Co-Director, Producer and Cinematographer Daniel B. Levin Shoots New Kevin Garnett Documentary

Advice / Tips & Tricks Thursday, November 11, 2021
Co-Director, Producer, and Cinematographer Daniel B. Levin explores the life of NBA basketball legend Kevin Garnett in Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible, premiering on Showtime November 12. Levin and his team trusted Canon’s EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark II and Sumire Prime lenses to capture intimate interviews with Garnett and those who know him best, uncovering his remarkable career and the progressive moments that defined it. Shooting with Canon’s cameras and lenses in full frame helped Levin achieve character driven interviews and content of Garnett himself that draws the viewer into the narrative.

The 2021 ProductionHUB Gift Guide

Advice / Tips & Tricks Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Here we are, the holiday season is already upon us, which means that it's time for the 2021 ProductionHUB Gift Guide. The Gift Guide is one of our favorite traditions, mixing in some practicality along with those awesome gifts that you (and I) really want and deserve right? There are always a lot of new and exciting things for us production types to check out. Let's get into them!

Producing High Quality Video Content to Uplevel Your Real Estate Business

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 8, 2021
A real estate professional’s relationship with home buyers should always center around transparency and quality as they embark on a journey to find the perfect home. We all know that the home buying process can sometimes be grueling, and it can take some time to find a home that ticks all the boxes. Meeting with the home buyers, whether in person at an office or open house, is usually the first step. But what happens when real estate professionals can’t meet in person to give a tour of the property they’re looking to sell?

Adobe MAX 2021 sneaks: A peek into what’s next

Miscellaneous Friday, November 5, 2021
When millions of people across the world join you for the free and all-virtual Adobe MAX 2021, which included hundreds of expert sessions inspiring us to create the next coolest thing, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. But the can’t-miss, fan-favorite MAX Sneaks – where we show off early technology previews of potential features that may or may not get into our products – turned heads.

Editor of HBO Max series Hacks, Jessica Brunetto, Shares Her Detailed Editing Process

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Being referenced as one of the best TV comedies of the year, Hacks was recently nominated for an impressive 15 categories at the Emmys. Editor Jessica Brunetto has been an Avid Media Composer user for more than 20 years. We sat down with her to she discuss how she kept the project on track even when working remotely, her editing process in detail, and about her work on the first season of the show.

These 5 Tactics Can Help Filmmakers Cut Costs to Stay on Budget

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 1, 2021
I would be lying if I said that filmmaking wasn't a costly business. In fact, every extra hour spent on set...heck, every minute adds to increased production costs. If we consider that the way shooting goes can't be easily predicted - well, there you have it, a recipe for overspending. Working within the set budget can be incredibly tough, which is something even the most experienced directors are struggling with. And although they can't completely shield themselves from unforeseen expenses, there are a couple of ways filmmakers cut costs to stay on budget. Without further ado, let's take a page out of the pros' book to see how to keep the costs low but the quality high.

The Epiphan Pearl Mini is More Than Meets the Eye

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, October 27, 2021
When first unboxing the Epiphan Pearl Mini it looked like a small video “switcher”/encoder with some nice built in features. And the first impression turned out to hold a lot of truth. The Pearl Mini—which is part of the bigger Epiphan Pearl family—does switch and encode extremely well. But truth be told, when I really started to dig in, I quickly found out that the Pearl really lives up to its name and a lot more. The Pearl Mini is only Mini in name, certainly not the feature set. Although this is going to sound like a big time cliche, it was, in fact, like finding a pearl—full of a ton of features to explore, and surprises.