Industry Insights: Makeup Services with Nini Jenkins

Industry Insights: Makeup Services with Nini Jenkins

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

Welcome back to our blog series “Industry Insights”, where we interview members of the production world that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with! This week, we are featuring a Chicago-based makeup artist with a passion for the craft. Meet Nini Jenkins!

Budget: The Big Bad “B” Word

Budget: The Big Bad “B” Word

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

Budget: no one wants to talk about it, but it is a vital part of the project, both for us and the client. We get it, you don’t always want to share yours upfront, but we’ve come to find that budgets are like opinions: everyone’s got one, whether they realize it or not. And understanding your budgetary boundaries off the bat helps us begin to build a blueprint for your project.

How To: Use Color to Tell Your Story

How To: Use Color to Tell Your Story

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Color theory, particularly in cinema, is a conversation we could spend years discussing and debating. However, for our purposes (and the sake of your sanity) we’ll limit it to three different ways you can use color to tell and/or enhance your story. Let’s start with the basics- there are three main components of a color: hue, saturation and value. These three components, paired with the wide spectrum of colors, allow for limitless possibilities. Color is such a significant element as it translates to the viewer subtle, unspoken cues regarding the emotion of a scene, or the motivation of a character. Whether you’re looking to let color tell a significant portion of your story, or merely dip your toe into the possibilities, we have a "hue" suggestions…

5 Tips for Writer's Block

5 Tips for Writer's Block

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

The great thing about scriptwriting is there isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it! But, at some point, we all experience a moment or two of frustration. So here is some advice to help, whether you’re having a tough time getting started, or you’re experiencing some serious writer’s block! These are some of my personal favorite tips to help maintain your momentum.

New Year, New Marketing Budget: Think Video

New Year, New Marketing Budget: Think Video

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

The champagne bottles have been recycled, “Auld Lang Syne” has been played for the last time, and we are back to work and ready to jump into 2017. Are you? While the “New Year, New You” mantra may seem overused, its sincerest meaning rings true. With a new year underway, projects are already being planned, budgets are being set, and if video hasn’t been accounted for, you may want to reconsider.

The Making of...The Motion Source Holiday Video Card

The Making of...The Motion Source Holiday Video Card

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

The past few years, Motion Source has created and shared a holiday video card in December with our network of family, friends, clients, and industry partners. Video production is our specialty, so a video card is the most appropriate way for us to spread holiday cheer! This year, we again embarked on this project; however, we decided to literally “flip the script” with a new narrative.

Motion Source Movie Picks: Christmas Edition

Motion Source Movie Picks: Christmas Edition

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

With winter weather upon us, and the holidays around the corner, cozying up by the fire with some hot chocolate and a feel-good movie is one of our favorite things to do. We have put together our recommendations of Christmas classics, in genres ranging from musical to comedy to action, to keep you entertained all season long!

Industry Insights: Voice Acting with Maya Tuttle

Industry Insights: Voice Acting with Maya Tuttle

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Welcome back to our blog series “Industry Insights”, where we interview members of the production world that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with! This week, we are featuring a voice-over artist who has also drummed up some notoriety in the music industry. Meet Maya Tuttle!

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: Evans Scholars Foundation

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: Evans Scholars Foundation

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

For the second consecutive year, Motion Source has produced a video for the Western Golf Association, benefitting their nonprofit organization, the Evans Scholars Foundation. Each year, the video premiered at their annual Green Coat Gala fundraising event, which has welcomed golf legends such as Gary Player in 2015 and Johnny Miller in 2016. In addition to these notable names, the event also gives Evans Scholars an opportunity to share their story. This year’s event featured Zack Sielck and his incredible journey from foster homes as a child to Purdue University as a college freshman.

Motion Source Movie Picks: Halloween Edition

Motion Source Movie Picks: Halloween Edition

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Happy (almost) Halloween, folks! If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your costume planned for months now… If you haven't chosen a costume yet, fret not! One of the best (and easiest) ways to start brainstorming costumes is to turn to some classic Halloween flicks. Below, we have a list of some of our all-time favorite Halloween movies. Whether you’re looking for a movie that makes your hair stand on end or something delightfully spooky, we’ve got you covered.