Phil Bowman: Meeting the Challenge of Real Stories

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, June 18, 2018
Editor Phil Bowman has built a wealth of career experience in fiction and documentary that cover military missions, true-crime, and ghost stories that cross into sci-fi. On Avid Media Composer, he has cut the feature film Pickups starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) about the life of a jobbing actor, which premiered at the London Film Festival 2017, the Discovery show Gold Rush, which follows crews as they hunt for gold in the Yukon, and Obsession, a series telling the harrowing stories of victims of stalking.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Thinking About Video Marketing

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, June 15, 2018
Regardless of what kind of business you are in, you're missing out on one of the most effective marketing tools if you aren’t already investing in video marketing. Because of the popularity of mobile devices and modern computers, as well as the availability of fast and affordable internet, people are spending more time watching videos online, and this presents businesses with a large audience of prospective customers. As a type of content, videos have lots of inherent advantages over other content formats, and it's a must do for any emerging or established business. Here are 5 reasons why you should be thinking about video marketing today.

Protecting Your Scenes – Tips for Securely Managing and Storing Data

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, June 13, 2018
When the production team spends countless hours perfecting a film, and every actor and technical person gave it their all, it’s devastating to experience a technical problem with the footage. Unfortunately, technical problems do occur and can potentially wipe out a lot of great work. However, there are several best practices production groups can deploy to manage the camera’s storage capabilities in order to safely protect footage.

Hiring Production Staff – How to Hire and Maintain Ideal Candidates

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, June 11, 2018
Hiring is a complex task that is both time-consuming and risky. Any business is affected by who they employ, but the production and event industry is particularly reliant on effective staffing. Film sets, concerts and events completely rely on workers who can work efficiently together to construct and dismantle many areas in a short amount of time. That’s why successful production companies take hiring seriously.

College Sports Production: Big Remote Truck or Streaming?

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The demand for live televised college sports has never been higher. From all of the biggest and best college football programs to sports that you may never have seen before, the heat is on to produce the type of high production quality that viewers expect. With colleges and conferences building their own networks, it's no wonder that crews are busier than ever. Where do we start?

Getting High Quality Video & Audio in the World of the Outdoors

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, May 29, 2018
One of the most stressful, complicated things when you think about it, is getting quality video and audio in an environment where it’s next to impossible. One of the things I’ve ventured out to do, is get high-quality video and audio in the world of the outdoors. This was an easy task with the help of the LiveU Solo. LiveU has hit a home run with this product because it’s so easy to use and set up! (Even the least tech savvy person can go live in under 5 minutes. I know, because I timed it!)

How to Keep Your Crew Mentally, Physically and Financially Balanced on the Job

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, May 25, 2018
Your team is the backbone of the set and, like our actual backs, it’s important to keep them healthy. If they begin to suffer due to physical, mental or financial issues, then the production will equally suffer. For those old-school thinkers who believe employees are replaceable if they begin to have issues, you will spend more hiring new employees. Training and bringing replacements up to speed is time-consuming, so investing a little extra into your current employees will save money in the long run. Plus, happy employees are more effective, efficient and loyal.

Four tips for shooting in inclement weather

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, May 18, 2018
Whether you’ve got "Little bitty stingin' rain” or “big ol' fat rain,” the movies will have you believe everything is better in the rain. The kisses are more passionate, the redemption sweeter and the sadness more palatable. Still, whether it’s rain you made yourself out of sprinklers or actual rain from the sky, it can be difficult to film in.

10 of the Best New Locations to Shoot

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Location is critical when it comes to any production. Whether it’s a film or a photo shoot, the right location can set the scene and enhance the story. Yet what makes these top notch Peerspace venues ideal for creative projects are their amenities. From gorgeous architectural elements to lighting equipment available for use, each Peerspace venue has something truly unique to offer your next film or photo shoot.