Playground Studios Blog

Story Structure - Don't be a Prick about Learning the Basics.

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Apr 22, 2017 9:38:00 AM

We all think we are geniuses when we begin. "Why should I learn the basics? I'll come up with a masterpiece without learning any of the building blocks of story-telling...." ...is what we tell ourselves.

 

Well, guess what? You're not a genius and that is not going to happen. And you'll find that out way too late... like I did.

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Topics: tips, video production

It Take a Team to Grow a Company

Posted by Ik Jagait on Apr 20, 2017 12:36:25 PM

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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Topics: tips, guide, video

Traveling for Inspiration

Posted by Ramandeep Sidhu on Apr 18, 2017 6:32:33 PM

Last week I travled and I loved it.  Not only did I have an amazing time, I got learn and see the world around me.  When you travel, not for business, for fun it's unique... You get to take a step back, see what's happing in the world and what people are up to.  Where did I go? The Big Apple, New York City! and oh my the city does truely not sleep.  If I coud rate the trip I would give it a 10/10, but I don't want to make this a travel blog.. so if you want to hear more about my trip, email me at ramandeep@playgroundstudios.com.

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How to Shoot a Live Event Video

Posted by Ik Jagait on Apr 12, 2017 2:41:24 PM

Shooting live events can be a bitch. Mainly because… they're LIVE. Everything that happens, happens only once, so if you miss something important… you missed it. No retakes, no second chances. On the other hand, this uncontrollable, unpredictable environment can make a live event one of the most exciting things to shoot.

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Topics: tips, video production, video

Why Great Matters for Video Production

Posted by Ik Jagait on Apr 7, 2017 9:10:00 AM

If there's one thing that separates good from great, it's attention to detail. Striving for perfection even though you know it's impossible to get there. That's the mentality that makes you achieve great things.

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Topics: tips, video

Top 3 Tips for Your Next Video Production

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Apr 5, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Over my 8 years of video production experience, I've developed a few tenets that served me well all my shoots. Below are my 3 most important.

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Topics: tips, video production, video

How to think of your Next Video Concept

Posted by Ramandeep Sidhu on Apr 4, 2017 12:22:41 PM

Your getting ready to create your next video, where do you start?  There a a few key tips and trick to help you create a successful video in a changing market.

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Topics: video production, video marketing

4 Reasons Why Buzzfeed's "Worth It" Videos are Awesome.

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Mar 31, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Buzzfeed is kinda awesome and kinda annoying. They put out so much content, most of it is bound to be annoying, but here and there, they are also bound to hit somethings perfect.

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Topics: production, marketing

Say Yes to Every Business Oppurtunity

Posted by Ik Jagait on Mar 30, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Like a lot of people in the video production business, we started out making short films. One day out of the blue, the head of a marketing company came across one of them and contacted us. He wanted to know if we did commercials.  At that point we had made a grand total of 2 short films and not much else. We didn't know the first thing about making a commercial. But after giving it some thought, we decided to say yes... and it turned out to be one of the best decisions we've ever made.

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Topics: video gear, video production, video marketing

Should You be the Face of your Business Video?

Posted by Ramandeep Sidhu on Mar 29, 2017 9:34:00 AM

Having  your face or someone from your team in front of the camera during your next video is an amazing idea.  People love association and they love personability.  It doesn't matter if your company is big or small; if people know you or not... they just love knowing who you are. 

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Topics: video production, video