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2017 at Furman Pictures

2017 has been busing for sure. I spent much of the winter working in After Effects for one of the worlds largest business creating advanced motion graphics for marketing and training. In spring, I worked in Europe running the A-cam on a documentary miniseries. This summer spent quite a bit of time working on one of my YouTube channels, Rat and Cat, where I blow off of steam and just have fun making rough and rugged videos about country life. And this fall I client wanted a new intro, promos and motion graphics for a television series they produce as well as working for one my top secret clients in After Effects.

Aside from creating content for clients, I’ve working on voicing my opinion in hopes of positively affecting media trends.

I plan on putting together a future post for my Furman Pictures Youtube channel focusing on using Adobe products, especially Adobe Premiere. Premiere plagued with ridiculous bugs such as: crashing when you copy and past a title, not being able to sort video clip thumbnails by file name or date, thumbnails loading painfully slow, many trim features not working when you are zoomed out on the timeline, and poor tools for moving clips on a timeline, and it’s sluggishness with larger projects. I’ve had Adobe engineers contact about the latter. Hopefully they’ll do something about these really poor design flaws.

It’s also been interesting dealing with YouTubes screening process where random companies seem to claim music content in your video but won’t respond to inquires. It makes creating content for one of the best forms of marketing out there very difficult.

Choosing Pro Video Dditing Software: Think Big Picture

After using a number of different video editing platforms over the years, I’ve noticed some trends in the companies that make them and decided to put together this video review. While it’s important to consider how the software functions, it just as important to look at the software’s history:

Youtuber’s New Intro

Furman Pictures has animating a new intro and subscribe animation for My Boring Channel on Youtube. Other projects include work for a non-profit, work for a top secret client, TV ads and some original content.

OnLocation with Solatube

Furman Pictures on location filming a beta test installation for their new industrial sized dimming solatubes in Portland Oregon.

Worksource Oregon PSA

Times Have Been Tough is a Worksystems Inc. PSA we created promoting Worksource Oregon. Furman Pictures played a leading production and post production role for this video production in Portland, Oregon.

School Moves – Part 2

Nothing says professional like having a cat assist you. You be the judge. Check out this web streaming/ v blogging studio Furman Pictures built for School Moves near Vancouver, Washington. Debra spent a lot of time and money on sets and backgrounds before she finally asked for help.

Filming at Kazoodles Toys

I recently filmed on location at Kazoodles in Vancouver, Washington to promote the store and upcoming events. It’s a great little store and we often shop here for our kids. Kazoodles is especially great when you want some variety- something that isn’t super hero themed like everywhere else.

-Nikia

FoundationOne

I spent some time near Spokane recently filming promotional interviews for FoundationOne, a fundraising non-profit with the soul purpose of raising money for one school

The Gulf, Furman Pictures On Location

Here’s raw footage from Warren Weisman’s The Gulf crowdfunding teaser. It was a  filmed near Portland, Oregon on a nice cool day. The cast were a bit cold, especially for scenes where they had to look sweaty.

Ever Wonder if Mother Earth is Real?

Ever wonder if Mother Earth is real? Hestia Home Biogas just launched the commercial produced by Furman Pictures. It features a family surprised when the “magic” of biogas turns out to be real magical guest.

Hestia creates biogas generators that can convert compost into gas for cooking at home, powering generators or even fueling vehicles. Some cities are using Hestia’s industrial units to digest the city’s composed and in turn fuel their dump trucks. Hestia biogas generators are also on the roofs of some of a number of well know forward thinking companies across the country.

The production was filmed in Eugene, Oregon. Furman Pictures is based in the Northwest, serving Portland, Oregon and the world.

To see other behind the scenes clips from this project, visit Furman Pictures on Facebook.