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Nov 16 2016

Creating the Perfect Reel

You probably thought it as soon as you saw the title. There is no such thing as a perfect reel. And in a way, you’re right. Each person that sees the reel will have a different perspective on what makes a reel great. But if you know who is viewing your reel, you can make the perfect reel for them.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="630"] “Sure, I’ll consider hiring you. Do you do star-wipes? I love star-wipes”[/caption] First, let’s get this out of the way. When I say reel, I’m talking about work samples,...

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Nov 11 2016

“…the stories you tell”

"Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell" -Seth Godin...

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Oct 28 2016

“Impossible to Convey”

"Videos contain an enormous amount of information that it would be impossible to convey in words alone" -Business Insider ...

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Oct 26 2016

Freelance Collective: A Better Way to Find Contract Staff?

Before we can address the advantages of using a freelance collective, we have to explain precisely what it is. What is it? A freelance collective is a hub. Within the hub are project managers. These project managers recruit high quality talent, creating a robust network of freelancers and crews. When a client brings a job to the collective, a project manager selects appropriate talent within the network to connect to the client or, if necessary, recruits additional talent for that position. Once a freelancer has been placed or a crew has started...

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Oct 21 2016

“Photography is Truth”

"Photography is truth. Cinema is truth twenty-four times per second."-Jean-Luc Godard...

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Oct 14 2016

“Great video…”

“Great video comes from thinking humans, not equipment.” -Steve Stockman...

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Oct 12 2016

The High Cost of Low Quality Video

There are enough bad business videos online to fill every landfill of the internet. Largely you can put it down to inexperience. Looking for cost savings or due to ignorance in the field, businesses hire lower quality video staff. I’ve even seen marketers stressing the importance of video marketing by suggesting that if a small business doesn’t have the budget for it, they whip out their phones and start shooting. I can see why a DIY video would appeal to a bootstrapping entrepreneur but before you get your phone out and...

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