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Case Study: Extending the Impact of a Live Event with Digital Media

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Brian Brodeur posted in Post Production, Event Production

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Recently, ACIEM Studios served as media sponsors for the 6th Annual “Meet The Mayors” Breakfast, held at Crane's Mill in West Caldwell, NJ. Sponsored by six local chambers of commerce, this year’s event brought together state and municipal officials serving Essex County, along with local business leaders, to network and discuss important community topics.

West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta, Jr., who also serves as President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, hosted the morning event. Panelists included New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney, NJ Assembly Republican Conference Leader David Rible, Commissioner Charles Richman, and NJ League of Municipalities CAE Executive Director Michael Darcy. Topics discussed ranged from New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund, to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), to Municipal Shared Services.

By providing a wide range of support for the event, the ACIEM Studios team demostrated its full capacity as a production team. 

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On-Location Video Production: Advice from Operations Manager Kayla Galka

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Brian Brodeur posted in Location Production, Production

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As you may already know, the ACIEM Studios team produces content at a wide variety of venues and events. In recent months, our team has captured content at the New York International Auto Show, managed five-camera production for the Meet The Mayors political event, and directed a multi-cam interview and performance for the On the Roof Webcast featuring guitarist, Simon Townshend of The Who.

I recently sat down with ACIEM Studios’ Operations Manager Kayla Galka for her advice regarding on-location video production.

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ACIEM Studios and the Montclair Film Festival: A Community Connection

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2016 5:10:47 PM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Location Production, Post Production, Production, Small Business

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How did ACIEM Studios’ first get involved with the Montclair Film Festival?

ACIEM Studios has worked closely with the Caucus Educational Corporation for many years, providing on-location video production for their PBS programs, including One-on-One with Steve Adubato and Life&Living with Joanna Gagis. Steve is a founding member of the Montclair Film Festival, and CEC has captured dozens of interviews at the MFF featuring filmmakers and personalities, including Dave Matthews, Judy Blume, Olympia Dukakis, Kathleen Turner, as well Montclair’s own Stephen Colbert and Patrick Wilson.

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The Benefits of Using Closed Captioning on YouTube

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 23, 2015 10:54:52 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Closed Captioning

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If you’re keeping up with our blog, you already know how adding clear and correct closed captioning can benefit your audience. But there are other great benefits to utilizing captioning in YouTube videos. 

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Writer/Producer Paul Lally Talks About Online Publishing and eBooks

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Education, Writing, Self Publishing

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Paul Lally, veteran TV producer, director, and writer, is also a novelist, with several ebooks to his credit. ACIEM Studios founder, Brian Brodeur, spoke with Paul recently about his novels and the process of publishing online via Amazon.

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Wearing Many Hats: Producing Independent Artists and Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2015 9:22:00 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Self Publishing, Production, Independent Artist

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ACIEM Studios has a long history of working with high-profile artists and producers, but has always made room to accommodate independent projects in their repertoire. Understanding the needs of indie producers comes second-nature to ACIEM Studios.

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Mentoring & Internships at ACIEM Studios

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Jobs, Internships & Mentoring

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Following up on our recent post featuring an interview with Director/Producer Paul Lally, about how to be a good mentor to young people starting out in the world, we spoke with ACIEM founder, Brian Brodeur, about the student internship experience at ACIEM Studios.

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Advice For Students From Director, Producer & Mentor: Paul Lally

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2015 12:07:11 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Jobs, Internships & Mentoring

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In the back-to-school spirit, ACIEM Studios' Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Paul Lally, veteran television producer, director, novelist and screenwriter, about his experiences as a mentor to young people starting out in the broadcast industry.

As students start to envision their own dreams for the future, and seek internships in the field, what does Paul believe the new generation needs from their advisors?

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Broadcast Captioning: Advice from a Hearing-Impaired Viewer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2015 10:44:00 AM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Closed Captioning

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Providing accurate and descriptive broadcast captions is not just a service--it’s a responsibility.

Many people use closed captioning while watching television, but of course, this technology was originally created to help the deaf and hearing-impaired better understand what they are viewing. What features of closed captioning programming are essential for someone who is deaf?

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Reflections on the 2015 ISTE Educational Technology Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2015 5:43:04 PM / by Sandy Scragg posted in Education, Ed Tech, ISTE

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Led by Education Technologist and Teacher Sandy Scragg, the ACIEM Studios location production team captured a number of interviews at this year's ISTE Educational Technology Conference held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, June 28th-30th, 2015. 

Here is Sandy's recap:

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