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How to Attract More Customers with Ads that Don't Suck

June 22, 2016 by Cassandra King

Having trouble finding the right types of customers? Not seeing enough clicks and visits from your ads on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Follow these digital marketing tips to bring your ad game to the next level.

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Filed Under: Flixel, cinemagraph, facebook ads, Advertising

Why You Should Always Create Cinemagraphs Using a Tripod vs. Handheld Video Footage

June 21, 2016 by Mehek Seyid

At the heart of every successful cinemagraph is strong, engaging and most importantly, stable video footage. Without it, cinemagraphs lose their ability to mesmerize and captivate because the line between the photo and video elements is extremely clear and – well, let’s just say that things become a little more chaotic, and a little less of a living photo. That’s why we pledge our allegiance to the tripod, which ensures that we get the stable video footage that we need to make cinemagraphs that hold your attention.

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Filed Under: Quick Tip, Cinemagraph Tips, Create Cinemagraphs, Tripod

Resource Magazine Cinemagraph Shoot with Captain America: Civil War Directors The Russo Brothers

June 15, 2016 by Mehek Seyid

Although our team had its own civil war over who is the best superhero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (with some of us leaning towards Spiderman), everyone agreed that the Captain America films are amongst some of the very best of the genre. The third installment of the series, Captain America: Civil War smashed through the global box office at the helm of fan-favourite directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who are currently in pre-production for the upcoming Avengers sequels.

We imagine that developing some of the biggest properties for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a not so casual endeavor that involves numerous caffeine-filled nights. Working with Mark Homza, who runs Flixel studios, photographer Ylva Erevall caught a glimpse into the Russo Brothers creative process during a dual print and cinemagraph shoot for New York-based photography blog and publication Resource Magazine, who profiled the famed directors for their 2016 Motion Picture Issue. “From the get-go, the Russos absolutely loved our ideas and had a really fun, energetic vision for the final product,” shared Resource Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Billy Murray.

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Filed Under: Resource Magazine, Flixel Studios, Behind the Scenes, Captain America, Cinemagraph Shoot, The Russo Brothers

Spin Me Right Round: An Interview with Flixel Wizard Rocky Montez-Carr

June 08, 2016 by Mehek Seyid

Sometimes the best cinemagraphs are the result of spontaneous thinking. We came across one a few months back from one of our Flixel wizards, Rocky Montez-Carr, who found inspiration on a day out and pursued it immediately with an empty parking lot, a spinning car, an iPhone and the carsick-prone but enthusiastic participation of his creative partner and wife, Helen.

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Filed Under: Flixel Wizard, Rocky Montez-Carr, Interview

Flixel Shoots Cinemagraph Profile Videos at Facebook Canada

June 02, 2016 by Mehek Seyid

 

As you might have heard, Flixel is among the first partners to be integrated directly with the Facebook Profile Expression Kit. Along with five others apps, Cinemagraph Pro for iOS can now be used to easily create a Facebook profile video. We've seen some really great profile cinemagraphs from our Flixel community, so we thought we would take the fun of creating your very own personalized cinemagraph to a group who are as obsessed with Facebook profiles as we are.

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Filed Under: Facebook, Facebook Video Profiles, Cinemagraph Shoot

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