The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our industry hard. We are here to support and assist the production community in any way we can.

This is what ProductionHUB was designed for: To help people find great crew, freelancers, and vendors for their productions or live events, anywhere in the world they need them, and to deliver those opportunities to professionals and companies through our platform. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 20 years, and now more than ever, we are here to help ensure those connections keep happening.

Many of you are already working on ways to pivot your offerings and facilitate your company or clients’ content creation, production or event needs. We’re here to brainstorm with you on ways to adapt. For our profiles, this could mean highlighting your live streaming, pre-production or post skills to take on projects you can handle from home, offering one-on-one tutorials or consultations to help others, or sharing your expertise through blog contributions and online videos. For the clients we assist with sourcing crew and vendors, it’s fine-tuning your content goals and working with our in-house Production Managers to organize and crew up for your future projects.

Our top priorities are to keep people healthy and working. In that order.

Production Safety 2021: New Protocols Continue to Reshape Production Landscape
In the words of the late great Jerry Garcia and The Dead, “What a long strange trip it’s been.” Truer words have never been spoken. But the question(s) still remains, Where are we (our beloved industry) in terms of actually working? Is it safe or not safe? Consistent production is still a moving target. Even as we speak, some if not all of Los Angeles based productions have been shut down again, and the NCAA has just announced they are conducting the Mens’ Division One basketball tournament in a bubble in Indianapolis.
How Video Crews Are Creating High-Quality Results Without Stepping Foot On-Set
As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and what production crews are inventing during the pandemic will benefit the industry long after we round the COVID bend. If there's a silver lining to necessities we wouldn't volunteer to face, the inventions might top the list.
How media companies can prepare for an uncertain and remote year
There are still a lot of unknowns as we look ahead to 2021 and how the pandemic will continue to impact the media industry. What media companies can do, however, is learn to become more flexible with their plans as they prepare for the year ahead. It’s something we’ve all had to learn and do over the last eight months.
Remote video production is here to stay - global pandemic or not
Running our video production company used to be about jumping on a plane to meet the next story in person. That all stopped the second week of March - when Covid-19 hit, my team went from talking face-to-face with our clients with full-sized cinema cameras to get the best angle to...nothing. Working on-location wasn’t an option. We weren’t allowed to travel. We weren’t even allowed out of our houses, let alone to work with a crew.
Hijacking the News: How Advertisers Have Adapted to the 2020 Reality
Prior to 2020, advertising spending, on average, in the United States increased 8% - 10% annually since 2015. Increases in spending in each year were in excess of $10 Billion USD year over year and were about $241 Billion USD in 2019. 2020 looked to be even better until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, of course.
How COVID-19 Impacted Web Design Businesses
No industry was left undisturbed by the current pandemic. The majority of web design and marketing agencies immediately felt pressures as clients canceled, marketing budgets were reduced, and businesses scrambled to figure out how to improve their online presence.
Technology Breakthroughs: Wildmoka Auto ReZone Delivers on the Promise of Vertical Viewing Via Smartphone
A few days ago I received a call from a very knowledgeable person in the media technology field who excitedly said “Stop what you are doing I want you check out this company called Wildmoka. They have this amazing new technology that you will love. Well, being the technology nerd that I am, I did stop and I did check them out. After reading the press release twice I was hooked and wanted to know more. ProductionHUB caught up with Thomas Menguy the President and CTO at Wildmoka. He walked us through a very interesting process of seamlessly real time converting horizontal images to a vertical for viewing on smart phones via AI and the cloud. He also shared some of the research that was instrumental in the development of their new product Auto ReZone.
Assessing Your Worth: Some Important Things to Keep in Mind When Determining Your Rate as a Freelancer
As a freelancer, independent worker, consultant, gig worker, or whatever title you’re going by, one of the most difficult - but important - items to manage is how much you bill your clients for your time and/or work.
Remote Truck Production: Are We There Yet?
As we slide into August and the dog days of summer, production companies and production personnel keep asking me the same question over and over. That question is: “Are we there yet?” It seems to be the overwhelming theme over the last month doesn’t it? To be honest, I think that the jury is still out. In some areas remote truck production “seems” to be working. Some mobile units are carefully rolling out and taking on new “remote” productions full stream ahead. Other truck owners are still taking a 'wait and see' approach and working in what I call a “hybrid” work model. In the truest sense of the word we are talking remote production but with a lot of caveats.
How animation can help video producers thrive in the COVID-19 era
Nike’s latest spot is proof that when circumstances force you to take a new approach, you can create something even better. It was produced using archival footage, voiceover, and top-notch copy. That’s the magic of creativity! It takes you on unexpected journeys where obstacles can become gifts. I talked to Shawna Schultz of Mass FX Media, the motion design and animation lab based in Denver, about how production houses can help clients meet their goals in light of the limitations COVID-19 has imposed on them. This is when we earn the title of a creative, right? We also talked about the skills video professionals and production houses can add to their toolbox if they want to start offering animation.
Part 1: Tips for Working with a Remote Editor
In the past there have been many good reasons why someone might choose to hire or work with a remote editor, however during the time of Covid-19 it’s become more of a necessity. If you’re planning on working with an off-site editor, there are some things you can do that will:
Scalability &  Flexibility for Post-Production Environments with a New Scale-Up, Scale-Out NAS Model
With ever-evolving media storage and workflow needs common in post-production environments, it’s important to have a solution that not only works for current projects but also helps you adjust to growth and meets a return on investment.
The COVID Chronicles: Working Through a Pandemic with AJA Video Systems
As we've all been living (and navigating) these difficult past few months thanks to COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to our incredible featured profiles to find out what they've been up to, their thoughts on the industry and how they've actively shifted their business during this time.
The COVID Chronicles: Working Through a Pandemic (with SolidLine)
As we've all been living (and navigating) these difficult past few months thanks to COVID-19, we wanted to reach out to our incredible featured profiles to find out what they've been up to, their thoughts on the industry and how they've actively shifted their business during this time.