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Being a Magician and a Fortune Teller

When my family decided to make the trek back to Phoenix, I hadn’t seen any advertisements for SNEAKY BIG Studios. I had only heard of it. But, knowing Mr. Parsons’ reputation for investing in top quality companies and facilities, I knew this place would be top notch. I was excited about the potential opportunity. I knew by working here, I would have the opportunity to work with some great people, experienced crew and a whole…

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Arizona is the BEST Place to Shoot Your Production, and This is Why

When considering where to shoot a production, Arizona is often overlooked in lieu of California, New York, and practically any other place on earth. And that’s crazy! Arizona is one of the best places to shoot a production of any type.   Landscape When I say the word “Arizona,” I bet I can guess what image immediately comes to mind. Probably dry desert, am I right? You’re probably thinking of long stretches of dusty land…

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Editing in a Nut Shell— 9 Things You Need to Know about the Post-Production Process

1. What is a Post-Production Supervisor? The Post-Production Supervisor helps supervise the editing process. They are the liaison between the client, editors, graphic artist, colorist and audio engineer. They make sure the budget is on target, the client needs are met and that all deadlines and deliverables stay on schedule. 2. What Should Potential Clients do to Prepare for Post-Production? Before a client is ready to start the post-production process, the Post Production Supervisor must…

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Wires in a Box

I wanted my first blog post to be about a piece of technology or an integrated system we use at SNEAKY BIG Studios, but as I continued to write that first post, I kept coming back to one unifying thing, and that is people.  Call them employees, freelancers, operators, engineers, etc., these people are what truly set apart any production, any facility, any event.  All of the equipment we are lucky enough to have and…

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What’s Missing From Today’s Tech-based Editing?

When I was starting out in Post-Production there was a clearly defined road one took to becoming an editor. These were the last few years of cutting film on a 35mm flatbed and my experience was limited to the commercial world verses the TV or feature world, but there were basic similarities to the path one took. To begin, let’s jump forward to today. What does an assistant editor do in today’s computer-based, digital editorial…

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