Video Production Roles: What is a Director of Photography (DP)?

Director of photography showing sample shots to crew

The director of photography (DP) is one of the most important people on a set. They bring about the director’s vision through effortless cinematography. If you want a professional-looking video, then you need to hire a quality director of photography. Donny Thomas is a freelance DP at JB Media Productions in Pittsburgh PA and many…

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Video Production Roles: Hair and Makeup Artists

Makeup artist applying makeup on a video production shoot

One of the unsung heroes of video production is the hair and makeup artist. Hair and makeup brings out the best features of actors and subjects so that they can look and feel their best in front of the camera. Danielle Mock has been a professional hair and makeup artist for 13 years. She has…

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Video Production Roles: What is a Live Production Specialist?

Behind the scenes of a JB Media Productions live set

Have you ever watched a virtual conference or streamed a live event? These events, no matter how small, are seamlessly produced with all of the features that you see in a major news network broadcast. The person behind all of it is the live production specialist. Live production specialists are in charge of planning, recording,…

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Video Production Roles: Key Grip

Key grip building a light stand on production set

There are all types of roles in video production. One of the most important is the key grip. The key grip ensures safety for lighting and filming equipment. Without a knowledgeable key grip, a production set can be dangerous. Ray Edwards is a key grip, dolly grip, and electrician with JB Media Productions and other…

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Who’s Who On A Corporate Video Shoot

Image Credit: ESO Who’s Who On A Corporate Video Shoot When watching a well-produced video, most people are not generally aware of how much work is involved in the process. They don’t see the lights, camera, and the crew hustling behind-the-scenes. This is good, or otherwise, the story and message of the video would be…

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