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Creative Solutions to Production Challenges March 30, 2015

Every production is unique – from the creative to the execution to the client’s list of must-haves. As creative professionals, it’s our job to come up with new and innovative approaches while often times having to work within set of parameters dictated by the client all while ensuring we meet or exceed expectations. No problem, right? This latest project presented a few challenges, but none our crack production team couldn’t overcome. The Challenge: Produce a video to promote an important…

The Value of Video Marketing March 25, 2015

People are consuming digital content in many ways and through many different channels. Social media is one such avenue that cannot be ignored when targeting your customer base. Recently, Facebook for Business took steps to measure how video delivers value and improves brand awareness. What their researchers found is that the moment a video was viewed lift happened across ad recall, brand awareness and purchase consideration. Even people who never watched the video, but saw the impression of the video…

3 Steps to Creating Content with a Purpose January 13, 2015

Some things in life are certain: the sun will rise, taxes will be collected and there will never be a shortage of content on the internet. With the recent increase in video streaming access (thanks YouTube!) today’s consumer is bombarded with videos to view, like, and share with their friends. Businesses are left wondering how to get their purpose driven content noticed by the consumer amongst a sea of cat videos. But before you change your company slogan to a…

Getting Up Close with Legendary Baseball Scout Ralph Avila November 14, 2014

Conducting an on-camera interview with someone you’ve never met before so that it appears natural and organic is tricky. Add some bulky and imposing production equipment to the convo and now you’ve got your work cut out for you.  That’s what we were up against in an interview former member of the Havana Sugar Kings and legendary baseball scout, Ralph Avila. Enter the Folding Mark E. The Mark E allows the subject to see the interviewer while looking into the…

Getting the Most Bang For Your Buck: Determining Your Video ROI August 20, 2014

Embracing video into your marketing strategy is definitely a step in the right direction, but it shouldn’t be the last step. A recent study showed that 71 percent of marketers who experimented with new media failed to deliver quantifiable business results because they weren’t tracking metrics (warc.com). Determining the Return On Investment (ROI) of a video is crucial in finding out what is actually contributing to your bottom line. To understand the real impact your video is having, track viewer…

Aerial Filmmaking: Taking Your Video Production to New Heights May 30, 2014

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Its recording? Aerial cinematography and the use of aircrafts to achieve epic wide shots have been elevating large scale video productions for years. Now, thanks to technological advances and the incorporation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) attaining these big budget shots is safe and affordable.  [rw-video type=’v’ thumb=’http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/477141225_1280.jpg’ video=’http://player.vimeo.com/video/96916153′ title=’High Flying Act’] This isn’t your grandpa’s aerial footage. Operated from the ground by a pilot and cameraman via remote control, UAVs (also known as drones or hovercrafts)…

Video Production: Thinking Globally April 7, 2014

It’s true, our world is getting a little smaller everyday. With technological advances in transportation and communication, businesses are no longer limited by their location, but now have access to a global audience.  We know first-hand the importance of maintaining a global mindset.  Centrally located between West Palm Beach and Miami – a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. – Digital Cut’s clients and projects must appeal to a broad audience from Haitian to Hispanic and everything in between. Our…

Video Marketing…Everybody’s Doing It! February 25, 2014

So you think your business or organization needs a video?  You’re probably right.  According to a Reel SEO Video Marketing Survey, 93 percent of marketing professionals used video as part of their strategy in 2013.  And Forbes says “video will remain a top player in content marketing.” But before you jump into production, consider a plan for how you will use the video to ensure a good ROI on your investment.  Here are some key questions to ask yourself before…

Why Your Production Needs a Director – Improving Your Call to “Action!” February 6, 2014

  When people think of directors, words like “Action,” ascots, and Spielberg come to mind – and little else. What does a director do anyway? Are they really necessary? And why can’t I ever name more than three? Contrary to popular belief, directors are not beret wearing, megaphone-wielding control freaks (well, most of them); they are vital to effective video production, both in Hollywood and corporate video marketing. The director’s role is crucial in organizing a production to be both…