The Definitive Guide to Corporate Video Interviews

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, July 15, 2019
Video Interviews are the backbone of any corporate video. Don’t get me wrong; animations, special effects, and graphics can be great, but without rock solid interviews to drive your content, they will almost always come up short. Whether you’re looking to make a testimonial, recruitment or company culture video, few things predict the success of a project more than professionally produced, highly focused and well-executed interviews.

Sound Recordist Pete Lee Climbs Kilimanjaro with Stingray Backpack

Director's Cut Friday, July 12, 2019
Pete Lee is not new to working in the rugged wild. Adventure is second nature to him. A look at his resume shows the challenges he’s used to — Sound Supervisor on Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, Sound Recordist on Trailblazers TV Series, Sound on Man Vs. Wild Series and the list goes on. So when he was called on to scale the world’s highest free-standing mountain, while providing sound, Pete was in.

Ask ProHUB: How can I make a production portfolio website?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Having a professional portfolio website is the easiest way to display your work in one place. It’s an extension of your professional brand so it must match the quality of your work. You could be the next Rachel Morrison, but you could miss out on jobs if you have an unusable website. It’s now easier than ever to create your own website, no coding required. Keep these tips in mind when you’re building your site.

How to Boost Your Marketing Strategy with Viral Videos

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, July 8, 2019
The average human lives for 25,915 days. If you already know this, it’s likely because you’ve seen Reeboks viral video, ‘25915’ chronicling the life of a woman in one minute. The video depicts the lifelong passion for running that one woman has. The video even includes a CTA at the end encouraging people to calculate the number of days they have left to pursue their athletic passions. It’s just one example of a branded video that went viral.

Redefining Beauty: Saddington Baynes Embraces New Wave of Creative Thinking in Multi-Channel Campaigns

Director's Cut Friday, July 5, 2019
It's no secret that beauty brands are changing the way they advertise in keeping with the latest production technologies, media platforms, corporate responsibility and efforts to portray “real women” of all body shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Gone are the days of rigorous shoots and 'airbrushed' photography. In a move away from traditional marketing, the beauty industry has embraced a new wave of creative thinking to create multi-channel campaigns – a shift in direction that has inspired Saddington Baynes.

The Death of the 1099 in Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, July 3, 2019
For film and TV production crew members accustomed to being paid as 1099 independent contractors, switching to W2 employee status might feel strange and unfamiliar. Now that you’re having taxes withheld, it can seem like you’re making less money than when you just had a flat daily contractor rate. But there are actually a number of benefits to being paid as an employee.

Becoming a Grip: Everything You Need to Know

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, July 1, 2019
Pro sports shoots are always fun to be a part of. Especially when you get to be in the same room interviewing your favorite athletes! Assignment Desk Camera Operator and Grip Paul Critzman III was lucky enough to work as a grip on a pro sports feature interview. Critzman has several tips to share on what makes a good grip.


Big Risks, Bigger Rewards: Tackling Live Outdoor Production

Miscellaneous Tuesday, June 25, 2019
It’s almost the Fourth of July and many of the production pros are loading up for the big outdoor production runs of the summer. But let’s face it — in reality, working outdoors can be a year-round challenge. From freezing rain and blistering heat too long days and nights, executing live multi-camera outdoor productions can be a daunting, yet exhilarating experience.