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The Big Picture and The Little Details

Posted by Ik Jagait on Aug 10, 2017 6:20:43 PM

If you want to make a masterpiece movie or TV show, you gotta get 2 things right: the big picture and the little details.

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Topics: tips, guide, video production, video

The Making of Bullet Bride Part 4: The Structure

Posted by Ik Jagait on Jul 31, 2017 10:04:00 AM

We really wanted to make sure that Bullet Bride was structurally sound. One way to achieve that was to introduce all of the elements of the story early on so that everything took place afterwards could be tied to the beginning, and nothing felt like a random add-on. Here are some examples of that:

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Topics: video production, video, bullet bride

The Making of Bullet Bride Part 3: The Point

Posted by Ik Jagait on Jul 6, 2017 9:05:00 AM

There have been many great movies made with a clear message in mind. Crash (2004) for example, was about racial awareness, and Traffic (2000) was about the failure of the drug war.

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Topics: Insider, video, bullet bride

The Making of Bullet Bride: Part 2 | Cast

Posted by Ik Jagait on Jun 12, 2017 12:47:15 PM

In June 2016, we began holding acting practice sessions with some of our favorite actors that we had previously worked with. Each time we held one of these sessions, there was an energy and excitement in the room that we knew was gonna give birth to something special. That something special turned out to be Bullet Bride. Here's a little bit about each of these Playground All-stars:

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Topics: production, video, bullet bride

4 Signs to Knowing Your Video has a Good Story

Posted by Ik Jagait on May 19, 2017 9:42:54 AM

Writing a story is hard. But figuring out whether your story is good or not, can be even harder. So to make it a little easier, here are 4 signs that your story is probably good.

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Topics: how, guide, video production

Always Get an Opinion on Your Next Video

Posted by Ik Jagait on May 9, 2017 10:05:00 AM

So you just finished editing your latest video. You've watched it over and over and think it's perfect. Now it's time to send it to your client, right?

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Topics: production, tips, video production, video

The 3 Step Guide to Video Production Auditions

Posted by Ik Jagait on Apr 27, 2017 11:20:57 AM

Holding auditions is one of the most enjoyable parts of our job. We get to meet new people, get in some acting practice and potentially add a new actor to our roster. Every video production company has their own way of doing auditions (I'm assuming).. this is how we do ours.

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Topics: tips, guide, video production

It Takes 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

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