Industry Insiders - From Blood Salvage to Lifetime: Independent Producing with Ken Sanders
Independent producer Ken Sanders of Shadowland Production has produced over thirty-five movies that have aired on Lifetime and other cable channels. He began making super 8 films when he was a pre-teen; many of them were screened at a local university.…
Independent producer Ken Sanders of Shadowland Production has produced over thirty-five movies that have aired on Lifetime and other cable channels. He began making super 8 films when he was a pre-teen; many of them were screened at a local university. Attending USC as the first class of "filmic writers," Ken decided to start his career as an independent producer. The result was "BLOOD SALVAGE," a film he uses as a prime example of what NOT to do. Taking a step back, he became a development exec for the company Image Organization. Rising quickly through the ranks, he eventually became a producer and shot several films in Canada. Returning to Hollywood, Ken began independent producing once again -- this time forearmed with a strong resume. He continues to make four to five films a year. In this series of interviews, Ken is not only candid about his past, but offers strong advice for those who want to go the independent route.
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"Digital Media Industry Insiders" is a series of instructional videos featuring entertainment industry newcomers interviewing pros on all aspects of how the industry works, strategies for entering a particular field, and what areas are primed for greatest job growth.
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Our videos are organized by career pathway, with industry pros representing each sector. Each pro is interviewed by recent industry incomers not only in their particular area but also in other crafts to show how the different aspects of production work together -- and where confusions can arise!
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Individual channels targeting a specific area of production are:
Camera and Cinematography: Tricks of the Light: Industry Insiders - Camera and Cinematography: Tricks of Light
From Mad Men to Webisodes: An Insiders' View of Television's Changing Nature: Industry Insiders - TV Executive Syd Vinnedge: From "Mad Men" to Webisodes - An Insider's View of Television's Changing Nature
Post Production: Why "We Will Fix It In Post" Is Hollywood's Biggest Lie: Industry Insiders - Post Production: Why "We Will Fix It In Post" Is Hollywood's Biggest Lie
Sound: What You Don't Know About It Can Hurt You: Industry Insiders - Sound: What You Don't Know About It CAN Hurt You
Acting is a Serious Business: Industry Insiders - Acting: It's a Serious Business
Development: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About "Development Hell"...But Were Afraid to Ask: Industry Insiders - Development: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About "Development Hell"...But Were Afraid to Ask
Soft skills with Eva Bitar Arthur: Industry Insiders - Getting and Keeping a Job in Digital Media
Pilots (pilot episodes for series: Animation, Editing, First AD, Post): Industry Insiders - Series Pilots (Animation, Editing, First Assistant Directing, and Post)
and, for an overview of the Digital Media Educators Conference 2014, please see Digital Media Educators' Conference (2014-2015)
Greg Zekowski on being a first assistant director (an expansion of one of our most popular pilot episodes).