the bomb diggity, the shiznat, the craziest clown there ever was…

(Click the image for a larger version)

(Click here for the comic archive)


Just to give my loyal friends and fans the heads up, my good friend Barry Mitchell (Scroogie the Clown from “A CLOWN CAROL”, everyone from “Intelligent Design-The Music Video” and formerly “The Polka Guy” from ABC World News Now) and I have collaborated again on a new video featuring everyone’s (least) favorite “politician”, Sarah Palin.  I am working on the post-production and animation as fast as I can so I can bring it to you as soon as possible.  I would like to get it to you in time for the vice presidential debate on Thursday, but I am not 100% sure that is realistic, but I will try.  That being said, you may receive a mid-week blog update from Blight Productions if it happens.


I found a really amazing piece of video on Youtube I thought I would share featuring a badass juggling routine.  Check it out:

-Kris Kremo – Definitive Juggling – 1984-

Well, that’s about it for this week,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Blight Productions