Almost every time someone asks me for advice on getting started with video they always lead with 'what camera should I use?' or 'how do I make my smartphone camera look better.' Not one person has ever asked me how to make their audio sound better and that's honestly the most important aspect of creating good videos.
Too often I hear from videographers and DPs that “the camera is just a tool, and if you want to shoot something correctly, you have to have the right tool for the job.” In some cases they are correct. When it comes to big budget episodic shows and films, bigger is often better.
But when it comes to digital storytelling and branding, it’s the creative use of the tools at hand that matter more than the ‘right tool.’
Days like today, I love my career. Scratch that, I LOVE my career. 1:30 this afternoon I was requested to pull together a national, public facing project that will debut in about 6 weeks. Requires filming both in Atlanta and in Tennessee.
Really excited to see my new branding campaign launched today. “Life of a Box” introduces new branding for the Georgia-Pacific corrugated division. Taking viewers through a three part story on how Georgia-Pacific produces a better box to help protect the most precious cargo.
One thing about taking on a new role at Georgia-Pacific… you hit the ground running. March Madness is such a fun part of American sports and we have tons of certified sports nuts working at GP. Our Social Media team was looking for some way to have a little fun with the basketball tournament. So I quickly sketched out a storyboard and hatched a plan with lead on our intranet to recruit ‘actors’ for the spot. This turned out to be so much fun.