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Ads Of The Absurd

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You have to do what you can in the advertising industry to make your idea or commercial standout. Now with content curators like YouTube and Vine, there are millions of videos out there begging for your attention. A new trend in commercials is to see which campaigns can be the most absurd, the most outlandish,… Read more >>

The 48-Hour Film Festival Experience

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The intro trailer 360 Filmworks created for the project last year. The 48 Hour Film Project is something that can bring upon intense reactions in past participants. I’ve had both panic attacks and euphoria after finishing a two-day marathon filming session in this globally syndicated filmmaking contest. I’ve been participating with the event for the… Read more >>

Shooting Video While Driving

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Have you ever wondered how the filmmakers get the driving shot(s) on a film or video? The filmmakers actually use equipment called a hostess tray (car side mount), and a hood mount for the front hood of the vehicle. I have had many opportunities working as a key grip on feature films, music videos, etc…. Read more >>

Cranes vs. Copters

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  In my former life as a dolly grip, crane operator and camera technician in the motion picture business I gained an appreciation for innovative and unique camera shots to assist in telling a story. Now, I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest tools that can add to a commercial production… Read more >>

Know Your Production Crew

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There are many people working on the set of a production and you may have wondered what they all do. Every person there plays a key role. Today I talked to Emily about just some of the people that are working to make the video look great: Gaffer Best Boy Electric Electrician Key Grip Best… Listen now >>

Can I Have Award with You?

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I am obsessed with all things film and TV. That roughly translates to I have the three-DVD option on Netflix. So catching all the Oscar nominations before the ceremony in February each year becomes a fun little quest for me. Five or six years ago this was a pretty tough task with only one halfway… Listen now >>

One Bag for an Unknown Production

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by Dustin Jones I was first introduced to professional video production in 2004 and was fascinated with the quality of the image produced from the cutting edge High Def cameras. At that time, the cameras were what anyone would expect a camera to be — large, heavy (20 to 40+ pounds) and expensive. Of course,… Read more >>

Video Production On the Move


When it comes to video production, there are a lot of people, there is a lot of equipment and there is a lot of planning. And moving and coordinating all of that production around unfamiliar locations can be a major ordeal. Today I talk with Emily about how we manage productions not just across the state,… Listen now >>

The Art of the On Camera Interview

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by Katy Bartlett In my time with Stone Ward and 360 Filmworks, I’ve had the pleasure of conducting on camera interviews with a variety of people for long and short digital productions. I’ve spoken with members of state agencies, business leaders, sales and service professionals, surgeons, teenagers, senior citizens and even convicted felons serving life… Read more >>

Broadcast Production: Safety is No Accident


  With all the moving parts, people and equipment on a production set, staying safe is extremely important. Today I talked to Emily about some of the safety standards on a broadcast production set. Listen to our discussion below, or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.