Save Us Batkid!

May 21, 2015By Dan PortnoyBlog, Featured, Film

This is just one possibility for a non-profit willing to highlight the work they do. I know, you’re thinking, “What non-profit wouldn’t do this?” Answer: most of them. It’s hard for nonprofits to get out of their own way. Make-A-Wish Foundation was not one of them. I’m sure there were discussions and lots of back … Read More

Connecting Scenes, Connecting Story

April 26, 2015By Dan PortnoyBlog

I love this piece from Tony Zhou as he explains the difference in lists to connecting scenes and parts of stories…. Meanwhile back at the ranch….. Don’t forget to use this to connect scenes and action. Therefore: How other characters will react to that fact. It could be positive or negative. But: Implies a change … Read More

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

April 21, 2015By Dan PortnoyBlog

I started my morning with this TED talk, thought you’d want to hear it too.   Sidenote: New podcast episode from CJ Casciotta and Sounds like a Movement. It’s an interview with Elle Luna and it’s what got me on the path to watch Stefan’s talk this morning. Check it out here.

Setting Creative Goals in 2015

January 22, 2015By Dan PortnoyBlog, Consulting, Featured, Story

At the end of 2013, I realized I wasn’t producing enough. As a result I wasn’t thrilled with my creativity for the year. I get the most satisfaction from creating and then sharing. Instead I spent 2013 doing a lot of things that brought little satisfaction, so I knew that had to change. People set goals, … Read More

Start 2015 With A Creative Bang!

January 21, 2015By Dan PortnoyBlog, Consulting, Featured, Story

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn Is your creativity stuck in a rut? Looking for a boost in the results department of your business this year? Shoot me an email for coaching and … Read More

PMG – Sizzle Reel

November 24, 2014By Dan PortnoyBlog, Featured, Film, Production, Story, Tell Your Story

  We’ve been moving and shaking, creating campaigns and stylizing stories that connect with audiences around the globe. I’d like to bring the same expertise to your next campaign, series or commercial. From music videos to short films, commercials to promotional campaigns – I love working with companies and organizations that want to connect and … Read More