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26 Sep How to Choose the Right Creative Agency for Your Video Production

There are a lot of talented creative agencies and video production companies in the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond). So how do you know which one is the best fit for your video marketing needs?   To help guide you through the process, the Studio B team has come up with six questions you should consider when selecting a company to produce your next video:     Does the work on the agency’s portfolio give you confidence that they will do the project and your brand justice? Looking through a creative agency’s portfolio can not only give you a good…

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22 Sep Studio B and DISH Network Team Up for TV!

One of our favorite projects of 2017 has to be our broadcast spot for DISH Network & Pac-12 Networks. DISH was looking to showcase their new Game Finder app, allowing users to watch Pac-12 games anytime, anywhere. The creative team at Pac-12 Networks developed a great concept, offering a lot of opportunity for humor, so Studio B decided to bring in a couple of guest directors. We reached out Chris Parisi and Damon Brennan. These two have been working together for 10 years, creating hilarious videos for companies like Pandora, HP and Virgin America. After seeing their work, we knew…

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19 Sep Ron Swanson Joins Studio B

Given his past, it was a big risk for Studio B Films to take on a guy like Ron Swanson, but David Collier, Owner and Director of Studio B, was willing to take a chance. Known as one of the most creative minds in the industry, Swanson made a name for himself after working as Executive Creative Director for all of the top ad agencies in New York and LA. When asked why he would give up the all of the Hollywood perks to work in Northern California, Swanson explained, “I was ready for a change. I enjoy the vibe…

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14 Sep GetSafe- A Little Bit of Comedy

When GetSafe asked us to come up with a video to help differentiate them from their competition, we developed three original treatments and were thrilled that they decided to go with a comedic approach.   The “do-it-yourself” home security product market is now a very competitive and crowded space so we needed GetSafe’s video stand out in the crowd. No better way than with a little bit of comedy! GetSafe’s story is told through a young couple and thee technologically-inept in-laws. Comical, yet relatable scenarios, intercut with shots of the product in action, engage the viewer- and allow us to…

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15 Jul Studio B and Grammarly are Back!

Have you seen our Grammarly video: First Day, Second Guess? With over 110-million views on the original project, we had the opportunity to work with Grammarly again. This time around, we shot 4 different videos featuring an eclectic cast of characters! Yes– we shot 4 different spots, each looking at featuring that one crazy colleague. The characters might have been a little hyperbolic, but that’s what makes them so fun! The videos featured a master knitter, an early adopter, a techie, and a couple of coffee snobs. Filming multiple videos in one day can be tricky, which means there has to be a lot…

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06 Jul Lessons Learned: A Year in the Life of an Educational Video Series

Last year, Studio B and UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science teamed up to create an educational video series for middle schoolers. Headed up by UC Berkeley’s executive producer, Kathryn Quigley, the series consisted of  23 videos, spanning a wide range of subjects within the sciences.  Our challenge for the series was to spark the imagination of the students as we introduced these concepts. The experience was highly rewarding for the Studio B team!   Not only did we learn new scientific material, we learned what makes for a successful education video series. Here are our lessons learned: Research, research,…

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