Neil Dewey wears many hats. He is a co-founder of Lumi, COO, and also Head of Design. Find out more about Neil, including why he teamed up with his sister to develop Lumi.Read
Build your own or subscribe to SaaS?
When you’re considering taking on technology to create efficiencies and stay competitive, you may be thinking about building your own tools. We look at 3 reasons you should seriously consider leveraging the strength of SaaS and subscribe rather than build.
Meet the team – Rachel Moses-Falecki
Rachel Moses-Falecki is a superstar Casting Producer. She’s also part of our front-of-house team, taking Lumi to the world.
Rachel works closely with new customers to understand current business challenges and how we can help.
Find out why Rachel joined Lumi, the best career advice she’s been given, and more.Read
Breaking down the silos in TV production
Information silos are a risk to TV productions. To break down these silos, production teams need a tool that makes it easy to store important information, that can be updated and accessed reliably from anywhere on any device.
Casting specialist contributors: From talent pool to pitch
Casting for specialist contributors, unlike reality TV shows, is completely targeted.
So, how do you find your cast and how can technology support you?
Keep your stories on track
As a storyteller, Lumi won’t do your job for you…but it will enhance it.
Lumi can help you shape individual stories and give you a fantastic overview of episodes and how they sit within a series.
A clear view of the big picture, and the detail, can help you bring the overall creative vision to life.
Meet the team – Nick Bulmer
As a member of the Development team, Nick Bulmer focuses on building the part of Lumi that you see and interact with directly.
Find out why Nick joined Lumi, the best career advice he’s been given, and what people are surprised to find out about him.
Retaining information and IP across productions saves time and money
If you’ve ever worried about valuable ideas or information walking out the door every time an employee leaves, then it’s time to make a change.
Lumi can help ensure that information and IP is kept safe, and isn’t lost when the production team goes their separate ways.
Rousing the fans
Having a roaring inferno of devoted fans is a producer’s dream. Indeed, having a reliable, strong cult following of fans that are ‘rusted on’ will always ensure your show has somewhere solid to land.
But what does it mean to be a “fan”? How does a fan base grow? And how does that impact our work as content makers?
Welcome to the future of casting
Lumi’s application and registration module is cutting-edge tech that makes applying easy, and gives your team control over every step of the process. Producers will love how easy it is to view, sort, rate and communicate with applicants – and know that the information captured during casting is available through production and beyond.Read
Customer Spotlight: Typecast Entertainment
Customer spotlight: Typecast Entertainment is a collaborative Film, Television and Events Production house with Lumi on board. We interviewed founders Tony Briggs and Damienne Pradier to find out what drives them, advocating for voices of the unheard and how technology supports the work they do.Read
Casting for Reality TV
How do your contestants currently apply to be part of a show? Is the application process inviting? Is it a rich and seamless one? Does the process truly reflect your show’s brand and energy? Does the application process give contestants the chance to really shine?
If not, it’s time to consider Lumi Casting.
You had me at…Centralisation
Storing your organisation’s IP in the heads of a couple of overworked people is a bit like keeping your savings under the bed. It’s easily lost…not growing with interest. And it’s not leveraged by other members the team. This is the IP of your organisation. It’s critical. It should be banked. Easily accessed with one click. Forever. That’s centralisation.Read
Recruiting a diverse team
Recruiting a diverse team and creating an inclusive culture is not only great for business – it is critical to winning business and staying relevant to audiences.
Guest author Mel Rodrigues from Gritty Talent shares her experience and the top three things to do to affect change in your organisation.Read
Australian Survivor 2021
Shows like Survivor are hard to make. Producers get no second chances and it’s not just the cast who need to be on their game.
Karen Dewey, CEO, explains why shows like Survivor are so challenging to make, and how they test the producing team’s imagination, character insights, and forward-thinking.Read
Meet the team – Danielle Arena
As a member of the Customer Success team, Danielle Arena helps our users with all things Lumi to ensure everything from Casting to Post Production runs seamlessly and can be found in the one production hub.
10 things not to do when auditioning for reality TV
One reality TV show can attract tens of thousands of applicants hoping to be ‘discovered’. We hit up some of the top casting producers for their all-time bugbears when it comes to locking in fresh talent for reality television.Read
The art of casting
Casting is a delicate art form. There are the seemingly obvious things to look out for like making sure a diverse, balanced range of people are cast in terms of ethnicity, gender, age etc. But what else do casting producers have on their checklist?Read
It’s time to stop making do – and start doing more
Innovation in production can be slow but finding the sweet spot between fresh ideas and well-earned experience is where opportunity lies.Read
How personal tech is driving expectations at work
The more intuitive technology solves our problems at home, the more we wonder where it is while we are at work.Read
Before the whistle blows
The rise of sports docuseries is invigorating sports broadcasting, engaging audiences beyond sporting fixtures, attracting streamers, and activating fans.Read
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’?
The cost of thinking ‘it’s almost right, so it’ll do for now’ is that you’re losing money, time, and the competition is speeding ahead of you.Read
Content production, positivity, and Covid-19
COVID-19 had a significant impact on content production. We focus on the positives that have come from it: sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.Read
7 ways Lumi empowers dynamic content production
Lumi empowers dynamic content production, enabling content teams to be their best together by centralising information, reducing noise, and bringing cohesion to teams. Minimise production hours, streamline workflow and reduce duplication.Read
Creating a more sustainable future includes reducing our paper consumption. We look at where paper is used most in content production, the effect it has on the environment, and challenge producers to think before printing.Read
Money can’t buy time but technology can
Content makers are looking for ways to keep up with the demand. Cuts through the ‘noise’ of typical content production with smart technology.Read