August News

Happy August…where the weather won’t let us forget it’s summer! Continuing to take advantage of the extra time in the off-season, I’ve temporarily switched gears more towards (non live) production, studying production theory and practice, maintaining equipment, and planning for the upcoming season. I’ve also committed myself to keeping the newsletter short form.  This month…

June/July Tonehaus News – Solstice Edition

Hello! You didn’t miss it! There hasn’t been a newsletter since May, so I’m sending out a special Solstice Edition newsletter! May was extremely packed. I thought the performing arts season was over for me, but then two big productions popped up last minute – a full livestream in house gig and a freelance gig…

May 2022 News

End of a Great Season May marks the end of the performing arts season, which for me means both reflection as I look back over the past eight months, and a pivot of focus looking toward the four months of off-season. If you are involved with a festival that needs to tape, broadcast or archive…

April 2022 NEWS

March was interesting and diverse; a festival, new clients, a documentary and improvements. Welcome Aboard, New Clients! Arts on Alexander I’m happy to officially announce some new clients. At the very top of the month, last weekend in fact, our first production for Arts on Alexander took place. The music was incredible, drawing top period…

March 2022 News

February was a very exciting month with some serious upgrades and new clients!  In February, we made two major upgrades: First, in optics. Our A and B cameras now have 400mm zoom lenses for great reach and closeups. Trivia: did you know that camera operators manually focus their shots? These new lenses (and indeed all…

February News & Flash

During the month of January, usually slow for production, I used the time to organize and refine. Between a great find on storage bins and a new Brother P-Touch label maker, I may have gotten a little carried away. On the digital side of things, both the studio computer and on-location laptop got fresh installations…

January 2022

Happy New Year! We look to the future… with measured optimism. Beyond the challenging times we are in, we see new and untapped opportunities in our rapidly changing town. Here is another opportunity: SAVE HUGE during this month’s Flash Sale! Now through Saturday midnight: Spin the Wheel of Savings 🙂 ! This month’s sale is…

Happy Production, Happy Clients!

We are thrilled to share some behind the scenes and screengrabs from the first Tonehaus production using our very own cameras. This taping was for our longtime client and wonderful friends at Chorus Austin. After spending the better half of this performing arts season chasing down sync between drifting cameras, we chose to acquire a…

Equipment for Self Recording

Now that we are all living deep in the time of COVID, I imagine many of you are Zoom teaching and now, at the minimum, are at the cusp of your first self producing video for collaborations. You’ve read the guide for video and audio tips, but what about gear? Here are some recommendations if…