Networking: Gain Clients with an Elevator Pitch

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Production teams work in competitive, fast-paced environments where quick responses and first impressions are major components of success. Before flawlessly completing a project and thrilling a client with your production abilities, you have to earn their business. There are more clients than ever looking for production teams, but the competition is still stiff. The question becomes, “How do we stand out? How do we gain their attention above all others? How do we make a lasting impression?”


2018 NAB Show Lens Preview Part One

Industry Announcements / Events Friday, March 23, 2018
With just a few weeks to go until NAB Show Las Vegas (April 9th-2th), it’s the only show of its kind where will get to see and hear about the latest camera and lens, lighting, edit systems, drones, all the product updates and pretty much every other piece of gear you would ever want to see. Whether it's your first NAB or maybe your 25th, the thing to remember is that planning your show and pacing your show makes for a much better experience. Here is just a preview of some of the lenses of all kinds you'll get to see up close and personal at this year's show.

The Efficiencies of IMF

Industry Announcements / Events Monday, March 19, 2018
SMPTE was hosting a major push on the IMF specification (SMPTE ST2067) with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) out of England. The IMF specification was created to make the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), interoperable, so vendors and customers could use it. The IMF standard requires changes in the way that content is created in order to make greater efficiencies for broadcast and online content distribution. In addition to SMPTE and DPP, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), several manufacturers and end users have been involved in making the IMF specification.


In Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

Equipment / Tech Reviews Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I might not send this one back. Ok, I know I say that a lot (like all the time) but in this might be the case this time, not kidding. After shooting with the Panasonic AU-EVA1 over the last several weeks I have come to the not so modest conclusion that this is one heck of a camera. I say that in the midst of a stream of new or updated cameras from a bunch of manufacturers that started in mid-2017 and haven’t stopped yet. So what makes the Panasonic EVA1 stand out? Thought you would never ask.

WOMEN TO WATCH: POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

Exclusive Interviews Monday, March 12, 2018
The production industry is always evolving, from new ways to film to breakthroughs in production technology, with many women spearheading initiatives that impact the industry and set changes in motion. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to present a few of our favorite "Women to Watch" — women who are constantly inspiring and reaching new ceilings in an industry that was previously male-dominated.

Streaming’s Effects on Episodic Television

Advice / Tips & Tricks Friday, March 09, 2018
Network television had a pretty good run. For decades, TV producers perfected their formulas to maximize viewership through scheduled weekly episodes. Streaming services have permanently disrupted television’s model by dropping entire seasons at once, adding an entirely new dynamic to the game. There’s no turning back the clock; television as we know it is changing forever, and streaming services are taking the lead.

Production Designer Hannah Beachler Talks Bringing Wakanda to Life in Black Panther

Exclusive Interviews Thursday, March 08, 2018
Production designer Hannah Beachler and director of photography Rachel Morrison, ASC teamed up with director Ryan Coogler for Marvel’s Black Panther. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther tells the story of T'Challa, King of Wakanda, who returns home to find his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary. We talked with Hannah about how she brought the world of Wakanda to life.