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18 Mar Corporate, Production, Resolution, Techniques | Comments Off

Create Beautiful Marketing Videos That Work

Create Beautiful Marketing Videos That Work

Creating effective marketing videos can be a bit of a balancing act. They need to be visually engaging without losing the clarity of the message. Jim Folliard and Don Napoleon of Virginia based production company Gearshift have spent over twenty years creating videos that make small business owners money. Just ask the owner of Potomac...

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06 Mar Family, Landmarks, Photography, Portfolio, Techniques | Comments Off

Using a Polarizer Filter @ Disney World Makes Blue Skies

Using a Polarizer Filter @ Disney World Makes Blue Skies

I decided to buy a polarizer filter for my wide angle lens before our February trip to Disney World. It really helps to make blue skies bluer and also lets you adjust the way reflections show on water or glass. This filter is only appropriate for certain situations like the sunny skies of florida or...

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07 Feb Editing, Music, Portfolio, Production, Techniques | Comments Off

Teen Rock Band “Mad Brenda” produces Music Videos w/ Gearshift

Teen Rock Band “Mad Brenda” produces Music Videos w/ Gearshift

Mad Brenda is fronted by Sam Foster (bass) and Torie Foster (drums). Together with their dad, Tom Foster (guitar) they make some great music. They recognized the value producing a quality music video to show their fans on YouTube. So far more than 1,000 viewers have had a chance to get to know the sound...

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Nikon D7000 vs. Nikon D300S – D7000 Wins!

Nikon D7000 vs. Nikon D300S – D7000 Wins!

I now own the Nikon D7000 and the D300S. The return on investment ($1,200) seems to be promising for the Nikon D7000. After waiting many months for Nikon to come out with a 1080p capable HDSLR, my patience was met with a much improved video experience vs. my Nikon D300S. Here are some of the...

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Potomac River Construction Builds Marketing with Video

Potomac River Construction Builds Marketing with Video

Pat Rankin is the owner of Potomac River Construction, a “referral” only type business that builds pools, patios, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, sun rooms, fire pits, etc…  Pat decided it was time to build his marketing so he turned to Eruptr (Web Marketing) and Gearshift (Video Marketing) to get his business a boost.  He changed his...

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She Helped 800 Teens Get in to College

She Helped 800 Teens Get in to College

Susie Kay started the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund to help inner city kids get in to college. In total she helped 800 teens with SAT prep, college tuition, mentor programs with bussiness leaders and most importantly she cared deeply for every student. This documentary was produced by Jim Folliard & Don Napoleon of Gearshift.TV. It...

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Spinner Bait Works Perfectly for 360 vCommerce Videos

Spinner Bait Works Perfectly for 360 vCommerce Videos

The fellas at Bustin Bass needed a way to show their product through the internet. Gearshift came up with an answer, let’s hang the lure from fishing wire and spin it 360 degrees. the next step was to use Adobe After Effects to rotate and compose the videos to loop and play within the vCommerce...

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Capitol File After Party Highlights National Socialites

Capitol File After Party Highlights National Socialites

The Capitol File After Party brought out big names who were in town for the White House Correspondance Dinner. Eva Longoria-Parker, Forest Whitaker, Christian Slater, Owen Wilson, Rom Emmanuel and many others were hob-nobbing in style. Check out the video from the evening shot at 720p. If you are putting together a gala or high...

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17 Oct Editing, Nightlife, Portfolio, Production, Techniques | Comments Off

Lotus Lights Up at Night & the Camera Loves It

Lotus Lights Up at Night & the Camera Loves It

Lotus Lounge in DC has a cool light wall that shows well on camera. I also use an on camera LED light that helps to light up my subject. The combination of having a well lit venue and a well lit subject is important for making brilliant images. Shooting HD club videos in DC usually...

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Express Home Buyers Uses Spokesmodels to Convey Message

Express Home Buyers Uses Spokesmodels to Convey Message

Using a spokesmodel to sell your product through video is a good idea. These actors can help convince your audience to buy your product or service. If you dont have the time or are scared to shoot your own video then a spokesmodel might be the smart solution for you. Contact us at 877-477-STUDIO to...

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