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The Gig Economy: Breaking Free From Your 9-to-5 Job

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Long gone are the days of graduating college, finding a suitable desk job, and retiring after 30 years of working at the same company. The Recession of 2008 forced many professionals out of the corporate mold, demanding them to rethink what the road to success could be. The rise of online networking and smartphones paved the way for a new marketplace for employment: the gig economy.

Need to Hire an International Crew? Here Are a Few Ways to Make it Easier

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Seasoned producers get into a rhythm. Before they even set up a project, they have a decent idea of how long the project will take, how much money they’ll spend, and the team they want on the job. But make that shoot international and you’re sure to throw off even the most experienced professional. That said, hiring international crews doesn’t have to be a painful experience. 

2017 NAB in Review: A Changing of the Guard? (Part One)

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Is this not a great business to be in? Hard to believe not to long ago that the 2017 NAB was wrapping up. Officially, the National Association of Broadcasters tabbed the attendance at 103,443. Which after twenty something NAB shows sounds and feels about right. But before we get into some of the cool new products we looked at, some perspective and analysis is definitely in order.

5 Industries That Virtual Reality Will Soon Impact

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Virtual reality (VR) has slowly been coming into its own in the last several years. These days, anybody can buy a VR headset compatible with a smartphone and dive into an immersive game experience. VR isn’t just for gaming anymore, however—it’s also making a splash in several industries. It’s a growing market, and with 685 VR startups diligently advancing the technology, the VR market is expected to be worth about $30 billion by 2020. So what’s the next step for VR? Most likely, we’ll see a shift in the number of industries that begin to focus on using VR.

Not All Power is Created Equal: Batteries for Any Situation

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As new technologies continue to emerge, Core SWX realizes that power solutions cannot be a one-size-fits-all commodity. There is no single battery for every situation, but instead a myriad of choices to accommodate even the most complex requirements. Below are five common production scenarios with the corresponding power option that will best fit the situations’ needs.

8 Tips for Production Assistants on What Makes a Great PA

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Just starting out in the world of production and not sure where to begin? A lot of people new to the industry (or "green" as we sometimes call it) get their feet wet as a Production Assistant. This is a great way to gain on-set experience while exposing yourself to many different facets of production so you can decide which areas you gravitate towards and may want to pursue. PA's are often asked to wear a lot of different hats. So what makes a good PA?

NAB 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners Take Center Stage

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So before we get to our illustrious winners, I think providing a little background is in order. When the ProductionHUB team set out to chose our Award of Excellence Winners it seemed like such a simple task. Slam dunk, 1, 2 3. Hour to pick the winners tops right? That would be such a resounding NO. Everyone (including me) in that room fought tooth and nail to do one thing. That one thing was to get it right. So after a lot of arguing, persuading, and flat out shouting at each other we had our list. Wasn’t easy or very pretty but when the dust settled there it was. There was so many solid products out there, and I won’t lie we all had our own favorites. But that didn’t matter. So,some four arduous hours later we were done. Best of the best. Let’s go!

An Industry Leader’s Take on the Current Trends and What They Mean to You

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Since the 1980s, few industries have gone through quite the level of transformation that video production has. Thanks to technological advances, run-and- gun DSLRs with tiny digital memory cards have replaced the nearly stationary equipment and VHS tapes of yesteryear. And that’s just the camera gear. Everything from the way people shoot and store video to how clients find video service providers has been turned upside down.

5 Tips for Nailing the Customer Testimonial Video

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As a corporate video producer, the customer testimonial video is one of the most often-requested types of video from clients. Most companies have a need for testimonial content since it adds valuable social proof to their product or service and gives them a chance to shine a spotlight on their happy customers.

After creating plenty of great customer testimonials (and, let’s be honest, a few average ones) I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t. Here are five tips to help you nail your next testimonial project.

Closer Look: Final Fantasy - Keeping Pace at Breakneck Speed

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Dedicated to the design of compelling art and technology, Luma Pictures is an Academy Award-nominated creative studio. Formed by a group of artists with divergent interests, but an equal passion for creating standout work, Luma are involved in feature films, commercials and new media. The company’s vast credit list that includes Blockbuster releases such as Dr. Strange, Deadpool, and Prometheus