• Screen Forever 2018 – the highlights

    Screen Forever 2018 – the highlights

    Screen Forever 2018 is over. We survived four days of drinking, networking, learning, drinking and discussion. We even survived Jetstar and the weather, getting everyone back to Sydney in the end. It's time to reflect on the highlights. Here's the Preferred Media take on Screen Forever 2018. What we liked The networking. It's fantastic to meet so many people who are genuinely passionate about creating and distributing great content. The Forum Theatre. A stunning venue...

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  • Understanding backup and archive

    Understanding backup and archive

    We talk about our MediaPhile digital services as being backup and archive, but have you ever stopped to think about those terms more deeply? What's the difference between backup and archive? If you're not sure, now's your chance to find out. Backup and archive serve different purposes Let's start by looking at what you want to achieve. Do you need to be sure you can get all your current project files back quickly if your...

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  • Video on Demand – global and local insights

    Video on Demand – global and local insights

    The 2018 Emmy Awards saw Netflix finally score as many statuettes as HBO.  Amazon might not be big in Australia (yet), but they scooped up 8 awards for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Add in 4 awards for Hulu and the video on demand platforms accounted for 30% of the trophies on offer. Here in Australia, the recently published Moving Image Moving Landscape Report found that 36% of producers have created content for streaming services. It's time to explore...

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