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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.

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.

Independent Filmmaking in the Time of COVID

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, October 22, 2020
Film shoots are slowly returning after months of being shut down due to the coronavirus crisis. With the return of film shoots comes new budget line items to deal with COVID-19. These costs include additional personnel, new equipment, medical testing, and lots of sanitization. In addition to the added direct costs, there are indirect increases in costs due to slower work and increased shooting time. The additional costs of regulatory compliance can be incredibly difficult for independent film productions.

Remote video production is here to stay - global pandemic or not

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, October 19, 2020
Running our video production company used to be about jumping on a plane to meet the next story in person. That all stopped the second week of March - when Covid-19 hit, my team went from talking face-to-face with our clients with full-sized cinema cameras to get the best angle to...nothing. Working on-location wasn’t an option. We weren’t allowed to travel. We weren’t even allowed out of our houses, let alone to work with a crew.

Interview with Emmy Nominated Editor on Mrs. America

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Editor Robert Komatsu just received an Emmy nomination for editing the pilot episode of Mrs. America titled "Phyllis." Aside from this nomination, Mrs. America received nine other Emmy nominations for Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Cate Blanchett), Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Limited Series or movie (Tracey Ullman, Margo Martindale, Uzo Uduba), among others.

Best cities to live and work as a moviemaker

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, June 26, 2020
Hollywood has always been a-dream-come-true for all those involved in the film industry. Making it in Hollywood equals success, an impressive career, and ample opportunities to achieve your long-desired goals. However, some other locations rightfully deserve the reputation of being among the best cities to live and work as a moviemaker. We have chosen a few of these to give you a hint. After you study the list, packing and moving your film equipment to one of these cities might seem like the right thing to do.

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.

Announcing the 2020 ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence Winners

Equipment / Tech Reviews Tuesday, June 23, 2020
It just wouldn’t be the awards season (virtual or otherwise) without our very own ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence. Every year around this time the editorial staff at ProductionHUB along with some noted industry experts takes a long look at some of the latest in new offerings in production equipment and software. Of course as with everything else going on this year, the logistics were a little bit harder. But the show must go on so here we are! ProductionHUB proudly presents the 2020 Award of Excellence winners.

The Art (And Science) of the Interview

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 28, 2016
Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview-but how?
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