Make Your Cover Letter Shine

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 25, 2013
by Robyn CoburnRecently I wrote an article here at ProductionHUB, Tips For Creating a Solid Production Résumé, detailing the top seven mistakes people make on their Production Résume’s. Here’s a companion piece about the 7 most prevalent mistakes I see on people’s Cover Letters when they apply for Production jobs.

Randall Einhorn on Wilfred, OConnor's 1030D & his Funnest Moment on Set

Miscellaneous Thursday, November 21, 2013
Creating shows like The Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wilfred doesn't come easy, but getting first hand knowledge from director, Randall Einhorn helps us see what it'd be like to work on the set of shows we'd only dream of holding a camera on. Learn how this prime-time Emmy nominated pro landed the job, along with his must-have piece of equipment and sound advice most any production pro should take to heart.

Review: Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, November 21, 2013
by N. HalpernThe Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series is a ten-volume collection of sound effects, foley, and sound design elements. This wide-ranging collection takes its material directly from the vaults of Sony Pictures Entertainment; unsurprisingly, the quality of the material is uniformly top notch. Besides being a nice potential additional to a sound designer or mixer’s arsenal, this is also an excellent commercial library for quick access for editors, producers, theater producers, and even composers (more on that later) who need to take sound matters into their own hands.

Behind the Scenes of Creating CNN's, "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown"

Miscellaneous Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Get a taste for the unexpected! As you may know, Emmy Award-winning Anthony Bourdain takes incredible adventures to extraordinary locations each episode on his show, "Parts Unknown" -- what you may not know is the signature flavor added by the show's colorist, Steve Beganyi. Beganyi truly does an exquisite job at creating images and landscapes in a way that makes viewers feel as if they aren't home on the couch just watching the show, but rather in Spain, Tokyo or Sicily alongside Bourdain on his adventures... even if it's just for that one hour.


Why Nila LED Brightens Up Everyone's Day on Set

Miscellaneous Friday, November 15, 2013
Trying to find the perfect lighting product or angle when on set can be a challenge, and making sure everything looks crisp on screen is an obvious essential. With so many lighting products out there, we had to find out why Nila LED lights are the go-to lights in our industry. We were able to catch up with industry lighting pro and President/CEO of the company, Jim Sanfilippo, who shares some pretty good reasons as to why their lights rock. Which lights do you prefer to use on set?

Conversation with A Storyteller

Miscellaneous Wednesday, November 13, 2013
by Michael Valinsky After initially meeting at Manhattan Edit Workshop's Inside the Cutting Room event, we followed up to talk further with Emmy-Award winning editor Arielle Amsalem at Third Rail Coffee in Greenwich Village, NYC. One of the most promising up-and-coming documentary editors today, we had the opportunity to ask her a whole range of questions. Here's our fully-caffeinated interview.


Capitalizing on the DIY-ness of Web Video

Miscellaneous Thursday, November 07, 2013
Web series, Model Wife, is a great example of how many in the industry are branching out and capitalizing on the availability and DIY-ness of web video. Model Wife was created, written and produced by Cory Cavin, Bill Grandberg and Josh Lay. It's a comedic web series about a normal guy, his supermodel wife and their two neighbors. After meeting Cory and Josh while working on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and becoming fast friends and a fan of their work, Edmond Hawkins jumped at the chance to direct an episode. Six episodes and one year later, and he’s still at it.

Measuring the Success of your Video Campaign

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, November 04, 2013
by Madeleine HammondOver the past couple of years, the popularity of video has exploded all across our computer monitors, and any marketer worth their weight in salt knows the power a solid video campaign can have in your strategy. One of the many reasons video is such a great marketing tool is because it provides you with so many metrics to measure, indicating the success of your campaign. These facts and figures will help you garner an impression of how well you’re meeting objectives.