• Background Image

    News & Updates


February 11, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Shooting & Grading Log Footage

Getting started with log video may seem intimidating at first, but once you understand the basics, you’ll be well on your way towards creating …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

February 10, 2017

This Simple Animation Shows You How an SLR Works

Here’s a neat little animation from Harman Technologt, the folks behind the Ilford brand of film, that breaks down exactly how a basic film …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

February 7, 2017

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

We’ve already looked at the importance of understanding ISO and aperture if you want to get your camera out of its automatic setting and start being …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

February 2, 2017

How ‘La La Land’ Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Taught His Cameras to Dance

Oscar nominated cinematographer Linus Sandgren breaks down how he and director Damien Chazelle created long camera movements designed to play an …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

January 31, 2017

Adjust and correct color in Premiere Pro CC

Note:<p>The June 2015 release of Premiere Pro CC introduces brand new color tools that combine the best of Adobe SpeedGrade and Adobe Lightroom …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

January 31, 2017

Premiere Pro CC: Must Know Video Editing Shortcuts – The Beat

Toggle Audio Scrub:<br>Shift + S<p>Sometimes you want to hear audio when you scrub, sometimes you don’t. Turning off scrubbing increases processing …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

January 30, 2017

Prevent Dew Condensation or Freezing of the Camera Lenses With DitoGear DryEye

This is for all of you working in humid or freezing conditions, maybe especially for night timelapsers, but could be used in any situation where your …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

January 29, 2017

Brother Film Co.

A Behind The Scenes look at one of the shots in our recent Red Bull Racing film. A 3 person gimbal shot through a window, filmed from a helmet rig! …
Source: CW’s Flipboard Feed

January 27, 2017

How to turn your side hustle into part of your BIG STORY

I have always been fascinated by movies as engaging visual stories.

For some reason, I started studying Italian as a side interest in NY’s Greenwich Village.

Wow! It was like wearing VR glasses with different cultural lenses to see the world.

Such that I used to joke that every Saturday I literally spent a few hours in Italy…

I started watching Italian films and bringing up ideas in my advanced language classes.

Somebody mentioned, hey why don’t you arrange a screening for the class?

I did. And for a full year in San Diego, I curated a monthly screening of classic films.

Right after I moved back to New York, I resumed my Italian cinema discussion classes.

I started cafePellicola.com a blog that is dedicated to celebrating fine Italian cinema.

The blog was great but I missed the direct interaction with the audience.

So, I produced film festivals that included movie introduction and post-screening Q&A.

Then Cafe Pellicola Live came along where I interviewed online Italian filmmakers and scholars.

During all that time, I was leading digital marketing programs in major corporations.

2 years ago, I relocated to Miami and explored ways to use my corporate experience.

Colliding two worlds, I co-founded the Visual Storytelling Institute (VSI).

4.6B daily content pieces and decreasing attention spans – was our call for adventure.

After researching the space, we developed a 9-step My Visual Story framework.

By which, we help businesses articulate, visualize, and spread their business stories.

Spreading the VSI gospel, we met great new people that saw what we saw.

One of them was Massimo Lico founder of ML Visual Storytelling agency in Rome, Italy.

As part of VSI’s global outreach, we found an exciting common ground.

We’re launching a new Webinar program that nicely ties together this one-line narrative.

On 1/31/17, we’ll introduce an innovative model that truly leverages my 2 passions:

Visual strategies from classic Italian cinema to empower visual storytelling marketers.

And in Italian!

English version of this Webinar will be announced later.

If you have Italian-speaking friends or colleagues, please share. Register for FREE here.

So what is the big lesson from this yarn, you ask?

Pay attention to your side hustles as that’s where your BIG STORY is waiting!

Source: Visual Storytelling