How Assimilate Helped Create Highly Acclaimed Film, "Before I Disappear"

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On the heels of director’s Shawn Christensen’s Oscar winning short film, “Curfew” (2012), his highly acclaimed feature film “Before I Disappear” (2014) premiered on November 28. Jerome Thelia, colorist and post-production supervisor, is a member of the talented gene pool that brought both these films to fruition. 

In a recent interview, Jerome discussed his role on for “Before I Disappear.” 

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Geeks

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With the holidays upon us, we compiled a list of cool gear and tech to give your favorite video pro a jolly big smile. Whether it's a last minute stocking stuffer or an unexpected holiday surprise, we're sure you'll find something worthwhile on our 2014 gift guide!

5 Tips to Ensure Your Video Doesn't Suck

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Making sure you have the basics covered is a must, yet over and over again we sometimes see the basics missing in the work we come across. Whether it's in a documentary, a short or simply your demo reel, making sure you're video doesn't suck is key to landing that gig you've always wanted. So with the new year, let's start a new list of what shouldn't be lacking in any of your 2015 projects. 

6 Script Writing Tips You'll be Thankful For

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Creating a script for your story (and soon-to-be film) is essential to its success, that's why prepping yourself beforehand is key- just like everything else in this industry. So, next time you get a quick break in between takes, read up on our 6 script writing tips that could make or break your film.

Call for News & Guest Bloggers

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The PROspective is currently seeking individuals interested in writing equipment reviews, industry tips & tricks, interviews and featured articles. We are particularly interested in topics like production equipment, digital media, film/motion picture, editing software and video production. 

Also, do you have a niche specialty or expertise in a certain type of client? Pitch us your exclusive column for consideration! 

If you are interested in writing for The PROspective, please contact Jessica at blog@productionhub.com

4 Must-Have Tips on Successfully Running a Studio & Paving Your Way

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In what can be a fickle industry, establishing yourself as a leader in the world of photo production is no small feat.  Having paved the way for the photo industry in Brooklyn over ten years ago, Fast Ashleys Studios has grown to become the premiere Photo/Video Studio in the borough.  As the studio scene in Williamsburg has boomed, Fast Ashleys has maintained its place as the original mecca for cutting edge photographers, worth making the trek from Manhattan.  We asked Studio Director, Michael Abrego, the keys to sustaining a successful studio. 

Top Non-Profit Videos We're Thankful For

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From pro bono to mid-budget, these are our top picks for nonprofit videos from 2014 that have us coming back for seconds. Some have incredible production value, some use hard-hitting storytelling and simple messages, but thing is for sure – they are all underrated. 

Where Do You Draw The Line?

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Whatever happened to the inclusive attitude of "Strong enough for a man but made for a woman?" This "manly" ad for Dr. Pepper is part of a trend also taken by advertisers like Old Spice and Miller Lite in recent years to use hyper-masculenity to sell products. And of course, this tactic seems to work, but the overt messaging is controversial. Which begs the question, "Where do you Draw the Line?" 

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Discussing strange, funny or controversial gigs in commercial advertising & films

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Go-To Halloween Costumes for Film and Video Geeks

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We don’t know if it’s the crisp weather, the pumpkin-flavored beer, or the fact that we just enjoy digging up props reminiscent of days on set- whatever it is, it’s no secret many video production pros & tech geeks LOVE Halloween. 

Marlon Heimerl of HalloweenCostumes.com is the go-to person for costume ideas & DIY inspirations that may tickle your funny bone. Take a look at the list!