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When it Comes to Video, Studio 3 Is Your Wingman

Posted on February 22, 2016

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We had a great time hosting one of our long-time Clients in the Studio for a video shoot last week. Coordinated by Project Manager Liz Swales, the production featured some of the Client’s best-selling products in action and showcased their versatility. Director David King revved into action to create an expert blend of fun and professionalism on set. Assistant Trevor Boone supported the shoot with some behind-the-scenes production stills, prepping, propping, equipment support, and offering a hand with an unruly ball of twine. Putting product photography in motion with a demo video for your brand is a great way to enrich your customer’s experience and drive sales. Studio 3 is the perfect wingman to have when you’re ready for that product video.
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What Can Video Do For Your Brand?

Posted on August 7, 2015

With the way the Internet is changing, and the evolving interests of the audience, video is something no brand can afford to ignore. It’s a far more powerful medium than just words alone, and provides many benefits to brands wanting to incorporate it. Here’s what video can do for you:

Interactivity: Video can make a brand or company more interactive to its viewers, and provide an extra enticement for people to learn more.

Entertaining: Done right, video can entertain your viewers and provide a fun glimpse into the brand and infuse it with personality.

Memorable: Video is far more memorable than an explanation or a banner ad. Videos tend to be remembered more easily, recalled more quickly, and shared more frequently.

Educate: It’s easy to retain information or learn something new when watching a video. When it comes to training or education, video is the way to go.

Emotional Connection: Video is one of the quickest ways to forge an emotional connection with the viewer. Using different techniques, a video can elicit a variety of emotional responses that encourage the viewer to feel a certain way.

Action: Video can spur a customer to take an action or make a decision. When you want to drive sales or get viewers to become customers, video can convince and convert.

Using video can create an integrated branded experience for your content strategy. Don’t let the chance pass you by, create an immersive experience with your customers. Call Studio 3 to get a quote for a custom video today.

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Video – Eastside Distilling Holiday Gift Box

Posted on December 18, 2014

We were given a jingle by Eastside Distilling to get into the holiday spirit a little early with some videos promoting their new Holiday Gift Pack of themed liqueurs (yum!).

Our videos for their Potato Vodka and Marionberry Whiskey had impressed Eastside with their quality and had them coming back to Studio 3 for their holiday promotional needs (click on the links above to check those videos out!). Eastside had been using the videos on social media online, and found them to do well and create that coveted buzz – so more online videos were in short order.

Director David King crafted 4 videos promoting the Holiday Gift Pack and special recipes for each of the themed liqueurs: Egg Nog “Advocaat,” Peppermint Bark, and Holiday Spiced Liqueur.

For the main 30-second promotional video the Team approached the brief by creating a vintage Mad Men-style office holiday party, with set dec, lighting, and tone to the piece all 60’s-themed.

We then created festive recipe-specific videos for each liqueur:

The Hawthorne Flip

Dry shake, add ice, and shake again, strain and serve in a flute with peppermint chocolate drizzle and red chili flakes or a mint leaf.

The Mint-ini

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with cocoa powder.

The Snow Bunny

Mix brown sugar and a small amount of hot water in a heated glass to dissolve sugar. Add Holiday Spice Liqueur, cream, and fill with hot water. Stir, and top with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg.

Behind-the-scenes photos on set:

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At the end of the shoot day, we decided to put together an extra short video: “Bad Santa,” which is what might happen at the end of the night once Santa has finished his holiday duty.

Check out Eastside Distilling on Facebook and Twitter for updates, recipes, and delicious spirits to get you into that Holiday spirit.

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And give Studio 3 a call to boost your brand’s online presence with fun, fabulous videos that showcase your product and build that buzz amongst your customers. Bottoms up!

Director: David King

Lighting Technician: Craig Wagner

Props: Peter Corvallis

Producer/Set: Liz Swales

Bartender and Santa: Jonny Brandt

Model: Lacey Watkins, Muse Model Management

Camera and Equipment: Canon Mark III EOS, 60 fps, Dana dolly

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Video – October 1 Second Every Day

Posted on November 11, 2014

“There are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life — how are you going to remember them all?”

On the heels of our 30-second videos for July and September and we’ve created another video full of tiny, beautiful, funny moments behind the scenes with the Studio 3 Team.

From creating some buzz with a chainsaw video to mulling over a Fall cider setup and wrangling some adorable puppies for a studio photoshoot, “hard at work” can still include a lot of fun. But we’ve also taken a break with trips to Astoria, OR, visiting the Belmont Goats, attending Design Week Portland events, playing with a model train set, and splashing in some puddles. See if you can spot cameos by the Studio 3 Team, including Lead Digital Artist Alex Gumina, Photographers Henry Ngan, Craig Wagner, and Chris Eltrich , Video Director David King, and Social Media Manager Carly Cais.

Stitching all these different elements together for a Studio 3 behind-the-scenes video is just another day’s work for Director David King. When he isn’t laughing at the ridiculousness of his coworkers to create this 30-second snapshot of our month, he shoots and edits client videos for Studio 3. David specializes in branded product demonstration videos, corporate videos, holiday videos, informational videos, testimonial videos, and commercials. He and the Team work to solve each client’s creative problem, tailoring the experience to meet brand and audience needs. In each case we exceed client expectations, leading to repeat clients, some of whom have been returning to us for over 20 years! The Studio 3 experience is professional, all-inclusive, efficient, and fun from start to finish. Plus the client receives a targeted video product that achieves their goals of informing, educating, entertaining, and converting their viewers to customers.

Ready to get your brand on video and reach your ideal customer base? Reach out to the Studio 3 Team for a tailored video that showcases your company and product. Whether 5 minutes or 30 seconds every day, the video for you is sure to be memorable.

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Video – September 1 Second Every Day

Posted on October 7, 2014

“There are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life — how are you going to remember them all?”

We’ve begun a new tradition of having the Studio 3 Team record videos of tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic, and amazing 1-second moments in their lives. For our newest piece, we’ve edited another 30-second video short from September that encapsulates what we’re all about.

Studio 3 is an awesome place to work, made up of a band of cool, creative talent. We also offer videography services to discerning clients who need the very best for their commercial shoots – and it’s our video Director David King who creates all of our videos.

The above video was just for fun, but Director David King and our Team regularly produce professional videos that effectively tell the brand story and exceed client expectations. Our process begins when a client reaches out to Studio 3 with a creative conundrum. We get into the client’s head and solve their problem utilizing our technical filmmaking skills to create a compelling visual story. Check out some of the videos we have produced for past clients here.

Each clip in the video is a snapshot, a moment from the past month, compiled by Mr. King into this upbeat vignette. In reality, these 30 seconds = “a month in the life” of Studio 3. Get a glimpse into what it’s like to hang out with us for a month (in one-second intervals):



If you’re interested in showcasing your best 1-second moments, the 1 Second Everyday app is available from the App Store. See our earlier 1 Second Everyday video from July here – and get in touch for an experience you won’t easily forget.

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Break A Cool Sweat

Posted on August 5, 2014

Here we are in the HOT HOT HEAT of the summer and there’s no way we are hanging up our bathing suits just yet! While breakin’ a cool sweat and trying to stay cool, Studio 3 brought in the Marquis Spas  ATV (Aquatic Training Vessel) for a much needed dip. The ATV was delivered on a trailer and was fork-lifted into Studio 3. From there, the team hauled that huge piece of heaven onto a custom-built stage. It took 2 days to fill it up and get it to a temperature that was juuuust right. Once the bubbles were flowing, the cameras started rolling. 

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Studio 3 has had the pleasure of working with Marquis Spas for many years now. The California based company founded in 1980 strives to provide top-of-the-line aquatic products that aid in rest and relaxation for the “ultimate soaking experience.” 

For this particular shoot Studio 3 Film Director of Video Production, David King, filmed the features of the ATV while our Lead Photographer, Craig Wagner, caught some overhead and underwater shots. Craig gives a bit of insight on this splish-splash shoot:

“I was piggy-backing on the video shoot of Marquis’ new ATV. The client wanted to feature someone working out (water aerobics) from under the water’s surface. Since the tank was blue, we chose to give the image an overall blue hue by gelling the key lights.

I shot this using a Canon 5D MKIII in our underwater housing. I also mounted a Canon 5D MKIII above the tank for the overhead image. I remotely triggered the camera and viewed the images in Lightroom. Speedotron packs and heads were used along with our 8’x14′ lightbank with custom flash tubes.”

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The end result was comprised of a five-star video and brilliant stills that capture the endless capabilities of a Marquis Spas ATV. If you think you don’t need one, just wait until you watch this.

There’s still a lot more sunshine comin our way for the rest of the summer. If you can’t take the heat, give us a call! Let Studio 3 take care of business while you enjoy the non-stop flow of ice cold drinks to keep you cool.

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1 Second Everyday

Posted on July 15, 2014

“There are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life — how are you going to remember them all?”

Imagine a movie that includes everyday for the rest of your life…  That’s the motto of the  1 Second Everyday app. As of this May, director, producer, video maker, animator, and app creator Cesar Kuriyama has been recording one second of his life everyday for three years. Kuriyama started creating this video diary on his 30th Birthday and claims that if he lives to see 80, family and friends will have a 5-hour-long accurate depiction of his life. The “1 Second Everyday” app does exactly what the name implies. It allows users to create a video diary of their lives by providing them with platform to record, edit, and store one unique moment a day for a year at a time in order to create an irreplaceable memoir. Kuriyama said that his driving force for this project was the fact that he would gain the ability to flashback through his memories and re-evaluate how he approached each day.

In spirit of this moving idea, David King, our director of video production compiled a 30 second video of what one month with the Studio 3 team looks like… and we’ve all come to realize how lucky we really are! Here’s a 30 second glance at our random, crazy, and beautiful lives:

So, if you’re feeling stressed, excited, discouraged, confused, wired, or tired, go ahead and start your very own video. You might be surprised with the outcome. And if you’re looking for a little extra sunshine in your day, give us a call or pop by the studio. We’ll do everything we can to ensure it’s an experience so grand you won’t need an app to remember it.

 

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Pick Up The Phone!

Posted on July 8, 2014

Stressed about your company’s visual needs? Would you rather spend time having fun in the sun? Let Studio 3 ease your mind this summer. We’ve been smashing out countless videos back to back, while continuously providing outstanding photography and flawless production. Oh, did we also mention that our digital team is amaze balls? Trust us, you don’t want to be the only tanless, overworked one at the company party because you didn’t know about Studio 3. Save the embarrassment of all the “are you kidding me?” looks. We’ll make sure you meet that crazy deadline. There’s no reason to miss out on all the perks of working with Studio 3. And no reason to keep on reading, you’re wasting precious beach time – make a Pina Colada, and start dialing!! Make that golden phone call!!!

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And to make it that much easier, if you didn’t have our number yet, here ya go:

Portland Studio 503.238.1748, ask for Dalcetta

Seattle Studio 206.282.0939, ask for Marcella

 

 

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Happy Hour with Eastside Distilling

Posted on April 8, 2014

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Well it sure is here at Studio 3! Join us for a glass (or two) with Eastside Distilling! Introducing their newest flavor, the sweet and delicious Marionberry Whiskey — made with Real Oregon Marionberries!

A review of the new liquor from Willamette Week’s Matthew Korfhage mentions “…it does not cloy, and the flavor maintains just enough complexity that it cries out for curdy after-dinner cheese and grassy tobacco to stuff into a pipe. Holy shit: It’s exactly what Hobbits would drink. We would too. Recommended.”  

Studio 3’s review: “Yes. More please.”

Our very own Director of Video Production, David King, makes our mouths water with this classic and cheerful 30-second clip of this tasty treat.

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Thanks to Koerner Camera Systems for lending us the P+S Technik Skater Mini Camera Dolly, David was able to match the smooth transitions and angles of this clip with the smooth taste of the drink. Notice in the video how we made it rain? Yea, we do that. Here you see Lead Photographer Craig Wagner assisting David by filling a developing tray that we spray-painted black, with water. This gives off the mirroring infinity pool look. With the brown wood backdrop, and glossy tabletop finish, we have a classic polished clip of tabletop cinematography.

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Studio 3’s teamwork did it again. Thanks to David King’s vision and assistance from Craig Wagner and Jonny Brandt, we were able to produce a classic clip of fine drink. We’re sure that the drink on-set helped them feel a bit more inspired and “spirited” 😉 As always, great job boys!

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Posted on January 7, 2014

Starting the New Year, Studio 3 reflects on our performance and progress. Always wanting to provide classic work while staying fresh and up to par with current trends, it is helpful to hear great feedback from happy clients to let us know we’re on track.

We have had the pleasure of doing photography illustrations for Marquis Corporation for over 20 years, which naturally progressed into providing video illustrations to show just how great their spas are. You can’t watch these videos without wanting to get into one yourself, we guarantee it!

It was an exciting and challenging project that Studio 3 was ready for. Our team shot over 20 videos in 5 months, 2 television spots, we set up 5 different spas in our studio at once, with our Video Director David King pulling 14 hour days for 23 days straight in post production. It was a busy time but we enjoyed every minute of it with Marquis Corporation on set with us everyday.

Marquis Spa  — Studio 3, Inc.

When completing a large project like this, we like to pat ourselves on the back and show our appreciation for the team that comes together to make it happen. But when we hear positive feedback from a client that is happy with our work and the affect it has, it excites us even more. It reminds us of our capabilities and the great people we are lucky to work with everyday. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Thanks to a simple yet powerful message from Jim Johnston, it has Studio 3 fired up and ready to take on the New Year. Bring it on 2014!

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