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Achieving the Instagram Look for Event Videos

With the rise of Instagram, that ‘instant photo’ look has become quite popular for event photography, and more recently, videography. Upon discovering this, I looked and played around painfully trying to achieve the look myself, until I discovered Nick Campbell’s Vintage Photo Looks for Magic Bullet Looks. There is an ‘instant photo’ version that works […]

Premiere Pro CC – Best Way to Import RED Footage

Today’s tutorial is NLE specific for Adobe premiere pro CC. When importing RED footage (.rd3′s), there is a certain method to follow so that all extended clips only import as a single clip. Otherwise, you wind up with a bunch of folders with duplicated clips for any clips that were split due to their length. […]

Premiere Pro CC – How To Sync Audio Clips Right in Premiere

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Today’s tutorial is NLE specific for Adobe premiere pro CC. The latest version of Premiere has a new feature for syncing audio clips and AV clips one at at a time Great for DSLR and mirrorless camera shooters who record audio externally and need to sync it later. Also great if you have Dual Eyes […]

Memorama Teaser Trailer

As some of you may know, I have been hard at work over the past year or so working on a short film called “Memorama”. It is my first foray into both sci-fi and visual fx, so it was quite an undertaking. However, things are finally coming together and I am proud to announce the release […]

Photography that Inspires Us All

Before this video, I had never heard of photographer Jimmy Nelson, but after watching it, I may never forget him. This blog is normally reserved for moving images, but I found Jimmy’s work so uplifting, that I think it transcends any one style of art. No matter what type of artist you are, his dedication, […]

The Ultimate GH3 Rig for under $400

I have been shooting with the GH3 since last December. I have put together a combo of the most affordable, quality equipment to shoot run & gun with the ultimate versatility. Below is the info and links for the GH3 accessories mentioned in the above review. Honu GH3 cage – $129.99 (on sale, normally $150) […]

Ava DuVernay’s Keynote Hits Home

Sometimes you hear/read/see something that makes a world of difference. This speech by filmmaker Ava DuVernay is exactly that. Her advice is something I think every filmmaker & film student should here. While the speech is quite long, here is my favorite part, as reported on Indiewire: But she really spoke to the audience, when […]

The Key to Motivation

I came across this video via twitter, and man is it valuable. The video uses science, reason, and more to break down what really motivates us. As the description says: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as […]

The Making of ‘Black Madonna’

I got an incredible opportunity to hang out with producer Roads Arts (Raekwon, Kid Daytona, Capone) & artist Yasin while they recorded the song ‘Black Madonna’. The song is part of their leak of a week promo (#19) to promote the upcoming LP dropping this week titled ‘End of the Road‘. When I was invited […]

Our Client Made it on Shark Tank!

Our longtime friend and client Total Merchant Resources (TMR) was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. They were the first company without a product to ever be on the show (that we know of!). We created this commercial for TMR when they first were taking off. Then a few months later, I got a call […]

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