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29 Jan Accellion Launches Kiteworks with a New Mobile App Demo Video Series

We’ve been lucky to work on two previous projects with Accellion to help launch their products over the past three years. Located in  Palo Alto, they’ve now asked us to produce a series of videos for a beautifully designed consumer-facing file sharing product. We just completed the product overview video below, with four more to go. We are wishing them much success with the new launch! Here’s the first in the series:

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28 Jan YouTube vs Vimeo: Which is Best for You?

Where to Host Your Videos Online When you need to host your videos online, there are two major choices: YouTube and Vimeo. Of course you’ve heard of YouTube- it’s by far the most massive video sharing network ever, with more than a billion unique hits per month– that’s 1/7th the population, or 14% of the entire world, every month. 4 billion hours of video are watched per month on YouTube- that’s nearly 5.5 million months, per month. Every single minute, 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. It’s hard to even comprehend how much of a behemoth this Google-owned…

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24 Jan How much does it cost to produce a video?

This is a question we get all of the time here at Studio B Films, and it’s a good question for sure, but the answer depends on a whole lot of variables. We first set out to discover the scope of the work. Below we’ve compiled a list of questions that will not only allow us pull together an estimate, but will also help us understand your business, how your value proposition differs from your competitors, and aid us in developing a creative treatment. What are the goals and objectives of the video? Defining the goals and objectives of the…

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22 Jan Stories from the Set – The Making of a Mobile App Video

We kicked off the new year in our new space, filming a product demo video series for a mobile file sharing company. Despite how it looks, our hand model isn’t sleeping on the job.  With meticulously choreographed hand movements, it was vital that our actor’s hands remained in the same place between shots. In an effort to ensure the utmost comfort for our subject, we rigged a pillow stand so he could rest his head. While we may not have anticipated his discomfort, we quickly (and creatively) responded to it. Here at Studio B, we want everyone on the set…

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17 Jan Seven lessons that we learned in 2013 that will make us a better video production company in 2014

By David Collier (Founder / DP / Director), Jane Selle Morgan (Producer / Director) and Aaron Barry (Creative Director) We took a poll among the creatives at Studio B Films.  We asked, “Thinking back on lessons learned from 2013, what are some things you might do differently, better, or more of in 2014? How have you improved as a filmmaker and storyteller because of lessons learned?” This blog is a synthesis of peoples answers. 1) Good Casting makes all of the difference. Of course this is something we already knew, but this year we had a couple of production where…

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14 Jan The Possibilities of Portrait Lighting – Guest Bloggers The Perez Brothers

Studio B works with lots of different gaffers to create various looks and moods. This post is the first in a series of blog collaborations where guest writers discuss various topics relevant to the video production industry. Lighting is one of the essential elements in creating a mood and helping tell the story. Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language. – Conrad Hall The above quote by Hall (cinematographer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, etc.) helps to illustrate the collaborative decisions a cinematographer and gaffer must make when it comes…

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