set production

Preparing For A Science Laboratory Film Shoot

Filming in a science laboratory means we have to make sure that the right protective equipment are shown at all times: lab coat, gloves, pants, and eye-wear when appropriate.  That said, while the equipment is always top-of-the-line, the most complex substance we use is normally water. Anyone can do science!

Jon filming our doctors at work.

Jon filming our doctors at work.

To Selfie or Not To Selfie and Other Vexing Set Production Questions

Recently we came across the most difficult question that all film crews face when it comes to video production: do we ask someone to take a picture of the crew, or do we use a selfie stick? What are the pros and cons of such a decision on the quality and cost-effectiveness of the final video product? None. Absolutely zero. It's just a crew picture.

L - R: Adam, Huong, and Jon. Not pictured: selfie stick.

L - R: Adam, Huong, and Jon. Not pictured: selfie stick.

We went with the selfie stick. First crew selfie!

Staging A Night Shoot At The Hospital

A late night shoot at UCLA's Ronald Reagan hospital for our Social Media video. The trick to a successful shot at a hospital is to start production at night when patients and family members are not roaming the halls. We rolled in the jib for the RED camera and everything!

Adam and Huong attempting a selfie. Fail.

Adam and Huong attempting a selfie. Fail.