May 2016

The Latest News from Cannes Film Festival 2016

The annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which is internationally known for previewing new films and documentaries from all over the world, is one of the most publicized film festivals and is attended by invitation only. This year, the festival (May 11 - 22), has plenty to show off. Take a look at some of the latest news:

THE SUMMERLAND PROJECT Casts an Immortal, Mesmerizing Spell on Cannes

Thriller SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Makes Cannes World Market Debut With Theatrical Sales In-tow

Cannes Film Review: ‘Slack Bay’

A Look at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 Competition Films

Cannes Film Review: ‘Clash’

The 8 Best Locations for Your Next Photoshoot

It’s no secret that choosing the a production location is an important component of successful shoot. More than just a backdrop, the right location can enhance everything from loading logistics, to lighting capabilities, to camera angles.

If you’ve got creative concepts you want to bring to life, you’ll need the right framework to support - and enhance - your vision. A unique location can make your production stand out. And a flexible, creative space can allow you to achieve elements you wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else. 

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Free InfoComm Expo Pass + Opportunities for Live Event Pros

Logo InfoComm 2016 | June 8-10 | Las Vegas Sign up today for your free Exhibit Hall Pass to the largest AV show in the US. Visit the Lighting and Staging Pavilion to find everything you need for an incredible event, sports arena, or concert. Register with VIP Code PROH16.

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Make Your Dream Video Production Job A Reality With These 5 Tips

As the owner of a creative services firm which has managed over 3,000 productions in my day, I've seen a tremendous amount of resumes and job inquiries come across my desk. On average, I receive between 10-12 per week. At a rough translation, that means I see about 500-600 per year. I'm certainly grateful that there has been this much interest in joining my team but I do have one piercing observation: Landing Your Dream Video Production Job Takes A Little Work!

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New York's One-Day Post-Production Summit "Sight, Sound & Story" Returns June 2016 featuring Legendary Editor Anne Coates

Logo Manhattan Edit Workshop's one-day summit returns to New York on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television, and behind the green screen with VFX artists. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors. General Admission: $89. ProductionHUB members can receive $20 off the regular price by using the code: PHUB16 

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Shooting Locations: 4 Ways to Find Them

You can have the best gear, the most fantastic storyline, and the perfect talent to help you tell it. All of this means nothing, however, if you can’t find the perfect location to capture it. The environment you choose to film in will ultimately set the tone for the story that you tell, immersing viewers in the textures, colors and quality of your work. Great locations bring out the color of a story, enhancing the feel until it truly resonates with your audience. 

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Landing Your Next Job: Avoid These 6 Video Production Resume Mistakes

It’s hard enough to find a great job in video production, even with the best resume. Up to 90% of all US employers, including all the major motion picture and TV studios, use a computerized ATS (applicant tracking system) to screen resumes. An employer may use this technology to select the 50 best resumes from a field of 1,000. Hiring executives then spend as little as 6 to 10 seconds scanning each resume to select the best five candidates. Those individuals are contacted for phone interviews and eventually for face-to-face interviews. 

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5 Keys to Setting Up Your Next Photoshoot


There is a saying in business, I'm sure you've heard it before: location, location, location. For example, opening a restaurant with delicious food in the middle of nowhere isn’t going to to drive you to success. Success is all about finding the perfect spot. The same goes for photography too. You can achieve a certain level of performance in technical and interpersonal skills, but it's the locations you choose that have the power to charm your viewers and transform them into fans and customers.

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James Neihouse Trains Astronauts to Film 4K in Space for A Beautiful Planet IMAX

Our Q&A with James Neihouse on the film

A Beautiful Planet is the seventh IMAX film to be shot in space by the astronauts, and was produced by the same IMAX space team that most recently did HUBBLE 3D and Space Station 3D. The film is a look at the human impact on planet earth as seen from the vantage point of the International Space Station. The film also gives the viewer a glimpse into the day-to-day life aboard the orbiting outpost that has been continually occupied since 2000.

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