As a filmmaker and actor for 0ver 10 years, I have had a chance to work with a lot of great production companies; on many occasions I have partnered up with or been contracted to help move the business in the direction the organization sees fit. In early 2013 I got to work with the Activator Pictures team on the Superhero Events Hollywood Half Marathon . This team was first class all the way and as of 2014 I am proud to say that I am getting the chance to work with them again. Check out their incredible sizzle real and soon you will get a chance to see Activator and Jett’s newest projects!
Their incredible team: Corbett Uzel Mark Springer Olumide Odebumi Jake Deptula Wondwossen Dikran Tolu Awosika
There has been a 2 year conversation between Jett Dunlap & Matt Nasby about how they would bring there businesses together to make an entertainment powerhouse.
What they wanted to accomplish was a first class company that delivered a full array of services in the live entertainment space, as well as the option for a one of a kind film to immortalize your event.
This is a little about the partners.
Matt Nasby has a successful background in Wedding DJ Entertainment and has worked with some of the biggest names of contemporary artists like Alicia Keys, Peabo Bryson, Keith Sweat, FloRida, and Sean Kingston. Matt Nasby has been heard on 97.9KISSFM Jacksonville, FL and even operated his own radio stations in both Panama City, FL and Internationally in the Cayman Islands. No other DJ offers his level of experience and professionalism.
As Matt Nasby’s career in broadcasting developed, his Wedding Entertainment Experience followed him no matter where he lived in the country. Being asked to fly from the Cayman Islands to do a Wedding in Wisconsin or even Modesto California became quite common. Brides want the best at their Wedding and are willing to do whatever it takes in order to have that peace of mind on their Wedding Day even if it means flying a professional overseas. Matt Nasby also realized that most DJs do Not have the experience being a true professional MC as it takes years of experience to sound natural, comfortable and entertaining. The power of a good MC gives the crowd the confidence and the comfort to enter into the dance floor and let loose. Its taken years of experience and research to find the spark that make a crowd have a wonderful time. Good music is only one ingredient of the entire entree.
Jett Dunlap was born and raised in Los Angeles California. He started his TV career as a young boy in commercials. As he got older he worked with local news channels, MTV and other projects in front of the camera as well as behind it. Jett worked in the TV industry on such shows as Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Drew Carey, Two and a Half Men, That 70s Show, and the list goes on.
In an effort to sharpen his sales and marketing skills, in his early twenties Jett worked with at&t and quickly rose through the ranks. One of Jett’s biggest accomplishments was getting to be a part of the team that launched the first 3 versions of the iPhone. One of the reasons he set his sights on hosting for web and TV was so he could continue to work with AT&T while pursuing his greater passion.
Holding a degree in Television and Film, Jett’s knowledge and talent has been steadily honed through many production hours in front of and behind the camera. Jett began work in the TV and Internet department of entertainment startup iGem Productions in early 2003. Since that time, Jett’s conviction and belief in a “forward-thinking vision” has brought him to start his own project of developing an internet TV platform. This is how JD247.com and runhollywood.com were launched, providing videos and content for all things LA and entertainment . Originally debuting Los Angeles hot spots, Jett’s video coverage evolved into hosting on multiple platforms, including major red carpet events, artist interviews, and exclusive tours of California landmarks and recreation sites. As a side endeavor, Jett also produced and acted in a number of award-winning independent films.
Their combined expertise has allowed them to develop a comprehensive wedding and entertainment business that has the very best in Sound, Lighting and Film.
Our one of a kind experience for your big day.
RunHollywood.com Films TV spot
Check out our 365 blog that will follow Jett & Gina’s journey from engagement to wedding day.
I was starting to sweat at this point; I had no idea the layout of this place. We took the lift to the second floor, where we were guided to our table. We ordered off a menu that had no prices (pretty fancy!), got our food and moved on to dessert.
What I have experienced in my own production.
So why are so many people moving away from dedicated video cameras and using DSLR?
“I use DSLR for my video work for a few reasons. Firstly it gives you manual control over the image that no other cameras in its price range really offer (certainly the 550D price range anyway),” says freelance video journalist Adam Westbrook.
“You can control the aperture, the shutter speed, focus, ISO and frame size. ‘Traditional’ cameras that do this cost upwards of $5,00. Cheaper camcorders don’t offer this control.”
Westbrook has been shooting professional work on his Canon 5D for the past two years and he’s produced some brilliant video as well as becoming an expert in filming in this way.
Host Jett Dunlap interviews Director Cinematographer Vincent Laforet at this years NAB convention in Las Vegas and reveals what he thinks is the next game changer since the Canon Mark 2.
He’s in good company – On-Par productions, based in Cardiff, has experts in making film for commercial clients including Carlsberg, The Guardian and Fujitsu. Director of the company, Toby Cameron, films his work on DSLR because he prefers the picture and the HD standard fulfills the requirements for his work. However, he’s well aware of the drawbacks:
“Recording decent sound straight on to the camera is very difficult. If I had a pound for every time I saw a really well shot DSLR film, but the sound was terrible I’d be a lot better off,” he told us, “We use a separate recorder and then sync up the footage afterwards, we use software called PluralEyes that syncs it up by using sound waves, it doesn’t always work though.”
Cameron also notes that while SLRs are a really useful tool for the television and film industry, he can’t see it becoming an industry standard.
“TV is moving towards more HD content that has to be shot with a camera that captures at 50mb/s and Canon SLRs capture at about 35mb/s. Some super geeks have hacked the Panasonic GH2 camera and have got it capturing at 70mb/s, but you wouldn’t see a broadcaster using a hacked camera.
“The next wave of cameras that has just come out mix the best features of DSLR’s and video camera like the Panasonic AF101, Sony F3 and now the Canon c300 (which captures at 50mb/s).”
Cameron’s thinking is backed up by a BBC White Paper published just before the public release of the Canon EOS 5D MK II. Technicians stopped their testing of the pre-production model of the Canon 5D MK II at a very early stage because it failed aliasing pattern tests and “the results were not encouraging.”
Adam Westbrook explains, “they don’t have manual audio control (without buying an expensive bit of kit) so most users resort to recording their audio separately and syncing it up afterwards which is a pain. Some cameras have issues with something called ‘rolling shutter’ which can distort the picture in certain situations. Almost every DSLR camera I know has a shooting limit of 12 minutes, which means you have to stop and start your footage regularly.”
That said, following some of the bugs being worked out, the Beeb has been experimenting more and more with DSLR and compact system cameraslike this short report shot on a Sony NEX 5N, as has Al Jazeera… andCNN. It looks like more and more TV and journalism producers are choosing DSLR, with this week’s Oscar nominations including adocumentary short shot on a 5D Mark II.
With the introduction of cameras such as the Canon C300, it’ll be interesting to see how traditional video and stills cameras converge – watch this space.