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Mark Foley
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Mark Foley

Mark J. Foley, MBA BA is an award-winning producer and director and the Technology Editor for ProductionHUB.com. He is on a mission to provide the best in new equipment reviews, along with exclusive analysis and interviews with the best, the brightest and most creative minds in the entertainment and production business. Have a suggestion for a review? Email Mark at mfoley@productionhub.com.

Cameras and Upgrades Part 1: Leading the Way In 2021

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The moment many of us had hoped for is finally here. With the restart of productions, new cameras and important upgrades seem to be popping up all over the place. Yes, the production landscape continues to be changing and I don’t think we are done yet. In part one, we will explore four cameras that have captured quite a bit of interest over the last couple of months. Part two will cover some of the incredible gear that is emerging in 2021 . Check it out!

The Art of Creativity with Carissa Dorson : A ProductionHUB Exclusive

Exclusive Interviews Tuesday, April 6, 2021
When talking to production professionals like DP Carissa Dorson, I've found time and time again that there are certain topics such as creativity, work ethic, technical knowledge, and joy, that make their way into almost every conversation. We touched on all of those topics with Carissa as well as some background as we pulled back the curtain on this very talented and hardworking DP. We caught up with Carissa as she was still immersed in production with A Little Late with Lilly Singh, currently airing on NBC.

Working with Colorists: A ProductionHUB Exclusive with Colorist Juan Cabrera, ASC Associate Member

Exclusive Interviews Monday, March 8, 2021
Recently we had the opportunity to talk at length with Colorist Juan Cabrera, ASC Associate Member. Juan provided some incredibly valuable insights on his journey and on the art of being a colorist for major motion pictures and television. Juan also shed some light on how everyone at all levels of the production workflow can benefit from learning that the journey from beginning to the end really begins in pre production. Very enlightening to say the least. Check it out!


Super Bowl 55: Latest Trends in Pro Sports Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Sunday, February 7, 2021
Every year I marvel at how much time and effort goes into the production, engineering, and genuine enthusiasm that makes the NFL Super Bowl (and halftime show) one of the premier sporting events shown around the world. This year the game is being produced by and broadcast on CBS.(Image 1) There is so much production technology involved it is mind boggling. On top of that, add in the hard work and dedication of the thousands of production and engineering professionals from CBS and other companies like NEP that make the technology work for the estimated millions of viewers at home. I want to add in one more thing for your consideration before we pull back the curtain.

Add These Tools to Your List to Ensure Successful Remote Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, January 20, 2021
In my opinion, there is no such thing as a right way or wrong way when it comes to deciding the approach of what ”tools” you and your crew should bring with you on remotes. This premise will always apply no matter if you have been doing productions “forever” or you are just getting underway. For example people have been telling me forever that I bring too much of everything. I just nod and say “Ya, I know.”



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.