When A Studio Is Not A Studio

When is a studio not a studio?  There are actually two distinct definitions for the word "studio", as used in the film business. It is best not to confuse the two. In the film production business, a studio can be a space where A/V media is shot or captured, or it can mean a (usually large, legacy) TV and/or movie…

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The Leos and The Return of TV

Television did not actually leave but typically the so-called "Episodics" or "Series" productions take a hiatus during spring. The start of shooting season used to be right after the US Independence Day Weekend, almost invariably. The advent of streaming media, with its very different needs with regard to type and amount of product, changed that somewhat. In spite of those…

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Howzit Goin? Goin Good

In this column we will bring you some of the news related to film production in Vancouver, BC. If we think you might want to know something, we will tell you. It would not go so well or be any fun if we tried to tell you everything that is happening in the Vancouver Film Business. We will put as…

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Who Does What For Whom

In this column we will illuminate the roles among the crew of a typical production, of which there probably is no such thing. It will be easy to say things were missed and we will keep adding anything you ask us to. As for errors, please let us know right away so we can correct them. Do remember, however, things…

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First, Kick Glen Frey In The Head

In 1988 or 89, Mitch Kosterman drove into Vancouver from his home in the suburbs, not at all sure what was about to transpire. He had been told to look for a sign that said "Crew Park" on Seymour Street and he would be directed to where he should park his car. He had also been told the TV show…

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The News That is Not The News

Welcome to Vancouver Production Pulse. This will be a bi-weekly magazine featuring interesting articles relevant to the Vancouver, British Columbia film production business. With each new edition of Vancouver Production Pulse, we will present one story in each of three sections: The News, The Crew, The Stories. Three articles designed to inform and entertain you. Our Editor, Mitchell Kosterman, has…

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Who Does What When, Where and How

These articles will be about the specific roles within the production crew (both shooting and rigging) from day one when they "go to camera" to the wrap. We will show you a sample organizational chart and describe what each person does. We will not include all the people who work on the show. We will not get into (not yet,…

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You’re kidding! No. No, we’re not.

Here we will bring you the interesting stories you want to hear. Some have never been told outside our immediate circle. All will involve interesting people doing interesting things. Many of whom will be famous, some will not. Many stories will be funny, some will be tragic. Each story will be true and help paint a clearer, more colorful picture…

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