• A lesson about post production

    Editing and coloring and stuff When I am not working on a shoot, I usually work with the post production team editing videos. It has been really neat to see how a production company edits efficiently and effectively. Although each person may edit the same content a bit differently, based on their eye, the principles…

  • A Lesson in Making Budgets

    Its not all about money not completely at least The Executive Producer at House of Sticks told me that they usually make a project budget based on 3 questions: Do I want to work with them in the future? House of Sticks sees that it would be worth making less money if they were to…

  • Relationship Lessons

    Its true, its literally is who you know. I have learned a ton as an intern at House of Sticks and this one is really important. Grow your relationships just like you grow your reel.

  • How to make a valuable demo reel

    We see a lot of demo reels. Some good, some bad. Here are my five tips on how to make an effective demo reel that will get the attention of someone on the other end.

  • Corporate Video: A Learning Experience

    This past week, I helped in the filming of a Coldwell Banker training video and learned a TON.

  • A valuable client lesson

    While on set with a huge international company an another huge celebrity, I learned something great.

  • A case for Storyboards

    So it turns out that I was really wrong about storyboards. Recently we had a very complicated and full day and I don’t think it would have happened without me drawing storyboards. They are a fantastic tool when used properly and with the right client.

  • My experience on set with House of Sticks

    This summer I am interning at House of Sticks. This is a post about my experience. Short and sweet – I love it.

  • 5 steps to making it on your own

    In this article we discuss practical steps to take your corporate America job and turning it into your own business. You have lots to gain from being on salary, you just need to mix in a little ambition.

  • Making stuff you really like

    Production is a difficult thing to pull off. Take the time and take the effort to make something you want to make. It will turn out better.

  • Premium Services and Luxury Brands

    The New Zealand Herald wrote an article about us and how to produce premium products for a your clients.

  • Why does that cost so much

    Why does video production cost so much?

    If you are wondering why video production costs so much, heres an article for you.

  • Dallas video production company House of Sticks

    An introduction to House of Sticks

    A copy of a recent article as an introduction to House of Sticks, our philosophy and reason for existing. PR is always a good thing and we are happy to share our story with anyone willing to listen. Hence the repost of the article. Boom.

  • Rhino laying down

    Creating a creative identity

    Your business needs an identity. Just like a person, you need to know where you are to know where you’re headed. This article will take a look at our creative agency in Dallas in hopes of offering some insight into the foundational principals of marketing.

  • Abstract fireworks photos - House of Sticks - Scott Stickane

    Happy Independence Day Week

    Enjoy your Independence Day week and realize we have a TON to be thankful for.

  • corporate buildings

    Hate your job, just quit.

    Please understand all this talk about quitting your job comes from a good place. I don’t hate corporate America, I just did it long enough to see it for what it is and there’s no reason to think it will offer you anything more than a job where you look forward to the weekends and hate Mondays. Do what you love.

  • Trust and video production

    We’re looking for video production partners

    In order to make a good video we really need to work with good partners. Good partners trust both ways. This article is about being a good partner in order to make an awesome video.

  • dream big

    Chasing Dreams Part 2

    Part 2 of the follow your dreams stream of conscience. In this article hopefully you find some encouragement to start doing what you want to do and stop waiting on others to give you permission.

  • follow your dreams clouds in hand

    Chasing Dreams: 14 steps of the Corporate Creative

    Follow your dreams as a creative. Take the steps necessary to make changes in your current situation. Be smart about it and be encouraged. Don’t give up. Never give up.

  • Why I hate storyboards

    Storyboards might be good for some people, but I think they suck the life out of me and offer false hope for clients. Go shot list every time.

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