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Keep on Truckin’ … Safely

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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If you think driving a semi looks difficult, you ought to see all the steps drivers have to go through to make sure they protect themselves and the valuable loads they’re delivering.

And we’re not talking about out on the open road.  We’re talking all the things that can go wrong before the truck even leaves yard.  Or when it’s backing the trailer up to the loading dock.  Or attaching a trailer to the truck, for that matter.

Preventing exactly those kinds of things was our mission when the Blue Marble crew spent one very long day filming a training video for Lazer Spot at a warehouse in McDonough, GA.

ON LOCATION : NYC

Friday, September 20th, 2013

 

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Blue Marble recently completed a corporate image film for Manhattan Associates called, Revolution. We had a short deadline, so we very quickly had to get two guerilla-style crews to NYC for three days of intense shooting. Our goal was to capture as much symbolic and iconic b-roll as we could. Not so much to paint a portrait of New York City, but to create a backdrop for a bold, global message about commerce. (Check out the finished piece.)

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 Five of us hit the streets to attempt what might otherwise have been impossible without the help of our secret weapon — and this is a biggie — two cars with two local drivers. They knew the streets, they knew the short cuts … it seemed they could park just about anywhere they wanted … and they were always right where we left them when we returned to the car (with trunk open ready to stow our gear). We’d hop into our air-conditioned production office, say, “Roosevelt Island, and step on it”, check our shot list, and off we’d go. It was truly the only way to get the shots we wanted in the time we had.

So, with Cara Barineau, Ben Barineau, Michael Pietrobon, Sam Young, and Danny Corey we had some long and productive days. We shot with Canon DSLRs and of course, a Go Pro. The weather was great, the city looked great, the shots looked great. Oh, and the crew looked great too.

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Backfield in Motion

Monday, September 9th, 2013

A great way to end the week -- the big Draft event for Blue Marble's Fantasy Football league!

Jaba the Hut-Hut…Winnipeg Wookies…SlobberKnocker Voerg…These names can mean only one thing. It’s that time of year for Fantasy Football!

Blue Marble held it’s first annual Fantasy Football draft last Friday here at the office. We all crowded around the conference room table, laptops powered up and ready to go with hot wings and beer right alongside.

The competition was fierce as we sat in silence, everyone contemplating his or her next move. The aroma of hot wings hung in the air as the top player picks started to dwindle.

The level of fantasy football expertise varied widely amongst this group. Some of us studied for hours while others were still asking, “What’s a wide receiver?” After the draft we congratulated one of our producer’s for winning “Yahoo’s Best Draft Award”. This perplexed some of us as he drafted 3 kickers!

Needless to say, this was just the “kickoff” to what is sure to be an action-packed season here at Blue Marble.

The level of concentration was impressive!

The level of concentration was impressive!

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