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Official Selections at Calgary & Edmonton Film Festivals

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MEDIAPOP Films’ Co-Founders Ryan Northcott and Eric Giesbrecht are elated to share that two short-films produced by our production company have been chosen as Official Selections of the Calgary International Film Festival and the Edmonton International Film Festival 🙂 “Once Upon a Pandemic” is an Official Selection of the 2020 Edmonton International Film Festival. It’s the…

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Video Production Safety During COVID-19

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What can we say about the COVID-19 global pandemic that hasn’t already been said, it’s been a very strange and unknown time for us at MEDIAPOP. We’ve been navigating through everything like everyone else, washing our hands until they’re desert dry, wearing masks, social distancing, having moments of existential dread, and keeping creative (our Co-Founder…

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Tips for Filming Videos at Home During COVID-19

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The blown out window. The noisy under-lit shadows. The weird angles that aren’t flattering. The dark circles under our eyes that aren’t from lack of sleep. These are just a few of the things that make us hate shooting video with our devices at home. “This looks like garbage” you think, “do I look like…

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Once Upon a Pandemic Short Film by Ryan Northcott

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UPDATE: “Once Upon a Pandemic” is an Official Selection of the Oakville Film Festival being held online this year from June 17-22, 2020 – go to www.offa.ca to find out more. Who would have thought we’d be where we are right now, at home in self-isolation dealing with the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19…

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Ryan Northcott MEDIAPOP Films Cinematographer Director

Video Production Costs: What You Need to Know

Video Production Costs: What You Need to Know 1920 1280 Ryan Northcott

The first question we get when someone has decided to engage us in a video production is “How much will it cost?” The general assumption is that you can produce a video, or a series of videos, for a number that you have in your mind. Because everyone does it when they’re purchasing anything, heck…

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What Video Content to Create in 2020

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You’re probably asking yourself how it’s 2020 already or if you’re reading this later you’re probably thinking 2019 seemed like a decade ago. With that comes a new set of goals for your business or brand that you’ve already strategized; selling a product, service, communicating key messages, bigger brand awareness, driving people to your website,…

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Fibonacci, The Golden Ratio, Video & Film

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Influences in the way we shoot our productions range from directors we like, movies we cherish, and math. Math? Yes, math. If you’re not familiar with Leonardo Fibonacci, he was an Italian mathematician born in the 12th century. He is known to have discovered the “Fibonacci numbers,” which are a sequence of numbers where each…

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MEDIAPOP Nominated for an AMPIA Rosie Award

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We didn’t start MEDIAPOP to fill up an award shelf or be showered in accolades. We founded it because we wanted to produce projects that made an impact on the viewer, represented our clients’ goals, and did it with style and substance. Those were the most important aspects, and since then we’ve been honoured to…

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RFPs Suck. Here’s How to Fix Them & Respond

RFPs Suck. Here’s How to Fix Them & Respond 1920 960 Ryan Northcott

In the world of creative and video production every so often we are asked to respond to an RFP (Request for Proposal). To break it down a company is seeking to find a vendor to do work for them, be it architecture, web-design, creative services, and video production to name just a few. Generally companies…

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