World’s Top 100 Video Production Companies and FilmMakers Who Know Social Media And Viral Marketing

by marketing on 08/23/2012

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Special Thanks to Corporate Video Cinematographer Barry W. in the UK. 

If you upload a video to Youtube or Vimeo, what’s the average length of time that your video is watched?

Your tendancy might be to answer, “doesn’t that depend on the length of my video?”

And you’d be wrong. 

Most of the videos uploaded never get past the first 5 seconds. 

That’s regardless of whether your video is 1 minute long or 2 hours long. Most videos aren’t captivating. they just don’t bolt the viewer down long enough for them to get your climax, the call to action, the resolution to the build up, or whatever else you spent thousands of dollars to put at the end of the video.

This is why you can have a fancy marketing firm like ours: get your video 100,000 views but you only get 100 sales out of the deal. You have a 0.1% conversion rate to 

1. sale

2. new user registration

3. new user subscription

4. download of your app

5. or whatever else the goal of your video is

2% Of the people who pressed play on your video ever made it to the end. 

2% Of the people who pressed play on your video ever made it to the end. That means 2,000 people got to see your phone number or website address or other call to action if you buried it at the very end. And of the 2,000, if you got 100 to act, you’re golden. You’ve got a real 5% conversion rate.

Now how many conversions would you have if you got 50% of the 100,000 people who watched your video to watch to the end? 5% conversion on 50,000. You’d have 2,500 customers. That’s a prettier number than 100.

So how do you get viewers to stick around and watch the whole video? Ask one of the guys below. That’s all they do.

Introducing the Global Top 100 Video Production Companies and Film Makers Who Know Social Media and Virals

Note: Each cinematographer below has their unique area of subjet matter expertise. Get to know them well. Hire based on their experience and vision.

Above story by Robert Kim, producer of The 4 Requirements of a Viral Marketing Campaign and The Video Production Checklist. List produced by Sparkah Business Consulting.

Philip Bloom
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Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Blogger etc.. Very little tweeting in August for personal reasons. May upload the odd picture. Be nice to each other x
Stu Maschwitz
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Filmmaking nerd.
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It begins with me covered in sperm, trapped in my old man’s balls. Then, suddenly… ESCAPE!
Lena Dunham
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My life is my art and therapy is my palette (JK, I make movies & shows. Like the movie @tinyfurniture & @GirlsHBO)
Vincent Laforet
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Filmmaker – DGA Director & DP, Photographer, Producer (specializing in herding cats!), blogger ( über tech geek – Los Angeles
Andrew Kramer
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Video Copilot started by Andrew Kramer, provides training & tools for motion graphics and visual effects.
Creative COW
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Creative COW Community of media professionals in the film, video, broadcast and effects industry.
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Delivering info on Zacuto USA current & future products, product updates, product videos & Zacuto original programming
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Tweets on YouTube news, trends, and — of course — videos.
David Spies
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Screenwriting, filmmaking, video production, acting and cooking. Skiing in the winter and soaking up the sun in the summer. Moving at 24fps
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Fresh, Crispy News and Views for the Film & Video production world.
Sebastian Wiegärtner
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Cinematographer, DP, Director, Editor, Filmmaker. Specialised in Video DSLR and Digital Cinema Cameras…
Nino Leitner
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Award winning cinematographer, filmmaker, film producer (commercials, corporate films, documentaries). Member of the Austrian Association of Cinematographers.
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A place for filmmakers to network and learn.
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Photographer, author & publisher. I want to be a race car driver when I grow up – I don’t try to win over the haters because I’m not the Jackass Whisperer.
JJ Kim
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I am filmmaker and exec. producer at Orange Video Productions + Orange Wedding Films/
FCP Daily
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Video editor, website creator, thinker. Currently blogging for
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The official Twitter account of the official best video platform on Earth. Follow us for news and an infinite supply of amazing videos.
Scott Macaulay
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Editor, Filmmaker Magazine, and independent film producer. Opinions posted are my own.
HBO Documentaries
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HBO Documentary Films. Defining. Moments.
B&H Photo Video
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B&H Photo has been the largest source of photo and video equipment for over 35 years.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC
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Cinematographer, trailblazer who is breaking new ground with HDSLR technology.
Kessler Crane
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Manufacturer of innovative tools for filmmakers.
Scott Simmons
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Editor of film, video & bytes. Writer of blogs about film, video & bytes. Post-er of other’s productions.
Larry Jordan
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Filmmaking survival tips, Adobe tutorials, Final Cut training and more at &
Richard Harrington
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Author, Consultant, Digital Dude, Geek, Motion Graphics, Director, Photographer, Husband and Father. Corporate site –
Cristina Clapp
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Cristina Clapp, editor of Digital Video magazine,
Ryan Koo
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Webby Award-winning writer/director working on my first feature: Founder/writer of, former designer at MTV.
jared abrams
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Shooter based in Hollywood. I shoot mostly Music Videos and Documentaries. Check out my demo reel here. Thanks!
Tom Guilmette
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Boston Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Editor, Freelance Sports Camera Operator
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We’re the British Film Institute. We promote greater understanding of and access to film and television culture.
James Cameron
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Masters In Motion
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A blog on all things filmmaking. We also throw educational workshops. Check out for more info.
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Freeing creativity.
Rodney Charters
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Shooter of Movies
Lee Unkrich
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Director of Toy Story 3. Pixar Handyman. Curator of Cabinets of Curiosities. Longtime caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Tiki God.
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Founded by Natalie Portman and @CAylward, MakingOf features in-depth filmmaker interviews, movie features, and more.
ReelSEO Video Guide
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The Online Video Guide – News, Trends, Tips, and Commentary about Online Video, Marketing, Advertising, SEO, WebTV, Social Media & More – by @markrrobertson
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Online Marketplace for Broadcast TV, Motion Picture, Pro Video, Live Event, Corporate & Digital Media Production.
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The ProVideo Coalition brings together the industry’s best writers, bloggers and video gurus under one url.
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Creating the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. Meet the @Avid/Team. #Avid
Tej Babra
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C.C.E. Associate – Film & Broadcast Editor working with CTV, MTV, Much Music, and Bell Media. Also teaching workshops for the Canadian Cinema Editors.
Jason Wingrove
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Director / Cinematographer
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Documentaries with a point of view on PBS.
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Delivering trends, educational and entertaining content for the indie film community including Zacuto Original Programming. Read more at:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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I direct an open collaborative production company called hitRECord — writers, filmmakers, musicians, artists… wanna come work with me?
Video Crews
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Staff video camera crews in LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, and Charleston. We shoot for broadcast and corporate video clients.
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Sharing the Best in Moving Media since 200
Dan Chung
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Dan Chung is a news photographer who uses the latest DSLR and video cameras to create innovative multimedia
Red Giant Software
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Red Giant Software creates industry-leading tools for motion design, effects, photography and color correction. Trapcode, Magic Bullet & 60+ other products.
Judd Apatow
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Friedhelm Fischer
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awards winning creative director DP filmmaker cinematographer photographer 3D artist and marketing manager. all about me at:
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News, views and video on production and post from StudioDaily editors Bryant Frazer and Beth Marchant).
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Join our filmmakers network and connect at #1 Educational Resource for Film and Video Makers of all levels.
Peter Sciretta
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/Film – Twittering the Reel World
CPUG Network
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CPUG Network: Global community of FCP, Avid, Adobe editors & digital filmmakers. Story Driven with focus on Craft of Editing. SuperMeet organizer.
Gary Bettan
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Videoguys’ are the Video Editing and Production Experts!
The DV Show Podcast
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Video guru with podcast that covers the ins and outs of digital video
Matt Jeppsen
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Director of Photography • FreshDV • Fayetteville • Kansas City • Dallas • Memphis • Nashville
We’ve Moved!
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Now Tweeting on @Avid. Follow us there to join the discussion.
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Bringing together people in the moving image industries. Telling you what we’re doing. Sharing things we like. If you’re into gaming also follow @BAFTAGames
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ROYALTY FREE MUSIC – Stock Royalty Free Music Library. For video, TV, web designers, filmmakers, loops for Flash, radio and more.
The AV Club
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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
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cinema accessories for digital filmmakers
Ron Dawson @ #DDMag
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Where @RonDawson writes about art & business of filmmaking & photography at Also home of @CrossingThe180.
Paul Feig
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Paul is a guy who wears suits and tries not to screw things up. He also created Freaks and Geeks. Oh yeah, and just directed Bridesmaids.
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Official GoPro® Twitter. We make the World’s Most Versatile Camera. Wear it. Mount it. Love it.
Karen Abad
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Adventuneer, kite-flyer, dinosaur lover, collector of infinite moments, listener, friend. Director of Photography who likes to collect/preserve moving images.
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Freddie Wong
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Grew up in Seattle. Lives in LA.
Film Riot
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Film Riot is a how-to trip through filmmaking from the hyper-active mind of Ryan Connolly… Enjoy.
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Your photos and video, our music and styles. Create magic. It’s free. Try it!
Rod Harlan
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Author, Artist, Director @CGSociety, Educator, Entrepreneur, Photographer, Videographer, Photoshop Addict! Using social media (via social media optimization marketing) to make Media social again :-)
Tom Lowe
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trying to become a very pure spirit
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Proud to be the 2012 Webby Award Winner in the Movie and Film category.
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See it. Film it. Change it. WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to use video as a tool for justice.
Videomaker Magazine
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Your guide to creating and publishing great video!
Red Letter Media
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Red Letter Media is a video production company responsible for the 70 minute Phantom Menace review, as well as several feature films and online shorts.
Jason Reitman
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Peter Wiggins
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Freelance FCP editor and writer/publisher of cool plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, FCE and After Effects
Raindance Film Fest
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Independent film festival since 1993, cutting edge film training and founder of the British Independent Film Awards
Edward Burns
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Writer/Director/Actor – I make those small talky New York movies about the Irish guys from Long Island.
Izzy Hyman
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Video shooter, Steadicam operator, cinematographer, trainer. Final Cut Pro X activist. :)
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Filmmaking with your nerd out.
Dana Brunetti
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Producer / President Trigger Street Productions and Founder of
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Trigger Street Productions:
Greg Yaitanes
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directing showrunner of BANSHEE season one.
Creative Skillset
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Creative Skillset is the UK Creative Industries’ Sector Skills Council
Film Independent
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Film Independent is a non-profit arts organization that supports independent film and filmmakers. We produce the Spirit Awards & the LA Film Festival.
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Sales – Rental – Service – Post – Training
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Hollywood’s trusted source for camera, lighting, grip, electrical, sound & expendable supplies. Tweeting the latest news, coupons, sales, and more.
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John Dickinson. Broadcast designer, trainer and presenter, specialising in Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D.
Weinstein Company
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Curated by @yosub
Duncan Jones
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Director of Moon & Source Code
Gary Hustwit
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The jet-lagged and guitar-obsessed director of the documentary films Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized. Now: The Olympic City photo project.
Daniel Bérubé
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Boston Creative Pro User Group: Globally connected, Story Driven, ready to collaborate with all editors and Visual Storytellers. SuperMeet Co-Producer.
Pinewood Studios
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Official Twitter Account of The Pinewood Studios Group. Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington Studios. Tweets by Daniel
The Film Snob
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We help independent filmmakers promote their work and find their audience!
Ron Risman
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Photographer, Cinematographer, Editor of, Owner of Cinematic Stories – event and commercial video production.
Braun Film & Video
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A top Washington, DC video production company that specializes in TV & radio ads, public service announcements, and corporate video.
Ryan Connolly
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Creator/Host of Film Riot & Film State – Filmmaker – Owner of Triune Films
Bruce Sharpe
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Automatic sync for video production: PluralEyes, DualEyes, Presto and The Levelator.
Jehu Garcia
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Product Designer, Apple User, and all around Aspiring Filmmaker
Jon Chappell
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Editor, Post Supervisor, Compositor, CEO of Digital Rebellion LLC.
Jim Geduldick
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Cinematographer I Editor I VFX Phantom Op
Vision Wrangler
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Award Winning Blogger: Filmer Shooter but not a Vimeographer: Introduced the world to Unicorn Cameras: Also @Cinescopophilia & @CameraRigs
Demi Pietchell
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Art, Film, Video, Marketing, Social Media. Founder & Filmmaker @HollowClone. Chapter Chair @SMCPBC. Director of Biz Dev @giantconcepts. Co-host @socialchatssf.
The Script Lab
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Comprehensive screenwriting resource. Helping writers of all levels on the path to their next screenplay. Inspiring anyone with a dream to #WriteNow!
Red Hour Films
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Red Hour is Ben Stiller’s film/tv/digital production company. If you’re following us, you are cool.
Video In My Backyard
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VIMBY, a Mark Burnett company, is a video studio with a local-national production infrastructure of network TV producers & filmmakers in cities across the US.
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Composer, music producer. Audio for video production, independent filmmaking, games, podcasts and on hold. Free to use under creative commons license.
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IFP represents a network of filmmakers around the world, and, through its programs, supports them in the business, technology and art of independent filmmaking.
Wong Fu Productions
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Wong Fu Productions Official Twitter account
Ted Hope
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Working together with the SF Film Society,we are going to build a better world for ambitious film. Right?
Mark Spencer
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Freelance editor+motion graphics artist/FCP and Motion certified Master Trainer/Author
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I’m a filmmaker who likes to share what he knows!
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Ian Pearson
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Toronto FCP video editor, artist and SGI Buddhist interested in filmmaking, music, EFT, Final Cut Pro, Apple, video production, politics, enlightenment.
Robert Shutter
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film passionate person, and creator of
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Video Production Services Company based in the Big Apple. Rentals – Crewing – Editing – Office Space – Production
Letus Direct
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Letus gear for television and film makers. From entry level HDSLR to full cinema rigs.
Hybrid Vigor Film
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Our @Kickstarter was a Staff Pick & won @Indiewire’s Project of the Week! 1,013 backers and 114% funded! Now we make the film and you can follow along here!
Kevin Shahinian
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Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Joe Simon
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Filmmaker/Storyteller creating wedding films, BMX films, commercials –
David Wain
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filmmaker, comedian, etc. Childrens Hospital Every Thurs Midnight on Adult Swim!
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Millimeter complete end-to-end video production and display to high-end motion picture production and post.
Jesse Averna
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Geek, Day Dreamer, Make Believer, Director, Emmy winning MPEG Editor. – Co-creator of #PostChat
Jason Pollock
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I’m the creator of @UNDROPPABLE. My first film, THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE, is ON iTUNES & HULU! I’m working to help move things forward. @JasonPollockTV for more.
Eric Kessler
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Owner of Kessler Crane and friend to all. Fueled by smiles, saddened by negativity.
Ondi Timoner
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I love creating, in general. I mostly make films so I can learn endlessly and then share it with others.
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Moviola likes to share tips, tricks, news, tutorials, podcast shows & webinars for digital filmmakers working in film, video and new media.
Kanen Flowers
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Scruffy Thinking | Content Creator | Troublemaker | Formerly John
Chase Jarvis
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Maniac Photographer Director
Digital Juice, Inc.
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The leader in royalty free graphics, animations, stock footage, and music for video editing, print & graphic design, presentations and multimedia design.
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Storymaker – Raconteur. Mobile documenting, running workshops & talking on social technology, digital storytelling & video for the web.
Adam McKay
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Born by woman, raised by man, living by the word of Odin.
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The only online video network and community dedicated to DIY filmmaking. Watch. Create. Submit.
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Video tech geek @CrewsControlInc I tweet about cameras, professional video production gear, and post production workflows. FB
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Digital Cinema, HD, RED, Apple, SCRATCH, 4k production and post, SAN, NAS, and everything else…
AJA Video Systems
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AJA Video provides a range of high-end professional products for the entire production, post-production and broadcast spectrum.
walter biscardi
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Editor, Producer, Writer, Colorist, MoGraphs, Chef, Creative Cow fan
Crews Control
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We make Video Producers look really good, shoot after shoot! Video Productions made to order, anywhere, anytime. Booking Local Camera Crews, Worldwide.
John August
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writer, director, blogger, teen detective
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Indiegogo is the leading global platform for crowdfunding – empowering anyone, anywhere, to raise money for anything. Email
Just Film
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Video production for charities. Especially interested in restorative justice, equality and sustainability.

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