ProductionHUB now offers a secure escrow service

Miscellaneous Wednesday, February 28, 2018
In today’s online service economy, clients and vendors find it increasingly difficult to pay and get paid on time in a secure way. There are so many better options than just dropping a check in the mail. That’s why we partnered with Payoneer Escrow to offer you a highly secure way to pay and get paid for production services without risk.

My Best Drone Gig of 2017

Miscellaneous Wednesday, February 07, 2018
I have to thank ProductionHUB for the best drone gig I had in 2017. I received a call from Jynx Productions from Yarmouth, Maine on a Tuesday, inquiring about a drone shoot to happen in 2 days. They were having a tough time finding a licensed drone pilot in Florida who also could be the main camera on a DSLR shoot. Luckily they logged onto ProductionHUB and found my profile. Fortunately, I was able to move a day of editing on another project, because I ended up capturing the best footage I have ever shot with my DJI Mavic Pro.

DP Scott Sorensen Uses Cutting-Edge Robotics for Megabots

Miscellaneous Monday, December 04, 2017
MegaBots uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create giant 16-foot-tall, internally-piloted humanoid robots. Two years ago, MegaBots challenged Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, and the Japanese team accepted the challenge. During the building and testing stages, Sorensen used Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras throughout the shoot to capture every possible angle, inside and outside of the robot.

The New ProductionHUB is Here

Miscellaneous Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In the fast-paced production industry, it’s important for ProductionHUB to keep evolving. That’s why we decided it was time for a completely new look. We took this as an opportunity to match our content, messaging and interface to the same level of quality as our trusted crewing services. Our vision is to make production easier for all, and it’s time our website communicates who we are and why we should be your first stop before the cameras start rolling.

NAB Part II: Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Miscellaneous Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ok, as said in NAB Part I, there is a lot going on for NAB this year. We are a mere few days away from 2017 NAB and you can feel the energy level starting to really pick up. Ask anyone on the ProductionHUB team and they will tell you the shear amount of news coming in from over 1700 exhibitors is a lot of info. But not to worry, I’ve cherry picked more of the must see booths at the show. NAB Part II is going to be a blast. But if you don’t see your favorite lens or gear here, be sure to check out our very own NABHUB.com or Facebook. From the Beginning: Yes, It IS All About the Lens!

Flash Memory: A Growing Star in Media and Entertainment

Miscellaneous Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Flash memory is finding increased use in client and enterprise applications because of its higher performance compared to hard disk drives. As the $/GB price of flash memory declines these applications are increasing. For professional media and entertainment projects dealing with higher resolution and higher dynamic range workflows, performance matters. We will look at developments in flash memory in digital media content capture and creation, post production, content distribution and even in archiving.

How Virtual Reality in Vectorworks Software Supports Live Event Production

Miscellaneous Monday, March 06, 2017
From concerts and plays to exhibits and conventions, live event production designers do it all. With the wide variety of venues and client demands, production designers operate in a high-pressure industry where they have to be flexible and able to adapt to given settings, which can be difficult when you’re hundreds of miles away from the site and your design associates are unable to travel to the venue and see what you’re working with. Traditional documentation can help designers gain an understanding of what they’re working with, but it’s not the same as experiencing a physical space for themselves. However, with the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology, there is an improvement to this problem.

VR, Coral Reefs, and Climate Change: Behind the Scenes of a Sundance Audience Favorite

Miscellaneous Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Virtual Reality (VR) is about to bring the ocean’s mysteries to the 99.9 percent of us who will never actually don a wetsuit for a deep-sea dive. Chasing Coral (the feature) and Chasing Coral: The VR Experience, which both premiered at Sundance 2017, capture climate change’s impact on our oceans and reefs. The latter project does so by giving viewers a full 360-degree view. Just trade in the face mask for a 3D headset and instantly you have coral ahead, ocean below, and fish above.

High School Students Use New, Free Technology to Produce Live Election Coverage — Just Like the Networks

Miscellaneous Tuesday, February 14, 2017
As technology advances, it not only expands the palate of creative opportunities but also lowers the barrier of entry, allowing more people to participate. It’s a corollary to Moore’s Law, and television production is no exception. Once the bastion of big companies, specialized equipment, and large budgets, the barrier to entry has lowered enough for high schools with limited resources to operate at a level equal to that of many professional studios.

Holiday Tech Guide: 13 Must-Have Gifts for the Ultimate "Tech Geek"

Miscellaneous Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Everyone knows "it's the most wonderful time of the year" for many reasons. One in particular is looking forward to getting AND giving some of the coolest technology gifts. Whether you're after the latest cameras, camera accessories, or even robots and more, we have compiled a list of gift ideas that are sure to speak to all of our inner "geeks."