Do Great Things! Durham Tech Video Project

Durham Tech Fish Wall

What’s Your Great Thing? Durham Tech can help you discover that. Blueforest Studios worked alongside Engine Brandmakers and Durham Tech to create this great video project. Blueforest Studios focused on capturing the energy of the students as they found their “great thing” at Durham Tech among downtown Durham. These videos capture how students gain diverse experiences read more »

A First Time For Everything


The following post was written by Bennett Northcutt. He is one of our 2015 summer interns learning about business and finance in video production and marketing. Welcome aboard Bennett! View post on     Earlier this week, I began my internship here at Blueforest Studios. Not knowing what to expect, I walked into the office read more »

MOTIVATION for you and your customers!


motivation  [moh-tuh–vey-shuh n] noun 1.  the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way 2. the state or condition of being motivated or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something 3. something that motivates; inducement; incentive ( Think about how important motivation is. It is the main mechanism in read more »

Welcome to the Team!!!


Kimberly Corrigan has joined our team to further develop our growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.  Kimberly Corrigan comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last 8 years in creative agencies, including Centerline Digital and Wildfire. Previously, at Sandhills TV 3, Kimberly was instrumental in setting up the station’s first live read more »

LinkedIn Basics: Fix your Profile Today!


Pretty much everybody is on LinkedIn by now, right? And, all the profiles are searchable and contain useful information that potential clients or employers can access, right? And, lastly we all know the LinkedIn is for professional networking and not necessarily to share your pet photos or funny jokes, right? So maybe not. If you read more »

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 has too fewe and ineffective videos. It’s 2015, and this year has been named The Year of Video Marketing. Video marketing is a powerful marketing tool that all companies should 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

Video production

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

Bullwinkle for Cheerios 1960s

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 »