Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve posted another amazing tutorial on YouTube. This is regarding a feature called Phrase Find in Avid Media Composer. And it’s amazing. I had a cold while recording this, so just ignore my stuffy-ness. But otherwise, if you’re an Avid editor that’s interested in this feature. Take a look. It literally will change your life if you work on any long format editing.
Well it’s Tuesday, and you know what that means . . . Oh wait, you don’t yet. Because I’m just now starting this theme. Every-ish Tuesday I will be sharing a video that inspires us here at CueMotion. As a video production company, we want to create the best visuals, best stories, and best feelings as possible. And the only way to achieve that, is by learning from films, and techniques that are well . . . better than ours. So welcome to our first “Inspired Tuesday’s”.
What we’ve learned as a production company over the years, is that the most important element of a film, is the story. Everything else, all other techniques, are simply ways to enhance, and tell the story in the most effective, and provocative way. Today, we are sharing a spot we saw on Vimeo called Caroline. What we loved about it was the how torn we felt as viewers in the end. We sympathized with the mother and her plight, but at the same time, wonder what we’d have done as a bystander in the same situation. We love this film for the emotion it made us feel.
Well, it was back to Lincoln Nebraska again, but this time instead of filming for the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, we were working on promotional spots for Union College. The college we both attended. It was strange going back, and realizing you don’t know anybody, but then suddenly, 2 weeks go by and you know everyone.
We are excited to start sharing the content we filmed, and were honored that Union asked us to be the ones to help them. There was one thing that somebody said that stuck with us. They said, Union College is the best kept secret in Adventist Higher Education… And we agree. You just won’t know it until you experience it.
It was our first time filming in Africa, and it was amazing, yet also trying. We went out there to film about water, but quickly realized that while water is necessary for their survival, there is so much more that they need. We were thankful for the experience, and hope that we can represent them and their plight for water in the most accurate way possible. A big thank you to Maranatha for helping facilitate this passion project of ours.
We just wanted to quickly share some photos we took along the way. We also printed these for them to keep, which was fun because hardly any of them have pictures of themselves. So they all got a kick out of that.
Lately at CueMotion, we’ve been having fun with some BTS (Behind the Scenes) / ridiculousness during our video shoots. It’s mostly fun to post on our Instagram, and look back at all the fun we had. Hopefully as well, it will give you some insight as to what it’s like to work with us.
This BTS video was during our first experience with the RED 8K camera. Check it out.
Just returned from our video shoot in Lincoln, and our first experience filming with the RED Helium 8K. We learned a lot of things. Like how quickly the RED batteries will run down, and how the RED’s display sucks in daylight, and how the RED hums quite loudly, so if you’re doing an interview, I hope you’ve got a good audio guy, but we also learned that the Image quality on the RED makes all these little annoyances worth it. It’s butter. Absolutely Butter.
Over the year, we have worked with the University of Nebraska Lincoln and their fine and performing arts program in a campaign. Each year we would pick a few students from different departments, and we’d create a short film from that student. Then, we’d make a combined piece of them all.
This year however, is the last year of production. It’s been fun UNL. Thanks for all the experiences. Here’s the last one of many.
While filming in New Zealand, we got to not only experience shooting in one of the most beautiful places in the world, we were also treated to our first earthquake. How delightful. One of the best parts of this film in our opinion however is the voice over. During our north island trip, we rode in a bus, who’s driver spoke to us, and sang to us over the speakers. We left with one thought in mind. He HAD to be our voice over. So the day before we departed New Zealand, we drove 4 hrs out of the way (one way) to setup a little recording studio in a bus. And had him read our script. It was amazing. So without further typing, we give you . . . Aotearoa.