Clients frequently request video production or motion graphics to implement into presentations.
It’s because people are tired of boring, predictable PowerPoint slides. Adding video or animation serves as the visual eye candy that gives the audience a break from stale text. Learning the software and producing visuals is a strenuous and time-consuming task. It’s a task Phil Roberts, Head of Production, has mastered.… Continue Reading →
What’s your biggest fear?
Think about it. Now think about standing on a stage, in front of 500 people, about to pitch an idea you’ve been working on for the last month.
When situations like this happen – public speaking – there’s two things that can happen: You place those 500 people in a state of awe, or you place yourself in a frozen state of fear.… Continue Reading →
Excerpt from Kenny Nguyen’s blog http://kenny-nguyen-mm0e.squarespace.com/blog:
For the last three years, I’ve had many opportunities to speak nationwide about public speaking on behalf of my company Big Fish Presentations. However, while speaking alongside numerous great communicators, I’ve only seen a few that possess that certain “it” factor. That spark, fire, and swagger that makes them easily more likable and trustworthy than any other person in the room.… Continue Reading →
Life happens: deadlines are pushed, meetings pop up and, sometimes, you have to be ready to present at any given time. You could be given a lot of time to prepare or no time. Your boss could drop a surprise presentation on you, and it’s your job to be able to handle it. For many people, presenting on the spot can be the biggest challenge when it doesn’t have to be.… Continue Reading →
Theatre directors are responsible for how a play is supposed to flow. If a scene drags on too long, the audience will get bored and demand their tickets back. If a scene rushes too fast, the audience will get confused and will also demand their tickets back. The director finds the perfect flow that presents the play in the best possible way.… Continue Reading →
How many people do you think are committing themselves to a New Year’s resolutions?
I personally don’t believe in resolutions, because through my own experiences I’ve realized one thing:
Resolutions don’t work for everyone.
To me, they’re just psychological “commitment devices” that force you to punish yourself and feel bad for not achieving a goal. Resolutions ultimately make you feel out of control and stressed.… Continue Reading →
Last week Instagram came out with a new update that allows users to send photos and videos directly to other users. This new feature is called Instagram Direct.
The Big Fish team, always experimenting with new technology, decided to celebrate this feature and send personalized videos to anyone that “liked” or commented our latest video post.
The response ended up being great.
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74% of Americans have fears and anxiety towards public speaking. According to Forbes Magazine, the number one fear for the average person is public speaking. The second fear is death. This means that most people would rather die than give a speech in front of a crowd. So what is it that makes us so afraid? We narrowed it down to seven fears that can get in the way of a great speech.… Continue Reading →
Imagine you’re in a room filled with about 800 people. You’re cornered behind a podium; your voice will not stop shaking; and your lunch is stuck in your throat. It’s presentation day – mankind’s invention designed to make you feel like a scared little girl, or an opportunity to unleash your inner superstar. So what’s the turning point in making you a presentation champion?… Continue Reading →
A fun way to add an element of surprise to videos is through pop-up animation. This adds depth and dimension to any 2D animation. Working with flat images in a 3D space gives you the opportunity to add unexpected life to your video. See a clip of how we did it here:
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