Movies & Television

Ever wonder what production industry professionals think of the movies and television you watch? In this section, you’ll find movie and TV recommendations from our team. You’ll also find plenty of holiday-related lists like our Halloween TV Isn’t Dead post. Whether you’re into movie reviews and breakdowns or just like to get some behind the scenes knowledge from your favorite fandoms you can find something interesting here.

A tip jar appreciative of any suggestions on how to stay motivated.

4 Tips for Staying Motivated in 2020

Check out the ECG team’s list of helpful tips for staying sane and productive in 2020, and reflections on the effects the pandemic and social issues have on our collective mental health.

Natlie Portman and the other ladies of Annihilation dressed for combat

Annihilation: An ECG Movie Debate

Have you seen the Natalie Portman flick Annihilation? Did you like it? Click here to weigh in on the debate-in-progress between ECG’s staffers.

Coco vs The Book of Life poster, a comparison by animator David Hixon.

Coco vs The Book of Life

Where do you stand on the debate between Coco and The Book of Life? Do you have to pick side when two similar movies come out? We kind of did.

Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and Carrie Fisher in a collage from The Last Jedi, with the words "The Hate" superimposed in yellow.

The Fandom Menace

How far into a movie franchise do you get before they start to disappoint you? Stop putting your expectations onto the movies and just enjoy them. Here’s how.

A Film Geek's Guide to Baseball

A Film Geek’s Guide to Baseball

Baseball is all over the movies, so it’s possible to be both a film geek and a baseball lover, but does combining the two do the sport justice? We’re not so sure and here’s why.

Older model TV on the beach

Are We in Too Deep with TV Shows?

TV shows are deeper and more engaging than every before. In this post, we debate whether online chatter and theories add to or subtract from the viewing experience.

Michael Cera from Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Content Survey Response #4: Jenn Lee

Get to know the staff at ECG. In this post, we meet colorist extraordinaire, Jenn Lee. She took time away from color grading to talk about her favorite movies and tv shows.

Content Survey Response #1: David Wappel

Explore a video production professional’s favorite films and tv shows. Our categories include “best action,” “guilty pleasure” and “guaranteed tears” in this post.

Tsunami Tuna Premiere Party

Having a premiere party for a tv show you worked hard to create is the best. Here’s what we did to celebrate the first episode of Tsunami Tuna. It was a party to remember.

Victoria Stilwell Visits ECG

Documentaries are a great platform for evoking change! Victoria Stilwell, from It’s Me or the Dog helped us out on this one for a day in our in-house greenscreen studio.

Get Benito Adopted


Get more out of your long-form video content by using it to make short content. Whether it’s a teaser, a trailer, or a mini-documentary like we made here!