25 Essential Modeling Terms

In a recent article in BackStage, author, actor, acting and modeling coach, Aaron Marcus offers a mini dictionary for anyone interested in modeling. The models I've met certainly feel they are acting when they pose and the photogs certainly act like directors. The terminology Marcus offers certainly overlaps with acting and other media jargon. While you may not focus on modeling or photography there's some terms here we should all be familiar with. Check it out, and as you do think about how the various forms of media have so much in common!

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Ten Tips To Save Time In Post

A lot of us thnk we're too advanced for time-saving tips but I've found that my most hyper-ego moments are when I need the most basic reminders! So when I came across Max McGonigal's article on www.ForScene.com I was intrigued. His main thrus is you save time by planning ahead!  So True!  And he gives 10 simple but important ways to do that. Some are so simple and obvious but most are good solid practices which we all need to follow--especially if you're like me, and sometimes in the heat of the battle move just a little too fast! Enjoy and let me know if you have any other tips to add to these.

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UHD Is About More Than Pixels

 

Anyway, I don't have to tell you our industry is dynamic, changing constantly. And no where is that more true than technology. Matt's article about UHD is a great overview and explains a lot including how HDR and HFR fit in to the technology. We all need to get a basic handle on technology even if we're not cinematographers. I hope you read the article and bookmark the Roudtable.Media New Headlines page!

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Streaming is Mainstream

In case you didn't know, NATPE stands for the National Assoc. of TV Program Executives. But the NATPE Video News covers video in every permutation and Will Richmond has done a great job keeping not only broadcast and cable TV Programming types but everyone interested in content and distribution (old and new) well informed.

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LA is a 'Company Town'

 

Take for instance the LA TImes. It's got lots of failings but it does report on the entertainment industry very very well. Of course you might expect it to get into the weeds in its daily CALENDAR section. After all, every newspapter has some kind of Arts and Entertainment section. But most are filled with syndicated articles and profiles of top TV shows, filmmakers and stars, not original reporting. And certailnly no where near the volume of inside stories that Calendar does.

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5 Reasons Why Many Read VO Scripts Too Fast

5 reasons many people read voice-over scripts too fast

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Couldn’t “Makeup” This Unplanned Interview If We Tried

 

This impromptu conversation lasted some ten minutes, just two friends chatting, and was brilliant from beginning to end. Ashley is a voice over actor, director, and makeup artist who has begun a series of instructional videos on getting the best results when applying your make up.

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They Should All Be Like The Tonys

 

When was the last time a major motion picture studio made a musical anyway? Let's face it, there's absolutely nothing like being in the presence of talented people singing and dancing their heart out—even on television. But my point is that CBS transformed a theater presentation into the best of television! When the DGA awards and the Emmys come around next year I know who I'm voting for in the category of awards shows!b2ap3 small Daveed Diggs Okieriete Onaodowan Anthony Ramos and Lin Manuel Miranda in Hamilton CRED Joan Marcus .jpg.644x1824 q100

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RoundTable.Media Covers CineGear Expo on Video

 

CineGear Expo on Paramount Studios 22New York Street22He explained that RoundTable.Media also features daily news headlines from close to 20 top industry publications, many of which will cover Cine Gear Expos as well. "So when you go to our website, www.RoundTable.media you'll find lots of coverage —including plenty of video reports."  

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The Changing Face of Professional Organizations

Since the end of World War II, professionals in all endeavors often found a great way to expand their contact with people who share similar interests was by joining professional organizations. Not only was it a place to network with others for possible job opportunities, it was a primary source to become exposed to new products and services that were available in their specialty. It was no different for people working in film, TV, radio, theater or print—what we today call 'the Media'.

For media professionals there were a handful of universities and fewer still community colleges that offered media or film studies. Today, there are hundreds of 4 year, community college, and even high school programs that offer quality training and the opportunity to network. With growing student bodies that go out into the workforce, their fellow students make an excellent network to look for job opportunities.

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