Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 Studio50 honorees revealed



Randall P. Dark was chosen as FILMMAKER in the category of THE INDEPENDENTS. Here is his interview:

Randall Dark is a long-standing innovator in digital video, having founded HD Vision in New York City in 1992, becoming one of the first specialists in the technology behind HDTV. More recently, he has been executive producer on films including Angels Sing, featuring Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, and the documentaries Makarios: A Rising Tide and Seadrift vs. the Big Guy. He also produced the trailer for the Howard Lukk-directed SMPTE documentary Moving Images. He runs Randall Dark Productions out of Austin, TX. 

What will be the biggest challenge of 2017 for the media industry?

The biggest challenge is finding funding for projects. Ideas are a dime a dozen. 

What do you like to do when you’re not working? 

I have said during my entire career that I have never worked a day in life. I love what I do therefore it doesn’t feel like work to me. That being said, I do like to play a round of golf once in awhile.

What movie, TV show, book, music, or other media would you most recommend to your colleagues? 

I recommend seeing or reading or listening to whatever is hot. Keeping your finger on the pulse is important. 

What’s your best advice for others in this business? 

Go big or go home.

See the entire list of StudioDaily's 2017 honorees here.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Video Didn’t Kill the Radio Star, It Just Gave It a New Platform
















Recently, Randall Dark participated on a panel of video production professionals to discuss video and how it relates to start ups.

Held at Impact Hub Austin, the panel talked about how startups can use video – where it can bring them the most value to finding the resources to produce it.

With that shift to smartphones and VR, audiences have become increasingly harder to attract and keep interested in companies and products.

When creating video, Dark noted, “Our attention span has shrunk dramatically. I need to be compelling in the first 15 seconds."

Along with Dark on the panel were Lyn Graft, Carlana Stone and Pat 'Shaggy' Welsh.

Read an article on the event on mediatech VENTURES.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dark selected as Honoree

Randall P. Dark has been named a 2017 StudioDaily 50 Awards Honoree!

The StudioDaily 50 recognizes influential creatives and technologists whose leadership breaks new ground in media and entertainment.

The List is populated by executives and producers who make great work happen; directors, cinematographers and editors who push the creative envelope; and scientists, engineers, inventors and other innovators who keep pushing the state of the creative arts.

StudioDaily announces the 50 honorees on its inaugural list of the StudioDaily 50 — key creatives and technologists whose leadership and influence in all parts of the industry who are breaking new ground in media and entertainment.

The list honors executives from major corporations, visionary creative thinkers, technology mavens who make awe-inspiring images possible and specialists in advertising, B2B communications and more who do great work on a national, regional, or local scale. Through their leadership, expertise and execution, these are the people who make media and entertainment such a vibrant industry.

The complete list of StudioDaily 50 honorees and profiles will be announced on Tuesday, April 25. In recognition of his accomplishment, Dark will be honored during the StudioDaily 2017 Prime Awards presentation on the NAB show floor.