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10 Tips for Shooting Video in Boston

Boston offers diverse shooting locations, historic sites, and is the home to companies like Reebok, Gillette, and Boston Scientific. This US founding colonial city can prove difficult to navigate. If you are a Video Producer who needs to coordinate a video production in Boston or Cambridge, MA here are some tips from our local DP’s and Production Coordinators.

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Corporate Video Done Right

Corporate Media New Zealand wrote an article that recently caught our eye “10 Powerful Uses for Video in Marketing” for The Comms Blog. The article reminds corporate Video Producers of the power video has in relaying information internally and externally, highlighting and reinforcing corporate culture, educate, inform and market to prospective clients, share business case studies, and give the viewer a glimpse into the mechanics of your business.

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When your company is faced with producing a video communications project, outsourcing creative talent is a sensible and efficient solution. Crews Control provides the expertise, strategy support and execution to seamlessly integrate your pre-production planning with the production team needed to deliver a professional video.

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10 Tips for Shooting Video in San Francisco

Rudyard Kipling put it best when he said “San Francisco has only one drawback tis’ hard to leave.” This American city has an illustrious history of embracing all and fostering innovation, creation, and renewal. Established corporations like Bank of the West, Del Monte Foods, Charles Schwab, and McKesson are headquartered in San Francisco. The Bay area is also home to lifestyle brands like The Gap, Method, Levi Strauss, Pottery Barn, PC World, and Wired magazine. Tech software...

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XQD Media:  Faster Media for 4K Productions
Posted by Brad Spinsby on Nov 13, 2014 & filed under Technical.

XQD Media seems to have sprung up in the video production market just recently, but it has been in development since 2010. There are several reasons internal and external corporate communications would incorporate XQD media into their video and photography workflows. It was originally developed for photographers to meet the demand for shooting RAW files using continuous mode. More recently, XQD media meets the demands for greater media speed and durability required for shooting ultra-high...

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Field Mixer Audio Bags Revolutionized
Posted by Curt Pair on Nov 10, 2014 & filed under Technical.
Field Mixer Audio Bags Revolutionized

I’ve worked in the motion imaging production business for over 20 years and I’ve never seen anything like the audio mixer bag from Orca Bags. The bag has a nice clean exterior presentation and comes in black with blue trim. But the trim isn’t a window dressing it’s actually an aluminum frame to maintain the shape of the bag. This means it will keep the same shape after years of field use and protect its’ precious cargo as well. (Let’s be honest, this is something we have all wanted...

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10 Tips for Shooting Video in LA
Posted by Rebekah Toth Burns on Oct 28, 2014 & filed under Technical.
10 Tips for Shooting Video in LA

LA is synonymous with the Hollywood film industry, but this metro area is also home to one of the busiest seaports in the world and corporate giants like Bank of America Home Loans, Edison Industries, Health Net, and Mattel. There are two logistical themes that come up repeatedly on video productions in LA, permits and traffic. Here are some tips from LA video production insiders.

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Spotlight on Gaggle
Posted by Rebekah Toth Burns on Oct 23, 2014 & filed under Corporate Communications.
Spotlight on Gaggle

Gaggle chose to create a marketing video for their website’s homepage that highlights their priorities of safety, learning, and systems integration. Becky Holzman, Crews Control Production Manager, hand-picked video crews in Atlanta, GA to capture testimonials at a tradeshow and Bloomington, IL to record employees at Gaggle’s headquarters.

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Videssence Vidnel VN050 LED Fresnel
Posted by Brad Spinsby on Oct 07, 2014 & filed under Technical.
Videssence Vidnel VN050 LED Fresnel

Videssence is a lighting company that has spent its early years developing the first fluorescent light for television and followed that with the development of LED lights. Their goal has been to make energy efficient lighting for both the field and studio. Videssence has recently introduced their line of LED Fresnel lights, which fall in line with that mission. Their flagship LED Fresnel is the Vidnel 050 LED, a 50 watt LED light with a Fresnel lens on it.

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10 Tips for Shooting Video in Washington D.C.

Every new on-location video production presents logistical challenges to Video Producers. Where can the video crew load into the Capitol? Who do I need to get permission from to shoot b-roll of the city or stand-ups on the Mall? On one hand, Washington D.C. has more red tape than most other domestic locations; on the other, video crews are an ingrained part of life on the hill, at the monuments, and within the city. Washington D.C. is consistently Crews Control’s second most scheduled...

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