Weekend Read: Say Goodbye To Big Data And Hello To Big Ideas

Welcome to VIMBY's Weekend Read, where we share interesting content you can enjoy in your PJs Sunday morning.

From Forbes.com:

2019 Content Marketing Trends: Say Goodbye To Big Data And Hello To Big Ideas

 

This passage stood out to us:

In 2019, it’s time to hark back to the basics of marketing. If you have a great idea, derived from a profound insight into your audience, you can share it in any number of ways. Imagine you’re marketing a tourism destination. If you have access to amazing personal stories from a long-time hotel doorman, a simple Q&A article could actually serve you better than a VR experience. Maybe it’s not the newest medium, but it will highlight the character of the individual in a clearer, more engaging way. The bottom line: Ideas should lead the way, not flashy tech.

 

What's the story you want to tell?  Let's figure out the best way to tell it.


Weekend Read: 14 Social Media Trends That Every Marketer Should Know About In 2019

Welcome to VIMBY's Weekend Read, where we share interesting content you can enjoy in your PJs Sunday morning.

From Forbes.com, 14 Social Media Trends That Every Marketer Should Know About In 2019

This passage stood out to us:

Reality, reality, reality—that’s what we’re all craving. Businesses that embrace social media and are comfortable letting the audience behind the curtain have a tremendous opportunity to significantly increase their brand reach. Most businesses approach social media as another outlet to disseminate an advertisement; however, as consumers, we’re immune to it. - Corey Keating, Equinox Funds

 

How are you using social to market your brand?


Filmmaker Friday! Meet VIMBY Filmmaker Alex Thornburg

Welcome back to Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile VIMBY vet, Portland's own Alex Thornburg.

 

 

Name: Alexander Thornburg

 

Hometown: Boise, ID (lived in Portland, OR for 11 years)

 

Years working with VIMBY: I've worked with VIMBY since the early days, back in 2008, just over 10 years ago.  Wow, I can't believe it's been a decade!

 

Favorite VIMBY production: There have been so many I enjoyed working on, but the Eugene Rock the Space shoot is still one of my favorites because some of the VIMBY crew came to Oregon and the shoot in general was super fun.  When you're shooting from the roof of a fraternity mansion turned hippie commune toward another roof of another fraternity turned hippie commune that a band is playing on, and you shuffle up a ladder and past a sleeping rooftop hippie all while in an ankle cast, it's kinda hard not to have a smile on your face and a memory that'll last you a lifetime.

 

Favorite Thing About Being A Filmmaker: That's a hard one.  My favorite thing is the flexibility I get in the rest of my life because I am a career filmmaker.  A more obvious and to the point answer: I simple LOVE shooting and the fact that I see the world in a different way than your average person. 

 

Most treasured piece of gear: I should say my camera, but cameras change, and my 24-105 lens goes on every production with me. 

 

Most important item on set that isn't gear: My fannypack, or a PA's hands (to hold my coffee)

 

Favorite restaurant in my home town:  Kenny's Noodle House

 

If I wasn't doing this I'd be: In a perfect world, I'd be traveling the world chasing storms and shredding 200 days a year instead of just 70+, but in the real world, I'd probably be a park ranger. 

 

Recent work I'd like to share:

 

Psychic Rites"Molecular Curse" Video


BEST OF 2018 - VIMBY NATION HAS SPOKEN!

Happy New Year!  Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

Before the holidays we asked you, VIMBY Nation (our filmmakers, friends, family etc) to take our Best of 2018 Poll.

We got a great response from all of you, and here are the results...drumroll please...

 

 

 

 

What Was Your Favorite Movie Of 2018?

We got the widest array of responses for this category, with 17 films receiving votes.  Bohemian Rhapsody came away with top honors.  Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango!  The top 5 as follows:

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. A Quiet Place
  3. A Star Is Born
  4. Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  5. BlacKKKlansman

 

What Was Your Favorite TV Show of 2018?

We are in the golden age of television these days, where anti-heroes dominate.  Barry shot to the top of this list.

  1. Barry
  2. Better Call Saul
  3. GLOW
  4. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  5. Ozark

 

Who Was Your Favorite Music Artist of 2018?

Everyone loves the Beatles, but the top honors here took us by surprise.  Congrats, Sir Paul, good to see you're finally getting some recognition.

  1. Paul McCartney
  2. Childish Gambino
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
  4. Ariana Grande
  5. Drake/Eminem/Mitski (tie)

 

What Pop Culture Thing Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2019?

Winter is coming.  No surprise here.

  1. Game Of Thrones Finale
  2. Stranger Things Season 3
  3. Springsteen On Tour
  4. New Album From Vampire Weekend
  5. True Detective Season 3

 

We asked if you'd rather quit social media or never watch another TV show or Movie.  No one seems to "like" social these days, as we'd prefer to give it up by a +95% margin.

When asked if you'd prefer to give up a touchscreen or a keyboard & mouse, it was close but 58% prefer to swipe using the modern touchscreen method.

Would you prefer to give up all products and software from Apple or Google??  Perish the thought.  This was another close one, but 55% can't give up their Apple goods.

Thanks for your responses!  

Looking forward to seeing and working with you this year.

 

 

 

 


BEST OF 2018 - Take the VIMBY Poll!

Our inboxes and social feeds are flooded with every publisher's Best Of 2018 (music, movies, TV etc)...now is your turn!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Click here to take this fun 2 minute survey by 12/31.

Feel free to share with your friends, family, people you pass on the street...results announced in January.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT VIMBY!


Filmmaker Friday! Meet OG VIMBY Filmmaker David Rowe

 

Welcome back to Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile VIMBY vet and father of a future VIMBY filmmaker David Rowe.

 

Name - David Rowe
Hometown - Seattle, WA
Years working with VIMBY - about 10
Favorite VIMBY production - My VIMBY film fest winning piece on Corey Lewis.  Being able to go back home and create a profile piece on a good friend of mine was a lot of fun and pushed me creatively.
Most treasured piece of gear: my 50mm lens, it just makes everything look amazing.
Most important item on set that isn't gear: Bandana. Not to wear, but for my back pocket. I sweat a lot when I'm on set, so I need something to wipe my face in order to look respectable.
Favorite restaurant in my home town: Lowell's in Pike Place Market. It's in the middle of a touristy area, but it's not touristy. You can eat a delicious stack of pancakes while overlooking the waterfront.
If I wasn't doing this I'd be: Attempting standup comedy.
Recent work I'd like to share:  This is a Hypebeast X Vans video I did last year, it was my first shoot after buying my Sony FS7 and the client gave me a lot of freedom in the shooting style, so it was fun mixing in-studio stuff with lighting, outdoor with slow motion, cut together in a spazzy edit accompanied by hardcore music.

Filmmaker Friday! Meet Rodrigo Gomez

Welcome back to Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile OG VIMBY vet Rodrigo Gomez.

  • Name: Rodrigo Gomez
  • Hometown:Miami -  Originally: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Years Working with VIMBY: Since Day 1!
  • Favorite VIMBY Production: Mudbogging was a special coverage. So many awesome and cool ones, and great people I’ve met through a lot of interesting VIMBY productions.
  • Favorite Thing About Being A Filmmaker: Being able to tell stories. From a simple video to documentaries, all stories take crafting and shaping to become complete. Also, it’s always something new, something interesting. I never know where I'm going tp be or who I'm going to meet.
  • Most Treasured Piece of Gear: The cameras and lenses I guess, even though it’s constantly changing. 
  • Most Important Item on Set: A game plan, a script, guide, boards, etc... To me it is always important to be prepared and have a plan or a guide to follow. This way, once the plan is covered, there is room for improvisation and new ideas on the spot.
  • Favorite Thing About My Hometown: Diversity. Miami truly is an unique spot mainly because so many different cultures, beliefs, ideas and generations that meet here.
  • Recent Work: The K-9 Project

 


Filmmaker Friday! Meet Claudia La Bianca

 

Welcome to the latest installment of Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile one of the most colorful characters in VIMBY Nation, Claudia LaBianca.

Name: Claudia LaBianca

Hometown: Miami

First Worked With VIMBY: 2011

Favorite Thing About Being A Filmmaker: Being able to turn ideas into tangible things.

Most Treasured Piece of Gear: My personal vision...

Most Important Item on Set: CUBAN COFFEE

Favorite thing about my hometown is: Sunshine - summer all year long

What advice would I give my 21 year old self: Keep believing in yourself, you are doing great!

Recent work I'd like to share:

Dreams Music Video

Tu Lo Sabes Bien Music Video

Trailer Of My Film

Lil Doc Shot From A Bicycle @ Burning Man

 


Filmmaker Friday! Meet Ty Jones

 

Welcome to the latest installment of Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile longtime VIMBY vet Ty Jones.

Name: Ty Jones

Hometown: Kansas City

First Worked With VIMBY: 2011

Favorite VIMBY Production: Walmart LBC, just loved crew and times we had

Favorite Thing About Being A Filmmaker: Being able to express my feelings about the world through my films that I make.

Most Treasured Piece of Gear: My FS7. LOVE this camera

Most Important Item on Set: Lemonade, I'm an addict and its my one vice

When I'm not doing the filmmaker thing...I'm usually working out or outside doing something fun

Recent work I'd like to share: I love how this turned out: https://vimeo.com/286167636 


Filmmaker Friday! Meet Juliana Broste

 

Welcome to the latest installment of Filmmaker Friday, where we celebrate members of the VIMBY nation and get to know them a little better.  Here we profile longtime VIMBY vet Juliana Broste AKA "Traveling Jules".

Name: Juliana Broste

Hometown: Denver, CO

First Worked With VIMBY: 2012

Favorite VIMBY Production:  MTV This is the Place and Princess Cruises North to Alaska

Favorite Thing About Being A Filmmaker: I love being creative and telling stories.  As a travel filmmaker, I'm lucky I get to experience some incredible places in the world.

Most Treasured Piece of Gear: My Manfrotto Compact Xtreme selfie stick is a must have for important vlogger moments.  I also really love my Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ which gives me stability and flexibility so I never miss a shot.

Most Important Item on Set: Pink lipstick!  I can't go anywhere without it.

The most beautiful place on earth I've experienced is:  Constantly changing.  As a travel filmmaker, I've been lucky to capture so many interesting places on camera--like camel riding in the Sahara Desert in Morocco.  Hot air ballooning in Capadoccia, Turkey.  Watching the wildlife in the Serengeti, Tanzania.  Snowboarding in Vail, Colorado.  Just to name a few.

Recent work I'd like to share: 

Traveling Jules - Korea

Traveling Jules - On Camera Host