• The Search for the Perfect Mouse

    by Eugene Foygelman, Production Coordinator - July 14, 2017 | Tags: ,

    When it comes to actually using your computer, the computer mouse is most people’s preferred method. Some might like to jump around with their keyboards, others have pens, and some use track pads (which are basically mice but worse).  When it comes to the PC universe there’s a large variety of mice, from extremely cheap basic ones with only three buttons to large expensive ones with a yacht-load of buttons. In the Apple computer sphere, there are a couple of options that work well, and then there’s the other PC mice that sort of work with a Mac. My rant is more about computer mice overall, and how the expensive price points sometimes don’t mean anything when it comes to the build quality, comfort, and control.

  • XLR Cable Coiling Tutorial

    by Angela Harrer, Co-Director of Original Programming - July 07, 2017 | Tags: , ,

    One of the most annoying discoveries on a shoot is finding out that all of your cables are tangled. Most of the time the XLRs are the culprits, and that's because the over-under coiling technique isn't easy to learn. Here's a quick tutorial on how to properly coil XLRs.

  • What is a Showrunner?

    by Jessica Leff, Digital Marketing Specialist - June 29, 2017 | Tags: ,

    Do you know who is responsible for your favorite television show? Do you know whose creative vision is being made into a reality for you to enjoy each week (or for about thirteen hours in a row if you’re choosing to binge watch a season of a Netflix show)? Do you know the person you have to thank for giving you something to talk about, bond with your family about, or a joke to laugh about at the end of a long day? While a ton of work goes into one episode of television, someone is in charge of the process and that is the showrunner.

  • NewTV Studio is a Hit!

    by Katie Geiger, Director of Member Services - June 23, 2017 | Tags: ,

    The NewTV studio is hopping! With six new studio shows and counting this year, the total number of community-produced studio programs has risen to eighteen. That’s the most that has ever been produced during my time here, and the excitement to make more isn’t stopping

  • Realscreen West

    by Andrew Eldridge, Head of Production at Another Age Productions - June 16, 2017 | Tags: ,

    This past week, NewTV’s Original Programming Department (now known as Another Age Productions) attended Realscreen West (RSW). RSW is an entertainment conference with over 1,000 creators, buyers and distributors of entertainment and media converging at the Fairmont Hotel in lovely Santa Monica, CA to talk about the television industry.

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