Get an Inside Look at Crew West

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, May 27, 2015
by Crew Connection We work with crews all over the world and always vet them to make sure our clients get the best. One of those is Crew West. The company treats smaller shoots with the same level of service as the big ones and also has one of the best time-lapse guys in the business. We talked with Michael Barcless, a Managing Assignment Editor for Crew West/Sat West. Barcless is a producer by trade and in addition to staffing shoots and providing cameras and formats, he covers MLB and the NFL (go Cardinals!).



How to Generate Massive Exposure on Your Videos

Advice / Tips & Tricks Monday, May 11, 2015
Would you be upset if you wrote one of the greatest novels of all time but couldn't get anybody to read it? You better believe it! This is a prominent issue that exists with video marketers today. Production specialists are creating great video content but nobody is seeing it unless a stellar marketing strategy is in place to promote it. What if I were to tell you that you could generate thousands of views on your video to your target demographic for just $20? I’m going to explain how you can accomplish this and add more value to your production skillset.

Moving To The Clouds At the 2015 NAB Show

Equipment / Tech Reviews Friday, May 8, 2015
Shared storage that spans location and time is becoming increasingly common in modern digital media workflows. Cloud storage in data centers fills this role and it is finding many applications in media and entertainment from post production to content delivery and archiving. This article will look at some developments in cloud storage and moving content on the Internet from the 2015 NAB show.

What Exactly are Virtual Reality Studios?

Miscellaneous Thursday, May 7, 2015
Defined as the computer-generated simulation of a three dimensional image or environment via a helmet or other piece of electronic equipment, Virtual Reality is becoming the fastest-growing medium for entertainment. Now virtual reality is joining forces with Hollywood to provide consumers with a brand-new approach to storytelling. With it viewers can wear a special headset or watch via a mobile device and change what they’re looking at, seeing everything that was filmed, in 360 degrees, in real time.


What Everyone Ought to Know About the Sony F55

Equipment / Tech Reviews Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Two years ago, Digital Brew decided to step up their game by purchasing the Sony F55 camera. Previously shooting on DSLR’s, Digital Brew did not anticipate the scale of transition that came with investing in the new equipment, but knew they’d be getting a quality product that produces quality content. Let’s see what Emmy award winning Director of Photography, F55 owner and Digital Brew’s President, Michael Cardwell has to say about the Sony F55.

4K Cameras Become the Norm at NAB 2015

Industry Announcements / Events Monday, May 4, 2015
by Carl Mrozek This is the 19th consecutive year I’ve attended NAB in quest of the ideal digital video camera, and ideally one that is somewhat affordable. Of course one man’s ideal is another’s disappointment, and likewise with affordable. However, at the largest production media trade show in the world, NAB 2015, there were more than a few cameras that nearly fit my criteria. This included wide dynamic range, a wide range of frame rates, more than one robust recording codec, smart design and of course great imaging.

'The Blacklist' Short Lists Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and OConnor

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC's hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location - including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York's Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers - the show's dramatic storytelling is a perfect match for the tools.