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Happy Holidays from your friends at Forrester Media. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your video production, web video, camera crewing and webcasting needs in 2014! We will be closed from December 23 to January 2 to... Continue reading
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Summer is traditionally a quiet time for Forrester Media. With schools out and vacations underway, we take advantage of the down time and head off for a vacation as well. But it's not all fun and games. We're still working... Continue reading
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The GoPro miniature HD camera has revolutionized filmmaking by allowing cameras to be placed where previously no one would dare mount one, usually because of size, weight. Oh, and it would cost a lot to replace if it fell off.... Continue reading
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May 5, 2013 marks my 14th year of having The Weather Channel as a client. My first footage aired this date in 1999 when I captured dramatic footage in Midtown Atlanta when a severe storm passed through with lightning, high... Continue reading
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Town Hall Webcasts which allows presenters (often CEO's and Presidents) to address employees is our most popular webcast format. In addition to live video, webcasts often include PowerPoint presentations, a separate video segment as well as custom branding for the... Continue reading
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We had the opportunity to work with football and baseball star Bo Jackson today on a shoot at The Weather Channel. Bo was promoting his upcoming 'Bo Bikes Bama' bicycle ride fundraiser on April 27th in Cordova, Alabama. Bo Jackson... Continue reading
We've just updated our one-minute Highlight Reel to include all new footage from a few of our productions. Actually almost two dozen productions are included in the video including clips. They include corporate, broadcast, advertising, webcasts, motion graphics and interview... Continue reading
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It's been a great start to 2013 and as always, we're greatly appreciative to our clients who return to us year after year. This is a business of relationships and I'm proud and grateful of the many relationships we've established... Continue reading
We've been fortunate to work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital the last few years. We're especially pleased they asked us to work on their latest endeavor, 'Hey St. Jude.' Musical artists and celebrities far and wide contributed to the... Continue reading
Every once in a while, I like to reflect on the cities I've been fortunate enough to visit during my career. The map is constantly adding new cities, plus repeating many familiar locales. I've never taken the time to pin... Continue reading
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It's been just over seven years since I was a cameraman covering the landfall of Hurricane Rita for The Weather Channel. I was working with On-Camera Meteorologist Jim Cantore and his producer, another cameraman and our satellite uplink truck operator.... Continue reading
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An increasing number of our clients are using live streaming to reach their employees, vendors, clients and yes, even fans. With each passing month, the ease of producing a live streaming event grows easier and more cost effective. We've produced... Continue reading
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August was a busy month. We completed several productions, produced a live webcast from Tulsa, Oklahoma for a nationwide audience and even worked with a Georgia football legend. One of the projects we completed was for Lexol Leather Care. The... Continue reading
Technology marches forward. In the 20 years I've been in this business, I've seen it change from handing clients a VHS tape to delivering their video on a USB thumb drive or via Dropbox. Through all these changes, what hasn't... Continue reading
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Working in video production is never a dull moment. One day we're grilling two-inch thick steaks, the next we're working with a former Soviet President. The last 60 days or so have been some of the busiest we've seen in... Continue reading
When one has been in this business as long as I have, you learn a few things. One of the most important things I've learned through the years is providing more than your client expects you to deliver, do it... Continue reading
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Exploring online video as an addition to the marketing strategy for your business? Looking to improve and expand your present efforts? The YouTube Creator Playbook is quickly becoming an industry resource that everyone, regardless of experience, should review. While it's... Continue reading
We started 2012 with a fun, energetic and positive video for our neighbor, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. With the new year, they rolled out a new look and logo which was created by 524 Creative. To introduce the logo... Continue reading
Best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2012! Enjoy the New Year and we look forward to serving you again starting January 2, 2012! Continue reading
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Over the summer we refreshed our studio, reconfiguring for a larger green screen and slightly smaller set area, an area we now call the 'cozy corner.' As pictured, below, it's perfect for two and even three-person interviews and presentations. The... Continue reading
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It was a busy weekend for Forrester Media. On Saturday, we worked with a repeat client on an informercial that will air domestically and in Canada and Europe. The daylong shoot involved a sit-down testimonial and supporting b-roll, all recorded... Continue reading
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Our newly updated website went live last week, features a complete makeover and includes some newly listed services. While we've been providing many of these web-based services for some time, we had not been actively promoting them. I'm happy to... Continue reading
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As the video and online worlds merge, it's important that clients treat Video SEO as important as standard SEO. Speak to any web person and they'll have a list of SEO do's and don'ts. I came across this article by... Continue reading
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Until yesterday, if you wanted professional video hosting, odds are you chose one of two popular options. The first was paid hosting, usually through a vendor that charged at least $99 a month, plus possible bandwidth fees. The second option... Continue reading
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One thing is certain, no two days are alike in this business. In the last month, we've been racking up the miles, including SkyMiles on shoots around the state and the UP. Yes, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. At first... Continue reading