During the COVID-19 shutdown, most productions stopped or went on indefinite hold. I don't know anyone who hasn't lost work or been affected in some way due to the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the film industry were put at serious risk. But as things continued to drag on, content still needed to be made. It just had to change shape a bit. Spots were made using stock footage. Remote productions began to pick up. And as some states in the US began to open again, the ability to start shooting again, albeit on a smaller scale and with certain restrictions, became possible once more.
When it comes to wireless video systems, Teradek has one huge advantage: name recognition. All you have to say is “I have a Teradek” and people know what you mean, much like saying “Kleenex” instead of “tissues.”. But they’re not the only option out there, and recently a number of other companies have released some solid systems at a more economical price point. So, can you really have a solid, professional wireless video system for under $2000? Let’s take a look.
In this business, it's important to make sure you're getting your name out there. ProductionHUB has helped play an important role in helping me do that as a cinematographer. The ability to bid on jobs has been a great feature, but even better is when a client approaches you because they’ve seen your profile and are interested in hiring you. Instead of a cold email, you’re now getting a direct lead that ProductionHUB did all the work for! Those kinds of leads are great because the client has already vetted your work and is interested in getting a quote from you. This can lead to lasting relationships with new directors, agencies, and production companies.