Final output of the Industry Research Project

Industry research blog post:

I wrote some general questions and send e-mails to people who are expert in media field. Unfortunately, as we know, not all of them reply the email. but I also got some really good suggestions from them. I also did the Google searched of these questions to see if they were anything readily available on the internet.

One of them gave me some tips on how to get an internship.They probably won’t just hire you unless you are highly recommended by someone or have vey useful skills to the organisation.

Do not pretend you know everything, play dumb and soak up as much info as you can. Many people are very protective of their techniques and method, so they may think you are a spy or something, you may run into that type of mentality.

The other suggestion is on how to be a professional colourist. I am very interested in colour correction and colour grading, and his suggestion is that the biggest misunderstanding is that you have to have some sort of special skills to begged at colour correction. People think you need special magical eyes. And there’s nothing from the truth.

What you really to do is learn how to bypass your brain, because we don’t see the way we think we do. As a result, if you rely on your eyes you’ll never become good at it, especially in the beginning.

The Camera tips I got which form one of my Chinese friend, he   a photographer, but he uses the complex language even in Mandarin, I can’t understand all of it, because of industry dragon. He also shares his own experience about the exposure, he said It would be better to take photos in a low exposure rather over exposure because you can get more details and allows you to fix the image in post-production.

I also search for how to cut a documentary and suggestion is that Working with the director and crew before shooting, to insure that the film is being shot with editing in mind. Similarly, the editor should then be able to go into the edit knowing exactly what the director’s vision, It’s typically not possible for the you (the editor) to be present all the shooting, so let the director know what notes you would like on the shoot. The good takes, the blown takes, b-roll, etc. This will be immensely helpful when you start logging footage.

Get a first cut done quickly because final cut often looks nothing like the first cut. Documentaries typically have far more revisions than narrative films, and since there is so much footage to pull from, each revision looks that much different. The point being that your first cut doesn’t’t need to be perfect, because it is going to change immensely anyways.



  1. Janecek,. J 2005. How do I get a job in special effects? Filming,net.(pp.1-1)


  1. Kroil, N., 2014. How to Find Your Story When Cutting a Documentary? PremiumBeat. (pp. 1-1)

  1. VideoUniversity. Unknown How To Edit and Structure Your Documentary pp. 1-1.

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