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#8: Alex Shipman, EPK Videographer - Capturing Authentic Moments: Behind the Scenes

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Join Alex Shipman as she delves into her role as an EPK videographer, capturing the intricacies of film production behind the scenes. From her journey as a trainee to working on projects like Star Wars Episode IX, she shares insights into creating captivating marketing materials and documentaries. Discover the challenges of navigating film sets, building trust with crews, and adapting to on-set dynamics

Learn about the art of balancing multiple roles, understanding industry workload, and the importance of being personable and perceptive in the fast-paced world of film production. Gain a glimpse into the diverse skills required to excel as an EPK creator. Explore the thrill of capturing authentic moments and the impact of iconic films like Lord of the Rings on aspiring filmmakers.

Key Lessons

• Navigating Film Set Dynamics: EPK videographers need a diverse set of skills beyond just operating a camera, including understanding production aspects. Alex emphasizes the importance of being respectful and aware on a film set. She highlights the need to manage the camera's presence carefully to avoid disrupting the work of others, underlining the importance of professionalism and consideration in creative environments.

• Building Skills and Networking: Trust, rapport, and adaptability are crucial qualities for documentary filmmaking, highlighting the interpersonal aspect of the job. She advises newcomers to gradually build their skills and connections, starting from roles such as a runner, to effectively understand and navigate film sets.

• Career Development in Film: Alex shares insights on career progression in the film industry, stressing the importance of seizing opportunities and being proactive. She mentions how starting in entry-level positions can lead to more significant responsibilities and opportunities, as exemplified by her own experience working on major productions.

Resources

• The BFI Film Academy offers training and development opportunities for young filmmakers, which Alex found beneficial for networking and skill-building as she transitioned into a professional filmmaking career.

Interested in working with Alex? Contact her via her website!

alexshipmanfilms.com

Were you a fan of P-Rock.TV? Or a fan of punk and ska music? Perhaps you would be interested in supporting Alex's feature documentary on Kickstarter!

Filmmaking Framed is proudly supported by Centroid Motion Capture, a leader in providing state-of-the-art motion capture technology to the entertainment industry.

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Join Alex Shipman as she delves into her role as an EPK videographer, capturing the intricacies of film production behind the scenes. From her journey as a trainee to working on projects like Star Wars Episode IX, she shares insights into creating captivating marketing materials and documentaries. Discover the challenges of navigating film sets, building trust with crews, and adapting to on-set dynamics

Learn about the art of balancing multiple roles, understanding industry workload, and the importance of being personable and perceptive in the fast-paced world of film production. Gain a glimpse into the diverse skills required to excel as an EPK creator. Explore the thrill of capturing authentic moments and the impact of iconic films like Lord of the Rings on aspiring filmmakers.

Key Lessons

• Navigating Film Set Dynamics: EPK videographers need a diverse set of skills beyond just operating a camera, including understanding production aspects. Alex emphasizes the importance of being respectful and aware on a film set. She highlights the need to manage the camera's presence carefully to avoid disrupting the work of others, underlining the importance of professionalism and consideration in creative environments.

• Building Skills and Networking: Trust, rapport, and adaptability are crucial qualities for documentary filmmaking, highlighting the interpersonal aspect of the job. She advises newcomers to gradually build their skills and connections, starting from roles such as a runner, to effectively understand and navigate film sets.

• Career Development in Film: Alex shares insights on career progression in the film industry, stressing the importance of seizing opportunities and being proactive. She mentions how starting in entry-level positions can lead to more significant responsibilities and opportunities, as exemplified by her own experience working on major productions.

Resources

• The BFI Film Academy offers training and development opportunities for young filmmakers, which Alex found beneficial for networking and skill-building as she transitioned into a professional filmmaking career.

Interested in working with Alex? Contact her via her website!

alexshipmanfilms.com

Were you a fan of P-Rock.TV? Or a fan of punk and ska music? Perhaps you would be interested in supporting Alex's feature documentary on Kickstarter!

Filmmaking Framed is proudly supported by Centroid Motion Capture, a leader in providing state-of-the-art motion capture technology to the entertainment industry.

  continue reading

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