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April 16, 2018

Sizzle Reels: Not An Editor’s Best Work?

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This is one of those topics that can be classified as a “gray” area when it comes to opinion, due in part to many believing any edited piece represents the quality of an editor’s work. However, one thing to keep in mind is, often times the work shown within a video is not of the editor’s. […]

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February 14, 2018

My Best Brainstorming Tricks & Tips

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It can be a bit intimidating the first time you assign yourself the task “come up with something cool.” How do you tackle this challenge? What’s the first step to making awesome things? Most people know about brainstorming, but many may struggle to describe what this actually looks like. I will attempt to struggle less […]

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January 31, 2018

The hard truth of Music Copyright in Video

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When I was in high school, my friends and I had a garage band. We played a lot of classic rock covers but we also had a few originals we felt proud enough of that we decided to record an album and get it copyrighted. Yes, it’s pretty amazing but no, I’m not going to […]

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January 29, 2018

4 Awesome Tools for Film Editors You May Not Know About

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Any expert in their field will tell you, they’re only as good as the tools they use. I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to make myself faster, more efficient, and, frankly, better at what I do. Over the years of editing, I’ve slowly started assembling a small list of software that is my go-to’s […]

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January 26, 2018

How I work Kids POV: Ryan

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It’s always helpful to listen to different perspectives. When it comes to different perspectives, kids are the best. Watch what my kids think I do all day in this special kids version of ‘How I Work.’

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January 22, 2018

How I Work: Philip Hetue, Lead Designer

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Position Lead Designer One word that best describes how you work Slowly Intentionally Current mobile device iPhone 5s Current computer Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without? Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, git, grunt, iTerm, Sublime Text, MAMP, Google Chrome. And Spotify or some other way […]

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January 15, 2018

#Phil-osophical: Trust and Gratitude (Let’s Backflip 009)

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Watch the video above, read the commentary below! Like many views and opinions I’ve held, my understanding of gratitude has been affected significantly by my children. More specifically, they’ve been affected by the process of trying to parent my children. Here’s the situation: your kid has just been given something by someone else. Maybe it’s a gift; […]

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