The long awaited new project from Justin McRoberts is launching today with Pre-orders.
CMYK: The Process of Living Together is a multimedia experience. This project has multiple ways to interact with, from music to words to pictures, this is Justin McRoberts most ambitious project yet.
I’ve had the fortune to be along this journey with Justin for the past year and I can honestly tell you – this project is a game changer. I can’t recommend it enough.
This collection of letters, songs and stories lives in the tough issues of faith and life that I’ve rarely heard a sermon about – that didn’t result in a judgmental dismissive tone.
Do yourself a favor, pick up one or multiple pieces to this project. Sign up for Justin’s email list, say hello on Facebook. Don’t miss out.
Visual artists made pieces that correspond with the general themes of the project and we worked to create some video interviews with Macha Suzuki, Dylan Mortimer and Laura Van Duren as well as this intro to the project. I’ve included it below.
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We’re teaming up with The Ogilvie Institute to put on their conference about faith and science. Here’s the first teaser, we’ll be posting more about it in the next week.
Steve Stockman is a writer/director/producer and he wants to help you. His recent book, “How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck” just launched and his book trailer is super helpful.
I get asked a lot about the role of video and how to make it better. I’ve found with some small tips (Steve talks about them here) you’re next promo video can greatly improve.
Connect with Steve Directly on Twitter @stevestockman
Hussah!! This week we’re pushing the headline of “Local Guy Made Good” and that’s the story with Andy Grammer. You’ve probably heard his song on the radio and this week Tiffany catches up with Andy and talk about his upcoming release (6/14), high school life and songs for his mom. The episode includes the track “Keep Your Head Up” – download it today!
The latest film from Deidox released today, the second international film in the series. The short film is theÂ true story of a Burmese refugee now living in Thailand who finds a strength that only comes from God.
Producer Dave Mahanes and Director Brent Gudgel have teamed up for the 7th installment in the Deidox series. Â Also rounding out the crew for the film are Chris Sinclair (cinematographer),Â Jordan Innes (editor),Â Jeremiah Belt (color correctionist), &Â Joshua Myers (music composer), and Gade Maxka (Thailand line producer and translator).
Over the last two years the deidox series has been challenging (Li Yang), gritty (Deon), and full of hope (Lindsay). Â A study guide and bonus features from behind the scenes are included with each digital download.
The price range is $1.99 (iPod) to $24.99 (HD)
Another great collaboration of Portnoy Media Group with Out:think Group to make the launch fast and painless.
It’s been a big week for Gregg Helvey and the crew at Kavi. We’ve been fortunate to be involved in shaping the website for Kavi for the last several months. (read the story here) I just got a quick update on what’s happening and thought you’d want to check it out too.
Kavi is on the shortlist for the Oscars!! Having won the Student Academy AwardÂ® gold medal, Kavi qualified for Oscar 2010 consideration, and “The 10 List” was announced on Friday. Of the 10 shortlisted films, three to five will be nominated on Feb 2nd for an Oscar in the “Live Action Short” category. Fingers crossed!
Upcoming Screenings for those in the DC Area
December 15, 2009 – 6PM – Screening for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs – 2172 Rayburn House Office Building – Washington DC 20515 (open to the public, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pick up Kavi for Christmas
The official DVDs are finally here! They’re perfect holiday gifts or stocking stuffers, too! Click HERE to purchase a copy for $10 online.
We’re pulling for you Gregg!! Check out the Kavi website
Today marked the launch of the latest Deidox film “Deidox | Dawn” This film is an expansion on the Deidox brand with it’s previous 3 films showing jobs and people in the midst of the struggles. The latest film gives a profile of Dawn, a mother of three discovering her unexpected purpose. I’m quite sure that this is a role that we are constantly surrounded by and yet don’t take a lot of stock in. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.
Also launching today was an update on the homepage of Deidox. Since it’s inception, the Deidox site has been bleeding edge with big visuals, slick java scripting and a powerhouse of Search Engine Optimization. With this launch the entire Deidox team wanted to see if there was a better way to communicate all that Deidox is about and what they’re doing.
We needed to convey the message that there were many films and what they were about. After spending some time research what was available in the java script banners we decided on a player that showed the main pictures but allowed large buttons for the other panes. Many times the additional buttons don’t show enough area or are automated to only show a certain point. We wanted more control over it, and found it with our selection.
For this project Portnoy Media Group was again allowed to collaborate early on to guide and research from the early stages of filming Dawn’s story. This allowed the sensitivity and the strategy to walk through the launch. Also in the mix for this project was the incredible work of Out:think Group (Their recent projects include: the redesign Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop Blog, Hugh MacLeod’s Gaiping Void site and Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran’s site). Tim Grahl and Joseph Hinson were instrumental in making the launch happen and were massive collaborators in the design and layout. After initial designs were agreed upon, the guys at Out:think went right to the heavy lifting transforming the site to the beauty that it is now.
We also spent time adjusting the individual film pages. There was a lot of thought put into what would provide the best user experience and bring the least amount of visual fatigue. A fair amount of comparison was made with other websites that offered digital distribution. The aim was to keep everything with in a click or two to make sure that the user experience was simple, although the technology wasn’t.
Huge thanks to the guys at Out:think for another job well done and also thanks to the guys at Deidox for allowing Portnoy Media Group to be involved.
We just found out CP’s Deidox film “Lindsay” is a finalist for the Damah Film Festival.
Online voting has begun and we need your help. Here’s what you can do:
1. Go to http://www.damah.com/theater
2. Choose Deidox|Lindsay
3. Vote for the film
1st place would mean $5000 and some more exposure for Deidox. Even better, the money would allow Chronicle Project to tell more Deidox stories in the future.
Please vote for Deidox | Lindsay, and check out the other films while you’re there too. The film is also embeddable for blogs, to be shared on facebook, etc. I think the great part about this short is that Lindsay is the real deal!
Next Release Deidox | Dawn
On September 15 the next film in the Deidox series comes out. It’s called Deidox | Dawn, telling the story of a reluctant mother of three that discovers her unexpected purpose. Then, in October Chronicle Project will release Deidox | Li Yang, offering a rare glimpse into the underground church in China. Also, in conjunction with a partnership with Out:think Group, there’s some adjustments happening to the Deidox website – there was an adjustment when the third film (Deon) was released as well.
We’re proud to be so close to this amazing project as it continues to take shape. Which Deidox film is your favorite?
2 Months ago I got the chance to sit down with upcoming director, Gregg Helvey. We talked about message, social media in film, and personal branding. He struck me as a talented guy getting ready to launch his thesis film, a lot happening and a very bright future. Last month I got a chance to see Gregg’s work at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was absolutely floored. His film, Kavi, is an incredible snapshot into the life of a boy and his family at the brick kilns of India. This 19 minute piece is full of great camera movement, believable characters and fantastic pacing on this narrative film.
After watching the film, (It won the audience award at the IFFLA) myself and the Media Group partners (specifically Outthink Group) were quick to snap into work to make sure that as many people as possible could hear about this movie. Using social media to augment the film impact and using the gorgeous design of Blue Ember to enhance the web presence of www.kavithemovie.com
The journey of collaboration only got sweeter as we got word that Kavi had been nominated and then won the Academy Award for Best Student film. Huge Congratulations go to Gregg Helvey and his crew for such a tremendous win!
You can also see Director of Photography John Harrison’s work in Deidox )
Check out the Trailer below
A few weeks back I got to sit down with Tobias Dunlap to talk about his role in the LA Marathon. Toby rides his bike as part of the Child S.H.A.R.E. Team and raises money through sponsorship for each mile he completes. William Fitzsimmons lends his music (Afterall from the album, Goodnight) to this commercial that Portnoy Media Group (PMG) produced. For this project, I worked with Justin DIal (@jdialfilm) who shot and edited the commercial piece. This is the second project we’ve worked together on and I was thrilled to collaborate with him again.
Child S.H.A.R.E. contracted Portnoy Media to coordinate the shoot, editing and launching the final product to the world. We had a great time putting it together and did the whole project from start to finish in about 5 days. Getting access to William Fitzsimmons’ music was a total bonus – my sincere thanks to him and Brick Wall Management.