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Changing Video Production Technology

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by Tom McDonald

  Celebrating our 10th anniversary at Fireside Production not only gets us excited about the next ten years but also provides a chance to reflect on the past.  What strikes me from a production standpoint is just how much things have changed – and yes, improved.  Any company that is reliant on technology can attest to…

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Why Listening Matters in Video Production

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by Eric Hoffman

Listening is a life skill.  My father once told me I’d always learn more by listening than talking and, as usual, he was correct.  At Fireside, listening well is a part of all that we do… from hearing our Clients’ exact vision for their videos to conducting effective and enjoyable interviews and optimizing time during a shoot.  Listening…

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Questions to Ask When Creating a Video

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Kala Montoya

There’s no doubt about it, video is a powerful communications and marketing tool and can be an invaluable way to visually engage your viewers.  For many people, the thought of embarking on a video project may feel overwhelming; that’s where Fireside Production comes in! Fireside works closely with each Client – start to finish – to make sure the process itself…

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Video Tip: The Power of the Opening Shot

Posted on: January 19th, 2016 by Tom McDonald

I was reminded recently by someone I highly respect (my wife) on the importance of the opening shot in a video.  An opening shot is the very first scene you see in the piece.  Not only is it a chance to display creativity but in today’s world, it’s essential to enticing your viewer to watch…

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Video Production Tips: Quality Audio

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Eric Hoffman

It’s important to remember when capturing video that quality audio and visuals are of equal importance.  The best way to ensure you have quality, clean audio is to monitor the sounds you are recording in the field – during the shoot.  Don’t rely on being able to fix audio in the edit suite. Three Steps to Quality Audio…

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Exploring Green Screen Video

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by Eric Hoffman

Fireside Production is now offering a green screen for video shoots, which gives our Clients a new array of backdrops to choose from for their interviews and hosted messages. Creating an Opportunity for Growth It also means as videographers, we’ve been compelled to learn new lighting and shooting techniques specific to the green screen.  We diligently…

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The Videographer’s Toolbox

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by Tom McDonald

There’s always a great deal of excitement when you’re getting ready for a video shoot.  A successful shoot starts before you leave the door – with solid preparation.  There is always some luck involved with a great shoot – the elements falling perfectly into place – but having a few tools in place is helpful as well. …

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The Importance of Professional Development

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Eric Hoffman

If you’ve been working in the same professional field for years, almost two decades in my case, there come points at which you wonder if you’re still growing? Am I doing the same thing over and over, or am I finding new ways to challenge myself? At Fireside, we try to challenge ourselves and each…

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Hidden Video Production Ingredients

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Tom McDonald

At Fireside Production, delivering videos that captivate and inspire is something we take great pride in.  However, there are other ingredients to a successful project that we also strive to meet with each and every video. The first is low impact.  One of our early Clients marveled that we showed up to our first shoot…

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