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Featured Projects

Multiple-Location Commercial

Using multiple locations can add visual interest to a talking-head commercial.

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Drone’s Eye View: Aerial Photography in the 21st Century

In 1858, French photographer Gaspart-Felis Tournachon invented aerial photography. by shooting photos of Paris from a balloon. Unfortunately, those pictures no longer exist. But we do have an aerial image taken two years later by James Wallace Black. He titled his picture “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It.” A hundred and…

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Finding the Decisive Moment in a Movie Scene

Building a scene–or a short video–around a dramatic action is a powerful technique. It works in travelogues, commercials, documentaries, music videos, and all other genres.

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Use an Active Camera to Astonish Viewers

Use an active camera to create visual excitement in any kind of mobile-shot movie.

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Backward March: Reverse Motion Creativity

Usually, we have no problem picking a thumbnail to illustrate our articles. A single frame can capture a key action, a surprising location, or a memorable expression. Not so with “Fly Away” because the essence of the film is reverse action: people and objects moving backward in time. So you’ll just have to trust us…

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Astonishing Actions in a Music Video

In the beginning, movies were about actions such as a train entering a station, an old man drinking a beer, Annie Oakley hitting targets, and a sneeze captured by Thomas Edison in 1894. Since those early days, many other elements have been added to the mix including close-ups, music, dialogue, and visual effects. But French…

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