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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 https://support.google.com/business/answer/6337431?hl=en Create a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/create List your space with Apple Maps https://mapsconnect.apple.com/ List of 35 Free Directory to register your business, https://whitespark.ca/top-local-citation-sources-by-country/canada/ 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 > https://thisopenspace.com/host Set Scouter - https://www.setscouter.com/ (You could possibly rent your space for film work) Music Studio Directory - https://www.studiotime.io/ 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 https://www.visualsmugglers.com

  • 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 https://lewdfashion.com Visual Smugglers is a Toronto based video production company, feel free to check out our websites https://www.visualsmugglers.com where you can watch our Demo Reel and get a free quote.

  • Authenticy

    It's not a keyword, it's often thrown around a lot but we like to delve deeper. Authenticity to us is being an "Original" and creating genuine connections with your audience. When you scroll through your Instagram feed, what do you see? An edited version of what they want the world to see, being authentic to me means. BEING AN ORIGINAL We all project an image of ourselves and we can also control that image, not allowing others to define us. CREATING A CONNECTION When yourself, you attract like-minded people, we are drawn to characters that we can relate to. If you are in the business that wants to connect with others and stand out from the crowd. This a great route to take, we buy from people we relate to. Visual Smugglers helps sculpt your Authentic story, we're a Toronto video production company that creates authentic, bold and engaging content for your brands and business. BEING AUTHENTIC IS BEING GENUINE TO WHO YOU ARE, ANYTHING OTHERWISE IS BEING DISGUISE. #authenticy #thecreator #videoforsmallbusiness #torontovideproduction #videocaststudy #barbershopvideo #💈

  • 5 Shows to watch while in quarantine

    Introduction Ok, let's stop wasting valuable time, things to watch while in quarantine. Your going to have the time and as a good diet, this is a nice list of escapism and some shows that will inspire you to question within. We only serve out 5's #1 - Ozark 1. Ozark (On Netflix) season 3 came out and I've been an Ozark fan for quite some time. This season is where things get intresting. You had two seasons that built up the story, they were the blueprint. Now you see these characters develop. This show deals with mental health issues, family and a criminal empire. If you haven't seen the two other season, what's your excuse? You got the time! Your like this show if you like dark shows, shows that show the diverse spectrum of the human condition and personas. Summary If Statement: psychology, dramatic drama and Narcos. We think you like this one. Rating: 5 ✨✨✨✨✨ #2 After Life, Season 2 After Life, is on Netflix. This is a show full of meaning and symbolism. It grabs you with a hook and leaves you with a jab. This is what life is about, it's realistic and we often find that life is funnier than reality. We are all going through a hard time at the moment, and you can relate to the main character. He is also trying to find meaning and sense from all this madness. We delve into his world and we hear words of wisdom from all walks of life. This is a show about reflection, expectations, our past and how we treat each other. Summary If Statement: Deep, full of symbolism, your cry, you see a bit of you in this and that's ok. Get inspired to be a better self and finding out who you are first. Rating: 5 ✨✨✨✨✨ Visual Smugglers is a video production company that creates video content/photo and animation content that is driven to tell your story. To find out more information on us, visit https://www.visualsmugglers.com

  • What is Production value?

    Production Value Let's look at this question more deeply, the production value is more than having a large camera and big lights. It's all these elements that are at play that your not aware of. Behind the scenes of a movie set is an army of people to make things look great. You have your lighting department, makeup, set decorator, location scout. Conclusion This list is long and the key take away from this is that production value is basically when you pay attention to each element that goes into filmmaking to make it look like it was a natural event. #new #blog #videoproduction #toronto #creativeagency #productionvaule

  • Grab My attention

    Grabbing attention We live in a 24/7 world, where data is being collected and it's harder to get through because we're getting bombarded with images. Thinking about it gives you stress. You hear advice on what you need to do, 7 best tips, motivational videos, and hustle culture. What do we do with all this? Everything trying to capture your attention, but I'm feeling we're going to try and have more honest and natural conversations. The day where we are more human is eventually going to happen. Media has changed but the message has always remained the same. We are just distributing the message in different ways. Instead of creating a large banner, selling you that owning this product will make you happy. We tell that image on an Instagram picture and with no copy to it. More honest ones, remember storytelling. Telling stories, passing on wisdom, self-reflection, they will be an uprise for detoxing from media. One day was going offline and scream, "Hello, world.!" > End

  • Be You

    KEYWORDS, BUZZWORDS, Video Production, Videography, Filmmaking, Marketing, and the list goes on, we live in a world full of buzzwords and Top 5 tips. Self Help Books and the word entrepreneur is used to describe anyone who doesn't work 9-5pm. These are all just words with no real meaning, they are all pointing in the same direction. "Same" How do you stand out as a brand, if you just following a trend. When the sex pistol came on stage, they were really different to anything that people had seen before. So maybe we're at this point, where great art will be born and we are rejecting the notation to being the same. You are starting to see people disturb the flow of content, content that makes you sit and think. You are taking in a different kind of message. A message that isn't trying to sell you something, but rather a message that you can relate to, a message that you can feel. We are moving forward but at the same time we are also moving backwards. We are remembering the old principle of storytelling and being authentic rather than being the same.

  • Let's Collab

    Let's Collab, is inserted in profiles around the internet. It's the forgotten art. Let's go back in time when the kings wanted to send a message. They sent it via a messenger, who might take days, weeks or months to convey the message to the other person. This is where the behavior began, we thought to ourselves. Why should I leave my castle, to tell share a message, I'll send someone to tell you my message. We send messages, SMS, what's app message and all kind of messages to each other. We ask ourselves this question every day, "do I really need to leave my house?" The world is a scary place, cold and all kinds of anxiety are outside. This is a modern dilemma, but I pleased you. Leave your house, collaboration is how we exchange ideas. When you're in the same room as someone, talking face to face and brainstorming. You think to yourself, "this is so much easier in person." As technology advances, we must remind ourselves of the power of face to face and vibing of each other. Imagine the number of bands and business were created from two people sitting in a room together. Collaboration brings many wonderful things, it's easier to follow someone when you face to face. You don't have to go through messages. It's instant, ok, you have search, but a notepad with a pen is a wonderful thing and you think about each word you write down. So, please make that effort and collaborate.

  • Full Service Video

    We aren't videographers, we aren't video editors and we aren't photographers. We are all these things and more and we help with the whole process. We sit down and get to know you, what you need and want. The difference between a large Toronto video production company and us? We take a vested interest in what you do, you're not just another client to us. This is what full-service video means to us, helping you through each stage from the creation to the idea, the filming, and editing. We listen before we talk and want your message to spread from the small screen to the big. Visual Smugglers a Toronto Video Production Company the creates Authentic, Bold and Engaging video content for Brands and Business, to find out more informaiton please vist http://www.visualsmugglers.com #torontovideoproduction #fullservicevideo

  • Video Production - Pre-Production Element

    What is Pre-Production? Before you start shooting, you start with an idea and with this idea you create a skeleton. We share one aspect of the pre-production skeleton contains all the elements that go into the pre-production of the project. We create a pre-production bible for each project. Brain The brain of a project is the concept of what we are trying to achieve. You also think about who you're creating this video for. Before you start shooting you need a clear idea, videos start through the written word. They are concepts that are formed before you hit record, Eyes The visual aspect of the shoot, this gets described in the pre-production document. You show the vision of the project through storyboards, mood boards including the shot list. Backbone Behind every project you have to have a backbone to it, this is where you discuss the scheduling, script, location brake down and so forth. Conclusion The pre-production aspect of a shoot includes all the preparation that goes into the video before we start shooting. This is a bible for the whole shoot containing each aspect and element for the shoot. When we plan better, we shoot better. To view a sample pre-production document, please see: https://goo.gl/HBFifJ . . . Visual Smugglers is a Toronto Video Production company that creates custom video content for Brands and Business. To find out more informaiton please visit us at http://www.visualsmugglers.com

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