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7 Invaluable Video Production Travel Tips

Mar 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM Posted by Tim Donovan Topics: Video, Agency Best Practices

I have been fortunate enough to travel around North America for our clients this past year. Some of the places we have been to lately include Halifax, New York City, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Austin, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Since we bring ALL of our equipment with us on every video shoot, we have learned the tricks of successfully traveling with a lot of equipment. Check out our top 7 tips for video production travel:

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Our Favorite Video Production Projects from 2015

Feb 16, 2016 2:30:00 PM Posted by Tim Donovan Topics: Video

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for some new and exciting video production projects, but first I’d like to show off some of our favorite projects from 2015. I’m not going to go into a ton of detail on each video -- we’d rather have you watch them and let us know what you think!

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5 Ways to Drive Workplace Productivity

Jan 28, 2016 2:30:00 PM Posted by Tim Donovan Topics: process, Productivity, Agency Best Practices

Every workplace has its own culture, processes and policies. For better or worse, these things have a major impact on productivity. At Figmints, we’ve created a culture that allows us to stay productive consistently.

I’d like to share the 5 things that I think make us more productive, and we hope that you are able to implement some of these things in your workplace as well.

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How GoPro Spherical will Change the Way we Interact with Video

Jan 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM Posted by Tim Donovan Topics: Video, News

Apart from being a videogame developer or toy manufacturer, video has to be one of the coolest trades around. The best part about working in video production is that we get to play with a lot of awesome toys.

Every day, revolutionary new technology is introduced to consumers and professionals alike. Generally, video is linear in the sense that you can only see what is in the frame when playing the video forward. But what if you could record and see what was outside of the traditional 16:9 frame? Have you ever thought of how cool Google maps would be if it were a video that could allow you to look 360 degrees in Street View? The GoPro Spherical will allow you to do this!

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Get Austin Upright!: A Guerrilla Marketing Video Campaign

Oct 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM Posted by Tim Donovan Topics: Video

A few months ago, one of our clients, Focal Upright, asked us to join them at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. Focal Upright is the leader in adjustable standing desks and chairs, and the mission was to shoot a video for them. How could we say no?! We made the trek down to Austin with one goal: to “Get Austin Upright.”

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