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November 11, 2016

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: Evans Scholars Foundation

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

For the second consecutive year, Motion Source has produced a video for the Western Golf Association, benefitting their nonprofit organization, the Evans Scholars Foundation. Each year, the video premiered at their annual Green Coat Gala fundraising event, which has welcomed golf legends such as Gary Player in 2015 and Johnny Miller in 2016. In addition to these notable names, the event also gives Evans Scholars an opportunity to share their story. This year’s event featured Zack Sielck and his incredible journey from foster homes as a child to Purdue University as a college freshman.

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October 21, 2016

Motion Source Movie Picks: Halloween Edition

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Happy (almost) Halloween, folks! If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your costume planned for months now… If you haven't chosen a costume yet, fret not! One of the best (and easiest) ways to start brainstorming costumes is to turn to some classic Halloween flicks. Below, we have a list of some of our all-time favorite Halloween movies. Whether you’re looking for a movie that makes your hair stand on end or something delightfully spooky, we’ve got you covered.

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September 23, 2016

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: SHSMD

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association, or SHSMD, as we found to be a useful acronym, contacted us back in October 2015. Their request was simple: “20th Anniversary Video” but we soon realized this would not be a run-of-the-mill anniversary video, and we felt inspired.

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September 09, 2016

Industry Insights: Digital Marketing with Chris Pagoria

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

Welcome back to our blog series “Industry Insights”, where we interview members of the production world that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with! This week, we are featuring a digital producer with a background in marketing. Meet Chris Pagoria!

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August 26, 2016

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: iMentor

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

When iMentor contacted us in January 2016, we were immediately drawn to the the organization’s passion and mission: “iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.” 

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August 12, 2016

Industry Insights: Scriptwriting with Kate Sierzputowski

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Welcome to our new blog series “Industry Insights” where we interview members of the production world that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with! This week, we are featuring a talented scriptwriter, who we have worked with on several recent projects. Meet Kate Sierzputowski!

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June 29, 2016

The Making of a Music Video: “Ghost” by Tiny Fireflies

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

There is something special about the genre of music videos. On their own, music and video are already strong art forms, but accompanying a song with visuals creates a wholly new experience for the audience. And creating a music video like “Ghost” was a unique experience for us.

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June 10, 2016

Meet Motion Source, featuring Brian Ernst!

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Welcome back to our Employee Feature series, where we give you a “behind-the-scenes” look at our team. This week’s Meet Motion Source will be featuring Brian Ernst, one of our Videographer/ Editors.

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May 27, 2016

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: Kocsis Technologies, Inc.

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

Kocsis Technologies, Inc. first contacted us back in November 2014. At that time, they were looking to complete a rebrand initiative with a new logo, refreshed website, and updated marketing collateral, which was to include a video. After an initial meeting and creative collaboration session, KTI opted to revisit the project in a year, when they would be able to focus their efforts specifically on the video aspect. Fast forward to January 2016, where the two teams met again to begin the project, full-steam ahead.

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May 13, 2016

Meet Motion Source, featuring Jeff Bruninga!

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Welcome back to our Employee Feature series, where we give you a “behind-the-scenes” look at our team. This week’s Meet Motion Source will be featuring Jeff Bruninga, one of our Videographer/ Editors.

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April 29, 2016

April Showers Bring…

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

If you said May flowers, you would be correct! But if you said more opportunities to capture outdoor footage, you would also be correct. While we love the four seasons of Chicago weather, and each provide their own beautiful backdrop for video, springtime begins the long-awaited shift into warmer weather and greenery in bloom. And with spring in full swing, and May around the corner, we wanted to put together a few tips for successful outdoor productions. I met with Craig Bass, Creative Director, for his insight on the topic.

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April 01, 2016

A Client’s Guide to a Successful Video Project (From the Perspective of the Production Company)

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, and we thrive on that kind of diversity. Each project we take on presents a new opportunity to create something special. And, whether big or small, our end goal is always to successfully complete each project; however, to do that, we need our clients’ help. That’s why we have put together a few tips that will help guide clients down the path of success!

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March 18, 2016

Meet Motion Source, featuring Hunter Kallenbach!

By Libby Smith • Project Manager

Welcome back to our Employee Feature series, where we give you a “behind-the-scenes” look at the individuals who make up our team. This week’s Meet Motion Source features Hunter Kallenbach, our Senior Editor.

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March 02, 2016

Client Profile + Behind the Scenes: Les Turner ALS Foundation

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

When the Les Turner ALS Foundation reached out to us in November 2015 to create the video for their annual “Hope Through Caring Gala” event, we were honored, and immediately pursued the opportunity. It was just a few months earlier in July that we completed our first video with the Foundation, the ALS Walk for Life video, used to harness awareness, support, and participation for their annual Walk for Life event that occurred in September. To be able to join the forces of our two teams once again was an exciting moment.

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February 09, 2016

And The Oscar Goes To......

By Sara Costello • Assistant Project Manager

This week, we're spending a little time learning about the history of the most famous red carpet event of them all, the Academy Awards!

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December 16, 2015

Motion Source Movie Picks: Christmas Edition

By Michelle Maslanka • Producer

With winter weather upon us, and the holidays around the corner, cozying up by the fire with some hot chocolate and a feel-good movie is one of our favorite things to do. We have put together our recommendations of Christmas classics, in genres ranging from musical to comedy to action, to keep you entertained all season long!

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