A slick trailer is the ultimate marketing tool in selling your film—and it could be the ultimate tool in getting your film made.
Like most live streaming companies, GlobeStream Media saw an influx of new business in 2020 as organizations transitioned from in-person to virtual events. While this included a wide range of traditional corporate communications - conferences, town halls, award ceremonies and product launch events, it also created new production opportunities for those willing to explore the new business landscape.
They say necessity is the mother of invention. 2020 is a case in point. Social distancing and widespread lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic have fast-tracked a global digital transformation. Billions of people have found new ways to work remotely and connect with each other. In the audiovisual industry, productions have found new ways to continue, facilitated by live streaming, virtual production tools and video conferencing technology, not to mention super-fast connectivity thanks to 4G, 5G and fibre optics. Post-production, in some cases, has actually thrived.
You’re at the one-yard line: You’ve locked down a sales company or distributor and they now want you to deliver the film and all of its elements for International sales/distribution. What comes next is the seemingly little-known, final gauntlet of your film's journey: delivery.
Running a production company can be a good way to earn a living in the film industry, but it’s not always easy to get things up and running. Great filmmaking skills aren’t all you need. To help you run a profitable business, we take a look at the five things you need to get right. Lights, camera, action!
In my opinion, there is no such thing as a right way or wrong way when it comes to deciding the approach of what ”tools” you and your crew should bring with you on remotes. This premise will always apply no matter if you have been doing productions “forever” or you are just getting underway. For example people have been telling me forever that I bring too much of everything. I just nod and say “Ya, I know.”
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.
To try or not to try? Join us as we get an inside look into the inception of Longshot Collective, a team conceived by a group of film students grappling with the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
As the resident equipment nerd and Technology Editor for ProductionHUB, I am constantly on the lookout for the coolest, newest gear. It just might be the best part of my job here. Working on getting the new equipment you want into the workflow equipment on a regular basis will require good record keeping, and some thoughtful analysis of where you are right now with your business (and where you want to get to).