#infocus2015 Conference Day 02

Good morning from Charleston South Carolina. We are ready for another day full of amazing sessions from #infocus2015 #weddingsbyelite #filmmaking #storytelling A photo posted by Elite Entertainment (@weddingsbyelite) on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:13am PST   Absolutely hilarious and wonderfully insightful. @penweddings #infocus2015 #wedding   A photo posted by Lindsey Davis (@lindseys_list) on Jan 21, 2015 at 8:12am PST @PenWeddings ...
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#infocus2015 Conference Day 01

Morning drone session at #infocus2015 A photo posted by Kraig Adams (@kadamsmedia) on Jan 20, 2015 at 6:14am PST Wow! HUGE thank you to @photoflashdrive and @lensprotogo for the awesome gift for being a speaker at #infocus2015. We use @photoflashdrive to deliver our films to our clients, but this wooden box is killer. Gonna change things up in 2015 for ...
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Jet Kaiser & The Science of Emotion in Story-Telling


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

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

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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A Raving Fan Base — it is all about the experience

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“Once you deliver the film, it doesn’t stop there–make it an experience, something they will be surprised about.” –Matt Davis, In[Focus]2012 How can you develop a customer base that is wild about your business?  At In[Focus]2012, Matt Davis (owner of Lifestage Films) shared some of his thoughts on creating a raving fan base. “If you put all of your attention …

Matt DavisA Raving Fan Base — it is all about the experience

Lazy Filmmaking – A challenge from Michael Wong

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Are there distractions in your filmmaking? How can you avoid them? Michael Y. Wong spoke at In[Focus] 2012 and challenged filmmakers to stop producing lazy footage and editing mistakes.

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