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The Cloud and High Performance Computing Enables Modern Workflows and High Resolution Virtual Reality 360-Degree Video

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, March 4, 2021
This piece explores insights on digital storage for media and entertainment applications based largely on the 2020 SMPTE Technical Conference. This includes looking at increasing use of cloud storage and other services for media and entertainment applications as well as VR/AR content including 360 degree and volumetric imaging

Viral Content—Luck Or Production and Marketing Smarts?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Every week (sometimes even every day), there’s a new viral video that explodes on the internet. You know the videos: the ones blowing up on your Twitter feed and getting reshared like crazy on Facebook. Whether it’s an unlikely animal friendship or a husband gifting his wife a stationary bike, you’ve often wondered what it is about these videos that make them go viral.


Remote Production: Driving Force Behind Cost-Saving + Workflow Efficiencies

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, February 26, 2021
Remote production in Broadcast has been the driving force behind cost-saving and workflow efficiencies across the industry for many years now. The term itself has had a number of different meanings. Historically ‘remote production’ in the sports media industry meant the majority of the show was produced onsite at the venue and pretty much everything that was required for the broadcast such as graphics, replays etc. would be handled from the event location (or more usually the car park next door!). Over time this has changed and more of those functions have been centralised. The advantages are obvious - you have a team of specialists who focus on their core expertise such as producing graphics and this team can work on multiple events in a day reducing costs, environmental impacts, wasted time and in most cases improving the quality of the output, it’s a win/win for all concerned.




Working more remotely in sports production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Industry trends can be notoriously difficult to pin down at the best of times, and given the disruption caused by Covid-19 throughout the past year, matters are perhaps more fluid than ever. However, in the way that the industry has responded to producing sports content in the teeth of a pandemic, we can tease out a few trends. After all, it’s only a year ago that sports and sports broadcasting effectively stopped around the world. The fact that it’s been able to restart and continue, even as subsequent waves of the pandemic have crashed around it, is testament to some fast and creative thinking on behalf of sports broadcasters, leagues, and production companies around the world.


The Creators Behind the Surreal VFX in HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’

Exclusive Interviews Friday, February 19, 2021
Greg Anderson and John Miller, VFX supervisors for the upcoming HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. The series follows Cassie, a flight attendant played by Kaley Cuoco, who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.