Remember your parents complaining about the “new math” being taught in school? Well, there’s a video equivalent, based on the impact of social media video storytelling. [Read more…] about The “New Math” of Online Videos
For the past few years we’ve been working on a long form documentary about land use in West Oakland. Recently we submitted a short section from the doc about the work of Oakland Architects JRDV Urban to a contest.
We’ve just been informed that our short has been selected as a finalist! We’d love for you to vote for our film and help us win the people’s choice award. Simply click on the photo below to go directly to our entry “A Plan for West Oakland.”
The I Look Up Film Challenge held annually by the American Institute of Architects. The challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate in bringing architectural stories to life. The theme for this year’s contest is projects and architects that are helping to change communities for the better.
More information about the full documentary is available at WO-Doc.com.
Probably one of the most common mistakes we see clients make is when they get attached to that one big video idea. Sometimes it’s that they want to document a big event. Other times it’s because they think that it’s better to pool all their money into one special video for their home page. No matter what your business is, you have more than one story to tell, so why limit yourself? [Read more…] about Why 3 little videos are better than 1 big one
I’m a member of the so-called USC mafia, and was mentored and prepped for the kind of success that leads to an Oscar. In addition to working my way up in “the industry” for 12 years as a grip, electric, camera assistant, camera operator, writer, director, producer and more; I also worked as a red carpet videographer watching people get famous and win awards. I’ve seen more friends and colleagues than I can count rise and fall in fame and failure.
[Read more…] about Fixing #OscarsSoWhite
It’s been a few years since I made the commitment to run Community Bridge Video as green as possible. It might seem contradictory – a technology company can’t be environmentally conscious, can it? Here’s just some of what we do to increase responsibility and decrease footprint. [Read more…] about 8 Commitments to Green
Community Bridge Video founder CB Smith-Dahl runs a “Video Support Group” in Oakland on the second Friday of each month. This group, formerly known as Oak Luck Media/the Oakland Potluck for Media Makers, allows local professionals opportunities to network and broaden the depth of their craft. Here’s a recap of a recent meetup – and all that was shared there.