I've learned quite a few lessons throughout the course of my career in commercial production. And many the hard way. But you live -- you learn, and such is life. Perhaps the most important I've learned is how to surround myself with professionals who work on other high-profile projects all the time. They bring new trends from their varied experiences and expertise from a multitude of projects to our collaboration. If I stay open to the ideas and trends they suggest, I can evolve... learn...and be open to my pictures having an even better outcome. And no trend has more direct impact on the picture than the choice of camera system.
Explore Media has been honored with eight awards in the 36th Annual Telly Awards competition, honoring the very best in commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions in the world. Explore won two Silver Tellys, the highest award possible in the competition, and six bronze awards, the second highest honor. Explore Media is a full-service video production company focused on delivering handcrafted brand films and commercial campaigns for a variety of regional and national clients. They now have won over 40 Telly Awards in their twelve years in business. Details and descriptions of the winning entries are as follows:
We all want to work on films and commercials where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances in advertisements or brand films.
So you're a Director or Producer who trolls on Vimeo for creative ideas and inspiration. After weeding through a gazillion time-lapse and steadicam videos, you've hit on a school of ridiculously beautiful aerial shots. You keep telling your creative inner self, “We’re gonna find a place for this scene in a project!”