A New Hope

The savvy sci-fan fan will recognize this blog title as the official title of George Lucas’ 4th episode (but, first release) of the “Star Wars” saga. So, it’s only fitting that I name this blog post after the aforementioned movie. First, because it’s the fourth blog post in a series that started April 2 when […]

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Freaking Hilarious (Shot on a RED)

I stumbled upon this video and just had to post about it. The production qualities of off da hook! And it’s extremely entertaining. For you technophiles, it was shot with the RED Camera. No particular lesson associated with this post, just some inspiration to go out and be original. Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=727895&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Barackula from mark mannschreck on […]

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Mike Colón Live at Brooks: F-Stop Beyond TV and PhotographyMentor

Mark your calendar folks for a major event in the world of wedding and portrait photography. Celebrity wedding and lifestyle photographer Mike Colón will be the next featured guest on “F-Stop Beyond: In Living Color”. We are partnering with PhotographyMentor.com to produce this episode, in association with Brooks Institute. I’m very excited about this event. […]

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A Mother’s Legacy

It was about 5:15 pm, Thursday, May 29. I was driving my 3-year-old son Joshua home from daycare when I got the call. I looked down at my iPhone and saw that is was my step dad (even though he and my mom have been divorced for over a decade, I still call him my […]

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Getting to “No”

The title of this post pays homage to the popular book “Getting  to Yes,” by Roger Fisher and William Ury about win-win negotiations. We as small business owners are typically very eager to close that next deal. We read dozens of books, articles, blog posts, and take workshops that we hope will help us in […]

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The Lessons I Learned

Last week was a tough one for me professionally. I felt like I was wronged. I was mad. Hurt. Frustrated. Then, my beautiful wife took me aside and did what only a spouse can do so well: knock some sense into my head. (But in a loving kind of way). She sat me down in […]

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Ritz-Carlton Follows BMW’s Lead

Two more major companies turn to the power of narrative filmmaking and the Internet to market themselves. The prestigious hotel conglomerate Ritz-Carlton has joined forces with American Express to release a series of three short films to uniquely market their brands. Launched back on January 1, Ritz-Carlton Films will display three original short films with […]

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