Straight Talk From Top Executive Producers On What Makes A Great Director

Posted by Team Simian on Jan 21, 2016

As a video production company, wouldn’t it be great to hear straight from the leading executive producers and managing directors in the industry exactly what they are looking for when hiring new directorial talent?

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Topics: Video Production

Star Wars Production Facts: A Geek’s Guide

Posted by Team Simian on Dec 8, 2015

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away …little known happenings, endless financial and creative struggles and seemingly impossible situations were endured by production and beyond while bringing the Star Wars franchise to life. Over the years, many of these behind-the-scenes stories and tidbits have remained relatively unknown to planet earth… until now.

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Topics: Humor, Video Production

In-House, Collaborative and Licensed Content: Weighing Your Options

Posted by Team Simian on Dec 1, 2015

So you’re ready to begin development on your own video content strategy. Awesome! But what’s the best way to get started? What options are available to you? Which are most affordable and which will get you the most bang for your time and effort (and revenue) buck?

The best part is, there is no right or wrong way…just options!

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Topics: Video Production

Simian Top Picks: Video Encoding Software

Posted by Team Simian on Nov 5, 2015

Since we know a thing or two about video encoding and since web browsers are moving to pure HTML5 (and are no longer supporting of plugins like QuickTime), encoding for the web is more important than ever. Of course it goes without saying that for ease of use, performance and saving time (not to mention kick-ass playback), the Simian Real Time Video Encoder 2™ (RTVE2) is our top pick. But to be fair and to help cut through the sea of encoding confusion, there are a couple of standouts for those who want to weigh their options.

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Topics: Technology, Simian, Video Production, Media Sharing, Post Production

Video Encoding for the Web and the MP4: What You Need To Know

Posted by Heather Prather on Oct 26, 2015

It’s no secret that encoding video for the web has posed numerous challenges. With every browser type requiring the download of various plugins to support different video formats, encoding video was not only difficult for the developer, it more often than not, offered a sub-par experience for audiences.

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Topics: Video Production

5 Simian Hacks for Executive Producers and Sales Reps

Posted by Brian Atton on May 18, 2015

Ready for some insider tips? Below are the top five hacks that Executive Producers and Sales Reps can implement right now to bolster sales and increase production workflow with Simian.

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Topics: Simian, Sales, Video Production, Post Production

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