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10 Tips for Pulling a Film Crew Together

By: Richard Bailey So you want to be an independent filmmaker, but don’t yet have a film made. To do so, you need to find a production crew. This can be tricky for anyone, but it gets even trickier when you have a small budget or no budget at all. And just like no two films are the same, no two production crews are the same. So here are a few tricks and tips to go about finding and keeping a good production crew. 1. Create A Budget Okay, so this …

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15 TRICKS TO BE MORE CREATIVE

By: Richard Bailey In today’s world, if you’re not at least a little bit creative, pretty soon a robot will be doing your job. But coming up with those artistic flourishes or inventive solutions isn’t all that easy. Sometimes that muse just won’t talk. This isn’t an inspirational list meant to convince you that you’re a unique and creative snowflake. Rather, this is for when you’re stuck in a creative bind and need some extra oomph to make your project work. So here are 15 tricks to help get those …

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15 Things Every Business Person Can Learn from Film Production

By Richard Bailey Film production is glamorous, easy and fun, filled with beautiful people and constant explosions, right? But you’ve got a “real job”, so what could you possibly learn from a bunch of artsy “film people”? Quite a lot, actually. A surprising number of lessons learned in the film world apply to the business world. Here are 15 of them. 1. Your Resume Is Never Enough Everyone has a resume, and it’s easy enough to apply for any given job online. I’ve never met anyone who was hired simply for their …

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What a Producer Does, or ‘How to Herd Cats’

By: Richard Bailey Many people are confused by the term “producer”, and most people don’t actually know what it is a producer, you know, does. I’ve learned that it is so complicated that it’s really not good conversation fodder at a bar, either. Now, maybe if I were an actor…but I digress. Although the term producer is nebulous, murky, and mostly considered all-inclusive, everyone seems to agree that there are different types of producers, even though they disagree as to how they’re divided up.   TYPES OF PRODUCERS The industry standard line is …

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Millennials are watching…

Its 2016 and one thing is clear: Video is taking the social media and marketing world by storm, with absolutely no plans of stopping. There are more than 7 billion videos watched on Facebook and YouTube every day. So who is watching most of these videos? Millennials. Animoto did a study on the relationship between millennials and video, finding how important Video marketing is when trying to reach an audience. Of Animoto’s findings, these stats stuck out the most: 80 percent of millennials consider video content when researching a purchase …

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Digital Media Placement: Online and On Target

Picture it. A world before we could pause live television, let alone fast-forward or rewind! It sounds like a millennial horror film. Interestingly enough, some of you may remember the reality of this world all too well; only in recent years have we become so accustomed to this kind of flexibility and control. computerWe live in a new era where online servers like Netflix cultivate increasingly temperamental audiences. Over time, all of these digital media outlets offering up ad-free viewing experiences has made us extremely annoyed in the face of …

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9 Steps for getting a job in the media industry

By far the #1 question we get from recent grads is, “How do I Get a Job?”. Of course there is no silver bullet, but in a recent talk to students of the School of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University, Patrick breaks it down into 9 Steps. WATCH THE VIDEO

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5 Reasons You Need an Online Video

Look around you, everyone’s online one way or another. People have got their heads down checking their email, scrolling through Facebook on their phones, opening links to webpages for three different sites at once. There’s no avoiding it, staying current means being active online but here’s the catch: it’s not enough. Tweeting updates about your company’s latest sale just doesn’t cut it anymore. Video is crucial to your online presence for five simple reasons… Internet users are busy people, they don’t have time to waste. How do you captivate your …

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Animated Video

You’ve probably noticed by now that most companies utilize some form of video in their marketing strategy. It’s an effective tool that engages modern audiences and easily allows companies to evaluate ROI. But what if you’ve got a limited budget or a time crunch? One of the simplest solutions is an animated video. Regardless of your marketing situation or video needs, there are a lot of advantages to using an animated video. Choosing animated video opens up a lot of options and offers increased flexibility when creating the ‘look’ to …

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Website Video Production Richmond

Take a moment to evaluate your website. Is it visually compelling? Does it tell a story? What if we told you that more than half of your website visitors leave within 15 seconds? Is it that compelling?   People are spending more time online but less time in one place. They’re watching content instead of reading content. On average, in one day people watch at least 60 minutes of digital video online so having a go-to website video production company is more important than ever. Video has the power to …

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