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14
Mar

Pitching Reality TV

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Have you ever said to yourself, that person or business would make a great reality TV show? I bet your have!

And since Mimi Productions is one of the few television producers in Chicago, we get a lot of calls from budding reality TV hopefuls throughout the Chicagoland area. We love to hear people's ideas and stories and are open to find out if they would fit in the realm of reality TV.

But before you pick up the phone or e-mail us here are few pointers in the Reality TV game.

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05
Jun

Best Practices to Copyright Law for Videos, Film and TV

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BEST PRACTICES TO COPYRIGHT LAW FOR VIDEOS, FILM AND TV

By Michelle De Long

When it comes to good Video, Film or TV set practices, industry professionals are always on the lookout to make sure that unlicensed artwork doesn't appear in the shot or that music playing in the background is turned off. But what do you do when asked by a client to use a piece of art without permission or to use clips from a video taken off youtube without permission of the copyright holder?

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20
Aug

Crossroads wins a Telly and Two Gold Cindys

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"Crossroads: Choice and Consequences" has won a Bronze Telly and Two Gold Cindy Awards. Mimi Productions produced the film for the FBI through their community outreach program. The Bronze Telly was for the category of Education:Academic Use. A Gold Cindy was awarded to the film in the category of Guidance, Values, Career Information and Michelle De Long the producer, editor of the film was awarded a Gold Cindy in the Individual category of Tech Arts and Crafts: Sound and Visual Editing.

"Crossroads" also is an official selection at the Black Harvest Film Festival.

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07
Nov

6 Tips to Survive being a Freelancer in the Film/TV/Video Business

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By Michelle De Long
1. Get the Word Out
Once you decide or the industry decides for you, that you are going to work as a freelancer, you have to become visible. Calling every TV station or production company in town and asking if there is work available will get you absolutely no where, except to annoy the person answering the phone. And resumes in the mail? They end up in the trash.

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02
Feb

Sometimes you are the Star and Sometimes you Sweep the Floor

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By Michelle De Long

I just accepted a two day gig, where the coordinator, who is a few years younger than me asked "Why are you doing this?" I said, well I don't have the experience in this area of the business so unless I take this gig, how am I going to learn how it works?

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07
Mar

5 Useful Tips during On Camera Appearances for Corporate CEO’s, VPs and Entrepreneurs

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By Michelle De Long

Now that youtube and online video is no longer considered a “fad” but a full fledged marketing medium, more and more corporations and entrepreneurs are using face time as a way to market their goods and services. But take a look around the Internet and you will see a vast range of quality in marketing videos-and those that are well produced and marketed correctly, get more views.

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09
Mar

Companies-Don’t Sell Yourself Short

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Video is an attainable tool for most companies today. The era of the $300,000 corporate video has sailed off into the sunset! More and more large, medium and small businesses see the value in internal corporate, sales and product videos and are stepping into the game.

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13
Mar

The Power of Online Video-Executives

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By Michelle De Long

Did you know that 59% of senior executive prefer watching video on websites that they do business with rather than reading text? (source Forbes Insight) As video explodes into business to business dealings and into consumer purchasing, ask yourself, why is your company not making any videos?

Forbes Insight did a study recently to look deep into the numbers of how the corporate world is watching video, how long they will watch and what actions they will take after watching.

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25
Jun

Ups and Downs of Live Event Streaming

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Live Streaming Event May 2013

By Michelle De Long

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07
Mar

Creative Process-For Businesses New to Hiring a Video Production Company

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Hiring a video production company for the first time can be daunting. So when we meet new clients for the first time, we are often asked, "What is your process?" And that is a great but loaded question! There are many variables in creating dynamic videos-what kind of video is it? Who is the audience? Will the video feature real people or actors? What is the call to action? Where will the video be shown? And what are your expectations of the video?

But most projects follow a similar path during their creation and below are the 4 phases.

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