Sharing Is Caring

Recently I have been debating making tutorials of how I achieved certain effects in my past videos. On one side there’s the chance of increasing your community of followers, since people love to learn, and will come back for more. On the other hand, however, there is the fact that people will know exactly how I did it, be able to replicate my work, thus essentially creating more competition.

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I recently read an article on Fstoppers that brought up this exact topic, which I recommend everyone who has the same debate should read. It really solidified my decision of just going for it. In this article, he made a great point by saying  “knowing that someone could reproduce meant that if I wanted to keep my work fresh, I need to learn something new“. This is a great way of looking at the situation and I find it to be completely true. If you hold on to your secrets and rely solely on that, your work will get stagnant.

Why spend your time trying to keep something you did a secret, when you can throw it out into the open, and in the process learn something new. Maybe when you’re giving away your “secret” (let’s be honest, with the internet nothing is a secret anymore) you will learn a new way of doing it! You can increase your speed, efficiency and maybe gain completely new knowledge while teaching it to others. While you’re spending your time guarding your secret, that could be time spent learning something new.

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The moral of the story is people will always have a way of figuring out your secret anyway, so don’t hold on too tightly. Instead of thinking about what you did in the past that was different, think about what you can do in the future that will continue to blow peoples minds. Remember that filmmaking, is meant to be a collaborative art! Help people out and they might be able to teach you something in the future. This being said, look out for my future tutorial videos, as I will be sharing everything that I know!

Let’s hear what you have to say! Is sharing caring, or do you feel that you should always try to keep a leg up on the “competition”?

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New Additions To The Site

Hi everyone, we have been working on our new additions to the website, and they will be ready soon! We will have a photography page full of great images, and we will be consistently posting tips for all of you film makers out there! These will include video tutorials, articles, interviews, behind the scenes footage, DIY ideas, and much more! We hope to be a resource for low budget filmmakers, and anyone who wants to know what goes on behind the curtain at Lift Entertainment! Keep an eye out because we’ll be posting soon and there will be great info coming your way! If you have any ideas for things you want us to cover in our blog/tutorials make sure to contact us at liftentertainment401@gmail.com!

Of course, don’t forget about our weekly content that is meant to make you laugh, inspire you and bring local New England talent to the light! Check out our current video gallery and tune in this weekend for a new one!

Collington – Someone Who Would Rob Me (Official Music Video)

Our third music video with the talented Collington is out! Everyone check it out, we agree it is our best one yet! Visit http://www.collingtonmusic.com for his album, and click HERE to watch our past videos!

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Board Blazers Promo

Board Blazers were created by Grenada Innovations at Arizona State University. They are LED lights that can be attached to the bottom of a skateboard, or scooter, giving it a cool underglow effect. Through a mutual friend, Chris Costa was contacted to make a promotional video for their website. Filming this was quite fun!