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Get an Inside Look at Crew West
by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).
Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM
NAB Show Updates - Latest News from Some of the Biggest Names in the Industry
As we continue to navigate COVID-19, and the status of a virtual NAB, we thought it might be helpful to create a post with all of the latest news from industry leaders. Check back regularly for updates! Have something you'd like us to include in the post? Email blog@productionhub.com.
Published on Monday, April 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Top 10 Production Tips for Filming in the Amazon
Images of smoke and flames engulfing parts of the Amazon rainforest have been in and out of the international news headlines in the past few weeks. With Brazil still at the start of its dry season, experts in Brazil have predicted that the the worst may be still to come, so we’re expecting to see more and more foreign news crews heading to the region in the coming weeks.
Published on Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00 AM
The Death of the 1099 in Production
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.
Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:00 AM
The Making of Cinematic Short Film ‘We Can’t Go On’: Workflow and Collaboration during Pandemic Times
Haunting short film, “We Can’t Go On” created by creative team Amanda Dreschler and Michael Livingston is screening in Burbank, California on August 25. This production dynamic duo wrote, produced, directed, shot, edited and star in this self-referential and timely study of pandemic life for a filmmaking couple waiting for news.
Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:00 AM
How the "Searching" Editors Created a Thriller That Never Left the Computer Screen
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, Searching proves just how powerful technology has become by bringing viewers into the story through the lens of one MacBook and iPhones. The editors used Adobe Premiere Pro to craft a suspenseful narrative of a father searching for his missing daughter under the unique confines of FaceTime conversations, iMessages, Google searches and live-streamed news. Editors Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick shared their experience working on the film, its challenges and upcoming projects.
Published on Monday, September 17, 2018 10:00 AM
Best Camera Accessories and Rigs to Make Your Summer Shoots Sizzle
As a producer/director/shooter I’m always looking for the best way to maximize the investment of time and money. When it comes to purchasing and getting new gear into the production flow you need to do your homework. Listed below is but a few of the thousands of camera support products that are out there. But hey, that's why we’re here! The trick is to choose the right gear to stay within your budget and still come out with outstanding content. Easier said than done. But here is the good news. Getting new gear doesn't have to break the bank, and if you play your cards right, new gear can even pay for itself over time. So with that said lets’ check out some of the latest camera support gear and rigs that will take your production values to the next level.
Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:07 AM
Live Event Design Trends, Challenges & What Happens When Microsoft Acquires Your Client Right Before An Event
Recently the Xamarin Evolve 16 corporate event took place - the largest cross-platform mobile event in the world, where over 1,500 developers, industry leaders and Xamarin experts converged to advance the state of the art, discuss mobile strategy and define the future app design. And leading live event designer/producer Riverview Systems Group, Milpitas, CA, was there too, in a big way. Riverview’s on site crew of 26 production staff and 60 local technicians ran the show at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Fla.
Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:20 AM
Want a Great Sounding Film? Don't Skip These Key Details
If I had to pick one constant among independent film festival submissions it would be unintelligible dialogue. The cause of desperation of every director; the bane of every mixing engineer’s existence; the source of suffering of your friends and family, forced to go through a whole movie they don’t understand because the actors’ words simply can’t be heard. This and many other nuances of your film’s sound are the victims of a few often overlooked details, which in turn result in the delivery of a subpar soundtrack, driving your audio post team insane and wasting production money. Good news is these mistakes can very easily be prevented. You can start by tackling a few key issues often associated with your role.
Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:00 AM
ARRI behind the scenes of Oscar® winning films
On February 24, 2019 at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, many outstanding achievements were recognized at the 91th Academy Awards ceremony. ARRI would like to thank the Academy for demonstrating that art is more important than ratings!
Published on Friday, March 1, 2019 10:00 AM
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