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When it comes to Video Production. Here is a list of all the non-union hotels in Las Vegas

NON UNION HOTELS IN LAS VEGAS

The Venetian  & Palazzo Resort Hotel - ARIA Resort at City Center - Stratosphere Tower Resort - MGM Grand Hotel – Hard Rock Casino –

Fremont Hotel & Casino -The Orleans Hotel – Wynn Las Vegas - Encore at Wynn Las Vegas – Bellagio Resort- Monte Carlo Resort - Treasure Island Hotel

Cannery Hotel – Ravella at Lake Las Vegas -Vdara Hotel & Spa at City Center - Mirage Resort  - Imperial Palace Hotel - Golden Nugget Hotel  -

The Signature at MGM Grand - New York New York Hotel – Red Rock Resort - South Point Hotel  - Trump International Hotel – Palms Hotel

Green Valley Ranch Resort – Westin at Lake Las Vegas - Planet Hollywood Hotel – Rampart Casino – Mandalay Bay - Four Seasons Hotel –

Hooters Hotel – Hotel at Lake Las Vegas Resort – Mandarin Oriental Hotel – The hotel – The Harmon Hotel - Cancun Resort - Alliante Station Hotel –

The M Resort – The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas – Montelago Village Resort

                                                           Fremont Street Experience - Sands Convention Center – Las Vegas Convention Center

 

The good news is it doesn't matter where your Las Vegas video production needs are. Our video crews can film at any property. We have camera operators on staff who can be called out on a union shoot so we can accommodate any and all of your video production needs.

Also, reach out to F11 Rentals for all of your Las Vegas camera rentals. They deliver to all of the mentioned hotels.

 

www.fivesix.com

 


PMW-300 Battery Update

It looks like Sony's has limited the use of third party batteries in their new PMW-300 camera.  The DC input has been limited to 12v which means if you are trying to power the camera using the switronics series 7 or the ikan'sIBS-U65, you will get a high voltage error in the camera.

Hope fully Sony comes out with a firmware upgrade to address this issue. The camera can handle 11-17vso there is no reason the DC input is limited to 12v.

 

 


Las Vegas Video Production

Our new camera bags - The High Roller

We decided on purchasing the Cinebags High Roller for all of our C300 and PMW-300 Camera Packages. The Lens Smuggler has been a great accessory to transport our lenses and additional gear as a carry on. The quality is what you would expect from a high end manufacturer. The Zippers and stitching are built to withstand heavy use. I personally love that there is a little more depth to the main compartment over the previous version the Camera Daddy. Because of the added space we can now store the C300 camera with the top handle as well as the 24-70 lens on the camera. This allows for quicker setups and I think the less we can take the lens on and off the body the better. Oh almost forgot... These new bags have a telescoping handle and wheels. No more lugging a 30lb. Camera bag on my shoulder running from plane to plane. Also, while we are on the topic of traveling. I have to mention the lens smuggler allows us to bring a variety of lenses and stash them under the seat very comfortably. It is slightly thicker than the laptop case but not one airline worker has given it a second look. A highroller and the lens smuggler are a great combination. One carry on and one personal item. We are very glad to have these new bags and I expect them to be a valuable tool for us for the life of our cameras.

Our new lineup of Camera Bags

DimpleSticks offer a new and innovation camera rig for the filmmaker on the go

Much of what we do at FiveSix Productions consists of ENG/Docu-style film making, which requires us to be quick and agile while still producing high quality work.  This can be challenging, especially when certain shots and setups require special equipment and attention.  We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to enhance efficiencies and a new product by DimpleSticks looks to do just that.  In terms of camera stabilization rigs, we have had great success with Tilta along with some of the Zacuto products, however, quite frankly, there are many parts to deal with and depending on the various camera that we own, limitations on how the rig can be set up.  With DimpleSticks, they eliminate the difficulties but offering a stabilization system that is fully customizable to fit virtually any camera and versatile enough to work in any environment.

Check out this writeup from No Film School.

Let us know if the DimpleSticks system is a tool you find helpful on your future projects.


Las Vegas Video Production

We go with American

American Grip is our grip gear brand of choice.  Their products provide a level of durability, versatility, and reputation that other manufacturers can't match.  Our American equipment has served us well during recent shoots out on location.

Grip head to a C-Stand

New Equipment

FiveSix Productions recently added some new equipment to their grip and lighting arsenal in order to better serve clients and enhance the already impressive offering from Las Vegas' premiere, full service production company.

Stands

 

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Equipment Room

 

Gear ready to go out on a job.
BoardROom DVDs

BoardRoom DVDs | Now on Sale

Our Documentary, BoardRoom - Legends of Surfboard, is now on sale. Purchase your copy of the film at BoardRoom Legends

 

 


Davinci Color Correction

We are doing a little Color correction for Boardroom. We love the Davinci.


Las Vegas Video Production

Corporate Storytelling

        At FiveSix Productions, we find more and more these days we're shooting and editing for strictly web video delivery. Businesses are finding that to differentiate themselves from their competitors, their website needs to show rather than tell a potential consumer or client what the business or brand is all about.  A compelling video that shows all facets of a business including their product or service in action can be consumed in a more effective way than reading text blurbs.   We've done a few storytelling pieces in the past month and have a couple more scheduled in the next few weeks and anticipate this trend to continue as more businesses realize this is an effective way to spend marketing dollars.

        With that said, these video pieces can't be considered as just another marketing outlet or they will fall into the forgettable category, nor can they be a commercial or heavily sales driven in nature. These videos need to be thought out well in advance and planned accordingly.  The right tools are a start(such as our new Canon C300 camera, Kessler Cineslider or  Steadicam Flyer), but more important are putting the right people in place. Those people are the ones who will listen to your ideas, help you focus them in the right areas and help you to visually get across what it is you think is more important about your brand and image.  If the brand and image of a business is portrayed in the the correct way, the product or service will sell itself.  

        We understand how to put these corporate storytelling videos together and have had success in doing so.  They are some of the most fun projects to work on where we get to be collaborative and creative and in the end, see the results in web traffic, views and conversions.  We're just getting started in this businesss trend and we like what we see so far and hope to make corporate storytelling an intricate part of our video production work moving forward. Check out our projects page to see some of our more recent work.  

At FiveSix Productions, the f-stops here.


Las Vegas Video Production

Terrablock 24EX Storage

We got our new 24TB Terrablock racked and ready to go. The entire process took less than a day to get everything up and running. The editors are loving the Fiber connectivity and have already started sharing project between the bays.

We had high hopes for this acquisition and so far it's living up to all of them.