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    • Free Websites Directories To Push Your Site To The Limits

      You started a new Business! *Happy Dance* 🕺 You are thinking about what next? *Sad Face* 😔 You see the scene in Scarface playing in your mind 🤑 🎶 Push it to the limit (Limit) No one left to stand in your way You might get careless, but you'll never be safe While you're still in it 🎶 Register Your Business for FREE Now the hard work begins, so let's get to it. You heard of it, "Google" well time to register a google my business accountant. Download "Google My Business App" for Andriod Download "Google My Business App" for iPhone It's free to Register to Google, it takes a few days to get the approval letter which will come with a code, so get on that. Websites to list your Business Create a Google My Business Page Create a Facebook Page List your space with Apple Maps List of 35 Free Directory to register your business, WARNING: You're going to get a lot of phone calls like for example Yelp will try to upsell you and get you to pay money for their ad service, DON'T DO IT! JUST DON'T. Expect a lot of spam phone calls! Also use the same address, phone number and email for each website. Pro Tips Do your research, google a competitor and see what sites they have added their business to. They might be on Yelp e.t.c. Also expect a lot of spam phone calls! Now your number is online your going to get random phone calls. Pro Tip: Make Sure you use the exact. Studio Based Directory If you have a physical studio or space and want to rent it out. I would register it with the following This Open Space > Set Scouter - (You could possibly rent your space for film work) Music Studio Directory - Visual Smugglers is a Toronto based video production company that creates social media ads for Brands and Business. We help Smuggle Your Message To The Masses, visit our website for our Demo Reel And a Free Quote

    • Fix it in Prep

      We get that email all the time. "We need a shoot, can we get a quote?" You need content, we get it. To us, the creative process is a collaborative process. and we like to start with the "Why" When you watch a film or TV, you see 100s of decisions that have beforehand. We approach film making and photography the same way. There are many questions to ask before we hit record and take a picture. We like to ask the questions before every shoot and when we get the questions we create a "Creative Brief" The questions are more about who you are and what you're trying to communicate. What do you like? Show me your world view, we want to learn from you. We try to sum up your essence into keywords which help guide the story, look and feel. Without a direction and purpose your wondering endless. We live in an age where we're in an informational overload. Just giving someone facts doesn't work. You have to connect with your audience and we get to the "What are you trying to say?" rather than be yes men. We try to get to the purpose behind why you are doing what you do and craft a story through it. The world has changed, the cooperate world has changed, people see behind fakeness. They are scrolling all day, be a breath of fresh air and say something authentic. Here is a sample question with visual example Simple decisions on the look that your trying to achieve can be deiced before a shoot. Do you want some eye-catching material, or do you want something safe and commercially. An example of hard light. This is great for you want that image to grab someone. An example of soft light. Great for e-commerce, show the product off and all the details. 🧠 goes into making images and video. We ask the right questions to help you steer your message in the right direction. Everyone is competing for your attention, it's a world of "Buzzwords" If someone came up to you and just burst out with buzzwords you would ignore them. They just sound like crazy and everyone is just uttering random buzz words all the time. We hear it all the time, fix it in the post, well, fix it in prep. When you have an intention on the day. You're going to get better content, the more you have the final vision in your mind you can perfect it and hone in the message. Photographs for fashion brand Visual Smugglers is a Toronto based video production company, feel free to check out our websites where you can watch our Demo Reel and get a free quote.

    • I'm bored

      Owner of Visual Smugglers, (Gautam Narang) was featured in a video about boredom. Boredom is real and it’s in full effect, how do you cope? Well, here are some resources and website that might help you get through this. Not only will you be a better person out of this, but you be smart, stronger and wiser* Websites Some of these websites are pertaining to Toronto and having access to a Libary card. Become Smarter LinkedIn Learning If you have a Toronto Libary card, you get to get access to LinkedIn Learning. Each time you finish a course it will be added to your LinkedIn profile. Look at you, adulting like a professional. Link Kanopy Cutting back on Netflix and streams, well again if you have a Library card, then you can access this beautiful streaming site. You get 8 free credits a month, but unlimited access to the “The Great Course” where you can learn business, art, fitness and many other subjects. Link Blink List Did you ever use those summary books in school? Instead of reading the book, you can read the cheat notes. That sounded logical to me, now were all grown up and live in a digital world. We have things link Blink List, which sums up key concepts of books in a matter of mins. They range for 8 to 12 mins. Link YOUTUBE Crash Courses makes sense to me, sometimes you want to learn a subject in stages. You want the same instructor, same lighting e.t.c. This a great channel to brush up on new knowledge. Link Ted Talks Ted Talks, are talks that get you time to think, they are like brain promote. They inspire you to think deeply, they inspire you to think critically. Every day included Ted in it. Link ARTS Open Culture Open culture, is your resource and blog for all things cultured, from books that would look good on your bookshelf to websites and youtube videos that will leave you a little more cultured. Link

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    • Equipment List - Full Service Video | Visual Smugglers

      Equipment List ​ ​ CAMERA X 1 BLACKMAGIC DESIGN POCKET CINEMA CAMERA 4K X 1 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 X 1 Sony A7S ​ LENSES X 1 Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens X 1 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens X 1 VOIGTLANDER NOKTON 25MM F/0.95 TYPE II LENS FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS X 1 VOIGTLANDER NOKTON 17.5MM F/0.95 TYPE II LENS FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS X1 VOIGTLANDER NOKTON 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens X 1 Edelkrone FOCUS ONE Follow Focus X 1 Tilta Nucleus-Nano ​ TRIPOD & GRIP X 1 Impact PortaFrame Scrim Kit (24 x 36")​ X 1 Westcott Scrim Jim® Cine Kit 4' x 6' X 1 Manfrotto Xpro Aluminum Video Monopod X 1 Neewer Photo Studio Heavy Duty 10 feet/3 meters Adjustable C-Stand X 1 Cinevate Inc 24" Duzi Camera Slider X 1 Ikan EG05A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH05 Head (Black) MONITOR X 1 SmallHD 501 Full HD On-Camera Monitor w/ HDMI ​ LIGHTS X 2 Aputure Light Storm COB 120D X 1 Aputure Light Storm COB 120D II X 1 Aputure Fresnel Lens X 1 Aputure MC X 1 Barn Doors X 1 Strip Box X 2 Snoots X 1 Godox Oblique Reflector Background 300W X 1 GODOX 120CM PARABOLIC SOFTBOX BOWENS X 1 Neewer 31.5 inches Octagonal Soft Box X 1 Neewer Globe Lantern Softbox 32 inches X 1 Neewer 43-inch / 110cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector with Bag - Translucent, Silver, Gold, White and Black ​ SOUND X 1 DR-100MKII X 1 Rode NTG3 Super-Cardioid Condenser X 1 Boom Pole ​ ​ EQUIPMENT LIST

    • Social Media Marketing Videos | Visual Smugglers | Toronto

      VISUAL SMUGGLERS Toronto Video Production ​ ​ WATCH DEMO REEL Toronto Video Production Demo Reel - Visual Smugglers Play Video Watch Now Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Close

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