How To Record Your Child’s Event

The baseball game is exciting with the score tied in the top of 5th. Your son Timmy is tapping home plate with his bat and eyeing down the pitcher. He’s ready to knock the ball out of the park. You immediately pull out your phone to capture the moment in video.

Bam! Timmy hits the ball, slides into second and brings in a runner. You’ve got it all on video!

Hours later, you’re loading the video to your Smart TV and realize it looks a bit odd...

Flop Your Thought

Words. We’re taught from childhood that they don’t always matter. If a mean boy or girl bullies you with words, we’re told – “They’re just words – forget about it.” But, words do matter. So, do actions. And, so do videos. They all matter. They all shape your views and beliefs. They influence your decisions.

As our country comes off a very difficult week, we ponder. We think. What words should we say...

Music To Your Viewers' Ears

As soon as someone mentions the movie Jaws, you can hear the “duuun dun duuun dun” in your head. It’s a classic thriller song evoking fear in millions of movie watchers. Imagine if you watched the movie and the Lion King’s “Circle of Life” song replaced the traditional Jaws music. You may think a colorful, vibrant fish would pop up doing a little jig...

Marketing Lessons From Half Marathon

Limited availability. For a limited time. Exclusive merchandise. All these marketing phrases were designed with one goal – to get you to say YES! I recently attended a small sporting event in Vancouver, Canada and ran away thinking the company perfected this “you only have once chance” marketing strategy....

When Your Video Makes An Impact

I’ve been producing videos and telling stories for more than two decades. With each video, I always learn something new about an industry, person or cause. It’s what makes the job exciting. I always say I know a little about a lot of things. While each and every video is important, producing a video for a charitable cause is unique. Being able to tell the story of someone impacted by an organization can be life changing...

Post-Production Video VS Post-Production Photos

Can you remove X from the video? Can you straighten my necklace? Can you remove those papers from the desk? These are question we’re often asked after shooting a video. In the days of digital photography, you can often eliminate anything from the background. In turn, you can also add anything. If one of your employees is missing from the group photo, you can simply “photo shop” them into the setting. Super models – as pretty as they are – are often thinned down, tired eyes removed and imperfections touched-up...

To Use or Not Use a Teleprompter?

We all have our pet peeves. Maybe it’s as simple as the toilet paper being put in “wrong” (pull down, not up, right?) Or, it’s the dirty socks that end up all over your house. For video production folks like us, one of our biggest pet peeves involves a simple reading device called a teleprompter. You’re probably familiar with it. Brian Williams uses it for the NBC Nightly News. Local news anchors use prompters. You may have even caught a newscast when the teleprompter crashed, and the news anchors were scrambling to find their place...