Phil Mastman

Phil Mastman is a Director/DP/Editor with over 30 years of experience in film/video production for advertising and corporate communications.

Posts by Phil Mastman

The Cincinnati skyline as never seen before

My tribute to Cincinnati’s fabulous John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Shot in 4k with my DJI Inspire drone. I also composed the music.

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Production Primer: How much does a video cost?

That’s the most frequent question I get from new clients. A popular variation: How much do you charge per minute? To find the answer, […]

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Shooting a non-existent hospital

I was tasked with shooting a commercial designed to show off the beautiful, high-tech, high-luxury patient rooms at the new Atrium Medical Center in […]

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Bank spots that don’t break the bank

When you think about bank commercials, huge campaigns with massive TV production budgets come to mind. But community banks need to be more frugal, […]

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Please… Not a funeral home commercial!

My writer friend Becky said she was sending me boards for series of low-budget funeral home spots. I had managed to get through thirty […]

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Production Primer: Digital cameras or digital hype?

Digital still cameras, aka DSLRs are all the rage for shooting commercials, music videos, and even feature films. The excitement surrounding these cameras comes […]

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Verisign video made from still pics… 15,000 of ’em!

It’s the facility that connects all of us to the internet. Secure… Powerful… State of the art. Who better to tell the story of […]

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Going global with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin needed a spectacular way to proclaim their leading edge technologies, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and their Aegis Missile Defense System. […]

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