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The Golden Rule (and Serious “Don’ts”) of Branded Content Sharing

There’s so much content on the Internet that it’s impossible to see it all even if you were online all day, every day for the rest of your life. This is great news for consumers of cat videos and other YouTube addicts, but it isn’t so great if you’re a content creator trying to make your personal or corporate brand stand out in the crowd.

So how do you make your videos shine through the dark depths of the interweb? There are plenty of tips out there on what you absolutely should do — but you also need to know what you absolutely shouldn’t. Lucky for you, we’re here to share not only the golden rule of content sharing, but also some of the most serious sharing don’ts.

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The 10 Best Accessories To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Director’s Camera

You’ve taken some pretty good photos and videos with your smartphone, but what if you could convert your ordinary iPhone or Android into a real director’s camera? Believe it or not, an iPhone 5S was used to shoot one of the most talked-about films of 2015 — with the right attitude and accessories, your iPhone could make something just as great, or even better. 

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Cinamaker Captures InnovATL

At an engaging interview and talkback with Atlanta’s best and brightest innovators and entrepreneurs, Cinamaker’s sleek setup was virtually undetectable as it captured every bit of wit and wisdom from four stunning angles.

Cinamaker is proud to be among Atlanta’s top startups as a member of the Bridge Community Program. Our membership allows us unique experiences to grow our business, namely the enriching opportunity to grow among others.

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A Wired Ethernet Configuration for Cinamaker

This handy how-to is for those of you looking to create a wired setup for Cinamaker.

We recommend a wired setup for either a permanent studio configuration or for when using Cinamaker in environments where WiFi  may be overwhelmed by significant radio frequency (RF) interference. This usually occurs when many people (20+) are within proximity of the Cinamaker Studio or in a location with much technology being used.

When WiFi is not an option, Cinamaker works flawlessly with ethernet. We’ve even adopted an optional Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) configuration to minimize the cables and power requirements.

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ONA Update: Pro #MOJO in Action

This is Cinamaker reporting that the future #mojo is alive and well.

The 2017 Online News Association conference (ONA) in Washington D.C. was a whirlwind of information, business cards, and free stickers. But between all the handshakes and giveaways, real progress was made for the future of mobile journalism. Every conversation and interaction added just another powerful connection in the huge network of talent, education, technology, and organizations that allow journalists of all sorts to keep doing their thing.

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Cinamaker is Pro #MOJO. Here’s why.

Everybody’s got a story to tell. From the dawn of civilization, humans have sought new ways to record information and new ways to share that information with their peers. Some people have even made it their life’s mission to bring news to others as fast as possible and as accurately as possible. We call them journalists.

Today, journalism looks a lot different than it did even 10 years ago. As society constantly innovates new platforms for consuming and sharing media using digital technologies, journalists must find faster, better ways to produce and report their news. And if “the medium is the message,” today’s message is mobility. More specifically, mobile devices: phones, tablets, laptops, you name it. These are the devices through which news is consumed and where it can also be made. That’s where mobile journalism, or “mojo” comes into play.

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Behind the Scenes with MonteQarlo

For most of us, Saturdays are sacred days of sleeping in — but this Saturday, the Cinamaker team was up early to put our music video skills to the test. And I only hit my snooze button once…okay maybe twice.

Our app is launching any day now, and we’re itching to start showing you the endless possibilities of what can be made with Cinamaker. While this may be technically impossible, we’ve planned a series of short films and videos to get the ball rolling and begin inspiring a new wave of creators, or “Cinamakers,” if you will.

Where better to begin than with the universal language of music? Thanks to local artist MonteQarlo, we were given the perfect opportunity to break in our brand-new in-house studio and bring his song “Melt” to life.

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We Would Like to Thank the Academy…

This Monday, the Cinamaker team is looking back on some of its achievements before diving into yet another hectic, week-long to-do list.

As we’re sure you’ve all noticed, the summer went by fast. Like, really fast. So fast in fact, that we almost forgot to make some really important announcements. So without further ado, we would like to thank the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts  (AIVA) for awarding us three separate honors at this year’s 23rd annual Communicator Awards!

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