Behind The Scenes Of A Sitcom With Director/Author Phil Ramuno

Behind The Scenes Of A Sitcom With Director/Author Phil Ramuno

The Sitcom Career Book

Director Phil Ramuno takes us on the set for a behind-the-scenes immersion of the most popular form of comedy in the world – the television SITCOM.  Phil, along with co-author Mary Lou Belli, reveal the rules, the language, the pacing, the schedules and the traditions of this beloved form of entertainment.  With the forward written by iconic actor Henry Winkler, it’s no wonder Amazon gives the book a 5-star rating!

ABOUT PHIL RAMUNO:  Phil Ramuno is an award-winning director, producer, writer, photographer, teacher and published author.  He co-authored the best-selling ‘Sitcom Career Book”.  He has directed hundreds of projects including theatrical, pilots and episodes of American and international network and syndicated situation comedies. Phil is an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California prestigious graduate film school and has also taught at both Emerson College and Endicott College in Boston.

Phil Ramuno shares his on-set ‘must-haves’ and ‘wish list’ from the set of BzSpotlight – the Business Webisode Series.

BzSpotlight provides corporate and custom video in the greater Los Angeles area.

 

 

 


Tips On Light Diffusion

Affordable Vellum For Light Diffusion

I like putting a sheet of diffusion paper (vellum) in front of each light.  The industry standard is from Rosco, with a 25 by 4 foot roll costing over $125.

You can certainly get by with a roll half as long by 3 and 1/2 feet from Dietzgen for half the price.

With careful use, the paper can be reused several times.

The C-47 clips that we all use to attach the paper to the lights are just a fancy show business name for common wooden clothes pins.

 

 

ABOUT PHIL RAMUNO:  Phil Ramuno is an award-winning director, producer, writer, photographer, teacher and published author.  He co-authored the best-selling ‘Sitcom Career Book”.  He has directed hundreds of projects including theatrical, pilots and episodes of American and international network and syndicated situation comedies. Phil is an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California prestigious graduate film school and has also taught at both Emerson College and Endicott College in Boston.

Phil Ramuno shares his on-set ‘must-haves’ and ‘wish list’ from the set of BzSpotlight – the Business Webisode Series.

BzSpotlight provides corporate and custom video in the greater Los Angeles area.


How Pinterest Can Help Your SEO

How To Use PINTEREST To Promote Your Company and Boost Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

By now you’ve probably heard of Pinterest – the social media network site that is fast becoming a dominant player in the social media landscape. During these tough economic times, business growth of any kind is something worth celebrating. But most of our growth would pale by comparison to this up-and-coming social media powerhouse, boasting growth of OVER 4,000 % in 6 months!

And here’s something else that is jaw-dropping…At an average rate of over 88 minutes per visitor, Pinterest ranks third on engagement behind Facebook and Tumblr and well ahead of LinkedIn and Google+.

So what is it exactly?
Pinterest is a network that allows users to share photos they find online by “pinning” them (which is similar to “liking” a page on Facebook or adding a “+1” on Google.)

How can YOUR business utilize Pinterest to engage new customers?
If your business sells PRODUCTS it is possible to leverage the popularity of Pinterest and introduce your inventory to millions of potential clients. You can create a virtual product catalog of interest to consumers and also create a ‘best of’ board, showing off your most popular products. Be sure to add price tags and links that point back to your website. Adding a ‘gifts’ section will help customers discover gift-giving suggestions.

But What If Your Business Doesn’t Sell Products?
Even if your business doesn’t offer products Pinterest can still be a useful marketing tool. You can “pin” photos of what your company does, screenshots of what you’ve created, samples of your service, and photos that inspire or share a message about you.

Utilizing Pinterest will help your SEO!
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is that elusive puzzle piece that is an essential requirement for new customers to find you in an internet search. When you ‘pin’ your products on Pinterest, you will improve your SEO and drive traffic back to your site. You also create quality backlinks whenever you link to other products and ‘re-pin’. And sharing your products on Facebook and Twitter will help drive more traffic to your site and increase your SEO.

Another way to utilize Pinterest is to offer exclusive deals and incentives. And don’t forget to engage your audience by thanking them when they re-pin one of your posts.

Pinterest is a social network so it will take time to build followers. But engaging the audience of one of the fastest growing social networks (Pinterest is the third-largest such network behind Facebook and Twitter) is definitely something to look into.

Pinterest is a FREE service. For more information
Visit the Pinterest Website
www.Pinterest.com