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Hannah Soto

Business and Inspiration
July 29, 2020

Introducing our Harbor Media Initiative

For all of the challenges that have come with living through a pandemic, something magical has happened in the production industry as a direct result. This spring, when shoots (and the nation) came to a standstill due to COVID-19, we began filling our calendars with conversations. And just like that, we broke the glass ceiling of networking: We proved that…
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July 20, 2020

Why We Strive to “Be a Blessing”

The photo above is from "National Donut Day" and we wrote a note to everyone on set to remind them, "We donut know what we'd do without YOU". Remember to be a blessing   If you know Grey House, you know that it was inspired by (and named after!) the little grey farmhouse where I spent my formative years. (The…
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#TeamGreyHouse News
July 15, 2020

Our Planned Actions as we Stand Against Racism and in Support of the Black Community

The artwork for this post was purchased from Mckenna Buckley, a 17 year-old Black artist from Los Angeles. View and purchase her work here. To say that George Floyd’s death has shaken us to our core is an understatement. In the weeks since, we’ve had time to take an honest, hard look at our company culture, and it’s hard to…
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Production Resources
June 22, 2020

Our First Shoot Back

We wish we could enthusiastically write, “Aaaaand, we’re back!” and simply pick up from where we left off before COVID-19. But the fact of the matter is, production looks different now. A lot different.   Our first shoot back wasn’t easy. The good news? We got through it, which means the next one will be even smoother.Continuing our ongoing efforts…
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Events + NetworkingProduction Resources
April 29, 2020

Where We Are Now: Episode 7

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Workbook Radio and Dear Art Producer present Where We Are Now   A weekly webinar series created to talk about the state of affairs in our community. Each webinar has a fresh panel with different topics, input and/or resources from industry experts. This week we have assembled a panel to discuss the creation of universal guidelines for…
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Production PartnersProduction Resources
April 22, 2020

Casting Creatively

When it comes to casting, we’re really invested in representation and pushing diversity as far as we can. For instance, with American Girl, our client has always been receptive to our suggestions of featuring girls from all walks of life in terms of a unique look, variety in body types, and so forth. But when we’re in a position to really…
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Business and Inspiration
April 16, 2020

Digital Asset Management 101

As we posted recently, GHP runs almost exclusively from the cloud. So when it comes to digital asset management (DAM), we’re only as good as our ability to pull assets as needed. Considering the thousands upon thousands of assets we deal with on a single shoot (and multiple clients throughout month!), organization and DAM is everything — which is why…
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Events + NetworkingProduction Resources
March 25, 2020

The Road Ahead: Freelancing during COVID-19

Photo by Sora Sagano on Unsplash Thursday, March 26th @ 12-1p PST Limited to 100 participants, registration required. Panelists include: Andrea Stern, Artist Rep (Stern Reps), @asksternrep Joe Pugliese, Photographer, @joepug Hannah Soto, CEO & Founder of Grey House Productions, @greyhouseproductions Hosted by: Mathieu Young, Photographer (@mathieuyoung) & Founder, Art of Freelance (@artoffreelance) Here is a replay of the Webinar.
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Business and Inspiration
March 20, 2020

Creativity in Chaos: 5 ways we are redefining how productions happen during COVID-19

TO OUR DEAR CLIENTS, PARTNERS AND FRIENDS,  It’s hard to believe that just one week ago, I was out on a shoot in Atlanta when the national emergency surrounding COVID-19 was declared. Since returning home, like many of you, I’ve been taking things day by day, working with my team to reschedule (and, in some cases, cancel) jobs that we’d…
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Production Resources
March 18, 2020

(Updated 3.26) Resources for Freelancers Affected by COVID-19

Resources   Added on March 26th, 2020 Global Call to Creatives: An Open Brief from the United Nations COVID-19 Photography/Motion Industry Focused Resources   Below is the original content from March 18th, 2020   Grey House Productions is nothing without our incredible crew, which is why one group of people in particular has been heavy on my heart these past…
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