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April 21, 2017, 4:46 am
Ok, as said in NAB Part I, there is a lot going on for NAB this year. We are a mere few days away from 2017 NAB and you can feel the energy level starting to really pick up. Ask anyone on the ProductionHUB team and they will tell you the shear amount of news coming in from over 1700 exhibitors is a lot of info. But not to worry, I’ve cherry picked more of the must see booths at the show. NAB Part II is going to be a blast. But if you don’t see your favorite lens or gear here, be sure...
April 18, 2017, 5:23 am
In an industry where gear plays such an important role, you know a piece of equipment is worth a look when it becomes the consensus choice of the pros. For many, the Sony FS7 has achieved that status among cameras currently on the market. For the scoop on this topic, we interviewed Tammy Rogers, a seasoned production manager with a pulse on what video service clients and providers are talking about.
April 5, 2017, 4:37 pm
Audio Network has recently introduced their World Documentary Series, a collection of beautifully recorded cinematic scores that evoke scenes from around the globe. Ali Johnson, Audio Network Global Head of Music, gives us an exclusive look into the idea behind the series.
March 21, 2017, 4:33 am
As I looked out of my office window this morning at the raging snowstorm currently hammering New England, it occurred to me that NAB 2017 is right around the corner! I hope you will have your best walking/running shoes ready because this year's NAB is shaping up to be a real whopper of a show. All preliminary indications tell me that this could be the year of some exciting new breakout products and as always the continued refinement of existing products. Someone who knows me asked, “Are...
March 14, 2017, 9:27 am
If I had to pick one constant among independent film festival submissions it would be unintelligible dialogue. The cause of desperation of every director; the bane of every mixing engineer’s existence; the source of suffering of your friends and family, forced to go through a whole movie they don’t understand because the actors’ words simply can’t be heard. This and many other nuances of your film’s sound are the victims of a few often overlooked details, which in turn result in th...
January 24, 2017, 10:16 am
Your average VR project requires a lot of complicated equipment, a number of complicated steps, and a co-ordinated, full on team effort. In the distant future – think ‘flying cars and robot butlers’ distant – you may well be able to shoot 360 VR films on your iPhone (or future equivalent). For now, the process involves more than just reaching into your pocket and whipping out your phone.
January 5, 2017, 4:23 pm
Making any kind of film is time consuming and expensive. A large part of the cost comes from buying, or more realistically for a student crew with just a handful of people, renting high quality equipment. Not least because insurance could make the rental prohibitively expensive.
November 28, 2016, 1:19 pm
Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview—but how?
October 17, 2016, 6:36 pm
This fall, audio professionals from all around the world convened at the 141st AES Convention in downtown LA to check out the leading-edge audio technology and gear of 2016. Not only was the Los Angeles Convention Center jammed with countless exhibit floors, but there was also a myriad of seminars where attendees gathered to gain insight on these new developments. Some of the highlights included VR/360° audio microphones, virtual microphones and ground-breaking audio plug-ins that now c...
September 13, 2016, 12:21 pm
The International Broadcasting Convention just wrapped up in Amsterdam and, like every year, there was no shortage of amazing announcements. In case you weren't able to make the flight over, we have compiled a list of the best announcements from the show.
September 6, 2016, 12:55 pm
Erik Angra is an American director, cinematographer, and editor. Son of Indian immigrants, he is the youngest person to receive the sole credit of editor on a Ken Burns film. He began his career touring alongside hardcore punk musicians across the US, releasing the footage in 2006, featuring rare performances from some of the last shows at the infamous CBGBs in New York.
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