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“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” Hard to believe those words rang out nearly 15 years ago. That’s a pretty profound takeaway for a kid’s movie. And, one we should meditate on this month.  Between final quarter concerns, preparing budgets for the new […]

In case you didn’t hear, we’re hiring producers at Launch Media to help us expand into some exciting new projects. That got us thinking about what qualities we’re really looking for and the characteristics that make someone a really valuable video producer.  1. Maintain a Positive Attitude  We’re not really promoting a “don’t worry, be […]

In case you didn’t know, we produce explainer videos here at Launch Media. From safety training to operational procedures, we’ve got you covered. Sometimes tutorial videos are animated, and sometimes they are live action (in an actual office with flesh and blood humans). You can leave the animation process to us, but we’ve got a […]

It’s no secret that we have a problem connecting these days. Many of us spend our workdays looking at screens. We email before we make a call. We call before we schedule an in person meeting. And, how many of us are guilty of using the internal office messaging system (hello, Slack) before we walk […]

It’s the end of the year, and that means things are hectic. With stress and deadlines hitting you from every angle, you don’t need to worry about searching for the perfect gif for your sister-in-law or your staff. So, we made a special holiday gift guide, just for you – but not just any old […]

Thinking about becoming a video editor? Does a demanding schedule of creative work excite you? How do you know if you have what it takes to be a good one? What does it take to be in #PostProduction life?  Let’s get into 5 things a good video editor knows. How to detach & reattach personal emotions […]

In case you didn’t know, today is the Fifth of November, a.k.a. ‘Guy Fawkes Day.’  Across Britain, bonfires, fireworks, and effigies abound to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot of November 1605, in which a group of Roman Catholics planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament to protest severe religious persecution.   All the hype is […]

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  And, we’ve got to agree. The most important part of pre-production isn’t securing expensive lighting or state of the art gear or the most talented camera crew.  It’s your creative brief. {Scroll to the bottom to get your FREE downloadable template!} Preparation […]

How do we cultivate creativity?  Is it something we inherently have, like hair color or athletic ability? Or is it something that we must practice?  We think it’s a little bit of both, but while some are more naturally inclined to unique perspectives and imaginative daydreams, it takes perseverance and hard work to cultivate and […]

Behind the scenes with an over-caffeinated editor Every video starts with a need.  It’s the meat of the matter, the structure of a message, all of its essentials.  It’s what must be conveyed to further a particular end – whether that be brand awareness or student recruitment.   But, what happens when the “must message” […]

Today, we’re tackling how to start a video script.  Maybe you’re contracting it out to a professional writer.  Maybe you’re writing it in house.  Either way, you’re going to need to give some creative direction (to yourself or someone else) to identify key elements.   So, let’s talk how to start a video script.     What […]

Launch Media works has worked with video production crews that are safety certified for hazardous job sites, from oil refineries to plants to industrial construction sites.  We have crew members that are OSHA -10 certified, TWIC card holders, and/or COSS holders.  Safety is a state of mind, a situational awareness that is vital for our […]

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