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
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.
Celia Jaspers, an accomplished New Zealand-based director, has been working in the film and television industry that has had much less interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her most recent projects includes Milk, a short film about kindness that she wrote and directed.
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.
This article describes a comprehensive dailies workflow that can make life simpler for the editor and the sound mixer, while maintaining the highest quality. Why does it matter? While our various video post applications have gotten much better and deal with large files and many takes quite well, workflows are still the glue that brings it all together.
Amazon series, The Wilds, follows a group of teen girls who must fight to survive after a plane crash leaves them stranded on a deserted island - but not by accident.
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.
With the onslaught of new videos being produced as a result of the worldwide pandemic, now is more important than ever to have a well thought out video marketing strategy to ensure your video does not get lost in the noise.
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.