Filming the sunrise in Spokane

Category: Video Production, How-to

Are you ready to pivot into video marketing? If you haven’t already looked into this, 2017 may be the year to start. Videos in your marketing drives higher engagement of your companies brand. What marketing videos are you going to start making this year? Are you ready?

These 4 questions are a must answer for any business owner or marketing specialist.

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The Lion King’s Motto.

Category: Customer Service, History, About Us

Who is CutBoard Studio?

Sometimes you need to step back and re-examine where you are, where you seem to be going, and why it all matters? Why are we doing this? What do we gain by watching The Lion King one more time? The dumb joke at the beginning, of course!

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Graphic Design Cost in Spokane, WA.

Category: Graphic Design, Production

Graphic design is the combination of text and pictures that can be put into advertisements, books, magazines, websites, and much more.

According to Thumbtack® (an online service that matches customers with local professionals), Spokane’s average cost for graphic design is $135. Find out how much CutBoard Studio’s graphic design rates are by reading more.

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How long should your social media videos be?

Category: Video Production, Social Media, Engagement

How long should your videos be?

That is a good question. Running a successful business, you need to take this into consideration before pricing out video services. Typically the longer the video, the more it can cost.

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2017 Telly Awards

Category: Video Production, Award-Winning, Customer Service

We think the best approach is to look at “award-winning” as the beginning of our conversation. It gives you an opening to light your fire. But most of all it will help you decide if our production company is a good fit for your needs.

Most clients don’t care about awards. What is important is finding out about the actual success of our work.

And as the owners of a production studio, there is only one thing that counts. Your satisfaction.

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Visit Spokane: Creative by Nature

Category: Branding

So if you haven’t heard the City of Spokane outsourced its new branding and creative to an agency in Seattle.

Seattle … yep, you heard that right … Seattle … you have to give me a moment.

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What is the definition of photoshop.

Category: Tools of the Trade

Photoshop is an amazingly powerful tool. It can create art, promote fabrications and even change the world.

Are you ready to change the world?

We are!

Okay, not in the way that claims falsehoods, we don’t do “alternative-facts” and we think magazine covers have taken the “touch-up” too far. A blemish here and there, sure. An entire leg or arm missing half of its weight ... not so much.

We create art, not false promises.

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Video Killed the Radio Star

Category: Radio Advertising & TV Advertising

Video killed the radio star

In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far

Pictures came and broke your heart

Put down the blame on VCR

–The Buggles


What would you say if your year-over-year sales increased by 22% by using TV & radio advertising? A good start, right?

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The CutBoard Studio Team

Category: History of CutBoard Studio

A producer, editor, and designer walk into a bar…

Ever wonder how CutBoard Studio began? It’s an interesting story.

Beginning over 30 years ago…

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Category: Video Production | TV Commercials

The success of your commercial depends on multiple factors: the content of your commercial, the quality of production, and how you distribute it.

Because of these factors our production studio works with you to stay within your budget. Send us an email, give us a call we would love to work with you.

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Category: Real Estate Video Production & Graphic Design Services

92% of buyers begin their home searches online according to realtor.org.

So it is key that your Real Estate listings are part of this virtual world. Images and videos are the single most important factor for selling homes. Studies have found that good Real Estate Photography helps sell homes faster and for far more money. Effectively done, photography gets the potential buyer through the door.

First impression is essential.

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King Kong

By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48711736

Category: Creative Design

Where ideas come first and money comes second.

If you have been watching the news feeds lately you may have noticed an interesting story about the ANA’s Media Transparency Report. For those of us that have worked in the advertising industry it comes as no surprise. To the clients that are being serviced, it is your wake-up call.

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DJI Osmo in action.

Category: Video Production

Technology is always changing and adapting and so is CutBoard Studio.

Imagine a big production studio coming in with their expensive equipment, lights, rails and specialized steadicam gear. We’ve seen it and we’ve been part them. Expensive video productions. Ugh.

But what if we told you not all production studios are the same. They can be more personable, more reachable and your video can be achieved for far far less...

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Category: Video Production

Hard. Difficult. Challenging. Rewarding.

These are the words that embody what it feels like working on our documentary project Way of the Columbia. Just a reminder: this is no Z Nation. We aren’t bringing in actors, we don’t have million dollar budgets, we’re not L.A. We are a production studio located in Spokane…and we love it.

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Graphic Design Definition
Graphic Design Definition
Graphic Design Definition
Graphic Design Definition
Graphic Design Definition

Category: Graphic Design

Describing graphic design to someone that doesn’t know is difficult. It’s a part of your day-to-day life, you see it driving down the road, visiting the supermarket and even just surfing the web. It is everywhere...that makes it hard to stand out to the average consumer. But it’s a guarantee that when it's done poorly it is mocked by the professionals. Google “crappy design” and you will find many sites mocking poor design. The best graphic design feels right and can even make the final sale. It is your companies ultimate salesman, making your company more money...

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Image of Spokane's Donald Nepean.

Category: Spokane History

Don’t you ever wonder where people get their creativity from? We all remember how we used our imagination as a child. A used box could be anything. A spaceship taking you to Mars or the fastest race car. The couch cushions became a great castle or rocks which protect you from lava. Now imagine getting to do that everyday...

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Image of on-location filming.

Category: Video Production

After researching on how to grow your business you might feel frustrated. There are so many choices. Social media, PPC, SEO, print, radio and TV. Reading everything from “print is dead,” “PPC doesn’t convert,” “TV is too expensive.” But what if you could get TV cheaper? Broadcast TV is a great way to get your business noticed. It still reaches more consumers...

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Category: Video Production

Here are a few of our favorite shots from this summer and fall.

Our production team was out on location filming across the Columbia basin this summer and fall. Spending time filming at Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho; Pack River in Pend Oreille; Kootenai River; and at Handford Reach along the Columbia River.

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Label design
Packaging design
Packaging design
Packaging design
Packaging design

Category: Graphic Design

Sometimes understanding graphic design is just taking a closer look around you.

Package design is one way to see graphic design in action. We created and updated product packaging for Fat Daddio's® to better match the brand identity.

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Category: Video Production

Here are a few clips from our production projects.

Our production team was out on location filming across the Northwest, on location in Texas, and California this winter and spring.

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Business card graphic design

Category: Graphic Design

Created a new custom logo, business cards, letterhead and miscellaneous reminder cards for the Student Loan Support Center division of Concorde Career Colleges.

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