Category Archives: film making

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.

a good video production team

Making projects for the good of the team.

Sometimes its a good idea to invest in the team. It can come at a large expense to the company bottom line, but overall, the investment is worth it. In the video production world, coming into the industry at the level you want to be at is key.

Production promotion on stage

Product Price and Promotion in video

Product, pricing and promotion are good for most marketing but being a video production company we think there is another P that is missing from the equation. Producers know it all to well. Planning.

House of Sticks ocean view video production company

Making Money Making Video

Video is hot. Everyone wants one. Everyone can make one. Not everyone can be in the business of making videos. Here are some tips on how to make a business out of making videos.

Enjoying the Journey

Slow down. Pump the brakes. Smell the roses. It’s the journey that is the fun part.

Film Just Opens the Door

This idea is what we have built our whole business plan around. Films are good, but they are not enough, they just start the conversation. Literally.

Adobe’s “The Launch”

We constantly juggle client needs with budgets. This ad is so on point, but maybe a bit esoteric.

Sewell BTS

Making automotive commercials is no joke. We made an awesome one.

Just Make Something

The most common advice we hear (and give) on how to start making a project or start doing what you want is to just start. Easy as that. Just do it. Go and make something. The result of dreams without work is zero.

Make Movies, Watch Movies

All the best people in the film industry make it a habit of watching a bunch of movies. They don’t watch them just to view them, they are intentional with their viewing. This is a very high level of what can be gained from a business perspective about watching movies and commercials in order to…

The Secret to Making a Project

Whatever you do don’t be afraid to fail. Use it as a catalyst to drive you forward.

BTS: Slide Stone Slide

Just in case you cared to see how we made the video of my son using Adobe Premiere Clip, its here.

Kickstart Mountain Dew – Super Bowl Ad

Yes, yes, yes. This is so good. Take some time to see one of our favorite Super Bowl ads.

Esurance Walter White Super Bowl

Thank you Esurance for bringing back Walter White! You have made my year of commercial awesomeness. This is a great example of celebrity use of character.

Do more of what you want

This is the year of doing. No more planning. I’m going to go out and do the things I want to do… finally.

Know Why Stories Matter

We all love stories. We were made for stories. We think in story. Why do stories resonate with us so intensely?

Realistic Expectations

Having the proper expectations about a creative endeavor goes a long way towards making a successful project. Take some time to understand what is really going to happen compared to what you might think.