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MediaBoss Wins Telly Award

MediaBoss Selected Winner in the 36th Telly Awards for Ready, Set, Snow!

This winter we sat down with people behind Framingham’s Public Works. They wondered if we could produce a video that showcased their snow clean up and removal operations. Of course!

Although the Public Works story may seem mundane, we were up for the challenge to prove otherwise. A strong DPW is the key to any successful community. And the key to great video is great storytelling. Great storytelling is what MediaBoss does best.

We were honored to tell their story as their dedicated team worked around the clock to keep Framingham’s roads safe and clear in the midst of the worst recorded winter in the history of Massachusetts.

And the best part is, we kept our word and we did produce an award-winning video.

Ready, Set, Snow! won a Telly Award for online informational video.

Check out the video below. The full press release follows.

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Let Your Hair Down

Let Your Hair Down – Adam Ezra Group’s Music Video Release

This winter, in the midst of record-breaking snow fall, our friend Adam Ezra, of the Adam Ezra Group, reached out to us about producing a music video for his single “Let Your Hair Down.”

He had lined up an incredible crew of talent for the project: Director Ben Tishler, Director of Photography Jason Thompson, Camera Operator John Cole and Editor Neil Miller. We were honored to join the team as a producer and were thrilled to open up our studio for the location of the video.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Ezra for the last 3 years, live broadcasting his Ramble benefit concert. He’s smart and talented guy and we just knew the team he had put together would be A-List.

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Branding and Logo Design

Branding and Logo Design: Angel City Games

Eight years ago our Creative Director, Ian Barrett, was sitting at a patio bar in Los Angeles to kill time before his flight home to Boston.

While he was enjoying his beer he couldn’t help but overhear the conversation going on next to him between a husband and wife. They were discussing their toddler boy and a possible upcoming surgery their son needed. Ian slid his chair over and said ‘Excuse me, but I couldn’t help but overhear …’

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Tony Awards: What You Can’t See on TV

 

Did you know you can actually buy tickets to the Tony Awards? It’s true, I did it! My friend and I spent $334 each (including fees, no shame) to watch the 69th Annual Tony Awards from seats in the third from last row of Radio City Music Hall.

We all know the flow of an Awards Show. The witty hosts; the build up to an award; the acceptance speeches; the seated celebrity cutaways.

I wanted to share what happens when the cameras aren’t on during a live awards show.

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4 Tips to Publish Video

Where to Publish Video: 4 Tips

Now that you’ve invested in Video Marketing, it’s time to take the steps to get the best ROI for your completed, perfect video.

How do you do this? You publish it and promote it!

Not sure where to start? Here are 4 quick tips on where to publish video.

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6 INTERVIEW TIPS

6 Helpful Interview Tips for Your Next Video

It’s Not What You Do. It’s The Way You Do It.

Imagine you scored a 20 minute, 1-on-1 interview with one of the hottest talents in your industry. Now imagine they’ve said yes to having it filmed. This is an opportunity that could make or break your career.

How do you prepare?

A bit of background:
For five years in my 20s I had the opportunity to interview some of the most talented people in the world for a Boston newspaper. I had the chance to talk to big names from Former Vice President Al Gore to screenwriter/director Nora Ephron. Some of the interviews I’m proud of (Mr. Gore told me I was his most entertaining interview!). Others haunt me (Nora Ephron had me tongue-tied).

My mistakes helped me develop 6 interview tips to guarantee a great end product and a great experience for me and the interviewee.

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7 Must Have Videos

7 Must Have Videos for Every Content Marketing Strategy

The 7 Must Have Videos for Your Content Marketing Strategy

You know that your marketing strategy isn’t complete without a comprehensive content marketing plan. There are countless studies that show your visitors are looking for quality content before they make a purchasing decision and we all know that Google prefers real content to keyword-stuffed content.

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10 Inspiring Quotes Filmmakers

10 Inspiring Quotes from Our Favorite Filmmakers

Great Quotes from Great Filmmakers

When we’re in need of inspiration we draw from our favorite creatives.

To that end, we culled a SlideShare document of 10 inspiring quotes from 10 of our favorite filmmakers. So if you’re feeling like you could use a fresh perspective, take a look – and if you’re  in a hurry, we’ve written the quotes below for an easy skim.

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4 Lighting Tips

4 Lighting Tips You Shouldn’t Shoot Without

4 Lighting Tips for Great Video

Occasionally, you may not have the luxury of hiring a professional production company to shoot your video for you. Maybe there’s a last minute opportunity to interview a star customer and there isn’t time to schedule a crew (though you should still give us a call to see), or maybe there’s a syngeristic moment that presents itself at a trade show. Or maybe, you want to do something creative after work and shoot a web short.

Whatever it is, you’ll want to make it look as good as possible.

So you should go out and buy a top-of-the-line video camera for these moments, right?

Wrong.

The key to great video is not the camera. It is the lighting.

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Future Features of Social Media

Future Features of Social Media: Q&A

Q: Who?

A: Twitter.

As a Social Media Manager I spend most of my day on Twitter, so I have noticed the recent updates Twitter has made. For instance, quoting a tweet had been such a pain in the past (see what I did there?), not enough characters, weird short links, basically a poor feature with good intentions.

The new format is fantastic. A quoted retweet is essentially posted as an interactive image, using significantly fewer characters while allowing one to easily access the original tweet.

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6 Mile Moment

Boston Marathon: 6 Mile Moment 2015

Monday’s 119th Boston Marathon could have had better weather. But Framingham’s residents didn’t seem to notice the less-than-perfect conditions.

Downtown Framingham was packed with excited spectators – gathered together for Framingham’s second annual 6 Mile Moment – to cheer on the runners and take part in the event’s festivities.

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The Bandit Band Member of the Boston

The Bandit Band Member of the Boston Marathon

 “Hey, didn’t I see you singing a ZZ Top song back there?”

Brendan Cheever is a Framingham local, the owner of Cheever Industries, and a marathon runner, who has had two extremely unique experiences at the Framingham 6 Mile Moment.

“Oh, the Marathon’s coming up on Monday, I think I’ll run it.” Cheever was a bandit runner as a kid, jumping in and running for about six miles before stopping at The Chicken Bone to watch the trained runners go by. He finally got the chance to officially run the marathon in 2013.

Cheever’s oldest son has autism and attends the Nashoba Learning Group out of Bedford, MA. Each year, the school receives bibs for the Boston Marathon and after getting an email about registering to run, Cheever thought, “Well if I click on this now, this is going to change my life.”

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BOSTON MARATHON LIVESTREAM

MediaBoss to Produce 6 Mile Moment, Live Stream of Boston Marathon

Framingham, MAMediaBoss Television, along with Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) and the Town of Framingham, will host the second annual 6 Mile Moment Monday, April 20, 2015 from 9AM till 2PM at the crossroads of Routes 126 and 135 in Downtown Framingham to honor the runners and fans of the Boston Marathon (rain or shine).

The concept of the 6 Mile Moment event sprung from a creative meeting in late 2013 between MediaBoss Television and Holli Andrews of FDR. The group and the Town of Framingham wanted to create an inclusive event for Boston Marathon runners and Framingham’s residents. MediaBoss had live streamed the Boston Marathon for their network in 2012 and 2013 and Creative Director Ian Barrett suggested producing a 6 Mile Moment broadcast from Downtown Framingham.

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MediaBoss Television Web Series Tandem Bike Cops Wins Awards at LA Web Fest

07-April-2015FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Web series Tandem Bike Cops produced by Framingham based MediaBoss Television, took home two LA Web Fest awards Saturday in the highly contested, comedy category this weekend. Tandem Bike Cops follows the crime fighting antics of two rookie officers in a police department with no budget, set in a fictitious western Massachusetts town called Boone.

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Justin Bieber Roast

A Roast of Roasters Roasting Roasters

It was a Roast for roasting Roasters, also Justin Bieber was there.

Is it just me or is the name that follows “The Roast of” just a celebrity endorsement to get millions of people to watch comedians make fun of each other? Now, this is not something I am opposed to, which is why I decided to highlight the best Roasters Roasting Roasters jokes of the night.

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All About That Bass

All About That Bass…And Justice For Jason

All About That Bass singer, Meghan Trainor, is currently on a country and worldwide tour, which has music fans with bass on the mind. It’s no coincidence that sound mixer for the 1988 Metallica album …And Justice For All, has just revealed a major secret about the bass presence, or lack thereof, on the album.

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MediaBoss Upgrades Live Event Productions Film Gear

Framingham, MA – MediaBoss Television, a Boston video production company, announces the addition of BlackMagic’s ATEM 2 ME Production Studio 4K to their equipment roster.

“The ATEM 2 Production Studio is a powerful piece of hardware, now we can Record 4k video with 20 inputs,” Ian Barrett, Creative Director, said. “This is a real win for our sports, live music and corporate studio productions. This upgraded flypack gives us 3 times the camera and playback capacity combined with 4k resolution and faster communication.”

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11 Winners The Academy Didn’t Have Time to Announce : Oscars 2015

The Academy Award for…

Worst Part of the 87th Academy Awards
Neil Patrick Harris: He has won four Emmy Awards for his outstanding performances as a four-time host of the Tony Awards. Last night, we all learned that is not a gig he should stray from. Providing awkward, cliché, and predictable jokes, most of which appeared to upset Oprah, NPH proved that he should stick to song and dance that is written and choreographed for him, as his major success last night was the opening number. That bit with the briefcase was so hard to see. It was like watching a five year old trying to make a dove come out of his hat, but the dove died.

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Ian Barrett Boston Globe

Up Close: MediaBoss Television – Boston Globe

Boston Globe 10-26-14

MediaBoss Television combines the craft of storytelling with the technology to distribute clients’ messages through television and commercial production, video marketing, live event streaming, animation, and Web-based series in an 8,000-square-foot video production studio in Framingham. Yet chief executive Erin Hayes says the greatest asset of the close-knit group of video production professionals is their passion for the work.

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