Unify your signature style: learn from LoveSpun Films

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You can take your branding a step further from just the look and style of your films--it can play a role in your entire business model.  Film school nerds everywhere will sing along with me when I start talking about how this is similar to the idea of auteur theory.  I'm not going to talk about classical auteurs, but about ...
Kourtney AmeliaUnify your signature style: learn from LoveSpun Films

Beauty and the Budget: a closer look at buying new gear

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While several new cinema products offer the dream of helping your camera to defy gravity, it is a good idea to look at both your budget and your artistic operational filmmaking needs before making a purchase.  At NAB this year, we were able to check out some new gear you might be interested in buying for your filmmaking business–but first, …

Kourtney AmeliaBeauty and the Budget: a closer look at buying new gear

Jet Kaiser & The Science of Emotion in Story-Telling

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Cinema is said to make what is absent become present Those who attended In[Focus]2013 can tell you that Jet Kaiser  is a masterful orator.  His showmanship on stage will slowly, calculatingly bring you to tears and laughter in the span of seconds.  From the moment he stepped on stage, he began weaving a narrative about story-telling that was as much …

Kourtney AmeliaJet Kaiser & The Science of Emotion in Story-Telling

Title Sequences: An artform within filmmaking

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Certain title sequences have become so synonymous with their films/shows that they are the iconic image associated with the show.  In current film/TV, this is most notable with the show Mad Men–everyone immediately thinks of the silhouette with Don Draper on the couch. PBS has been creating a web series about artforms, and their production about title sequences got me …

Kourtney AmeliaTitle Sequences: An artform within filmmaking

Ear Candy: Seal the Deal with Sound

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Do your event documentaries and films deliver a true reflection of the experience of that day?  Will watching your films cause your client to accurately remember the best sights AND sounds? We aren’t delivering silent films to our clients, so why would any editor neglect to provide his/her clients with the rich experience of auditory story-telling?   The medium of film …

Kourtney AmeliaEar Candy: Seal the Deal with Sound

Creative Spaces: Clean up the Tech chaos on your Desk

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How do you keep your office space conducive to creativity?  A major challenge for many editors is eliminating things that distract you from your work–whether that is cords in the way, audio from activities surrounding your office, or just general clutter.  As a film editor, you’re an artist and a business employee, so there’s a definite balance you need to …

Kourtney AmeliaCreative Spaces: Clean up the Tech chaos on your Desk

Things That You Might Be Doing That You Probably Shouldn’t – Settling for Average – Tips from Honey & Dear

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Hi Everyone. Today I’d like to talk to you about something I have been passionate about my entire life – Excellence.  Ever since I was little – I can remember it being ingrained into me excellence was important, no matter the task – whether that was the Lego masterpiece I was designing or the homework project throughout public school or …

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Making Connections – Tips from Voila Cinematic

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Having talent and ability in the event film industry is one thing, but having the marketing skills to operate a thriving business is an entirely different part of the equation. While producing a quality film is paramount to the success of a business, marketing is really the key ingredient that allows your films to reach potential clients. Our business set …

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Basecamp Demo with Dave Williams

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There are many tools that you can use to manage teams.  Dave Williams, who is speaking at In[Focus]2013, gave us a sneak peek last year of one of his favorite organization tools–Basecamp.   Basecamp is a project management tool that allows you keep track of multiple projects across your team of editors, and to keep clients in the loop, too.  …

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Logo VS Brand with Tatjana from Brought To You By

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Have you developed your brand or are you just hiding behind a logo?  A brand is more than a symbol– it is even more an entire graphic system. Tatjana is a creative director with Brought to You By.

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