Are You Stuck?

I found this video while doing some research and I thought it might be helpful to some of my filmmaking brothers and sisters.  We all find ourselves “stuck” and this was really some great advice.

http://bigthink.com/videos/jonathan-safran-foer-on-how-to-be-a-writer

 

Subscribers and Spam

Greetings all,

Due to an increase of spam subscribers and issues with our newsletter, I have had to authorize some drastic efforts to support the website’s compliance with its hosting.

Quite simply, we have deleted a good part of suspected spam subscribers. This was a difficult process and may have included more than a few of our honest to goodness followers and for that you have our most humble apologies.

I’m sure those that use this site and follow us in social media and on YouTube will understand the issues involved and forgive these drastic measures.

If you were one of these member that were deleted accidentally, please simply fill out the same form again. Please note that our old website subscription members were automatically set to receive our newsletter.

I do not believe in mass emailing and will now set the newsletter list as optional. It is worked on and sent every several months loading with great info and cool free stuff, so be sure to check that box if you want.

Again I apologize to any that were inconvenienced by this important house cleaning

 

Shaun Bennett

Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2016

Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2016

Original article by Jayson DeMers, SEP 28, 2015 Source – http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2015/09/28/the-top-7-social-media-marketing-trends-that-will-dominate-2016/

Summary by Shaun Bennett

If I told you ten years ago that one day soon, there would be website’s on which you could share your opinion’s globally– partake in international debates or upload a video in real-time about what was happening in your life right at the moment—all of which would require no more effort than a few taps on your mobile device , you might have laughed in my face. If I told the same story to my employer and suggested that we—the company—should consider these site’s as a potential source of publicity for advertising…I might have been at best told to focus on my work and told to stop wasting time.

My… how things have changed. Today companies have entire departments dedicated to what was at one time considered “ wasting time” on social media websites. Teams of writers, graphic designers, S.E.O specialist’s and many more working together to ensure their efforts produce a significant ROI of their time. Personal profiles became company business pages and advertising text got a new names like “tweet’s”  ”posts” and so on.   This is was the rise of Social Media Marketing.

We have all seen how much has changed in the last ten years. Using it as a guide and with a bit of understanding of marketing trends, we can make a few predications on what will make or break business over the next year.

Increase of Live or “In-the-Moment updates

Much of social media is already in the moment though limited to text and photo. The innovation of app such as Snapchat and Periscope have created the ability to upload streaming video in nearly real time. With the ability to share live video to social media instead of recording and posting those video via and outside provided, we can safety say far well to the scheduled social media posting services. Many of these have been in decline as users are much more engaged by what is happening right now rather than reading an auto-generated post written in advance.

The Buy Now Button

The integration of online shopping and ability to purchase a product or service online without having to leave the the comfort of Facebook. Company business pages and sponsored advertisements now can add a Buy Now button on their page or post. Consumers can make purchases while continuing to catch up on the current status of their friends. by the end of next year most social platform will have a similar feature. Due to the rise of user connecting via mobile devise’s, creating the ability to make a purchase without leaving the social platform “ Never Leave The App”.

Increased In-application Functionality

Facebook is at the forefront of adding new functionality. With the new Instant Articles (Which I just signed up for) to videos that auto play while you’re scrolling your timeline, it would seem that creating and expanding functionality is paramount to success. Right now they are building a virtual assistant. How cool is that?!   So if you plan on success for your business in this soon to be future, you business better include some brilliant and creative app designers that are able to anticipate the needs and wants of consumers. This trend is affording marketers more and more opportunities to interact with the target audience within a platform.

 

In the last decade we have seen a quantum leap in the way we work, shop live and communicate. Social media has changed the game for both business and in our person lives. During the time it took to research , summarize and write this article ,which will be uploaded to my personal blog and shared to my social media. I checked my person Facebook account 3 times, installed Periscope to my mobile, connected it with my business Twitter account, made a Live broadcast about what I was doing (writing this post) singed up for Facebook’s Instant Articles, drank a second cup of coffee while proofreading this summary and right now I think that the future will hold a splendid amount of opportunities. Media communication is going to grow beyond our wildest dreams. I can only imagine the day when we will connected directly via implant to a Data Sphere that replaced the World Wide Web.

Movie soundtracks that should be removed?

The latest trend of messing with the musical aspects of films is a growing concern.

Most recent of which is the re-release of Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film “Gravity” with the option to turn off Steven Price’s Oscar-winning score. Thus allowing the audience to “truly experience” the defying silence of space. This could become a new standard option in DVD and Blu-ray releases.

I have to make mention of the emotion that composers bring to the projects is, in my opinion, one of the most critical aspects of any film. Imagine   “Jurassic Park” without John Williams’s music carrying us thought the first time we looking upon the living fossil reaching up for the extra tasty leaves on the top of that tree. As for how this will impact us Full Sail students, I believe that we conduct our business as usual and if it becomes necessary to create a setting of the DVD to turn off the score, so be it. I, for one, am not going to let a small brand of nitpickers dictate to me the way I choose to create a film. I am aware of the wants and need of the audience and plan to use music to evoke emotion and carry the audience though the story. If some people want to go back to the days of silent film, I say, have fun.

The Martian on course for a Gravity-defying record

With its US box office hitting the 55 million mark, Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi adventure has reached the potential momentum to break the current October theater release record held by Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film “Gravity” (Cuarón 2013). Only $700,000 short of that mark, “The Martian” is showing no signs of losing speed before the final figures are in. For those for you that have been living under a rock, either on earth or any other planet, “The Martian” is a science fiction story about a failed manned mission to Mars or an astronaut presumed dead and left behind in the evacuation.

 

As we see late season films that challenge box office records emerge, it seems to be showing a sign that audiences are no longer pre-ordained for the historic “Summer Blockbuster Season. This could begin to change preconceived idea about marketing and target premier dates. Now more than ever the audience is ready to see more and more, high budget and better quality films all year round, instead of waiting for the standard spring, summer, winter releases. Now we know that we have a viable market during the “off” season and the audience will be ready, cash in hand.

DOES WATER ON MARS NEWS DAMPEN “THE MARTIAN’S PLOT?

 The upcoming Sci-Fi film “The Martian” may have had its plot hampered by some real life science. In the film, the lead character is stranded on Mars without enough food to last until his rescue, forcing him to find creative ways to grow a crop without the presence of water.

 

Interestingly enough, just before the film is set to open in theaters this Friday, Today, N.A.S.A. announced the unfortunate fact that there may actually be water on Mars in much higher quantities than previously known. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photos, the strongest evidence yet, that salty liquid water flows on the planet’s surface during warm seasons. The Rover Curiosity has confirmed some of these findings.

Does this news take the splash out of the opening of Ridley Scott’s latest Sci-Fi Adventure? I think not! The findings of the N.A.S.A and J.P.L missions indicate that there could be water, at certain times and certain places on the Red Planet. I think a good analogy would be that of saying that because that is water somewhere in the Sahara desert, anyone can just go for a stroll through it.

Many science fiction books and film scripts have had to deal with real life science catching up to them. One example is a short story written by Isaac Asimov in which he acknowledges that in the story “The Dying Night“, he stated that the planet mercury only shows one face toward the sun. It was later discovered that mercury does in fact change rotation slightly over a much greater time, a fact Asimov noted when the story appeared in subsequent anthologies printed after this advance in scientific knowledge.

This newly discovered fact about water on Mars should not deter any but the most obstinate movie goer’s. The one’s who refuse to suspend their disbelief for their own enjoyment. I think the proper nomenclature for these type of viewers would be trolls.

All this means is that the writers of science fiction are going to have to “up their game” and dig deep for creative ideas. Writers will find it necessary to begin creating even more fantastic fictional stories, because the present is quickly catching up with the future.

See the Film Trailer here :  https://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI

Keyboard

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Navigating around cyberspace just got easier with add just a few of these little shortcuts

Window and Tab Shortcuts

Ctrl+N  Open a new window

Ctrl+Shft+N     Open a new window in incognito mode

Press Ctrl, and click a link       Open link in a new tab

Press Shft, and click a link      Open link in a new window

Alt+F4  Close current window

Ctrl+T   Open a new tab

Ctrl+Shft+T      Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.

Drag link to tab            Open link in specified tab

Drag link to space between tabs         Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8  Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents a position on the tab strip.

Ctrl+9  Switch to the last tab

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown         Switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Shft+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp     Switch to the previous tab

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4        Close current tab or pop-up

Alt+Home        Open your homepage

Ctrl+O, then select file Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome

Address Bar Shortcuts

Type a search term      Perform a search using your default search engine

Type the part of the web address that’s between ‘www.’ and ‘.com’, then press Ctrl+Enter  Add www.and .com to your input in the address bar and open the web address

Type a search engine keyword or URL, press Tab, then type a search term

Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URL. Google Chrome prompts you to press Tab if it recognizes the search engine you’re trying to use.

F6 or Ctrl+L or Alt+D   Highlight content in the web address area

Type a web address, then press Alt+Enter      Open your web address in a new tab

Shortcuts to open Google Chrome features

Ctrl+B  Toggle bookmarks bar on and off

Ctrl+H  View the History page

Ctrl+J   View the Downloads page

Shft+Escape    View the Task manager

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P  Print your current page

F5        Reload current page

Esc       Stop page loading

Ctrl+F5 or Shft+F5      Reload current page, ignoring cached content

Press Alt, and click a link         Download link

Ctrl+F  Open find-in-page box

Ctrl+G or F3    Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box

Ctrl+Shft+G or Shft+F3            Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box

Ctrl+U  View source

Drag link to bookmarks bar     Bookmark the link

Ctrl+D  Bookmark your current webpage

Ctrl++  Make text larger

Ctrl+-   Make text smaller

Ctrl+0  Return to normal text size

Text shortcuts

Highlight content, then press Ctrl+C   Copy content to the clipboard

Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+V or Shft+Insert      Paste current content from the clipboard

Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+Shft+V         Paste current content from the clipboard without formatting

Highlight content in a text field, then press Ctrl+X or Shft+Delete     Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard

More shortcuts

Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow together   Go to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab

Shft+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow together    Go to the next page in your browsing history for the tab

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E           Places a ‘?’ in the address bar. Type a search term after the ‘?’ to perform a search using your default search engine.

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl and the left arrow together     Jump to the previous word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl and the right arrow together    Jump to the next word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl+Backspace      Delete the previous word in the address bar

Space bar        Scroll down the web page

Home   Go to the top of the page

End      Go to the bottom of the page

How to Add an embedded Watermark or Logo in your Videos

How to Add an embedded Watermark or Logo in your Videos

Using the YouTube branding tool is great in a pinch. But that dosen’t mean that someone can’t steal your video. Also, somtimes having the subscribe
button defaulty set in the bottom left corner may get in the way.

Embedding is a bit more in-depth, but your overall video quality will improve. Expression Encoder is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application especially suited for generating Windows Media video and audio files that are optimized for other web playback scenarios, or appropriate for playback on portable devices.

How to Embed an watermark or logo with Sony Vegas Coming soon in Part 2!

Windows Expression Encoder- Free Software

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18974

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Sony Vegas Pro 13 Free Trial
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The Strangest Secret – Earl Nightingale

I’d like to tell you about the strangest secret in the world some years ago the late Nobel prize-winning doctor albert schweitzer was being interviewed in London
a reporter asked him doctor what’s wrong with men today?  The doctor was silent a moment and then said, men simply don’t think.  It’s about this but I wanna talk with
you.

We live today in a golden age this is a era that man has been looking forward to, working toward for thousands of years, but since it’s here, it’s pretty much taken
for granted. We in America particularly fortunate to live in a richest land it ever existed
on the face of the earth.

A land of abundant opportunity for everyone. but you know what happens… Lets take 100 hundred men who started out even at the age of 25. Do you have any idea what will happen to those men by the time they’re 65? Even though these men all start even that the age of 25, they all believe they’re going to be successful, if you ask’ed them if they wanted to be a success he’s tell you he did. You’d notice it, he was eager toward life, there was a certain sparkle in his eye, and an erectness to his carirage. Life seemed like a pretty interesting adventure to him.

But by the time they reach 65,  one will be rich, four will be financially
independent, five will still be working, and 54 will be broke.

Take a moment, out of 100 only five make the grade.  Now why do so many fail?  What has happened to the sparkle it was there when they were twenty five.

What’s become of their dreams?
their hopes, their plans, and why is there such a large disparity between what these men
intended to do, and what they actually accomplished?

When we say about 5 percent achive success, we have to define success
and here’s the best definition I ever been able to find.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

If a man is working toward a pre-determined goal and knows where he’s
going that man is a success, if he’s not doing that he’s a failure.
Success is the progresive realization of worthy ideal.

Rolamay. the distinguished psychiatrist wrote a wonderful book called “Man’s search for himself”,  and in this book he said;  “the opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice it is conformity”  And therin you have the trouble today.

 

~Earl Nightingale


 

I have only to add that this video was recommend to me friday night whist chatting with a person I never met before at The Haven before the music started. It was a interesting chance meeting and I would like you thank him and his wife for bringing it to my attention.

So thanks to Derrick A. Helsel and his wife. Derrck is a fellow entreprenure and businessmen that owns his own moble marine mainteance and repair servise. And for sharing this info with me I’m going to pay it forward and share his business info, for all you boat and jetski owners that need work done, but haven’t time to haul your toys the shop.

Moblie Marine Maintenance & Repairs

Orlando, Fl

321-986-7706

MoblieMarine321@gmail.com

I wish you the best is your success.

Shaun