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5 Tips for Taking the BEST Phone Pictures/Videos.

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Aug 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

  1. Clean the damn lens.

Whether taking a regular video/picture or a selfie, use your shirt real quick and wipe the lensed. For some reason or another, the lenses always get fogged up- either by your ear when your fingers, or something. Point is, the lens will get fogged up and your pictures will look like you've taken them on a phone made in 2004.

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How to Criticize Without Looking Like an Asshole

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Aug 7, 2017 3:05:44 PM

Your friend or colleague works hard to create something.

He/She wonders whether it is good or not.

They ask you what you think.

You tell them all of the things that you think are wrong with it.

He/She feels terrible, gets defensive and things become awkward.

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Topics: production, tips, guide, video

I Hate Hollywood Trailers.... Nowadays.

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Jul 24, 2017 12:54:14 PM

For some reason in the past few years, Hollywood movies have started giving away every plot point that's in their movies... IN THE GODDAMN TRAILERS. Every trailer has become a minefield; if you go too far into a trailer, you will see the entire movie in sequential order. This will include all the best plot twists, character arches, action sequences and surprises. You don't even have to see the movies anymore! They'll take you deeply through every emotion by the end of the 3 minutes... you'll feel excited, shocked, scared, sad, intrigued and by the end of it you'll have grown as a person... leaving you no urges to watch the actual movie.

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Topics: experience, production, marketing, video

The 3 Philosophies of Writing a Story

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Jul 4, 2017 9:46:00 AM

There are 3 main theories to writing a story... Tunneling it, Mapping it or Basing it. Let's discuss.

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Topics: production, guide, video

Bullet Bride | The Making of... Part 1, The Story

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on Jun 5, 2017 9:07:00 AM
Creating a web-series is hard. We're going to talk about how fun and how difficult it was to create our web series, Bullet Bride.
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Topics: guide, video, bullet bride

Top Inspirational Films of All Time: American, Indian and International Films

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on May 11, 2017 9:20:00 AM
Some movies are good. Some movies are great. And some movies... are a part of this top tier of filmmaking it makes you depressed to even think about how anyone could come up with something so brilliant. Below, we've compiled a list of those movies.
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Topics: video

Give in to Uncertainty

Posted by Palvinder Jagait on May 4, 2017 9:10:22 AM

There's a magical place that lives somewhere between being ultra-prepared and completely spontaneous. A place where wondrous unforeseen things can happen, that can take the ordinary and make them extraordinary. It's the only place where true art can be created. And there is only one way you get to this magical place...

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Topics: production, tips, video production

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

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

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