ECG PRODUCTIONS BLOG

  1. BEHIND THE SCENES: THE VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP PROCESS

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    STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM… Anyone who has ever chased a career knows that it is often an uphill battle. Your first job in the industry, in all likelihood, will be working as the lowest of the low; the bottom of the pyramid. Unless your lifelong dream is to make copies and fetch coffee, you have a long and winding road ahead of you. But worry not, because the road is there. The important thing is that you are there with a fresh outlook on life, ready to work. Working is easy if you have the drive and the right environment. The hard part, many would argue, is landing that first position and getting your foot in the door. The video production industry (and Atlanta video...
  2. A FATHER CREATED THIS FROM OVER 12,000 HOME VIDEOS …

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    PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON TO WATCH THE VIDEO! IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MOMENTS! It all started when my wife, Courtney, and I were having a conversation about home movies, stemming from an event earlier in the day. We had taken our sons out sledding over the Christmas holiday and I was working hard to frame the perfect shot. I could see how it was mildly annoying to both the kids and my wife, but they should be used to this by now. Over the past four years I have shot over 12,000 videos of my two children: Dylan (4 and a half) and Levi (10 months). I finally got the angle I wanted and began to pull the kids. The shot was great, in fact it’s shot...
  3. BEHIND THE SCENES OF RAPPER P-DASH’S MUSIC VIDEO “GEORGE STINNEY”

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    Atlanta-produced music video about the trial and death of George Stinney released. The ECG Productions office is always dark. From an outsider’s perspective, you might think they were never open. Having been with ECG for a little over 4 months now, I can assure you that this is not the case. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find the offices empty. Just like a beehive filled with workers, the ECG Productions office and studio are constantly buzzing. I knocked on Jay’s door and was quickly met with a, “come in!” Just like the rest of the ECG Productions space, I have never seen the overhead lights on in Jay’s office. It must be a video thing, because come to think of it, I have...
  4. The Changing Landscape of Corporate Video

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      The new age of corporate video production is explored. Jason Sirotin: All right, welcome to the Naked Unicorn Podcast I’m Jason Sirotin I’m here with the partners of ECG, Jason Marraccini, and Trey Gregory. How you guys doing this morning? Jason Marraccini: Doing good. I could use a coffee, I’m kind of coveting Trey’s coffee. Trey Gregory: This coffee is delicious. Jason Marraccini: It looks good….. Jason Sirotin: Today we’re going to be talking about corporate video, the new age of corporate video production. We had a brief conversation about it yesterday so I think that there’s going to be a lot of cool things to discuss. I think the number one thing that we should talk about is the perception of the way...
  5. BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ARMORY’S “IF I EVER”

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    Full-body-painted aliens and rock bands: just your typical Saturday at ECG Productions. The Armory’s music video shoot was my first project with ECG Productions, and it did not disappoint. I showed up bright and early – I have an almost irrational fear of being late – and waited for the rest of the crew to arrive. The crew arrived first, then the talent, and then the band. We got right to work; when you have three girls who need paint on 100% of their bodies, there is no time to waste. As a PA, I stayed busy gathering and preparing props, sorting through gels, tending to talent and making lunch arrangements. Once the shoot began, I was given the task of taking set stills, which...
  6. A Dad’s Tale – How I Almost Got Arrested in the Middle of the Kids Section at Belk!

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    This week: A Very Special Episode of The Naked Unicorn Podcast! Jason Sirotin thought he was being an awesome Dad when he planned what he thought would be an amazing day for his four-year-old son. Little did he know that it would literally be the worst day of his life. The outing started off great, but quickly spun wildly out of control. Listen as Sirotin recounts his misadventures in parenting in this special edition of The Naked Unicorn Podcast. Jason Sirotin http                               
  7. ATLANTA MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR ROUND TABLE

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    Three Atlanta music video directors. One table that is not round. A ton of great information! There are not many people that I really follow in the Atlanta music video scene, but there are definitely two directors who’s latest work I’m always excited to check out: Video Rahim and Tim Daust.  I was lucky enough to have the guys join me at our studios in Atlanta for an honest chat about producing and directing music videos. If you are trying to break into the music video scene, whether its in LA, Atlanta or overseas, this podcast will serve as a great learning tool. Enjoy!   An open and honest discussion about making music videos in Atlanta. Episode 3 Transcript Jason Sirotin: Welcome to the Naked Unicorn Podcast....
  8. INTERVIEW WITH P-DASH ABOUT GEORGE STINNEY MUSIC VIDEO

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    Production wrapped on George Stinney music video! We recently wrapped production on a very exciting music video project for the song George Stinney written and performed by P-Dash. As co Director of Photography on this project, I got to spend a lot of time on set with P-Dash and I was very impressed with his work ethic and intellect. The video required P-Dash to perform the entire song dozens of times throughout the 2 day shoot. He gave us full energy performances every time and he was happy to do so. I told him how impressed I was by the fact that we were working him to the bone yet he never complained once. He replied by saying, “If I’m ever complaining that means I’m not learning something so that’s never even a thought.” It’s P-Dash’s...
  9. GEORGIA FILM AND TELEVISION TAX INCENTIVES DEMYSTIFIED

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    How Georgia’s Film and Television Tax Incentives Work. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE Georgia production incentives provide up to 30% of your Georgia production expenditures in transferable tax credits. The program is available for qualifying projects, including feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, animation and game development. With one of the industry’s most competitive production incentive programs, the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office can help you dramatically cut production costs without sacrificing quality. So how does all this tax credit stuff work? Our conversation with Ric Reitz will demystify the Georgia film and television tax incentives universe. The facts about Georgia’s film and television tax incentives. (Naked Unicorn Podcast Transcript) Jason Sirotin: Welcome to the Naked Unicorn podcast. I’m Jason Sirotin. I’m here today with Ric...
  10. HOW SAG WORKS FOR BETTER OR WORSE

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    SAG Rules and Guidelines Revealed DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE The mysteries of SAG (The Screen Actors Guild) are revealed in this edition of The Naked Unicorn Podcast. Host Jason Sirotin sat down with SAG Atlanta Local President, Ric Reitz and entertainment attorney Scott Patterson to uncover the facts about the most powerful union in showbiz. How SAG, the actors union, works! The truth about SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and how the union works. (Naked Unicorn Podcast Transcript) Jason Sirotin: All right. Welcome to the Naked Unicorn Podcast. Today we are speaking with Rick Reitz who is the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta President. One of only 25 nationally, and I’m here with Scott Patterson, ECG Productions Entertainment Attorney and he’s with the pattersonfirm.com. Let’s chat Ric about SAG. Ric Reitz:...

 

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