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Given the current social distancing climate, many broadcasters have had to find alternative approaches to news production that will ensure the health and safety of its staff. Not least among these is NBC 10 in Philadelphia, where staffers, anchors and meteorologists have taken over their living rooms, basements and guest rooms for daily newscasts. An NBC affiliate station, NBC 10 got an early jump on the work-from-home production approach. The station’s meteorologist, Bill Henley (a self-professed gear junkie), took the challenge in stride. Diving into the station’s equipment locker and reaching out to friends at various manufacturers, Henley was able to quickly set himself up with a home studio that rivalled those of colleagues at the major networks.
Tim Pipher, owner of L.A. Castle Studios, talked exclusively on how they are creating a safe, easily accessible space for many productions including the BET Awards, Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove, and recently the Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 event which hosted multiple performances and special guests.
by Stephan Guarch & Edgar Cohen Aerial photography and videography are nothing new to the production world. But how we achieve those shots certainly has in the last 12 months. Drones have exploded in popularity as a way to get aerial and low altitude footage for videos, for everything from full feature films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street” to the everyday film hobbyist who flies leisurely at the local park. But for anyone who has actually tried to capture this footage there’s quite the learning curve involved when it comes to choosing the right drone and what seems like an infinite amount of accessories and upgrades. This week the team at Experience Above posts a nice overview of the top 3 tips for getting started with drone video production, a handy starters guide.
Running our video production company used to be about jumping on a plane to meet the next story in person. That all stopped the second week of March - when Covid-19 hit, my team went from talking face-to-face with our clients with full-sized cinema cameras to get the best angle to...nothing. Working on-location wasn’t an option. We weren’t allowed to travel. We weren’t even allowed out of our houses, let alone to work with a crew.
As productions return to work, they are faced with the realities of what it will take to create the safest possible work environment. While some locations have specific restrictions, including quarantine requirements, there are some universal precautions that will apply to shooting in any location - such as implementing staggered work shifts and/or the zone system, increasing off-set work, and limiting contact.
There is no doubt about it: a lot of people love to watch sports. Viewership for the NFL alone was up 5% in 2018. That rising number also translates into increased production opportunities for all of us. But who is booking these productions and how are they getting the job done?
One of the biggest challenges facing post houses today is the unrelenting pressure to create more and better content with fewer resources, and to get it completed faster. This is happening at a time when the fundamental technical underpinning of the industry is changing rapidly, adding a significant layer of complication.
Production coordinators and filmmakers know better than anyone that the activities that take place behind the scenes are every bit as important as getting things right in front of the camera. To ensure that film production goes at an uninterrupted pace, it is essential that production coordinators are provided with all the space and amenities that are required for a successful filmmaking experience. However, the role of events in the film industry is not limited during production but plays a definitive role during post-production activities as well. The global box office revenues are expected to achieve nearly 50 billion USD by 2020, and the events industry is already helping filmmakers to attain these numbers:
As lockdown restrictions start to ease around the world, one of the key consequences that is starting to come to light regarding the Covid-19 pandemic has been its role as an accelerant. Certain trends within the industry were already well under way, such as the growth of remote, collaborative workflows in post production or remote contribution for live events. But Covid-19 has moved these very rapidly from being a nice option to becoming an absolute necessity, and next on the list is virtual production.
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.