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Bill Diamond

How to “Never Grow Up” and Still Succeed

Have you ever had the thought, “Maybe I haven’t grown up yet?” For some, such a thought can be worrisome. However, it can be an acceptable characteristic in the minds of others: especially in the world of production. Just ask Bill Diamond, the founder of Bill Diamond Productions, which is a creative production company where […]

How to “Never Grow Up” and Still Succeed

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The Life and Strife of a Cinematographer

If you were to look up the word ‘cinematography’ in the dictionary, the definition would read, “the art of making motion pictures.” That is the essence of the word, but it doesn’t elaborate on any of the subtleties or responsibilities of the art. Don’t worry, Ferro is here to provide insight. And who better than […]

The Life and Strife of a Cinematographer

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Kool and the Gang’s Rise to Success

Have you ever pictured yourself entertaining bystanders in the subway to earn some cash? How about not only picturing that, what about DOING just that as a young teenager?  Well what better a band, than one called Kool and the Gang to handle such a daunting task? The crew’s open-arms approach to unconventionality was an […]

Kool and the Gang’s Rise to Success

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Don Sperling: Executive Producer

“Don’t ever miss an opportunity to make an impression. You never know who’s watching.” ~ DS Prophetic words of wisdom spoken by Mr. Don Sperling. Keep reading and you’ll surely absorb the deeper meaning beyond the letters penned above. Letters turned into words, words become sentences and sentences become paragraphs, chapters and the ongoing story […]

Don Sperling: Executive Producer

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How an Internship Can Launch Your Career

 Motion pictures, television, music, radio, theater, and live performances are all aspects of the ever-growing entertainment industry. These businesses heavily rely on internships and other employment programs of little-to-no-cost because of their highly competitive nature. It’s hard to break in, but these positions just below the entry-level provide an avenue for the unknown to make […]

How an Internship Can Launch Your Career

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Creative Set Design for Broadcast

As the modern history of the USA grows each and every year, so too does it’s peoples euphoric fascination with professional sports.  The multi-billion dollar a year industry, that is pro sports, collaborates with another multi-billion dollar industry, the production industry, which further fuels the fire of the sports media frenzy.  So exactly what is […]

Creative Set Design for Broadcast

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Keys to Success: The David Rosenthal Story

David Rosenthal’s illustrious talents and ambitions have propelled him to the pinnacle of the modern music world since his graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Top Ten Singles, Grammy Nominations, and World Tours with names like Billy Joel and Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Enrique Iglesias, Robert Palmer, Cyndi Lauper and many others.  For […]

Keys to Success: The David Rosenthal Story

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Up-and-Coming: Michael “Horse” Becton

What does it take to succeed? Furthermore, especially when all the odds are pointing in the other direction? How does one find the courage and the motivation to soar above and beyond the status-quo, in order to reach higher ground? Ferro Productions unveiled the answers to those questions during our most recent Up-and-Coming interview, featuring […]

Up-and-Coming: Michael “Horse” Becton

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Broadcast Innovation : Jack Kestenbaum

“I don’t know what you’re going to do, but someday down the road, you’re going to be a great curtain puller.”   Those words, spoken of a man who would forge onward to an illustrious 42-year television career, much of which just so happened, behind the curtain. His accomplishments are more than worthy of the […]

Broadcast Innovation : Jack Kestenbaum

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One Kool Cat

  Earlier this year Ferro Productions was on the road filming a behind the scenes documentary with Kool & The Gang and Van Halen on their world tour.  During which we had several opportunities to sit down with arguably the most legendary name in Funk and R&B music, Robert “Kool” Bell.  Although this band and its […]

One Kool Cat

Dennis Size: Lighting Design Group

Dennis Size: Lighting Design Group

Nearly impossible, it would be, to turn on your TV at any given time, on any given day, anywhere in the world and not bear witness to their brilliant designs, in all their glory illuminating your screen. A wise man once said, “If you don’t have the proper lighting on a television set, you might […]

Dennis Size: Lighting Design Group

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How the Film Industry has Evolved, Yet Will Never Change

The film industry has witnessed a number of transformations – from the invention of the motion-picture camera in 1888, to James Cameron’s groundbreaking visual effects used in Avatar in 2009. Although technology and equipment have  changed over time, the great minds within the industry believe that the characteristics necessary for a successful career remain steadfast. […]

How the Film Industry has Evolved, Yet Will Never Change

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HBO RINGSIDE

“Boxing is fighting.  It’s life and death; people have literally been killed in the ring.  It’s different from other sports because the athletes aren’t thinking about moving on to the next series, or the next championship.  Rather, they are thinking about how to knock their opponent on to the ground, and make him stay there. […]

HBO RINGSIDE

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Shooting a news show pilot for Chinese TV

I was recently hired to D.P. a pilot for the Chinese network, CCTV. It’s a news program call “I Cheng”, starring reporter Gloria Cheng Ai. The show is mostly interviews with politicians, economists and world leaders. There are also stand ups with Gloria, as well as ‘man on the street’ interviews and a lot of […]

Shooting a news show pilot for Chinese TV

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Digital and Social Media Directing

Standing over “center” of the digital services department of the New York Giants, similar to Eli Manning when he’s calling the shots at his position, is Nilay Shah, the Director of Digital and Social Media Strategy for the Giants’ organization. Whereas Eli has oversight of the New York Giants’ offense and primarily administers the running […]

Digital and Social Media Directing

Matt Swensen

Up-and-Coming: Matt Swensen

One of the most integral components of the human race that has enabled our species to evolve over the course of time is that innate ability to design.  The fact that humans can develop a concept out of thin air and then transform that figment of imagination into a physically existing object is simply phenomenal.  […]

Up-and-Coming: Matt Swensen

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The Art Behind Production

A wise man once said, ” If you don’t have a passion for it, don’t even try, because it will just break your heart.” The “wise man” – Art McLaughlin. The “it” – the wild world of production.  For almost 40 years, Mr. McLaughlin has been a pioneering member in the business, notably, and feel […]

The Art Behind Production

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Behind the Lens: US Open

NEW YORK – The US Open, not just a tennis match in Queens, rather a place for the elite to meet. With over forty countries represented in the tournament, each will have network broadcasts covering the event.  It will come as no surprise saying that to capture an accurate portrait of the most elite players in the world, […]

Behind the Lens: US Open

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The Pioneers of Digital

Digital – per the World English Dictionary; is defined as “the representation of data as a series of numerical values”.  Kinda bland as definitions go.  At least until one takes a deeper look, especially during a time when it seems that “digital” technology is what keeps our world turning.  Let me explain. While digital technology […]

The Pioneers of Digital

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Art McLaughlin: Production and Passion

The doors open and a crowd begins to gather. Within the hour the show will begin, a spectacle of music and light. The stage is built; the sound is ready, the musicians wrapping up their last minute rehearsals. There’s electricity in the air as everyone gathers to enjoy an evening of laughter and music and […]

Art McLaughlin: Production and Passion

Mark London

Mark London: The Lighting Design Group

How important is lighting in video production? In case you were wondering, the answer is EXTEMELY!  Lighting commonly dictates success or failure because it’s directly related to whether the public’s perception of the final product will be qualified as good or bad. And STILL, it largely goes unnoticed. “It’s sort of a mystery,” says Mark […]

Mark London: The Lighting Design Group

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Fashionable Benefits with Saudia Ally

  Q: What does it mean to be Marvelous?  Connecting art, fashion, family and music with food and beverage in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Autism. Volunteering creative concepts and countless hours/days/weeks/months in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Autism. Bringing together some of the most beautiful, well-rounded people on […]

Fashionable Benefits with Saudia Ally

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Bob Papa: The Voice of the New York Giants

“Eli Manning. Back to throw. Under pressure. Avoids the rush, and he’s gonna … fight out of it! Still fights out of it! Now throws it deep down field to a wide-open Tyree! Who makes the catch!” Do you remember what happened that play? I’m sure you do, if you’re a Giants fan. If you’re […]

Bob Papa: The Voice of the New York Giants

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Cablecam: The Eye in the Sky

Don Canfield is arguably one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished motion control operators in the country.  Don’s 20+ years in the industry operating and innovating at the highest levels of sophistication within the niche area of advanced motion control hardware and techniques has nobly served and entertained he and the public very well. What […]

Cablecam: The Eye in the Sky

John Bonanni

Brooklyn to Broadway: John Bonanni

“Live presentation is about human contact. We all need it. No matter how many times we iPhone ourselves to death, I believe that the best sort of entertainment is right here in the theatre.” Ferro Productions was at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut earlier this month conducting an interview with the theater’s Executive Director, […]

Brooklyn to Broadway: John Bonanni

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Producing Gameday @ MetLife Stadium

FACT. There have been fewer Ringmasters of the Greatest Show On Earth® than Presidents of these United States. 36 to be exact and arguably such a grand position and title stand as a mere SUBTITLE in both form and function to the New York Football Giants, Director of Production, Christine Baluyot. Let’s meet our Ringmaster […]

Producing Gameday @ MetLife Stadium

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System Of A Down

Having just ONE day off to recharge the batteries, FerroProductions’ crew made the ONLY logical choice to kick back for the day/night; drop in on a great friend Shavo from System of the Down at their NJ PNC Bank Arts Center show. System is arguably one of the best live shows out there. We, as […]

System Of A Down

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Bill Diamond Productions

Creativity is everywhere.  All across your city, your state, your country, your world… Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not isolated to the glittering sidewalks of sunny southern California.  Furthermore- it is not isolated to any one area, period.  Earlier this month our crew was reminded of this concept as we traveled to rural upstate […]

Bill Diamond Productions

Ken Kelsch

Ken Kelsch: Director of Photography

Ken Kelsch’s philosophy is very similar to that of Nike’s: “Just do everything,” he says. As a cinematographer with over 40 years in the film and television businesses, his resume is as polished as perfectly as an Officer’s shoes. Kelsch has served as the cinematographer on 49 film projects, including 31 feature length films. He […]

Ken Kelsch: Director of Photography

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Robotic Cameras at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is arguably one of the most historic landmarks in the United States.  Since opening it’s doors in 1879, millions of people have visited, gathered and prayed at the cathedral encompassing an entire square city block from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue between 50 and 51st streets in Manhattan. […]

Robotic Cameras at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Up-and-Coming: Sean Cox

Up-and-Coming: Sean Cox

When people think about the most imperative job titles in a production house, seldom do the roles of Intern or Production Assistant pop into their head.  Producer, Director of Photography, Audio Engineer; those are some of the usual suspects who collect all of the credit.  In our newest Up-and-Coming Featured Article, Ferro Productions is going […]

Up-and-Coming: Sean Cox

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Directing for Blackberry

When Blackberry introduced their brand new Blackberry10 operating system and new phones, the Z10 & the Q10, they had to get the word out, they needed to reach as many people and media outlets as possible. The company’s market share had been shrinking dramatically, in part due to the iPhone’s continuing dominance and the slew […]

Directing for Blackberry

Long Shot Productions

Up-and-Coming: Long Shot Productions

The Featured Articles and Videos on FerroProductions.com, historically, have given you an in-depth look at the careers of the industry’s most seasoned veterans.  We decided to mix things up a bit and give you, our fans, an inside scoop on the up-and-coming members of the production world.  These new articles and videos will serve as both […]

Up-and-Coming: Long Shot Productions

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The Radio Revolution: Steve Cohen

The radio communication service of the world has sure come a long way since it first burst upon the scene in the early 20th century.  From the original patents of “wireless” to current day satellite, radio has undoubtedly made a monumental contribution to humanity.    Steve Cohen is Vice President of Sports Programming at Sirius […]

The Radio Revolution: Steve Cohen

Mike Morrissey

Catapulting Your Broadcasting Career

With Super Bowl XLVII in the books,  it’s that time of the year again when Ferro Productions says goodbye to it’s NFL Programming responsibilities and hello to the world of endless entertainment and production possibilities. It is always around this time of the year when many of our friends and industry peers begin asking the same question, “What […]

Catapulting Your Broadcasting Career

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Rick & The Fighter

The “Holy Grail” and its attainment, to some in the archeological world is considered to be the epitome of success. Depending on your viewpoint, the Holy Grail can be mystical, mythological, ethereal and even intangible. Regardless of what it may be in other worlds, in the world of production, it’s clearly, a single, coveted and […]

Rick & The Fighter

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Sesame Street and Beyond: Loretta Long

Loretta Long (born June 3, 1940) is an American actress, singer, and educator, best known for playing Susan Robinson on Sesame Street, having starred on the show since its debut in 1969. Born in Paw Paw, Michigan, she earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education in 1973 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, while she was starring on Sesame Street. She has acted in musicals […]

Sesame Street and Beyond: Loretta Long

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NYG Video Capture

NEW YORK – What can you do with 2 cameras and a passion for your profession and for the game? Specifically, Video Production and Football that is. Well, you can be the “Fundamental” source that creates a nearly insurmountable amount of content, in nearly impossible time frames using state of the art technology. All to […]

NYG Video Capture

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Live from the Booth

Every Sunday thousands of fans tune in to the most listened to sports radio station in the nation, Sports Radio 66 WFAN. They are tuned in to hear a New York Giants radio broadcast masterfully portrayed by the enthusiastic play-by-play calls of Bob Papa, the expert analysis of Carl Banks and production of one very […]

Live from the Booth

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JVC PRESS RELEASE

During the past year Ferro Productions has developed a genuine relationship with JVC USA.  Our crew has been using the JVC GY-HM790 ProHD Camera at many high-profile events including Super Bowl XLVI, The Van Halen / Kool & the Gang Tour, Sirius XM’s Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, and NYG Training Camp.  The results have been amazing. […]

JVC PRESS RELEASE

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Cablecam: The Oddity of Our Paths

Don Canfield – Part II THE CHALLENGE: From IMDb I’ve selected either the First, Second or Third cast member, first billed only, from Don’s Filmography of 30 titles and challenged myself to a game of 6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon. The # at the end, seen after Kevin Bacon’s name, represents the number of degrees […]

Cablecam: The Oddity of Our Paths

Setting the Mood

Setting The Mood: Lighting

NEW YORK – You would think that “Mood Lighting” was always around, right? Perhaps in nature through sunrises, sunsets, lightening storms, or the wash out of a fog rolling in. Well, astonishingly enough it was HARDLY as prevalent just 50 years and barely used as recently as 30 years ago, when we speak of concert lighting! It’s amazing how […]

Setting The Mood: Lighting

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Audio 101

“I see Six Drunken Scottish dudes, who smell because they haven’t taken a bath in a week. All of a sudden, I’m their best friend.” Sound like a line from a Tarantino movie or perhaps an excerpt from one of Hunter S. Thompson’s psychotropic-induced novels? Neither. It’s but one experience taken from the pages of […]

Audio 101

Hanging on the Bus

Hanging on the Tour Bus

Atlantic City, NJ Ferro Productions had a crew travel to America’s Playground yesterday gathering content for the upcoming reality show “Making It Kool.” We joined Robert “Kool” Bell and a few members of his Gang on their state-of-the-art tour bus at The Golden Nugget Resort and Casino to compose two different interviews. During the first […]

Hanging on the Tour Bus

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All Too Kool Ferro Tour

CORPORATE AMERICA vs. ROCK n ROLL: After 29 weeks of a strict NFL production schedule the Ferro crew is preparing for a more relaxed and undefined working environment for their next project.  Although more undefined, the standards for the end product remain as high, if not higher for this client.  So you may be wondering…”What […]

All Too Kool Ferro Tour

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Ferro Hooks Up with JVC

Upon our return from Super Bowl XLVI, our “Industry” friends asked “So now what?”  HINT it’s KOOL and … Expecting to hear something from us along the lines of “we’re gonna rest”, or perhaps even a “who knows, after the Super Bowl, what could you do to keep that high going!” Little did they know in […]

Ferro Hooks Up with JVC

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Super Bowl Series

Follow @FerroProduction Take a look back at our “Road to the Super Bowl Series” and go behind the scenes of the NYG Production Department.  The exclusive series features sixteen stories from Ferro that showcase all of the production and planning that we went through to produce 15 shows from Indianapolis. Below you will find each […]

Super Bowl Series

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XLVI: The Aftermath

Now that the confetti has fallen, the after party has ended, the plane has touched down in NJ, and the Super Bowl Parade is finished…It is time to reflect back on the magic that transpired on February 5th at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The boys at Ferro Productions had an absolutely historical run during Super Bowl […]

XLVI: The Aftermath

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Synth Evolution

It’s difficult to listen to music today and ignore the dominating presence of electronics that stretches across almost every genre. Although some artists might rely more on electronic instruments to craft their sound than others, it is rare these days to find a musician who is unfamiliar with synthesizer technology. Over thirty years ago it […]

Synth Evolution

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Video-Game View on Life!

Captured the Running of the Bulls – Pamplona. Participated in 5 Olympics. Spotted at the Academy, MTV, BET and Kid’s Choice Awards. Hung with Paul McCartney, James Brown, Garth Brooks, Madonna, Metallica, The Stones, Black Eyed Peas and Celine Dion. On set with Batman, Catwoman, Spiderman and the Terminator. Arguably has the best seats in […]

Video-Game View on Life!

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Lights, Camera, Access

Welcome to FerroProductions.com, the all-new home of Ferro Productions. Here we will showcase the work and accomplishments of Ferro Productions. Through a collection of featured stories and news articles we will also provide you with an insider’s view into the world of production in music and television through the first hand accounts of Ferro’s team […]

Lights, Camera, Access

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9/11/2001

In the recent waking of the ten year anniversary of September 11th, 2001, Ferro Productions took time to reflect back on that horrifying day. The events that transpired on 9/11 will forever be engraved in the history books of this country and although all Americans were affected by the terrorist attacks, people living in the […]

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