4 Tips to Photographing in a Watery World

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, July 17, 2018
We all know how stunning underwater photography looks, but the camera work behind getting the right shots can be pretty intense and a lot of work, if you aren't prepared. Michele Westmorland, photographer and director of the new documentary Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera, a film about artist and adventurer Caroline Mytinger and the power of art to span oceans and decades, takes us through four very important tips for photographing in a watery world.


Top 10 Film Schools in Los Angeles

Miscellaneous Friday, July 13, 2018
There is little denying that Los Angeles is the center of the film universe. In addition to being the home of major studios, countless A-List superstars, and an endless horde of entertainment executives, it’s also the best place in the world to study film in school. From major research institutions like UCLA and USC to film-specific conservatories such as the American Film Institute, there is an incredibly wide range of options for those interested in breaking into Hollywood. With so many great programs available, we thought we’d share our feedback on how the best schools in Los Angeles stack up.

Mixing Immersive Ambient Sound for Madden NFL 2018

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Will Morton, founder and director at Solid Audioworks, knows how much an immersive soundtrack can enhance a player’s experience. Morton is an award-winning senior sound designer and dialogue supervisor who formerly worked at Rockstar North, where he enhanced many high-profile video games, including the Grand Theft Auto series. He founded Solid Audioworks with partner Craig Conner in 2014, to provide audio production, sound design and dialogue for some of the most popular video games on the market today. These include detective action-adventure game L.A. Noire and western-themed adventure Red Dead Redemption. Most recently, Morton and Conner provided cinematic audio for Madden NFL 2018 from EA Sports™.

What Do Your Clients Want in a Video?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, July 9, 2018
In the business of video production for hire, there is often a constant back and forth between the client and the videographer throughout a project until its completion. Those conversations can be productive and positive, as both client and videographer collaborate toward a video that makes everyone happy.

Prosper XR is Empowering a New Wave of VR Storytelling with the XR Alliance

Exclusive Interviews Friday, July 6, 2018
The XR Alliance was founded with a simple desire to close the barrier for entry faced by many potential VR creators with a desire to enter the field. Contestants will have their scripts read by a panel of judges made up by some of the leading figures in VR, AR and mixed reality. Winners will receive the opportunity to join the XR Development lab, where they'll be paired with an experienced mentor and granted the opportunity to further turn their idea into a realized product. We talked exclusively with Jessie Kim, Co-Founder & CEO of Prosper XR to learn more.

2018 Camera Comparison Chart

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, July 5, 2018
Gary Adcock and Tom Fletcher released an excellent camera comparison chart that has a great deal of useful information about a number of cameras that we see and use every day. This chart is a useful tool for experienced pros and newcomers as a way to navigate the many nuances of shooting and recording formats available to work with.

In Review: The Production Bot Switch 8

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, July 2, 2018
I was a bit skeptical when I saw Production Bot, the portable live broadcast studio, earlier this year at the NAB Show. I'll admit that I'm an old school Technical Director and set in my thoughts as to what a switcher was and what a switcher should be. But, I'm always looking for new and exciting gear to make live production easier. Assistant Technical Director and Production Bot guru Nick Walsh showed me the ins-and-outs of the Production Bot Switch 8 — and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by what this little switcher can do.

Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media Uses Marshall Electronics for Broadcasts

Exclusive Interviews Friday, June 29, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media is using monitors from Marshall Electronics for its curriculum as well as for its broadcasts, which include telecasts for the local CW and Fox affiliates, and for streaming of various sporting events. We got an exclusive interview with Dr. Jim Dufek, Professor, TV & Film Operations Manager, SETV Production Director, Dept. of Mass Media at Southeast Missouri State University.