Insights into our Production Studio

Take a indepth look at some of our current video production and graphic design projects.
This blog gives us the opportunity to share some of the creative ideas, tips, and tricks which pass through our imagination.

What is Video Production?

Category:Video Production

Our Golden Reel-Rule.

We work with business owners, agencies, and marketing professionals who are ready for real change. Are you ready to strategically use video to transform you, your business and your life? Take a moment to imagine if there was one video that you could create which would drive new customers into your business … all day … every day … would you do it?

Yes? Then it’s time to invest in video production. We’d like to take a moment to walk you through our video production process. If video seems scary now, after working with us, you'll be crushing it.

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Creative Champions of your Business

Category:Customer Service

You are the Hero of your Business

And CutBoard Studio can be your Champion.

When you are a service based business, sometimes you like to think of yourself as a hero. You and your company provide a service that saves the day, right?

The one thing we always want to stress to our clients is you. Yes, you are the Hero of your story. We are not the hero. We are your champion.

We love being your champion. And let’s geek out about it.

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Real Estate; Drone Photography

Category:Real Estate Photography

You might be thinking that as a real estate agent that you can easily take your own property listing photos. Hey, cell phone camera’s have gotten really good, right? And it’s hard to part with money, especially when you don’t see any until after the sale of the home.

The images taken of the property can make all the difference between having a successful listing or one that struggles to attract interest. And more often than not, professional photography will bring in a higher offer. Who wouldn’t like that?

Sometimes you might be wondering, does a professional real estate photographer take better pictures? Yes, we do.

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Growing Business with Video

Category: Video Production

Haven’t you heard, it’s spring. It might not feel that way with the weather in Spokane. As always we have seen every weather pattern imaginable including the sun in one day.

We do have one thing for ourselves here in the lilac city … things are starting to grow. More importantly, the items we planted in the fall are beginning to let us know they survived the winter and they will be ready to do their job.

Video for your business is like the bulbs you planted last fall.

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Video for Businesses

Category: Brand & Creative Media Strategy

Purple Horseshoes.

They weren’t always part of the mix in Lucky Charms. When I was five, they added in this novel marshmallow.

It is astonishing to see how brands evolve over the years, how somethings come, go and get replaced. In my research, I learned that the only two marshmallows left from 1983 are the purple horseshoe and the pink heart …

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Business Cards

Category: Business Cards

Impressions.

I started off the month of February pondering what it takes to make a good impression.

“You only have one chance to make a first impression.” … boy does this hold true.

By working with a graphic designer and a printer, you can craft an individual brand building upon your first impression. Take control of that 3-inch by 2-inch rectangle. Make it your own.

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Video Business Cards

Category: Video Business Cards

Video Business Cardsare a video typically ninety seconds to three minutes long. And when done right they are perfect for your website, and social media.

If you are looking to build trust between you and your clients, Video Business Cards are exactly what you need to develop. Long gone are the days of being a faceless business. You are your business’s biggest asset, the human connection … and that is why someone will hire you.

First impressions matter.

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Marketing Strategy & Planning

Category: Marketing

Have you made a resolution?

It’s a month into 2018, have you broken one?

Why not try working with a business resolution … and it’s never too late to start one.

And remember: “To be the best you have to work with the best”. When you’re a business owner, you hire the best.

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How to Develop a Video Production Strategy

Category: Video Marketing

There is usually only one thing that keeps company’s or businesses from creating videos. The first thing off the top of your head might be budget. Budget can be a factor. Although it’s typically the lack of a video strategy that holds up a business from creating videos.

Are you overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? Then I recommend that you keep reading. I’ll discuss the optimum video strategy.

If video marketing isn’t a part of your content marketing strategy today, it soon will be if you want to remain competitive.

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How to create the perfect script.

Category: Scriptwriting

Start the new year off with us. Learn about the most important part of every video production project.

Scriptwriting.

Voiceover, music, visuals, graphics—these aspects of production help magnify your story. But to begin, your story needs to be put on paper first.

Scriptwriting is the most important aspect of creating a video or commercial. So we take on a great deal of responsibility when crafting our clients’ messages.

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2018 Product Services Catalog

Category: Interactive PDFs

Print it or keep it digital, you can get more value out of your brochure or catalog by designing it with interactivity.

My background of graphic design has always been one of a motionless product. Wait a second … I said motionless not, emotionless.

Have you ever smelled junk mail? I do.

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6 must ask questions

Category: Tips & Tricks

We sat down with a client this week. Multiple companies and people have taken advantage of them. Sadly we hear this more often than not. They are kind, sweet and want to make sure that their family business will be there for the next generation. Plus, they employ a great number of people in Spokane. But their business isn’t marketing or creative production. So, they aren’t sure what to ask.

In honor of this client, we want to be transparent. We want to make sure that you find the right creative studio.

Learn what 6 questions you must any creative studio or agency.

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Filming a Live Event or Presentation

Category: Presentation Videos

Your first question might be “How much does it cost to film a live presentation?”

Then we are going to follow-up with, “What is the presentation going to be used for?”

CutBoard Studio offers three different live event and presentation filming packages.

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Facebook Cover Videos

Category: Facebook Cover Videos

Did you know that Facebook has been launching cover videos across Facebook this year? Videos immediately grab peoples attention. Just like on your Facebook news feed, a cover video will autoplay. This may help keep visitors on your page and stimulate more engagement.

Learn how you can incorporate a cover video on your business’s Facebook feed.

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Kickstarter Videos

Category: Kickstarter Videos

While we understand that making a video can be intimidating and as an engineer, product designer, or inventor you may feel uncomfortable being in front of the camera. But you’re looking to make a video because you want to make your Kickstarter campaign a success.

Read more about how to create a successful kickstarter video and why you should use CutBoard Studio.

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Digital Hoarding

Category: Customer Service, Client Relations, File Handling

“Compulsive hoarding is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.”

Read more to learn how many files we have hoarded.

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Category: Testimonial Video, Promotional Video, Real Estate Video

Video testimonials capture something that written testimonial cannot. The human ability to communicate nonverbally. And that’s a powerful tool.

Find out what to do when you have a great client who has a glowing recommendation?

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Aaron filming at a 27th Heaven in Spokane, WA.

Category: Video Production, Content Creation, Web Videos

There are so many things fighting for your attention. How are you keeping up with trends? Tracking analytics? Creating reports? Reaching consumers? Sending marketing emails? It’s a lot — take a deep breath. CutBoard has your back.

Do you find yourself dreading your content calendar? Building a relationship with a creative content agency like CutBoard Studio you’ll get the jumpstart you need to get back on track.

Read more on how partnering with a creative content agency can help.

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Editing a Video

Category: Video Production, TV Commercial, Web Videos

Video editing can be an overwhelming task. Why not hire someone who can give time back to you? This way you can focus on other parts of your business. Hiring CutBoard Studio will be the best decision you make. We take the time to meet with you and create a showpiece for your business or for your daily needs.

Find out what makes CutBoard Studio video production the best in Spokane?

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Category: Copyright, Fair Use, Royalty-Free

You’re driving down the road, going a little fast. But who’s going to notice … if you’re lucky, no one. But if you’re driving that bright yellow Maserati — be prepared to be pulled over. You might be able to afford that speeding ticket you received but Mr. Copyright can decimate your business.

Learn the myths about copyright and how to create content that doesn’t break the rules.

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Flyer Sample

Category: Graphic Design, Tips & Tricks

Flyers? You might think those a little old school. These marketing materials are great utility items — and with some style — your business has a hook. Flyers can be a great way to mass distribute specific or time-sensitive information. Don’t forget about your business’s brand. All the principles of design still apply. Take this opportunity to stand out.

Remember to keep these 6 design principles in mind.

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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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