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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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Production Crew Positions 2020 (Film VS Commercial)
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With the evolution of film crew roles and their typical association with technology, comes new career opportunities and pathways for people to work their way into the film industry.


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Choosing The Right Lenses For Your Project: Know When To Compromise
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In a perfect world, we'd all go for the best of the best and Panavision would have to manufacture a whole lot more C series anamorphic primes right? Well unfortunately, production budgets are not always perfect and don't have the capital to justify


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5 Best Ways To Keep Your Crew Happy
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Leading a production crew is not easy. So what are some tips to keep everyone happy and giving it their all on long days? We have five ideas for you.  Have you ever worked on a crew where everyone was unhappy? Production assistants walking


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New Cinema Cameras of 2020: A Comprehensive Breakdown
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Every year camera owners, rental houses, and producers everywhere hold their breath waiting for new camera releases to drop so they can get their hands on them and find out if they're worth purchasing or renting.


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Gold Mount VS V-Mount Batteries: Which Is Better And Why?
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When Anton Bauer created their signature gold mount battery in the early seventies, they created a favorite among Americans that hasn't weaned since. Many claim it has a superior locking system utilizing 3 gold pins; however, Europeans and others


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Freelancers Beware: 5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Getting Burned
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Being a freelancer is hard enough without having people always trying to screw you over. So what are some tips to make sure that never happens?  Tell me if this has happened to you.  You are really excited to work a new freelance job and


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Reasons Why You Need To Sell Your FS7 And Pick Up The Sony FX9
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Many Sony FS7 owners have been dreading the day when their camera would be labeled obsolete -- And that day is fastly approaching. It's never fun to watch your camera investment lose money, so hopefully you've gotten enough work to pay it off and


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Asteras VS Quasar: The Pros And Cons
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When the first wireless LED tubes appeared on the scene, it opened the doors to all sorts of new creative ways to light up a scene or event. -- Or just take BTS shots of grips mimicking light sabers.  But there was still something missing...


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Choose A Role And Master It: A Message To Beginner Filmmakers
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There are a ton of jobs available on a film set, but which is the right one for you to master?


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The RED Monstro VV vs. Arri Alexa Mini LF
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There's always been a lot of debate across the internet among cinematographers and enthusiasts regarding RED Vs. Arri and which brand is superior.  RED DSMC2 Monstro VV and the Arri Alexa Mini LF are headed toward the same debate because they


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When and when not to use a DIT on set
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Today's Digital Image Technician (DIT) should not be a familiar face to most production crews making corporate videos, conducting live feeds, or working on any kind of production with a budget under 20k. Spending a lot of production money on a DIT


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Arri Alexa XT brings ‘Free State of Jones’ to life on the big screen
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When you think about the 1800s and the Civil War, a digital camera probably doesn't come to mind.  But the future of Hollywood is here, and it's taken the form of the Arri Alexa XT.  Out of all of the film's that have touched on the war


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