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November Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21st, 2016|

    We feel incredibly blessed this year! We have so much to be thankful for on many levels. First, our own families whom we love (a lot!), second our growing (delightful) team at Your Local Studio, third all the new (super cool) video equipment we got this year – and last (but definitely not […]

What to Expect At Your Video Shoot

November 15th, 2016|

So you’ve scheduled a video shoot with us…. ….but maybe you’ve never done this before. You’ve never been in front of a camera, let alone read from a teleprompter. If you’ve never done it before, the whole experience can seem a little intimidating. And what about the video crew? Will they be friendly and patient? […]

Taking Action with Video to Redefine Fundraising [Client Highlight]

November 8th, 2016|

Taking action for the common good – where does it begin? Is it about one person helping another person, or is it greater than that? Here at Your Local Studio we watched an interesting video by Simon Sinek. (Yeah – a video… go figure, huh?) Near the end of that video (at 28:35) Simon Sinek […]

North Carolina Natural Beauty Waiting to be Captured

November 1st, 2016|

North Carolina natural beauty is waiting to be captured! Take your DSLR for video and photos – try a time-lapse*. They say the perfect spot is all about location, location, location. They also say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to checking out the fall foliage, North Carolina is full […]

October Update: NEW Giant Teleprompter & Other Studio News

October 25th, 2016|

There’s a lot of exciting things happening at the studio. For starters, our GIANT new teleprompter! If you used our previous one, you’re going to love this new teleprompter even more! Other cool new equipment we’ve added include: sliders, lights, and a new 4K camera (for those hungry for high resolution videos). We’re excited to […]

Laughter Creates Action in Video Ads

September 27th, 2016|

Laughter – it makes you do stuff! It makes you take action… or not. (And sometimes that’s a good thing in a video ad.) They just made me laugh! How many times have you gone on YouTube and seen a funny video for a product — that you watched from beginning to end — before […]

Where do Video and Purpose Intersect? {Client Story}

September 20th, 2016|

Have you ever experienced where video and purpose intersect? Dr. Livingood demonstrates this perfectly. (Yes. Livingood. That’s his real name.) Health is his focus, and he’s using his energy, and experiences to work with people as they maximize their life to reach their full God-given health potential. We’ve come to know Dr. Blake Livingood by making videos with him. Videos like this one… […]

How to Add Subtitles/CC to Your YouTube & Facebook Videos

September 13th, 2016|

Subtitles. Closed Captioning. When you think of those words, you may think of the words that pop up on-screen during foreign movies. Or on that TV in the waiting room at your dentist’s office. What you may not realize is that adding subtitles or closed captions to your online videos can actually be a good […]

How Does Green Screen Work?

September 6th, 2016|

Have you ever watched a big-budget movie and wondered, “How did they do those special effects with real actors?” Easy. With a green screen you can practically do anything! In filmmaking, and video production, using a green screen in the background can easily allow editors in post-production to remove the color and replace it with […]

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