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Confessions of a PA

  Hi, my name is Bethany. I am a Freshman at Arizona State University studying Film. I have grown up in this business. I have been fortunate to have opportunities to work on some pretty cool projects. I am learning and growing with each show.  One experience I recently had Read more…

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NAB Cameras and Affordability

When we stepped onto the NAB floor, our goals were pretty specific – find out the lowdown on the latest cameras directly from the sources. This post will discuss 3 brands; Canon, Sony and Panasonic. First stop was the Canon booth. We knew that Canon was announcing a new camera, the Read more…

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The KerriKart at NAB

A stop during our NAB tour: Innovative Ideas One “Kart” packs a lot of punch. (Above: Innovator Bill Kerrigan with his intelligently designed KerriKart) As camera bodies became smaller, the rigs, the add-ons, the lenses have all created a new challenge, making cameras bulkier and heavier. Over the last few years, Read more…

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Drones Soaring Higher

Ever since Ken Hackney blogged for us about drones back in August 2014 (Drones), the conversation about them has seemingly been everywhere. Whether it’s about drones almost colliding with airliners or the FAA coming up with a set of guidelines for their use, the use of drones for television production Read more…

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Back It Up!!!

Tip of the week:  Back It Up!! We are doing it.  We are dedicating an entire blog to the topic of backing up footage. One of the best features of digital media is the ease of a simple back-up. When that producer walks away with the footage – that desperate Read more…

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Hottest Camera So Far In 2015

We always begin our trend watch for the year by mid-February as production starts to “wake-up.”  Last year Sony announced and launched the latest in its line of 4K cameras, by the fall they started getting into the hands of DP’s worldwide. Not since the Sony D600 (remember that camera?), have we seen Read more…

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Feedback for a New Year

Here it is – the start of a brand new year!!  Personally – I love January – it’s a fresh start each year. Being based in Phoenix, we certainly can’t complain about our winter weather! As we chart our business goals for the year, we are excited about the prospect of projects Read more…

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ENG in it’s “Prime”

For the most part, we are booking “Prime Lens Cameras*” for ENG shoots…but these often front-heavy, small cameras weren’t necessarily designed for these on-the-run applications. The C300, C500 4K Cinema Camera, Sony NEX-FS700R, Sony PMW-F3 XDCAM, Sony PMW-F5 and Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camera are all the most requested cameras Read more…

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TV Production and Beyond

One thing I love about The Crew Company, is delving into new areas of production. Practically speaking, video and TV production is the art and service of creating content and delivering a finished video product. Over the years we have learned about so many different aspects of media production, from DVD/BluRay Read more…

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Kind Words About The Crew List

We all love nice feedback.  We have been receiving amazing feedback from crews and clients about the new site!  “The Crew Company website has added a dimension to the “Crewing” process that didn’t really exist before…It’s a game changer.” – Line Producer, Sony Pictures Television   “Congratulations on this new CREWLIST… Read more…