06 Oct

Manufacturing Week Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Manufacturing Week Awards!

Mfg Week Awards

Stephanie Cameron and Dream It Do It Oklahoma did an amazing job spotlighting these local manufacturing heroes. Larry Mocha would be proud.

MFGDay2016Larry Mocha Advocacy Award: Phil Albert, Pelco Structural

Community Engagement: NPI

Sustainability Award: Baker Hughes

Wellness: Oseco

Innovation in Workforce: EBSCO Spring

Safety: Linde Engineering North America

As Rotarians, Jon and I were inspired by the positive impact of these Oklahoma manufacturers on their employees, their communities, the environment, and the economy. Also great to see the student turnout!

MFG Day Student
Thanks also to Tulsa Tech for hosting the reception at their Riverside campus. The applied engineering students showed off their robotics skills.

09 Sep

Architectural Photography Services

We’ve enjoyed doing photography and design work for some very talented architects. Today we’re showcasing their work with a few of our personal favorites.

Click the images to view details.

Do you have something amazing to show?

Questions about architectural or location photography? Have an epic product or story? We’d love to hear about it. Give us a call at 918.518.6576 or contact us.

20 Jul

What’s New: Tips, Tricks & Trends

VIDEO/ENTERTAINMENT

Disney Video: MOANA

AV Alumni Matt Steele’s latest project!

Great Facebook Videos

Video is now the top performing format on Facebook. BuzzFeed Tasty is killing it with their Facebook videos, averaging over 470,000 interactions per video.

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6 Ways Local Merchants Are Using Pokémon Go to Drive Business
Pokémon Go: Stefanie Miles weighs in with some information on this trend that’s actually useful.

Lindsey Stirling: Dragon Age

Our project manager Cherith just got back from a Lindsey Stirling’s concert in North Carolina. So we’re sharing some of the amazing music!

SOCIAL

Why Simplicity Wins in Email Marketing
Hannah Green walks you through the whys and hows of creating simple emails. And if you want to benchmark your email prowess, check out this comparison by industry.

Twitter Offers Audience API To All Brands
Gavin O’Malley describes how Twitter just gave you access to all the demographic data you ever dreamed of.

How 3 Publishers Plan to Use Snapchat Memories to Improve the Quality and Shelf Life of their Output
Joseph Lichterman showcases some examples that might stoke your creativity. Turns out users don’t hate hearing from brands on messaging apps.

Web/USABILITY

Website Forms Usability: Top 10 Recommendations

Follow these well-established — but frequently ignored — guidelines to ensure users can successfully complete your website forms.

Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics

Discoverability is cut almost in half by hiding a website’s main navigation. Also, task time is longer and perceived task difficulty increases.

B2B Product Specifications: Guidelines for Creating Useful Product-Specs Pages

Effective product information on B2B sites satisfies 5 main criteria and can be put together using our spec lists for physical and software products.

Cultural Nuances Impact User Experience: Why We Test with International Audiences

Designs that incorporate local nuances of international markets benefit organizations and their customers. Even small-scale studies can lead to insights that improve designs and increase trust.

Four Dimensions of Tone of Voice

A website’s tone of voice communicates how an organization feels about its message. The tone of any piece of content can be analyzed along 4 dimensions: humor, formality, respectfulness, and enthusiasm.

WEB/SEO

One Formula to Rule Them All: SEO Data Analysis Made Easy in Excel
Jeremy Gottlieb shows you how to speed up your keyword research, disavow work, and GA analysis with one simple formula.

05 Apr

Facebook Lead Ads: Resources & Guides

Update (2016.4.15): Added a new resource link.

All of us who spend money on Facebook ads want to get the best ROI for each click, tap, view, or engagement we pay for. To that end, Facebook has created a useful tool for those of us who measure success in leads. They’re called (ironically) Lead Ads.

It’s a very simple concept: eliminate the clicks to convert.

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28 Jan

Tulsa Ballet: Video & Photo Shoots

Videography & Photography for Tulsa Ballet

We just wrapped a fantastic video shoot with Tulsa Ballet today! (scroll down for behind-the-scenes shots)

We put together a few highlights from our Tulsa Ballet photo shoots to share. Their artistry inspires us, and we are constantly amazed at the sheer athletic ability of their talented company. We enjoy every show and every shoot! Hope you will too.

Nutcracker Photo Shoot

A classic for a reason. The performance takes audiences to fairyland around the world with music and dance inspired by Spain, China, and Arabia. For many people, Nutcracker is the first ballet they see. And every year, Tulsa Ballet invites hundreds of underprivileged kids to a special performance. For many of them, Nutcracker is their first exposure to fine arts.

Tulsa Ballet released a brief behind-the-scenes look at our photo shoot for Tulsa Ballet’s Nutcracker. Bonus: catch a glimpse of Marcello zooming in on the remote viewer after every shot, ensuring every pose is absolutely perfect.

Choreographer Spotlight

Behind the scenes with international choreographer Ma Cong. He discusses the inspiration behind his Studio K premiere, costumes, and music. Watching the dancers rehearsing up close, you can see just hard these athletes work. Drops of sweat fly as they spin, and they have every muscle under perfect control, from fingertips to toes.

Romeo & Juliet

Real-life couple Hyonjun Rhee and Youhee Son, along with Jennifer Grace and Jonnathan Ramirez, are the principle dancers for Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet created for Tulsa Ballet. We took some of these shots from a ladder to get the right angle.

Taming of the Shrew

An amazing production, full of fire and wit. Very few companies are allowed to perform this ballet. Complex choreography, dangerous stunts, and a demanding cast of characters require a world-class company to perform. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to bring this to Tulsa!

Founders’ Society

Artistic director Marcello Angelini talks with key members of the Founders’ Society, with dancers rehearsing in the background. Inspiring stories from true patrons of the arts in Tulsa, who keep our dancers on their toes.

If you look closely, you can see the reflection of our white umbrella light in the right-middle pane of glass.