Production Group

Feb. 12, 2018

the OutPost at WGBH is looking for a colorist

The OutPost at WGBH is looking for a talented colorist to join the team in in Boston to grade some of the best content on the planet.  Candidate should have advanced DaVinci Resolve and Avid Symphony grading and online skills.  Experience in long-form documentary programs is beneficial.  Check out the job posting at  http://www.wgbh.org/ab...

July 26, 2017

WGBH Media Makers Tech Roundtable

The July Technology Roundtable at WGBH was held in the Yawkey Theater.  The topic was smaller scale, digital-first production: What tools and platforms are being used? What are the strategies for managing projects and initiatives? What are the pinch points in production? Guest host Annie Shreffler (WGBH Forum Network) led the session. Join...

Studios

April 26, 2018

The Studios send Ray Kurxweil "Humagram" to Minsk, Russia

The Studios at WGBH hosted Charles River Media Group for a unique project.  CRMG captured futurist and Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil in our Calderwood Studio in Boston and sent his live image and sound as a 3D "Humagram" to the Hi-Tech Nation forum being held in Minsk in Belarus, Russia.  The audience in Minsk experienced Kur...

"Thanks for all of your help with this "Humagram" project.  It worked out great during the production".  

Dec. 21, 2017

Full House at WGBH Studios

WGBH Studios had a full house on December 2nd.  In our Yawkey Theater we were shooting a live-to-file PBS special featuring Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudy Tanzi.  The six-camera switched shoot in front of a live studio audience came together in less than 3 weeks.  Simultaneously across the hall in the Fraser Performance Studio we were lensing ...

Sept. 1, 2017

Production Group helps NOVA reach new Facebook milestone

The Studios team at WGBH was instrumental in helping NOVA create the most watched Facebook live in PBS history.  NOVA came to us wanting to do a live Facebook telecast from Idaho during the total eclipse on August 21.  We coordinated the satellite feeds in advance and set up communication between our control room in the WGBH studios, the s...

March 30, 2017

Drone coverage at Greater Boston

Greater Boston, WGBH's evening news program, produced a recent story about how global warming may affect maple sugar production. The producer wanted aerial coverage so DP  Howard Powell captured the material with our lightweight 3DR Solo drone.  With it's gimbal mounted 4k capable GoPro camera Howard, who is UAS certified, was able to quic...

Oct. 20, 2016

SMASH at WGBH Studios

Recently WGBH hosted the three day SMASH (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub 2016) at our Brighton studios and event space. This partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival brought together industry leaders in science, technology and public media for three full days of panel discussions, keynotes, sessions, workshops...

Aug. 31, 2016

"The Tenants Downstairs" segment shot in Calderwood Studio

The Tenants Downstairs is a 2016 Taiwanese black comedy-fantasy-mystery-drama film based on Taiwanese writer Giddens Ko's novel of the same name. The symphonic score for the movie was recorded here in the Fraser Performance Studio by Antonio Oliart who worked with Goldstones Studios here in Boston.  The music for the final scene, Adagio Ca...

Aug. 19, 2016

The Production Group Streaming vs. Traditional Broadcast

Getting content to as many viewers as possible has expanded in recent years from traditional broadcast transmission via satellite and fiber feeds to streaming thru web based services. Our clients frequently use WGBH's Production Group to provide studio production with live or delayed feeds through web streaming.  With a variety of incoming...

June 14, 2016

Point Taken

Point Taken, a new public-affairs debate series for PBS, finished it's inaugural run of 10 shows in June of 2016.  Produced by Studio Six with the Production Group at WGBH it utilized a wide range of technologies in order to reach the widest possible audience.  Lensed in the Calderwood studio the program was shot before a live studio audie...

the OutPost

March 27, 2018

John Stimpson Mixes "Ghost Light" at OutPost

Filmaker John Stimpson (The Legend of Lucy Keyes, The Spruce & The Pines) recently put the finishing touches on his latest film "Ghost Light" at the OutPost at WGBH.  Stimpson on working with re-recording mixer Chris Anderson in A-mix: "I think this is the fourth movie we’ve done with Chris now in your facility and it’s been a great ex...

Jan. 24, 2018

Oscar Nominee Graded at OutPost

Frontline has their first ever Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature and it was graded at the OutPost at WGBH.  You can read more at Frontline's site.

Oct. 9, 2017

OutPost at WGBH creates custom version of "The Vietnam War" for Ken Burns

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick worked for over ten years on their epic 18-hour series "The Vietnam War".  As they were finishing the domestic masters they decided to create a version for Vietnamese speakers so that they could experience it in their native tongue.  The OutPost at WGBH took on the project and deployed its multi-faceted technology...

March 15, 2017

Tales of Troubleshooting: An OutPost Blog - Mysterious Blank Screens on QuickTime and Other Programs

QuickTime is a common video player on both Windows and Mac platforms with many applications relying on the QuickTime engine to play and process video files. For instance, Avid Media Composer utilizes the QuickTime 7 engine for both import and export functions.   Installing QuickTime and QuickTime components can solve many problems, but on ...

Nov. 16, 2016

Anna Kendrick records at WGBH OutPost

The OutPost at WGBH recently had the pleasure of working with actress Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods etc.) recording an ISDN interview in A-Mix with John Jenkins for Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  They spoke about her new memoir coming out this month, Scrappy Little Nobody, her favorite films, how she got started in acting and ...

Nov. 9, 2016

WGBH Newsroom Conversion

In October 2016, the OutPost at WGBH helped Boston Media Productions and the WGBH Newsroom transition to new post-production systems enabling greater collaboration, access to media, and technical efficiency. Over the course of 12 months, the WGBH team worked with editors, producers, and journalists to analyze their needs and designed an en...

Oct. 6, 2016

Chris Cooper and Pixar at the OutPost

Recently, the OutPost at WGBH welcomed actor Chris Cooper (The Bourne Identity, Adaptation, The Good Shepherd) to its mix facility.  Mr. Cooper recorded tracks for his character in an upcoming Pixar film with Sound Engineer John Jenkins, CAS.  John worked with Pixar to set up unique 2-way isdn audio, and internet video links that allowed C...

June 6, 2016

Jim Ferguson on Color Correction

Jim Ferguson recently did a presentation explaining how he analyzes images when he color corrects for FRONTLINE and other clients.  He was good enough to narrate it so that we could share it here on our blog.