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The Real Power of Video…

I never sell video. Oh sure, I meet with clients and  explain the benefits of having a quality video, but I won’t sell it if I feel they have no need. I never try to talk someone into getting an expensive video just to increase our bottom line. That being said, I feel that video […]

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Where in the World is Marshall Burgtorf

We have been getting a lot of questions asking where Marshall is and what he’s doing.  Allow me to answer some of those questions. 1.  Where in the world is Marshall? Marshall is in the north of Iraq, in a region called Kurdistan. 2. What the heck is he doing there? In 2011 Marshall went […]

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The Latest From White Knuckle

x https://vimeo.com/73779885 Kuk chocolate is a chocolate producer from Portland.  We had the privilege of producing his Kickstarter video. x https://vimeo.com/73955607 Hood River Blueberry- A fun video we did as part of the Whole Food Market, Local Producer Loan Program series. x https://vimeo.com/73957271 Brew Dr. Kombucha and Townshend Tea- A fun video we did as part of […]

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Paper (pixels) are the cheapest thing you have

When most people think about video production, they think about the big sets, the sense of community, the creative energy, and the excitement.  While these things are certainly awesome, we have found that this is not where the production succeeds or fails.  There is something more, something a little less glamorous that really  determines the […]

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More Oregon Video Production

We love it when we’re busy, and we have been.  Here’s the latest. x https://vimeo.com/70665087 The client wanted a video to show just how easy it is to travel from the neighboring city to save a whole bunch of money on a vehicle.  This is what our crew came up with. x https://vimeo.com/70645045 Finally, we […]

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A Professional “Crisis Moment” on Linked In

My Linked in home page is constantly updating me about my friends and colleagues:  people that I know well, and some that I don’t. I am often amazed by the skills that are added to people’s profiles.  I find myself saying, “I know that guy.   He may have a Facebook account, but that doesn’t mean he’s […]

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Gary Gruner’s Sock Puppets, Aircraft Instruments and Deschutes 25th

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  One of the great parts of our job is the amazing amount of variety we experience in the day to day.  One day we are literally hanging out of airplanes as they narrowly escape hitting a rocky, mountain ridge, and the next day we are filming sock […]

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Is RAW video for you (…or me for that matter)?

Greetings all! Duane Shrode here – White Knuckle contributor, with what I hope to be a pretty interesting post. There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Magic Lantern‘s work, specifically as it relates to RAW video in Canon DSLR’s. If your not familiar with Magic Lantern, it’s an independent group that has been […]

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Finding Stories

I make friends where ever I go.  I believe part of this comes from my upbringing in Northwest Oklahoma and another part is just how I was made.  Early on in my relationship with my wife she found me in the tire section of our local big box store talking to an older gentleman.  I […]

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Murray and Holt Commercial

We recently teamed up with “The Marketing Department” to produce a great commercial for Murray and Holt Motors. While we initially wrote the script to involve a grandfather and grandson washing a classic car we soon realized that would be impossible.   A very cool owner was going to loan us his  ’67 Camaro for the […]

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