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6 Key Aspects to Consider When Budgeting for Your Film

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, January 8, 2021
For people who are new to the world of video production, and what goes into producing a high quality piece of work, it can be a little surprising how much planning is involved. Sarah Hickey, creative director and founder of Melbourne based film and video production company Monster & Bear, helped to break down some of the key aspects of pre-production to help with the smooth sailing of your project once on set.

How to Record a Podcast Remotely And Get It Right The First Time

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, December 11, 2020
Remote interviews are a fact of life for every podcaster, and in today’s era of social distancing, more so than ever. Since you rarely get the chance at an interview do-over, nailing down your remote recording workflow is essential. We’ll show you how to prepare for and record a remote interview, so you get it right the first time — with some additional tips along the way to make sure all your bases are covered.

Lessons Learned: First Impressions for New Sound Mixers

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 12, 2020
I'd like to take a couple of minutes to run down a few tips for new location sound mixers. These are observations learned in over more than 30 years in both broadcast and location sound. These are not technical tips. Rather, they are lessons that I've received that made me a more professional, team oriented and in demand mixer.

Enhancing Filmmaking Through Sound Editing

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Supervising Sound Editor Mandell Winter has supervised sound editing and mixing teams for Apple's Defending Jacob, HBO's Outsider, & Quibi's #FreeRayshawn. Mandell received two Emmy nominations last year for his work on HBO's Deadwood: The Movie and Season 3 of HBO's True Detective. Additionally, in 2019 he received two MPSE Golden Reel Award nominations for True Detective, a third for Deadwood, and a fourth for What's My Name: Muhammad Ali. He talked exclusively to ProductionHUB about how COVID has altered his day-to-day, breaking into the industry (accidentally!) and what film made him tear up.

Want a Great Sounding Film? Don't Skip These Key Details

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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.
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