Owner of Orange St Films, Billy Lewis, recently sat down and chatted with the guys at The Overlook Theatre Podcast about movies, specifically The Terrible Two, business, life and everything in between.
It's a good listen on how he was able to get that little movie produced and distributed. Take a listen below.
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Take a look at this new TV Commercial that we produced for a Tree Service company in North Carolina.
Give us some feedback on it. That's important because we are always trying to improve with every video or film that we produce.
We are happy with the final commercial and the client is super happy. Do these guys look like they'd come to your house and dominate your trees?
We're well beyond rolling into 2019 at this point. It's our bad for being slack on writing in our blog in a while.
Wanted to update you on some things we've had going on. We produced a couple of TV Commercials in January...here's one, thoughts??
This commercial was a little spot we did for a new gin that has just been released in North Carolina and beyond.
We were working in San Jose, CA the beginning of January and were able to attend the National Championship football game in Santa Clara. Clemson beat Alabama pretty bad to win that game.
We have a ton of movie stuff going on. Mainly behind the scenes. More exciting news on new projects coming out soon.
Before the end of 2018 we produced an emotional mini-documentary piece for the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department about a fallen firefighter. That story can be viewed on the front page of our website or by visiting our YouTube Channel.
Finally we also would like to let everyone know that we've been recognized as a top video production company on DesignRush
So please be in contact with us for any video or film production needs. We are always looking for new creative work. Till next time.
We recently traveled to San Francisco to produce a marketing videos for one of our top clients. We had a great shoot and turned out a final video that we are very proud of and we've seen make an impact on the students and staff that were involved in the filming.
Take a look for yourself and any feedback would be greatly appreciated but only if it's positive....haha.
Where to begin??? Our company is based in Wilmington, NC and the last several weeks have been a roller coaster to say the least. This storm was massive and brought a lot of havoc to a lot of people in North and South Carolina. In fact it's still creating havoc and flooding around both states and that is absolutely heartbreaking to us.
We are fine and our region will rebuild and be better and stronger than before. We simply ask for continued prayers for all the families of those who lost their lives, those who lost homes and businesses and all those who have been affected mentally and physically by this horrific hurricane.
What's the point of hurricanes??? Only God knows and for that reason we will continue to trust in his plan for all of our lives.
Here is some footage we took during and after the storm. Make it a great day!!! #HurricaneFlorence #recovery #CapeFearStrong
It's been a long journey from writing 'The Terrible Two' to now seeing it come full circle and be in every Redbox around the United States. We are so happy that this has happened. We have our Sales Agents at High Octane Pictures and our US Distributor Un'Corkd Entertainment for helping us to turn this dream into a reality.
We made this entire feature film for under $35,000 and that is a feat in and of itself. It was a struggle and we have received some less than stellar reviews on the film but you what? Who Cares? We made another feature film that is being seen by the world.
We are so blessed and give all the glory to this accomplishment to God. Without Jesus we would be nowhere.
The film was released on all major streaming sites, minus Netflix, on March 6th and just got the Redbox release on June 19th. You can find all the links to rent the film on the homepage of our website or visit the official movie site www.theterribletwomovie.com
Thanks for continued to support and please rent, watch and rate the film and continue to support independent film.
It's been out for nearly a month now but we are very proud and happy that our original film 'The Terrible Two' is out on Video on Demand for the world to see!!!!
You can find all of the VOD links on the front page of our website or on the official film website listed above.
We made the entire film for $35,000....the entire feature film was made for $35K and now the world can watch the movie.
Rent the film and give us your honest feedback on the film so we can continue to grow as filmmakers.
First off Happy 2018 to everyone out there. We are so thankful to make it to another year and truly give God all the glory.
We've been doing a lot of work in Atlanta the last couple of months through one of our top clients, School Specialty Inc. They are a very philanthropic company that has partnered with the College Football Playoff Foundation to provide Classroom Makeovers to deserving teachers across the United States.
This year they focused on giving the makeovers away to teachers in the Atlanta Public School systems and we were lucky enough to be able to film and produce a couple different makeovers in the city of Atlanta.
It's a humbling experience to see the reaction of the teachers who get all new desks, technology and varying safety components for their new classroom. But more rewarding is seeing the faces of the kids when they first see their new rooms.
This was never on display more than when we captured the classroom makeover at M.A. Jones Elementary Schools. It's fascinating to watch and we were overjoyed by the response that this video we produced has received.
Take a look for yourself and please give us feedback. Thanks and make 2018 the best year yet.
As we put the final touches on the year of 2017 we are blown away by the opportunities that have come our way this year. We've gotten to produce short films, make new music videos, work with some of the bigger corporations in America, and the list goes on and on.
For all those associated with #OrangeStFilms we say thank you for your hard work and dedication to this very unique craft of Film and Video Production.
As we roll into 2018 we can only hope it's half as good as this year has been. Only God knows what the future holds so we will leave that in his hands and continue to produce great work, be honest and give thanks for every opportunity that comes our way.
Here is a video we recently produced for Brunswick County Schools that we know will have a positive impact through it's message. Take a look at this and more importantly take a look around you and realize the blessings you've been given.
We have #blogged about it on our site before but we feel it's such a necessity in today's video marketing landscape to be a 'multi-threat' when it comes to video production. Online video is so common place today and if you are serious about it there is a huge market to tap into.
What we mean by that is if you are focusing on doing video production, not Movies or TV shows, just video production why would you pigeon hole yourself by only knowing how to do one job? That makes no sense to us and we've preached this many times over the years to many different people. Hopefully it's sunk in for a few.
By this we mean learn to go out and shoot, write, light, sound, direct, music, edit, etc. We are not saying you have to master every area of those fields but if you know how to do each of these it makes you a bigger threat and it will open up many more doors for those who are serious about making a living from video production.
One of our biggest weaknesses is lighting so that's something we've tried to study and get better at over the years. If the budget allows for it on a particular job then a good grip/lighting person is the first person we hire out. With that being said we've put in the work to get better at that skill and all the other skills necessary to provide our clients with the highest quality end product at the most reasonable budget we can manage.
Again if you are serious about making a living out of video production then you are going to have to put in the work of becoming better in the fields you might not be that strong in. It's not going to happen over night and you have to be persistent but if you work hard and you believe in yourself and your abilities to tell a story then you can accomplish anything. We are living proof of it.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments about video production.
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