Advice and Training from Working Creative Pros

The Library features advice, inspiration & training from actual working creative professionals who make their living every single in the creative media industry.  This is “real world knowledge” and life lessons you wont find in any textbook or manual.   From the very simple task to the most complex workflow, we here at WalterBiscardi.com will share what we’ve learned in our collective years in the industry to help you make the right choices to grow your creative career.  You’ve learned how to “push the buttons” and “flip the switches” on the many free sites out there, now it’s time to grow yourself as an artist and businessperson.

In some cases, we’ll reach outside the industry for advice & inspiration on business, social media, marketing and job hunting skills because that knowledge cuts across so many fields, sometimes it’s better to hear some advice from those “on the outside.”

The main Library is broken down first by the overall stage of the Production Process and then each section will be further defined by specific areas and tasks as modules are added.   Some information will appear in multiple locations when the module crosses over production areas.   Modules are broken down into chapters averaging around 10 minutes so you don’t have to bookmark your place in a long video.

Modules starting with “QT” are a whole new brand of bite sized knowledge.  These Quick Tips impart workflow, business, software, hardware and general knowledge oftentimes in 60 seconds or less.  Get in, get the knowledge and get back to your task at hand.

If you’d like to learn more about a specific task, software/hardware or pretty much anything in the Film, Video, Sound and Internet production realm, let us know and you just might see it show up as the next Module or Blog Post.  Go to the Contact Us Page to drop us a line.

Pre-Production

Pre-Production training is primarily aimed at Producers, Production Assistants, Executive Producers, Directors, Production Managers and those who would like to learn more about these positions. These modules will cover Planning, Budgeting, Development, Scheduling, Travel and many more elements that go into the Pre-Production Process of any production from corporate to feature film.

Production

Production training is primarily aimed at Producers, Directors, DPs, Videographers, Field Sound, Grip / Lighting, Aerial Photography, Studio / Location Shooting, DIT and those who would like to learn more about these positions.  These modules will cover Principal Photography, Cameras, Lighting, Sound, Grip, Studio operation, Travel Packages, VFX, Crew Hiring, Camera / Field Hardware, and many more elements that go into the Production Process of any project from corporate to feature film.

Post Production

Post-Production training is primarily aimed at Editors, Sound Designers, Graphic Artists, VFX, Composers, Colorists, Post Production Supervisors and those who would like to learn more about these positions.  These modules will cover Editorial, Sound Design, Color Grading, DIT Workflows, Music Composition, Graphic Design / Animation, VFX work, Mastering / Delivery, and many more elements that go into the Post-Production Process of any project from corporate to feature film.

Business / Career

Business & Career training is primarily aimed at anyone and everyone either already in the industry or who would like to get into the industry.  From students to freelancers to production company owners. These modules will cover Job Hunting, Social Media Skills, Room / Suite / Facility Design Considerations, Web Site Design, Business Growth and Management, Budgeting, Time Management, Equipment management, and many more elements that go into the Business side of growing your career and / or company.