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Your Camera Doesn’t Make Your Film — Your Eye Does 

There’s a story in your head. You can make that story fit into a linear, re-playable rectangle with just some imagination, hard work and the right tools. It doesn’t mean your story has to be linear, but it does mean you have to translate that story through your tools onto that digital rectangle.

Don’t Fake It — Why Your Resume Needs to Be Accurate 

They say a great majority of job seekers lie on their resumes. Maybe you’ll get the job anyway, but when the truth comes out … bye-bye. Your credibility and reputation are shot. Instantly. In some jobs, it might even be a crime to lie about your experience and background.

Roadtrip – Our Take on Travel via Airports 

When you’re having a bad day, and someone tells you to think of something that makes you happy, there probably isn’t a person in the world that envisions any sort of airport. You might picture arriving at your Hawaiian destination, or dropping off your mother-in-law at the check-in line, but airports themselves? No.

Grow Your Brand: Part 2 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Branding 

Several weeks ago, we started to take a look at branding. Branding is the Big Thing right now. It’s more than a Buzzword. It’s the narrative — the story — behind your Mission Statement. Well, not behind the Mission Statement, but the out front this-is-who-we-are-and-this-is-what-we-do-hello-how-are-you greeting? When you do it right, it’s better than speed dating.

Spec Work vs Undervaluing – Why Your Low Prices Hurt Everyone 

How much are you worth? Do you know how much you’re worth?

These can be tough questions, but they are questions you’re going to need to answer at some point. If you don’t know what your time and expertise is worth, someone else will wind up setting that value for you, and the odds are good that it will be less than you’re worth.

Popcorn Day to End the Year – Movies We’re Excited About 

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and all that stuff is fine. But for many of us, we get just a bit excited looking at the upcoming movie schedule. Most production companies save what they think are their best, juiciest movies for release at the end of the year — or even Christmas Day — so they’re in everybody’s mind before awards season.

How to Prep: The Sound Perspective from Sean McNearney 

–We’re excited to have our friend, Sean McNearney, contribute his thoughts to the blog. Sean is a production sound mixer based in Idaho. He’s done everything from commercials, feature films, and TV shows, to post production and Foley.

Today, I want to focus on prepping for a shoot from an audio standpoint. From the initial call to work, right up until we roll. Gotta walk before you run.

Popcorn Day – Rocketman & Yesterday Review 

Today we’re going to kick back and take a look at a couple of recent movies because, hey, we just like movies, you know.

720 vs 1080 vs 4k: What resolution choices do I need to make? 

Moviemaking has been around for about 120 years now and has gone through dozens of formats and format variations. The first films shot at about 12 frames a second. As history moved along, many other formats came and went, and some were quite popular and innovative.

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