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October 29, 2020

Production Expensing 101

Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash In this business, organization is everything. Similar to our digital asset management system, we live and die by what’s on our books (and in the cloud). So in Q1 of 2019, when we overhauled our operational systems, expense management was at the top of the list. Now that we’re up and running (and loving…
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Business and InspirationProduction Resources
October 22, 2020

10 Questions to Ask an Art Producer Before Crafting a Bid

From a production standpoint, working with an art buyer/art producer is all about getting to know a given job in as much detail as possible before actually being hired/awarded the job. While the agency may already have specifics spelled out in the job RFP/RFQ (Request for Proposal/Request for Quote), asking the right questions can help manage expectations and clarify details.…
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Business and InspirationProduction Partners
October 15, 2020

Case Study: Major Healthcare Client

New York + Connecticut   Download a PDF of this case study here.   The Challenge When deliverables increase, but the budget stays the same Our client had a clear vision: an OOH photo mosaic campaign comprising images of an actor-portrayed patient, captured in various home-like settings over the course of a one-day shoot. But when the deliverables scaled up…
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Business and InspirationProduction Resources
October 8, 2020

How to Practice Sustainability on Set during COVID-19

Practicing sustainability on set sounds hard enough on its own. Throw a pandemic into the mix — with an uptick in disposable products to help reduce the spread of germs — and it can feel like we’re moving backwards in our efforts to make production more sustainable. But as our friends at CO2CYCLE share, sustainability is still attainable during this…
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October 5, 2020

What Does Mental Health Look Like For The Creative Industry?

Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash Trigger warning: This blog post deals with sensitive issues surrounding suicide and death, as well as related personal anecdotes. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, we encourage you to ask for help and explore our resources at the bottom of the post.  World Mental Health Day: October 10…
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Business and Inspiration
October 1, 2020

Is Production Your “Happy Career”?

This BTS was shot by Ty Milford and captured prior to COVID-19.  Since shelter-in-place initiatives began back in March, there’s been a lot of talk about mental health practices, and for good reason: there’s reassurance in maintaining everyday routines, getting fresh air, and keeping in touch (virtually) with friends and family. Meanwhile, #TeamGreyHouse is spending a lot of time considering…
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August 28, 2020

Meet Our Brand Strategist + Designer: Melissa Yeager

Photo by Kate Grewal When we were approaching our five-year anniversary, we knew we needed to rebrand the company to reflect what we’ve grown since our start. What we didn’t realize is how big and beautiful the extent of the rebranding could be. That’s all thanks to designer Melissa Yeager, the mastermind of Grey House’s look & feel, who continues…
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Business and Inspiration
August 9, 2020

The Future of Advertising: What Will Content Look Like in a COVID-19 World?

Lately, we’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what production might look like in the COVID-19 era. We know safe social distancing and disinfectant-level deep-cleaning will be among the new norms on set. But what about the content? Based on what we’ve seen emerge during the first few months of quarantine, one thing’s for sure: the human experience…
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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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