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Trenton Massey

About Trenton Massey

Experienced Director Of Photography and Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. Skilled in Commercials, TV, Documentaries, Sports, and Film. Strong media and communication professional and Co-Owner of Ambient Skies Productions. Proficient and educated screen writer with strong Commercial, Reality TV, and Film experience. Multi advanced camera systems specialist with a Certification focused in Vision Research High Speed Camera Systems Certified from Abel Cine. Knowledgable in Marketing and content strategy.

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Legal Paper Trails For Video Production: What Do I Need?
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Remember those guerrilla days? Where you'd throw all caution to the wind to grab that shot before education taught you otherwise. Even if you haven't gone through that phase, learning the hard way that you need to protect yourself on paper can be an


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What Does It Take To Be An Underwater Camera Operator?
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From repelling the sides of bluffs to jumping out of an airplane, if there's a place with deadly risk and a killer view, you can bet that human beings will find a way to document it. And from that newborn need, an advanced 'specialty operator'


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Breaking Down The Different Types Of Video Production
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Video Production can be a pretty broad term when considering all of the many ways one can execute the process. Not every filmmaker grows up wanting to be Spielberg and has dreams of being a top director in Hollywood. Some might have dreams of being


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Video Editing: Mac VS PC
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here's a silent war that's been brewing in the tech world for over 4 decades now. Macintosh VS Microsoft — There's other PC brands out there but let's be real, they'd be nowhere without Bill Gates. The mastermind behind 'PC' computers. If you


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Contingency Costs Associated With Video Production Contracts
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So let's say you're dealing with the minutiae of pre production and you're trying to get an idea funded whether that be a film, commercial, documentary or TV show. You're going through all of the rigmarole, putting together a pitch deck that


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5 Filmmaking Tools To Make Your Life Easier On Set
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When you arrive on set, you depend on your tools to get you by. It doesn't matter what department you're in, there's certain things you couldn't live without on set. The producer who's connected at the hip to his laptop, the DP who is more efficient


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Consolidating Crew Members: Who’s Expendable And When Is It Necessary?
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Not every production budget is ideal. Sure, we'd like to tack on another zero here or there, but the truth of the matter is that most producers and freelancers take what they can get.


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How To Manage Client Expectations In Post Production
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Ah, the wonderful world of post production. Where all of the magic happens and terabytes worth of footage captured during production is organized and woven into an intricate story. Many say this is the most important stage in a video's lifeline.


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Aerial Cinematography And All The Places You Can’t Fly
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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... Drone? Yes, they've taken over our lives completely the past 6 to 7 years or so. Whether you like it or not, they're here to stay.  Yeah, they've got consumer ones for your kids and people over 40 still


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Look Out FX9! The Canon C300 Mark III Is About To Drop
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Yes, it's true. The Canon C300 Mark III is about to drop people! Now I don't want to start this out busting Canon's balls here, but it's about damn time my friends! -- I say that with love. But seriously, Internal 4k RAW capture at 120fps —


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Camera Depreciation And How To Avoid Losing Money
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In today's fast world, camera tech changes rapidly, we all know that by now. And it can be frustrating watching a camera's value diminish seemingly overnight.  It's a harsh reality check when you first realize that you're going to have to sell


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What Are Common Rates For Video Production Crews?
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It can be tricky when starting a journey into filmmaking. Let's say you're approaching the point where you know your stuff well enough to start charging full rate for your position. But there's one problem. You don't know the full rate you should be


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