Big Shoot with Little Noodles

I was hired yesterday by Director Phil Mondello and Producer Karen Vigurs Stack to assist with the digital importing of footage on the set of Etta Kit and Grace. The show stars Laura Osnes, as Grace and is an animation kids show that was shot in nearby Wellesley MA at the ELM Bank ( Mass Horticultural Society) Hunnewell building.
The shoot was also a reunion of sorts for 3 class of 1986 Northeastern University Alumni. Phil Mondello, Karen Vigurs Stack and I all graduated from Northeastern in 1986. Stopping by to lend his support was Professor Michael Woodnick from Northeastern University. It was great to see him and get caught up, He was one of my favorite professors that I had the pleasure to learn from while at Northeastern. We also had another NU alumni in Aileen Vicari from class of 2007 was also working on the set. So Go NU.

My role on the shoot was as Digital Image Technician. I imported the shot footage from Digital cards and transferred the data safely to hard drives and backup drives. I also had footage available to check and recheck for playback and continuity.

Overall it was a great shoot, it was great to see everyone and I look forward to seeing the finished product for some of the show will require intricate green screen post production and animation.

Thinking about Millenials

A word that was not in my vocabulary two weeks ago has me thinking about it way too much. Millenials are the next generation consumer group, and will become the biggest in 5 years I have learned. How do I attract them as a small business owner, Will they like me? I hope so I have a company that is honest and works hard for it’s clients is that enough?

I am sitting Tech Directing in Lincoln MA today at the Dewey Gallery at the DeCordova Museum. The show is going well, and I was amazed at the weather today was just amazing. Thank you global warming I guess.

Dave Nickerson of Baystate Audio is doing sound and everyone has sounded great so thanks Dave.

Get Drop box is giving one of my client fits, not sure why he cannot see the files but I will contact them to find out what I am doing wrong. I think the shares are email dependent but I am not certain as yet. I love the abaility to share files, just want to share all of them.

New Marketing Summit wraps at the Razor.

Brilliant Video Productions just wrapped up work with Cross Tech Media and work on the New Marketing Summit out at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.(Oct 14 & 15 2008) We were hired to assist Chris Brogan, Mike Lewis, Bill Sell and company with a show featuring the latest in Marketing trends.

Personally, I am still digesting what I learned and heard which was tons. The term “Millennial” is now branded in my head . This refers to those born in the Y generation or after 1980 and before 2005.

“Millennials” are very social, tech savy and can help make or break your company depending on the way you approach marketing to them. Apparently listening to where they are and aren’t (face book, blogger, twitter, and my space) helps in assessing where to invest your time as a company and as a marketing entity. Obviously the conference gave me lots of ideas and information much through osmosis purely.

We recorded all the main presentation sessions and also did informal satellite interviews with Mike Lewis from the Fidelity Club at Patriots place. All in all the Cross Tech event was very well received with attendees, and clients all happy with the outcome.