Why isn’t your business on YouTube yet?!


To be quite frank, it’s slightly annoying and frustrating when a business has no YouTube videos, their videos aren’t organized into a channel, or a channel with little and ineffective videos. It’s 2015, this year being named The Year of Video Marketing. Video marketing is a powerful marketing tool that all companies should be utilizing. read more »

When your story is hard to tell


Sometimes the most powerful stories can be the hardest ones to tell. They might be stories of hardship or violence or loss. Using live-action can make it difficult to strike the right tone. It can turn out cheesy, distracting, or unfaithful to the message. Here’s a compelling example of how one organization found the right balance read more »

DMFB Raleigh Panel: Video for Real Business – May 14

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Digital Marketing For Business Raleigh 2015 is the marketing and business information exchange and networking event, conference, and exhibition for business owners, entrepreneurs  and managers. There are so many different business learning sessions and networking opportunities that everyone can find something they need. It’s a great opportunity to get connected with businesses and experts. “Video read more »

How to Conduct an Interview for Your Nonprofit Video


Conducting an interview is a skill that takes years to master. I consider it one of the most important skills I’ve developed over 12 years in this business. Here are a 7 tips that will help you get the best results when you are interviewing someone for your nonprofit video. #1 Be what you want. read more »

Animation in Advertising: A Brief History

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Animation’s great storytelling capabilities make it a key component in marketing and advertising. Animation has been around for thousands of years, telling stories through motion. In Paleolithic cave drawings, animals legs were drawn in superimposed positions, clearly depicting the idea of motion. The “Golden Age of American Animation” dates from the beginning of sound cartoons in read more »

Host Triangle AdFed Internships in Your Company


Does your company have an internship program? If not, you are missing out on a lot of benefits! Interns offer valuable short-term support and can be of great help when a big deadline is coming up. Interns themselves benefit as well – they get work knowledge and experience. At Blueforest Studios, we love internships! This read more »

My Week at Blueforest Studios


My name is Bailey Ham and I am a senior at Saint Mary’s School. Through my school’s internship program, I set up a week to visit Blueforest Studios. My previous interest in video editing led me to be a great match for Blueforest Studios, but coming in, I did not know what to expect. I read more »

YouTube Blog: How to get the related videos to make sense!

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How does YouTube decide that a police chase is related to a birthday prank video for our boss?  This and many other questions arise when using YouTube for our business and for our clients.  We once had a client who had the ‘Top 7 Reason’ in his description; well it turned out that the number read more »

The Winner of the 1st Annual Blueforest Givesback!


It was a very tough decision as every applicant is an important nonprofit helping to better our communities. We started Blueforest Givesback because we love getting involved in the community in many different ways. Blueforest Givesback is another way for us to help local nonprofits with what we do best, telling a great story. After much read more »

Blueforest Givesback Finalist: The Power of the Dream


Over the course of the last month, as we reviewed applications for the BlueForest GivesBack contest, our staff has had an opportunity to learn more about over 20 Triangle area organizations working to make a positive impact in our community. So many worthwhile causes and so many people working to help others! We’ve have the read more »