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The Importance of Music on Film & Emotion

Miscellaneous Friday, January 15, 2021
If you took a second to close your eyes and think about Star Wars, what comes to mind? What are you hearing? Laser blasters, light sabers, possibly a dramatic score by John Williams? For the major films in pop culture, music plays a major role in developing the themes and tone of the production.

Tips for Storing Filming Equipment in the Cold

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Working as a photographer or a cameraman during winter is not a pleasant feeling. Being in that business, you have to be present on set for hours, working without a break, and under any weather conditions. Furthermore, when you do take breaks, you need to store your equipment somewhere before proceeding. Cold weather is not good for your health, nor is it good for the state of your camera. With that said, here are a couple of the best tips for storing filming equipment in a cold climate.


Director Kirsten Johnson Documents Raw & Personal Netflix's Dick Johnson Is Dead

Exclusive Interviews Monday, January 11, 2021
Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead explores the complex emotions we feel as our loved ones grow old in a highly imaginative and cathartic story of a daughter’s love for her father as he nears the end of his life. Award-winning filmmaker and director Kirsten Johnson celebrates her father in this bittersweet tribute as a way for them to both cope with the evitable, blending imaginary scenes and real-life events as her and her father experience pain, love and joy.

6 Key Aspects to Consider When Budgeting for Your Film

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, January 8, 2021
For people who are new to the world of video production, and what goes into producing a high quality piece of work, it can be a little surprising how much planning is involved. Sarah Hickey, creative director and founder of Melbourne based film and video production company Monster & Bear, helped to break down some of the key aspects of pre-production to help with the smooth sailing of your project once on set.

Budgeting for New Equipment: The First Step in an Effective Production Plan

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, January 6, 2021
As the resident equipment nerd and Technology Editor for ProductionHUB, I am constantly on the lookout for the coolest, newest gear. It just might be the best part of my job here. Working on getting the new equipment you want into the workflow equipment on a regular basis will require good record keeping, and some thoughtful analysis of where you are right now with your business (and where you want to get to).

Production Safety 2021: New Protocols Continue to Reshape Production Landscape

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, January 5, 2021
In the words of the late great Jerry Garcia and The Dead, “What a long strange trip it’s been.” Truer words have never been spoken. But the question(s) still remains, Where are we (our beloved industry) in terms of actually working? Is it safe or not safe? Consistent production is still a moving target. Even as we speak, some if not all of Los Angeles based productions have been shut down again, and the NCAA has just announced they are conducting the Mens’ Division One basketball tournament in a bubble in Indianapolis.

Lessons To Be Learned From Top Video Production Agencies

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, January 4, 2021
Video production is a potentially lucrative and rewarding sector. Video content is a key part of our digital landscape, and businesses are keen to include it as part of their marketing, training, and overall branding efforts. Not to mention that to punch through the noise of the competition, there are opportunities to be creative.

LiveU Solo: Taking Remote Production to the Next Level

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, December 31, 2020
Recently I was asked to circle back around and take another look at the LiveU Solo. Based on my last experience with the LiveU Solo, I was more than happy to revisit, and was not disappointed at all. Getting back together with the LiveU Solo was like a visit from a good friend—solid, reliable, and there when you need them. LiveU Solos are being used everywhere, including college athletic departments, traditional broadcasters, and production units that need to put out a high quality live image without taking out a second mortgage.