• Production Sound Tips

    by Angela Harrer, Co-Director of Original Programming - March 24, 2017 | Tags: , ,

    Every filmmaker should know that if you want to make a good film, you can't just pay attention to the quality of the picture, you must also pay attention to the quality of the sound, as it's one of the first ways audiences will recognize the difference between amateur and professional filmmaking. Fixing it in post is really not feasible for most indie filmmakers, as ADR is really time consuming and expensive, so why put yourself through that? 

  • Learning the Hard Way

    by Jenn Adams, News Director - March 17, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

    It was in late in the year 2000 that I became a volunteer reporter for NewTV’s Newton News under Burt Mummolo. I had just graduated college and needed to keep my production skills and resume reel fresh for a prospective news director. It was during this time that I figured out what I didn’t know.

  • Producing to the Maxx

    by Ellen Lacey, Director of Production Services - March 10, 2017 | Tags: ,

    NewTV’s Production Services Department has been producing up a storm with The TJX Corporation for their internal State of the Company meetings. Both Ellen and Noreen produced and supervised shoots as well as postproduction to include editorial, effects, and sound mixing for TJ Maxx/Marshalls and TJX Corporate. Production Services teamed with Framed Up Director Bill Cuccinello and National Video's senior After Effects editor Steve Ball to create fun and engaging videos featuring interacting icons with their employees. Our own Curry College intern Maggie McGinnis joined us as a Production Assistant. Maggie attended the early morning shoots and edits. She got to see first hand how a full-on video production is created saying, “I was very surprised at how quickly scripts changed on the set.”

  • Always More to Learn

    by NewTV Staff - March 03, 2017 | Tags: , ,

    NewTV’s spring class lineup was posted online this week. We’re excited to offer our regular courses along with some specialty workshops, including The Fundamentals of 2-D Animation and Introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Whether you are a new member or you have been around for a long time, there is always something new to learn. Recently, we asked our staff what topics they would be interested in learning more about, and here are there responses:

  • How Much RAM is Enough?

    by Eugene Foygelman, Production Coordinator - February 24, 2017 | Tags: ,

    So you’re buying a new computer, be it a laptop or a desktop, and you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck. You might be at BestBuy or on Amazon (or on other websites) looking at the specs of your new companion, but you might not be entirely sure about what you need. The computer you’re looking at seems decent enough; it’s got a good processor, a nice screen, a large hard-drive, and a satisfactory graphics card, but then you see the RAM.

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