The weather is changing, well depending on where you live, the leaves are changing colors and its getting darker a little earlier each day. That's right people....welcome to fall. One of our favorite times of the year. We're not called Orange LEAF Films for nothing......wait, we are #OrangeStFilms not Orange Leaf Films. Got a little carried away with excitement at first. We do love this time of year here at the company, probably most of our team's favorite time of the year. Random blog post, we know but oh well, what ya going to do? So sit back, grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy some football.....or whatever it is that tickles your fancy.
We did this TV commercial about 2 years ago for a local metal roofing company. They kinda wanted to mock the Capitol One commercials so we worked with them on a limited budget and came up with something we felt like was kind of entertaining....maybe? maybe not? Anyways you can view and be the judge and feel free to give feedback. We actually shot 2 different spots in one day and with a limited crew it was challenging to get all we needed but it all came together and the commercial got good reviews. Anyways take a look and feel free to contact @OrangeStFilms for all your #commercial and #video needs.
Sometimes you just have to be goofy and that's exactly what happened a couple years ago when we saw a deer on the side of the road that had been hit by a car. There is nothing great about this video and we actually did it on a whim looking to gain absolutely nothing from it but simply just to entertain and maybe make people smile a little bit. If there are any animal lovers out there forgive us and know we didn't hit the deer, we just happened to stumble upon it and run home and grab our #camera and film it for a few minutes. So hope you enjoy and #chuckle a bit. #filmmaking #movies #film #drunkdeer #laugh
So how many people out there upgraded their #iPhone's to the new #iOS7 operating system? We did it yesterday afternoon and are really digging the layout and smarts that Apple has put into this upgrade. From iPads to iPhones it is very cool and change is good in our eyes. A lot of people are scared of change but if you want to move forward in life you have to embrace change because well you know.....change is inevitable. We at Orange St Films are still very big advocates of #Apple and are not giving up on them (although they've given up on the Final Cut Pro studio software, haha). So anyways this #blogpost is going nowhere fast so we are going to go ahead and get on out of here. By the way if you are on Instagram find our company and give us a follow if you'd like.....if not that's okay too. Have a great day.......here's a link in case you change your mind.
Let us preface this by saying that having a full crew on shoots is a very good thing. But with that being said we feel like every aspiring filmmaker should learn how to do almost every aspect of producing a video, commercial, movie, etc. It's all relative. We've preached this for years and feel like you are doing yourself and your craft an injustice by at least not trying to learn the different fields of #production. You don't have to be great at all the different jobs in #videoproduction but you are much more of a threat if you gain a little knowledge of #writing, #directing, doing #camera, #lighting, #sound, #editing, #colorcorrection, #music, #exporting, etc. It's taken us years to learn the different aspects and we still have a long way to go but learning to do the different jobs have helped us cut down on costs leading to keeping our clients budgets lower.....which is a very good thing when you are making a living out of video production. It may seem overwhelming but it's really not, if you are just willing to learn. Plus it allows you to see the entire production in your head from start to finish and when you get to that point in your filmmaking career that's a very good feeling. So by learning the different jobs on sets it allows you to be more reliable and credible when you are on a bigger budget set and you are able to know a little something about others jobs on that particular production. Stay humble, work hard, learn, always be hungry, and be ready when those bigger jobs come your way.
We said a week or so ago that we were going to post some old #videos on our blog to show off some of our work that never really got seen.......still may not if no one reads this blog, haha. Anyways every year, over the last few years, Doritos puts on a commercial contest for a 30 second ad for the SuperBowl and the winner gets their commercial shown during the big game. A couple years ago we decided to produce a few spots and really did them on a whim. We didn't give them much thought and really just did the #commercials for fun in our spare time. So we used the talents of the great #MarkRobinson to be our main actor in the 3 spots and we had a really good time shooting and editing these. They are not much and are out there but take a minute to look at them and please share any feedback. We'd really love to hear it. Video is more powerful than you may think.
Orange St Films was fortunate enough to produce a new #TVCommercial that will begin airing on the local Wilmington TV market tomorrow, September 14, 2013. It's for a Automotive Car Care Center called O'Learys Automotive but what is unique about the #commercial is that this client allowed #OrangeStFilms to think outside the box and create something that is #funny, #unique, and #creative.....tired of all the hashtags yet? Anyways we had a great time making this commercial and shot and produced the entire TV commercial on Wednesday and began editing on the spot that same night because the client wanted a quick turnaround so it could start running during #collegefootball and #NFL this weekend. We feel like we delivered a #highquality, #budget friendly spot. The client was elated with what we came up with from #script to production to finished product. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions about any of our productions and take a minute and view the #new :30 spot. Hope you enjoy...it's called 'Car Bar.'
About a year ago Orange St Films was lucky enough to work with an amazing organization out of Virginia Beach, VA called Wounded Wear. The founder, Jason Redman, is a true American hero in every sense of the word. He's a former Navy Seal who was severely injured in a firefight in Iraq in 2007. He made a remarkable recovery and is a inspiration to all those he comes in contact with. Orange St FIlms has been fortunate enough to work with Jason and his lovely wife Erica on several different video projects but today we wanted to post a video we did about a year ago telling the story of Jason and Wounded Wear and another amazing American hero named Tyler Southern. It was a true honor of ours to be in these mens' presence and we are extremely humbled and blessed for the opportunity to work with them and more so for the sacrifice they've made for our country. So please take a minute to view the Wounded Wear video and feel free to comment and like.
Like we said in our post the other day titled #Vimeo vs. #Youtube we have built a lot of clients youtube and vimeo pages. With that being said we don't put much of the work we do on our website or on our youtube page (youtube.com/orangestfilms). So what we are going to do over the next couple months is blog out a lot of videos we've done over the last few years, some good, some not so good, haha. That way at least we can show case more of our work. We are constantly trying to improve our #video skills with better lighting, better shooting, better writing, better sound, better editing, etc. So it's neat to see the improvement of the quality of projects over the years. We have a long ways to go as a production company but continue to live by the philosophy that if you do good work, you are honest and you treat people the right way that good things will happen for you and you will, well, continue to get more work........#CaptainObvious. So we will be posting older videos we've done from #business web profiles, to #shortfilms, to #musicvideos, to #TVcommercials, so please keep checking on the orangestfilms.com/blog for regular updates and we are all about receiving constructive criticism. So please leave a note or comment about any of the work we've done and we hope to continue to learn and maybe we can teach someone who's looking to get into the #professional video production business a little something with the experience we have as well.
#Youtube or #Vimeo? We ask a lot of our clients if they've heard of the #video sharing site vimeo and surprisingly a lot of people still haven't heard of vimeo. It's been around for a few years now but we look at as a higher end/more #professional version of youtube. We love youtube and build many of our clients #youtube pages but there are so many pluses to using #vimeo over youtube. First, if you choose, you can automatically have your videos play in #HighDefinition in vimeo but in youtube you have to change the grind gear at the bottom right corner to play in HighDef and I'd dare to say that 80% of people watching youtube don't know to do that or don't bother to change the quality. For a professional video company it is very important that our work be viewed in the highest quality possible. Second, if you watch the same video on your smart phone on youtube and then watch it on vimeo it's night and day. The #video on youtube is grainy and digitized and the video on vimeo is crystal clear. Third, if you are a vimeo Pro member, you can customize the elements around your video and even take the Vimeo logo off if you want. That way #clients and #businesses can embed the video on their site and it look like it's a part of their website and not hosted by a third party site. Don't get me wrong #YouTube is the king and I'm a big advocate of youtube but I'm also a huge fan of #Vimeo and I love what they are doing and the way they do business. I guess it's a personal preference but I advise using both sites to host your videos.
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