8.20.2014
Serious Stuff

What to Wear for Video Shoots

What Will Show on Camera?

For interview or documentary-style shots, what you wear below the waist isn’t as important, since it won’t get as much time on screen.

Now, if you’re doing action shots, full-body shots, or aerials, you need to pay equal attention to what you wear on top and on bottom. Try out your moves in front of a mirror first. See how the clothing reacts to your movement.

Give Yourself Options

Bring three different tops you like. You definitely want to have easy options in case one of your tops doesn’t work. Choose a variety of colors in case you end up shooting against different backgrounds.

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8.18.2014
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Funny Videos Mean Business

Have a sense of humor with your videos

Your business isn’t boring. Why should your commercial or video campaign be boring?

Many times when we brainstorm video projects with clients, they usually start with the “safe” options. The problem? People forget safe. No one remembers normal. Boring won’t convince anyone to buy.

You need to stand out. But how? Check out some great examples of out-of-the-box videos to get your creative juices flowing.

1. DollarShaveClub.com

Proof you don’t need fancy sets or a hot tub to make a dynamite video. A skeleton crew produced this entire hilarious video inside a warehouse. That’s right, a warehouse. With a little creativity, you can make anything interesting.

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8.11.2014
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B2B Tradeshow Star

The Orion Systems product reaches across the globe. Some of the biggest corporations in the world rely on their pre-employment system.

So anything we create for them has to stand the test of high-level trade shows, then hold the attention of a Fortune 500 HR team in presentations after the event.

Thanks so much for your dedication, work, and terrific creativity.

Trade show brochure

“Thanks to all of the team for developing our trade show marketing materials, booth, banner, brochure, and iPad presentation.”

brochure inside

“For myself and all at Orion Systems, we are truly appreciative of all you have done. Again, I appreciate your efforts very much.”
- Don Guy, Orion Systems

trade show client shot

It looked so good, and it was so easy. It’s perfect.

“I think they thoroughly enjoyed that Windscape background.”
- Don Guy, Orion Systems

Trade show background

Orion has been with us for over half a decade, and we have a very strong understanding of their mission, their competitive advantages, and their brand in general. Those are the kind of long-term relationships we like. We also share a love of classic science fiction.

desktop presentation

Orion has a very strong but pleasing visual aesthetic in the colors we used for their brand. Thanks to the many different industries they serve, we have a wide range of icons and graphics to choose from.

ipad presentation

Their product also generates its own performance statistics, so we had excellent proof of successes to highlight.

ipad presentation

As a design agency, we treasure long-term relationships because of the years of creative assets we have for them: design, photography, video collateral, etc.

The longer we work with a business, the more our understanding grows. Like with any relationship, when you’ve fought many battles together, the level of communication and understanding runs deep. We work for mutually beneficial relationships between us and the client. Their growth is our growth. Their success means our success.

desktop presentation

Need to take your business into the big leagues?

Need a trade show from the ground up? Want a presentation for your iPad? Need a video?

We can make your company look like an industry leader – on screen or in print.
Contact us today! Give us a call: 918.518.6576


8.01.2014
Serious Stuff

Not Your Typical Payroll Website

With a 50-year reputation for honesty, integrity, and amazing service, Southwestern Payroll has a proud history to celebrate. They deserved a website as unique as their company to help differentiate them from the faceless corporate competition.

small business website - desktop

We continue to receive great feedback on the new look from our clients.

“You guys are awesome to work with.”
- Samantha Hartanovich, Southwestern Payroll
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7.25.2014
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EaglePicher Lights up New York

With a history stretching back to 1945, and energy projects including every major US space mission, EaglePicher’s reputation speaks for itself.

Entering new energy markets in New York, they needed materials to showcase their credibility to new prospects.

You are on-point with NYC! Great job!

- Callie Hudson, Marketing

“I thought you’d like to see just how forward you all are. This is my view from our table.
Note the color of choice for this meeting. We match everything.”

tradeshow 2014-6

Thanks so much for getting this stuff delivered in time for this event. Couldn’t be happier.

- Callie Hudson, Marketing

Project Notes

EaglePicher has done incredible things over the course of their history. But they had never given a professional designer the privilege of working on their stuff.

Energy Trade Show Brochure

So as we began to dig into the company, we discovered things they were very modest about, but we thought were incredible: doing business for over 100 years, providing batteries for the first US satellite launch, sustaining 2 billion battery cell hours in space. Really impressive stuff.

Energy Brochure

Re-discovering these stories also inspired newer staff members who didn’t know about them. It was fun to see their staff getting excited about their history all over again, right before the trade show.

The best part for us: seeing the team go to a trade show in NYC and be on-target with design for that event.

Energy desktop website

As a company who works in a digital medium, we enjoyed working with a business that helps other companies to make good use of their energy resources. They support innovative technology combinations, including sustainable tech like wind, solar, and hydraulic power.

energy mobile website design
It was an honor to selected by a company who has been around for over 100 years and bring their products forward into a new era.

Design Notes

Sturdy, business-card-sized tri-fold design
Full-size tri-fold
Responsive landing page: mobile, desktop & tablet friendly
Harmonious use of new logo, colors & fonts
Engineered look and feel
Incorporated circuit details for the “deep concept” vibe