The Art of the Close-Up

The Art of the Close-Up

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Some of the best scenes in cinema are close-ups – creating a building tension and focusing the audience on important (and not so important) details. Director Edgar Wright goes deep into one of film’s most important techniques – the close-up.

Inspiration: Blood & Oil

Inspiration: Blood & Oil

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Cale Glendening wants you to get off your seat, wake up, be more creative, and live. That’s the inspiration and message of this wonderfully shot short film, Blood & Oil.

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Featured on Cigarettes and Coffee

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Today I had coffee with my good friend and graphic designer guru, Nick Sickelton. As it happened that coffee chat turned into getting featured on his new blog project Cigarettes & Coffee. C&C features artists that are ingrained in design within the greater Los Angeles area with the hope to… Keep Reading »

Sriracha, The Movie

Sriracha, The Movie

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Sriracha on my sushi, my breakfast, my eggs, and rice – I love it’s spicy goodness on just about anything I shovel into my mouth. But where does it come from? I couldn’t answer that question and it turns out neither could most of its fans. I’ve always speculated but… Keep Reading »

Drive: What really motivates us?

Drive: What really motivates us?

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What really motivates us? Is it money? Is it the work we do? Is it purpose? How about freedom? This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. If you’re anything like… Keep Reading »

The LEGOs Our Kids Will Be Playing With…

The LEGOs Our Kids Will Be Playing With…

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Littlebits are the LEGOs of the future! They consist of tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming, just snap together for prototyping, learning and fun. Each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc), and… Keep Reading »

4K Slow Motion Firefighter Footage = Awesome!

4K Slow Motion Firefighter Footage = Awesome!

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This is some of the very first 4K Footage from the new Phantom Flex camera. Yep – its impressive.

No Internet for a Week

No Internet for a Week

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I just found this great little documentary “No Internet for a Week” and was pretty inspired by it. I think it might inspire you, make you think, examine your own life a little… It did me… [DISCLAIMER: There are a couple of f-words - so you've been warned...] A few… Keep Reading »

Amazing Single-Shot No-Cuts Crane Shot from The Player

Amazing Single-Shot No-Cuts Crane Shot from The Player

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Be inspired by this amazing no-cuts, single shot, 8 minute masterpiece of blocking, timing, cinematography and filmmaking precision. The Player, a 1992 Hollywood satire, is not exactly my favorite movie, but this singe opening scene is possibly what I love about it most. Enjoy.

Doritos Crash The Superbowl Contest

Doritos Crash The Superbowl Contest

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Crystal the Monkey of Hangover 2 is at it again as Doritos Steve. Betsy enjoys the nice afternoon while eating her Doritos when out of nowhere her Doritos are snatched and stolen by Steve yet again. Instead of this just being something we’ve always wanted to do we decided to… Keep Reading »

Sony Ci / Cloud Based Video Review and Annotation System

Sony Ci / Cloud Based Video Review and Annotation System

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How hard is it to get understandable, clear, and concise feedback on videos you are in the process of cutting? If you’re like me, I spend so much time trying to decipher vague notes from clients that usually look something like: “(0:43 to 0:55) remove this shot and swap it… Keep Reading »

Trost Complete Revolutionizes Video Sliders

Trost Complete Revolutionizes Video Sliders

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Entirely new categories of shots are possible for small teams for the first time with this slider. Trost might just be the best camera motion system available. Trost sliders can be quickly and easily configured for many types of shooting applications. A unique rotating quick-release system allows operators to quickly… Keep Reading »

Infinite Idea Engine OkDoThis.com

Infinite Idea Engine OkDoThis.com

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Tired of creative block? Yeah, me too… well there’s hope and this little app might just be the sledge hammer that breaks creative block for good! It’s called Ok Do This. Give it a go!

Coin / One Payment Card to Replace All Your Cards

Coin / One Payment Card to Replace All Your Cards

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Tired of a thick wallet? Tired of having a bunch of different payment cards? The day has finally come where you only need one, yes that’s right ONE card – its called “Coin“. We carry too many cards in our wallets — multiple credit cards, debit cards, bank cards, loyalty… Keep Reading »

Amazing Behind the Scenes: The Bear & The Hare

Amazing Behind the Scenes: The Bear & The Hare

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A combination of 2D and 3D stop motion animation and had drawn animation combined into one. This is an unbelievable look behind the scenes of this animation process unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. About the Film Set in a beautiful forest, poor Bear is the only animal that never… Keep Reading »

Meet Brandon

Freelance filmmaker, video director at ROCKHARBOR Church, film blogger, husband, motorcycle aficionado and man with a first-rate beard. I travel the globe for cool project opportunities, epic adventures, or the chance to see something new.

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Nick Sickelton (Graphic Designer)
Jonas Barber (Graphic Designer)
Nick Benoit (Artist, Writer)
Jeremy Harris (Web Programmer)
Elana Grace (Photographer)
The Youngrens (Wedding Photographers)
Join The Lights (Non-profit Films)
Max & Molly Films (Wedding Videography)
Richard Miro (Filmmaker / Photographer)


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