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Tips for Storing Filming Equipment in the Cold

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Working as a photographer or a cameraman during winter is not a pleasant feeling. Being in that business, you have to be present on set for hours, working without a break, and under any weather conditions. Furthermore, when you do take breaks, you need to store your equipment somewhere before proceeding. Cold weather is not good for your health, nor is it good for the state of your camera. With that said, here are a couple of the best tips for storing filming equipment in a cold climate.

Director Kirsten Johnson Documents Raw & Personal Netflix's Dick Johnson Is Dead

Exclusive Interviews Monday, January 11, 2021
Netflix’s Dick Johnson Is Dead explores the complex emotions we feel as our loved ones grow old in a highly imaginative and cathartic story of a daughter’s love for her father as he nears the end of his life. Award-winning filmmaker and director Kirsten Johnson celebrates her father in this bittersweet tribute as a way for them to both cope with the evitable, blending imaginary scenes and real-life events as her and her father experience pain, love and joy.

Lessons To Be Learned From Top Video Production Agencies

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, January 4, 2021
Video production is a potentially lucrative and rewarding sector. Video content is a key part of our digital landscape, and businesses are keen to include it as part of their marketing, training, and overall branding efforts. Not to mention that to punch through the noise of the competition, there are opportunities to be creative.

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Film and TV Costumes

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, December 3, 2020
Costumes play one of the most important roles in portraying the film character. That is why we cannot even imagine some of the most prominent actors playing a certain role in a costume other than he/she actually wore. Choosing attire for film or TV sets is a task done by the costume departments. More than once have they gone out of their ways to make pieces of clothes that are effective and iconic. Even though there are some facts known to the general public, in this article, we will share some things you probably didn't know about film and TV costumes.

Filmmaker & US Navy Veteran, Johann Balbuena is Changing the Narrative on What it Means to be Black in the Cannabis Industry

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Johann Balbuena is a bi-lingual, LGBT Dominican filmmaker. Her new film, Dancing With The Devil, is centered around the manic depressive protagonist Lily, who recently got control of her mental health, when she finds herself dabbling with the ghost of her pre-recovery identity upon meeting Will, a US Navy Veteran. Johann is a Cannavist, Navy Veteran, Executive Producer, and Cannabis Licensing Consultant powerhouse living in San Diego. She talked to ProductionHUB about her break into the film industry and how she's changing the narrative on what it means to be Black and successful in both the film and cannabis industry.

Focal Point Productions Uses ATEM Mini to Live Stream Interviews for GBMC HealthCare System

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Our first internal piece was a live town hall on March 20th. It included the hospital president and other leadership discussing COVID-19 policies, workplace changes, future plans, and answering employee questions from the chat. We then continued for five more weeks to hold these meetings, most of which averaged 800 live viewers, with even more watching it on-demand later.

Humanistic VFX in the Emmy-nominated TALES FROM THE LOOP

Exclusive Interviews Monday, October 26, 2020
Emmy-nominated) VFX work behind Amazon’s neo-futurist fable TALES FROM THE LOOP. Visual effects are of course key to any sci-fi story, but maintaining a balance with the naturalism of this one gave the VFX team more than enough to manage. Supervisor Andrea Knoll (a woman leading the VFX department, not that that should be a novelty anymore!) took point, enlisting the aid of Rodeo FX (Stranger Things 3, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as lead vendor. Over 700 VFX shots comprise a world that feels painterly, humanistic and lived-in yet sharp, tech-forward and brand new.
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