Despite working all over North America, we choose to base our headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of our new directors just moved here from New York City. We’re big fans. We love this city.
We were excited to hear that a new C Ya Downtown Milwaukee commercial was coming out. We just filmed the USA Triathlon National Championships this past weekend and the city has so many beautiful buildings and views to share with the world.
Today, one of our twitter followers tweeted the new video to us.
Apparently this YouTube video is in the process of going viral. A local Milwaukee production company posted it on their Facebook wall this week and it got 62 comments and 42 shares. Apparently the soundtrack is about a sexual act and people are going nuts about it today. It inspired five thoughts (mostly helpful ones) … Read More »
It all started on Twitter.
On June 11th we met Heidi Braun, the COO of Johnson Creek Enterprises over twitter.
After working with them for a month filming their CEO on a Segway, corporate NERF battles, their high tech lab, and staff interviews, we’re really excited to introduce you to this fun group of people. They are leading a growing industry estimated to reach sales of $100 billion in just a couple years and are celebrating their five year anniversary tomorrow.
They called a blitz.
All of our work is going live today and tomorrow. THIS is how you get attention…
A Cinematic Trailer
Four Minute Anniversary Film
14 “How To” Videos
Full Day of Live Ustream “Virtual Meetups”
Extra Social Media Coverage
Still Photography of the Events
If you’d like to see how they do the live broadcast, here’s the schedule (CST):
Research & Development Team - 9:00am – 9:45am
Quality Control & Lab … Read More »
With 110 years of operation, the Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating speedway on the planet. This week it plays host to Milwaukee IndyFest.
This week, we are proud to be the official video partner of this IndyCar Series race.
5 reasons why we’re proud of IndyFest:
1) This is the Lambeau Field of racing
Yes, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is bigger and has a ton of history, but the Milwaukee Mile is older and the Packers actually played there. In fact, the Milwaukee Mile hosted the NFL championship game in 1939. The Packers beat the New York Giants. With Lambeau Field and Camp Randall Field also in our state, it’s in good company. Wisconsin loves its historical sports venues.
So do we.
2) IndyFest is a story of redemption
In addition to being the oldest operating speedway in the world. Milwaukee was once the rematch after … Read More »
We’re heading to the “Range of Light” to master the art of time-lapse. We’ll be spending more than a week at Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in pursuit of beautiful imagery and new skills to bring back to our video productions. Can’t wait to share photos and behind the scenes footage from our time there. Make sure to subscribe for free.
Our goal is to be the best film/video production group in the world and this will be another step in that direction.
You can follow along using the #MKE2CA hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, as well as our Facebook page and this blog.
“Here ends my forever memorable first High Sierra excursion. I have crossed the Range of Light, surely the brightest and best of all the Lord has built; and rejoicing in its glory, I gladly, gratefully, hopefully pray I may see … Read More »
As we end another school year of filming and prepare for the next one, we proudly present our research and thoughts on using video marketing from behind the scenes.
Private liberal arts colleges are struggling right now as parents question the value of an expensive school and incoming students say they are more concerned about finding a job.
However, small colleges have an advantage in several areas: sports, extra-curricular activities, small class sizes, and access to experiences that would be impossible for most students at a large university.
We think video marketing can be an effective way for colleges to connect with current and prospective students, as well as alumni.
Here are 7 reasons why:
1) Small colleges have amazing stories to tell
Small colleges and universities typically have a higher percentage of athletes, actors, musicians, artists, and other students achieving remarkable things on a weekly basis. This is … Read More »
Recently, I was able to sit down with several New Zealanders and chat about social media in their country, the challenges they face, and the potential for collaboration. I made my way over to Hobbiton, better known as the movie set for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit series. This was a long day trip, but well worth it to see the remote set most Americans have only seen on the silver screen.
I wanted to share it with you.
Hobbiton is the movie set where the hobbit scenes in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. The village took over 8 months to construct and is about two and a half hours outside of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. It was a very scenic drive with countless sheep, beautiful mountains, and rolling hills.
Once I got there, it was … Read More »
One day. Two mountains. Three snowboarders.
We called it “Whistler Takes a Snow Day”
(Don’t see the embedded video? Click here)
Big thanks to our friends at Tourism Whistler for premiering this short snowboarding film on their website and sharing some of the back story. We were quite honored.
Whistler, British Columbia is unlike any skiing village in the world. They have the most snow in the world (it’s in a temperate rain forest) and we fully enjoyed shooting some of the best snowboarders in the world as well.
We were up there for the Whistler Film Festival and decided to hit the mountain for a day with the boys from Tunnicliffe Racing and JP Fok. These guys are not only great snowboarders, but great people as well.
Pretty typical for Whistler.
It’s an amazing place and we hope we did them justice with our work. Thanks for … Read More »
If you’re a fan of film, fashion, or just wanna see your favorite movie win the big award, we want to chat. This is the big event for our industry and we don’t want to feel like the only nerds in town. Help us out!
Step 1) Check out yesterday’s video guide to the Oscar nominations.
Step 2) Join in the discussion. Don’t be shy.
Aaron and Caleb will be hosting a live online discussion throughout the entire Academy Awards ceremony:
- On our Facebook page
- On Twitter using @AttentionEra and the #AEoscars hashtag
- Right here below in the comment section as we update winners
First topic for discussion?
The red carpet.
- Who was best and worst dressed at this year’s Academy Awards?
- Do you like or hate Ryan Seacrest’s new hair?
Here’s the livestream replay of it:
Watch live streaming video from theoscars at livestream.com
The 85th Academy Awards Ceremony
- Discussion about Argo winning … Read More »
Every year, the Academy Awards (known as the Oscars) are the largest celebration of achievements in our industry. While we don’t have any films that were nominated (someday maybe), we do take time out each year to celebrate and discuss the works of art that inspire, educate, and challenge us.
Director Aaron Biebert and I will be hosting a discussion on Sunday here on the blog and on our Facebook page if you’d like to join us.
Here are videos featuring the films and people that were nominated this year:
The Wild West just got a whole lot crazier. The lastest from writer/director Quentin Tarantino gives us a whole new take on the American Western. Adult Supervision is Required.
Life of Pi
Based on the novel by Yann Martel, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi takes us on a journey of visual mastery in 3D. … Read More »
Two important trends you shouldn’t miss in the marketing world right now:
I was featured in today’s USA Today Money section in an article about using Twitter to hire people. I hired a social media manager back in 2011 for a new series I was producing and we only talked via twitter during the screening and interviewing process. Now it looks like a trend is starting to form.
Twitter is being used for more and more things every day (Forbes offers nine different ways). Some firms are getting feedback on important decisions in real time (Maker’s Mark should try that). Others are using it for tech support (Best Buy), customer service (Zappos, UPS, XBox), hanging out with their customers (Applebees), and now interviewing potential candidates for a job.
If you’re not on twitter for marketing (yourself or your brand), now is the time.
2) … Read More »