BLUEFOREST BLOG

Blueforest Holiday Party! Featuring Blueforest Gives Back 2016 Video!

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It’s holiday season and Blueforest Studios is celebrating with a holiday party on December 1st, where we will reveal the Blueforest Gives Back 2016 video! And, you are invited! The 2016 Blueforest Gives Back winner is The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, whose vision is to keep growing a community where people of all ages are read more »


Friday Chill

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Close your eyes and imagine your happy place. Go ahead. If your boss notices, just tell them you’re doing cross-training telepathically with someone in Australia and it’s 3AM there. Are you on a pristine mountain peak in Sweden? Floating in the quiet of deep space? Submerged in an olympic swimming pool filled with kittens? Actually, read more »


Blueforest Gives Back: Video Debut

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Our team has been hard at work crafting our newest project: a video that shines a light on the mission of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Once everything is shiny and polished, you know what that means. A party! You are all invited to the 2016 Blueforest Gives Back Debut, Thursday, December 1 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Snacks read more »


The inexorable sadness of pencils

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We spend a lot of time at the office. How much? Let’s just say a lot. In their recent article on modern office design, The New York Times Magazine quotes a few bleak lines from Theodore Roethke’s poem ‘‘Dolor”. “I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils… All the misery of manila folders and mucilage,/Desolation in immaculate public read more »


Take a Tour! 2016 HGTV Smart Home is open to the public in Oct.

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Smart Homes. Yeah, you know the ones – the amazingly crafted Smart Homes shown on HGTV. Your eyes widen. Your mouth slackens. Cue the never-ending sighs of wonder. Well, what if you were able to step INSIDE the most beautiful and luxurious houses in the Triangle, and actually gawk at them in person? GUESS WHAT! read more »


A partner in education

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WebAssign is an online educational application for students and teachers. They wanted an animated video to give an overview of their services.  When it comes to products and apps for education, sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the special features and selling points without remembering the core challenges and payoffs of teaching. So with read more »


A New Reel!

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It’s easy to get lost in the rush of the daily groove of making videos. Sometimes we forget to look back and have a proud moment of silence for our video progeny. Or, rather, a proud 1-2 minute moment set to some peppy stock track. Wouldn’t you know it, we’ve gone a full year and then read more »


The Effects of Background Music on People

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I am a huge fan Shankar Vedantam and his work as NPR’s Social Sciences Correspondent. A couple weeks ago, he discussed the effect that background music has on people – and as a film/tv/video game composer myself, I was instantly intrigued. Here is a link to the podcast so you can listen for yourself! NPR read more »


S.A.V.E – Students working to make a difference

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School is officially back in session! With the beginning of a new school year also comes a wave of emotions. Excitement, nervousness, anticipation, anxiety – you name it. Not only is it difficult to navigate through the halls to your new classrooms, but trying to navigate around conflicting hopes and fears is beyond intimidating for read more »


What does it take to be a Voice Artist? Is that like a hand model?

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Becoming a professional voice-over artist is no picnic in the park. Some of us remember the Seinfeld episode where George is a hand model. Let’s just be clear that being a voice artist is both a gift – like George’s hands – and a cultivated skill. Plenty of people sound great, but there are many read more »