It's Time We Had That Uncomfortable Talk (Yes, The One About Money)

It's Time We Had That Uncomfortable Talk (Yes, The One About Money)

According to a recent survey by Wells Fargo, money is the last thing that people want to talk about. Their respondents ranked the discussion of death as difficult, but then ranked talking about financial subjects as even more difficult (by 16%).

Which is probably why funeral directors don't make a much as financial advisors.

In our industry, money is an especially dicey subject.

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Making A Viral Video: Using Sean Brown's Motorized Precision Camera Robot For Microsoft Surface Studio

Making A Viral Video: Using Sean Brown's Motorized Precision Camera Robot For Microsoft Surface Studio

The Microsoft Surface Studio is a sleek, all-in-one computer with some pretty cool functionality.

To get the shots required to show off just how revolutionary this computer is, Amber Geiger Productions booked our soundstage and brought in Sean Brown of Motorized Precision and his 4,000 lb. camera operator named KIRA.

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Grimm Reality: What To Do When Your Long-Running Gig Ends

Grimm Reality: What To Do When Your Long-Running Gig Ends

According to legend, an ancient Persian king tasked one of his wise men with coming up with a phrase that would make a sad man happy and a happy man sad.

A couple of days later he came back with this: "This too shall pass."

It's the kind of phrase that will get you through that dreaded dental appointment. But also bum you out on day three of your perfect vacation. And it's the sentiment that the 300+ cast and crew have felt in the final season of NBC's Grimm.

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Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk Shoots The Kickstarter Video For His Next Movie--And Gets His Money!

Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk Shoots The Kickstarter Video For His Next Movie--And Gets His Money!

We cannot promise that your Kickstarter pitch video, shot at Cine Rent West, will earn more than $405,000 in pledges.

We can strongly imply that this will be the case, with lots of knowing winks, nods, and stories like the one you're about to read.

But you will NOT get us to put a $405,000 guarantee in writing.

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Lord Of The Rings: How To Shoot Chroma Without A Green Screen

Lord Of The Rings: How To Shoot Chroma Without A Green Screen

So here's the story.

Droptree was producing a spot for Common Sense Media on a very crazy (sorry) ambitious schedule, which involved shooting sports scenes at three locations in one day.

Here at Cine Rent West they needed to get a shot of a gymnast performing on the rings while trying to talk on his cell phone. The point being--it's not a good idea.

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