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EXPERTS. AND WHY I WANT TO PUNCH THEM.

By Michael Brueggemeyer   I HAVE THREE STORIES FOR YOU. STORY ONE A company calls me about doing their video.  They need a really good video to launch their new business. They have $1700 to spend. They looked at an out-of-state company that makes videos with a...

IF YOU NEED A GENTLE PROD OUT OF WRITER’S BLOCK…

By Marianne Bates Anyone who is an artist knows the most difficult part of the journey is getting started. What to paint, what cords to begin with, what hair style to use or what angle to hold the camera for that perfect shot. As a writer, staring at a blank page can...

SOMETIMES YOU CAN PULL A RABBIT OUT OF YOUR HAT!

By Michael Brueggemeyer When I was asked if I was interested in bidding on a spot for Evans Tire, I was already worried.  Why would an agency ask if I was interested?  Why wouldn’t I, or anyone, be interested in bidding on work!  Well, the main issue was cost.  The...

THERE IS A REASON ACTORS ARE REFERRED TO AS TALENT!

By Michael Brueggemeyer I direct anything I can, which includes shorts, commercials, corporate videos, web videos, recitals, wedding rehearsals, hidden camera porn, etc.  Some of the things I work on have real, paid talent, and some have absolute amateurs.  Some of...