Videobred http://videobred.com Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:10:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Producing Quality Virtual Reality http://videobred.com/2017/06/producing-quality-virtual-reality/ http://videobred.com/2017/06/producing-quality-virtual-reality/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:27:59 +0000 http://videobred.com/?p=1035 Mettle, which produces the Skybox 360/VR Tools for Adobe Premiere, presented Videobred’s Jamie Pence as a speaker in April at the […]

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Mettle, which produces the Skybox 360/VR Tools for Adobe Premiere, presented Videobred’s Jamie Pence as a speaker in April at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. The highly attended presentation, which focused on producing quality virtual reality using Mettle tools is now featured on Mettle’s web site.

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Five Questions with Videobred Producer Raph Cecil http://videobred.com/2017/06/five-questions-videobred-producer-raph-cecil/ http://videobred.com/2017/06/five-questions-videobred-producer-raph-cecil/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:10:36 +0000 http://videobred.com/?p=1029   Shortly after college, Raph Cecil joined Videobred as a grip, moved up to director of photography and then migrated […]

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Shortly after college, Raph Cecil joined Videobred as a grip, moved up to director of photography and then migrated in to a producer role. More than two decades later he is a client and staff favorite. Here’s five questions to give you a peak at this creative talent and dedicated family man.

1. How did you get into Filmmaking? 

As a high schooler, my neck of the woods was late in getting cable television.  When we finally got it, I would plant myself in front of MTV and watch videos for hours.  I thought that being a VJ would be the coolest job ever!  That led me to Mass Communications my freshman year at Kentucky Wesleyan in Owensboro, and then on to Telecommunications at UK for my remaining three years.  The deeper I would get into the classes, the more I wanted to get behind the camera.  Junior year, I took a promotions class that had us write and produce 30-second spots and a longer video campaign.  That’s what hooked me.  I really loved the idea of trying to sell a product or sway a viewer to a certain opinion in just 30 seconds.

2. How would you describe the Art of Telling a Story?

To tell a good story, you have to listen for the story.  The entire process of prep, acquire, and edit allows you to create a special relationship with the subject.  You get extremely familiar with certain aspects of their lives.  Along the way, there are twists and turns that can take you to in a whole new direction.  If you’re not paying attention – listening to what is said, you could miss it.  There are so many gems that are uncovered when the right questions are asked.

3. What are your favorite projects and why?

Changing Habits is a prime example of paying attention and following the twists and turns.  My dad is a true character.  He won a gas station as a teen in a craps game, ran moonshine to make a few extra dollars, and was one of the finest mandolin players in the region.  How can you miss with all of that to work with?  I set out to interview my old man and tell the story of Pappy Cecil.  I started out by interviewing my mom.  Now Mom has her own story – before she met my dad, she was a Sister of Charity.  That’s right, I’m the son of a nun.  Well, sort of.  Of course I had heard the stories about her life as Sister Mary Raphael, but I hadn’t really listened to how all the pieces fell in to place, and the Moonshiner married the Nun.  To quote the opening line, “You never know where the road of life is leading…”  I never knew that her interview would lead to capturing one of the sweetest love stories you’ll ever know!

4. What is your favorite quote? 

“I am strong.”  Any time I need a pick me up.  Couldn’t tell you who said it, but it’s my go to when life starts to get in the way or I’m somewhere in the middle of a long run and need that extra push to get to the end.  It’s also very good for those super long shoots where you might as well throw the schedule out the window!

5. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why? 

The one super power that I would love to have would be speed—like Flash.  That way I could cover a lot of ground, and in essence be in multiple places at nearly the same time.  Being the father of three, that would really come in handy!  I could also vastly improve my running times!

 

Raph Cecil is well-versed and experienced in all aspects of production. With more than 20 years of media development, Cecil has worked as director, producer and director of photography for international clients such as Papa John’s, Yum! Brands, General Electric and UPS. Cecil has the skills and background to see projects through from concept to completion. He attributes his success to cultivating the right personnel to fill appropriate roles in front of and behind the camera.

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Ben Bishop 2017 Demo http://videobred.com/2017/05/ben-bishop-demo-2017/ http://videobred.com/2017/05/ben-bishop-demo-2017/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 15:30:40 +0000 http://videobred.com/?p=1002 The Ben Bishop Demo 2017 demonstrates how the multi-talented Videobred editor, motion graphics artist and animator blends his unique visual style […]

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The Ben Bishop Demo 2017 demonstrates how the multi-talented Videobred editor, motion graphics artist and animator blends his unique visual style with editing precision to earn a reputation as one of the best post-production storytellers in the region.

 

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Five Questions for Videobred’s Fiona Martin http://videobred.com/2017/05/five-questions-videobreds-fiona-martin/ http://videobred.com/2017/05/five-questions-videobreds-fiona-martin/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 18:04:39 +0000 http://videobred.com/?p=977 Fiona Martin brings unique perspective to visual communication Less than two years out of Western Kentucky University, Videobred’s Fiona Martin […]

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Fiona Martin brings unique perspective to visual communication

Less than two years out of Western Kentucky University, Videobred’s Fiona Martin has already made an impact at Videobred. Whether behind the camera shooting, producing or gripping, she supports every project with original creative thought.

1. How did you get into Filmmaking? 
 
In 9th grade I took a career aptitude test. The result was director of photography. I remember googling the term and thinking, “really, a camera guy?” I wrote the whole thing off only to discover myself, years later, in video production and working towards a Master’s degree in the field. You have to believe in what you’re doing.  Filmmaking is a powerful vehicle for social change. If I can use a video as a tool to positively influence someone then I’m proud of it.
 
2. How would you describe the Art of Telling a Story? 
Stories have shaped our culture and identity for centuries- it’s in our blood to want to tell and hear stories. If someone asks “how was your day” many times your answer will include a story. A good story makes you feel something, whether it compels, empowers or motivates. I think the best story tellers use empathy to bridge the gap between subject and audience. Relaying emotion breaks through any preconceived notions and helps the subject and audience relate so that ultimately we’re just communicating human to human. I think that’s the best way to get your message across.
 
3. What are your favorite projects and why? (links or titles) 
 
In general I love the energy and innovation on set. The crew is constantly coming up with different ways to rig, light and stage a shot. The creative collaboration at Videobred makes for a great learning environment. The Mike Olsen Project was my first experience producing a highly emotional piece. I sat face to face with Mike and asked him questions about how long he was going to live and the legacy he wanted to leave behind. We weren’t just getting sound bytes from an interview, we were talking about his reality. Danny and I built a relationship with Mike off-camera in order to convey his story to the best of our abilities. It was a truly moving experience.

 The Green For Good project was unique because we followed the progress of an environmental study over the course of a few months. I’m passionate about sustainability so it was right up my alley.
The Bellarmine social media videos are always enjoyable to shoot because I can usually click with the students and they do really well on camera. I can go into the shoot open-minded and confident that I’ll end up getting good material.
 
4. What is your favorite quote?
Keep growing, get out of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid of failure. That’s not a direct quote but probably a mix between Buddha and a dead president.
 
5. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
The ability to speak and understand every language! Imagine a world where cultural difference and language barriers are easier to navigate. I think it would eliminate a lot of fear and misunderstanding in the world.

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