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Video Lighting 101

Lighting is by far one of the most important aspects of cinematography and needs to be learned and practiced so you can get that perfect shot. Here are some tips and insight about video lighting. Using Only Natural Light When Setting Up An Interview When you want...

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How To Budget a Video Shoot

One thing we find with clients looking for video is that many are in the dark as to how to price it out. The general rule is: the higher the budget, the better you can make the final product look. Why is that, you ask? Say you come to us with a script and vision of...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Online Marketing

When a friend and I were catching up last week about work, I mentioned that I was writing a blog post about online marketing. She smiled and nodded her head for a moment that felt like an eternity before she finally squared up to ask, “So...what actually is online...

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Meet the Avengers Koi-Flyers

Just like Nick Fury, Koi-Fly's CEO Stacey Grant found and compiled a team with incredibly diverse strengths. It takes deep collaboration between our Avengers core team and our army from Wakanda  of freelancers to defeat Thanos output the content we create and care...

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Q+A with a Koi-Flyer: Shelly Maxwell

What do you do at Koi-Fly Creative? I'm the Lead Marketing Strategist at Koi-Fly. My main role is to create marketing and content strategies, plan tactics, and produce content for Koi-Fly and our Clients.   What’s your greatest moment — whether in work,...

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Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Drone Pilot

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more and more popular by the day for both recreational and commercial purposes.  Many people are realizing the great opportunity for drones to be used in many different commercial markets. However, it’s...

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How to Use IGTV to Market Your Business

Social media platforms update their products with new and exciting features frequently in order to stay on top of the latest digital trends. In an industry where novelty is the name of the game, these platforms are doing anything but wait for their users to catch...

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Q+A With a Koi-Flyer: Leslie Schmidt

What do you do at Koi-Fly Creative? I'm the Director of Content and take some sweet photos from time to time. What’s your greatest moment — whether in work, school, business, production/marketing — so far? At Koi-Fly: Hands down seeing the Infiniti pieces come to...

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The Three Stages of Production

Lazy humans want nothing more than to be able to digest new information quickly. The most effortless way to do this is by watching a video, which is why marketing companies should invest in video production services in order to deliver unique and impactful messages...

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How to Shatter the Glass Ceiling

A woman’s career path can often be a  bumpy road and a long journey. From pay inequality to imposter syndrome, the glass ceiling continues to be an obstacle to career advancement for so many of us. We’re represented in the workforce more than ever and hold a higher...

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Digital Marketing in 2019

In the past, you and your team might have tried affiliate marketing programs, impact marketing, proximity marketing, or even search marketing. Whether you’re working with outside marketing companies or focusing your marketing in-house there is only one...

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Koi-Fly Creative: A Look Back. A Path Forward.

With so much coming up for Koi-Fly Creative in 2019, looking back at 2018 feels really weird. But we’re excited to show how we’ve grown, share our new client adventures and humble brag just a little bit about the bigger moonshots we hoped for and hit. We Heard You....

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How to Use White Space in your Photography

Negative space, also known as white space, in an extremely powerful tool that can be used in photography and filmmaking for marketing purposes. You may ask, “What is white space?” White space is the area surrounding your main subject of a particular shot; while its...

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The Ins and Outs of Storyboarding

At Koi-Fly, storyboards are an important tool in our production process. We utilize storyboards as a visual reference for the shots needed for a commercial or web video. Before the shoot, the Director and DP can use these drawings in order to help design the...

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How Video Can Change Your Game

We like to work with innovative companies. Brand Stewards who are brave enough to think outside the box to build brand awareness. Marketers looking for new ways to increase conversions and rally new advocates. Every day, we look for new opportunities for helping...

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Q+A With A Koi-Flyer: Morgan Kruczek

What do you do at Koi-Fly Creative? Assistant Editor   What’s your greatest moment — whether in work, school, business, production/marketing — so far? Getting into Temple and living on my own in Philly for those 4 years   Who do you love to follow on...

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Q+A with a Koi-Flyer: Dave Bisson

What do you do at Koi-Fly Creative? I am Director of Production at Koi-Fly Creative. I supervise budgets/Logistics for our shoots. I also occasionally draw storyboards.   What’s your greatest moment — whether in work, school, business, production/marketing —...

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Make A Connection with Custom Content

It’s time to treat our consumers like people, not like Sims characters. It’s important we think about a customer’s daily journey and essential needs and what we can do to make them feel special, and heard. When companies use terms like users and avatars to describe...

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Q + A with a Koi-Flyer: Stacey Grant

What do you do at Koi-Fly Creative? I am the head cheerleader here. I make sure the plants are watered and the pillows are fluffed. And I hustle as much as I can to bring in business for us to sink our creative teeth into. I also love, love to decorate a set....

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Learning from the Best

A Koi-Fly Intern Interview with Chris Logan Harley, DP As an intern at Koi-Fly Creative, I’ve had the opportunity to assist with all aspects of production. This internship has allowed me to grow both creatively and professionally, with mentors encouraging me to...

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Branded Content Done Right, Feels Right

It’s often hard to let go of that laser-focused content marketing mindset, the one where you agonize over a specific segment of your target audience and evaluate all of the pain points you could alleviate if they just considered an interaction with your brand. By...

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How Influencers Can Talk Your Talk

We used to turn to friends or family for everything. From researching vacation ideas to the latest fashion trends for spring, we’d look to others for recommendations and trust an endorsement from our inner circle more than anything. But these days, we’ve come to...

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Spreading The Word Through Viral Content

When planning out a content strategy for the year, a marketer looks for ways to drive interest in their brand, and hopes for opportunities to make an impact that can drive reach, frequency, and impressions. If that content is shareable, then all the better. Viral...

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10 Tips for Targeting Gen Z

Millennials, move aside. Gen Z’ers are coming in HOT. You can call them Generation Z, Plurals, or iGen, and their power is undeniable. Those born from the mid-‘90s through 2010 or so (no one can agree on this stuff) are incredibly competent, self-aware, and in tune...

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3 Huge Secrets to Food Styling

Ice Cream I scream, you scream, we all scream when a client wants us to film frozen products for video or tv commercials. How the heck will we be able to keep ice cream frozen and looking fresh for a grueling 10-12 hour shoot? And for everyday use – how can you...

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Favs + Fumbles of Super Bowl 52

Relive the Best and Worst Game Day Ads This may or may not have been the first year the majority of our native Philadelphians in the office watched the Super Bowl for more than just the commercials. And we couldn’t be happier. But since we’re a content studio...

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The Power of Koi Fish

June is here. Finally. The smell of fresh cut grass. The birds chirping. The sun shining. It’s bliss. Also with June comes Father’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate all the dads who have helped to shape our lives. And a sad day for those of us who miss that guy,...

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Aerial Video Takes Brands to New Heights

Any company can enhance their appeal by using aerial video to connect with customers. Content from new heights is always eye-catching and attention-grabbing and provides us with an ability to connect with people through a birds-eye lens that’s often unparalleled....

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Top List of Binge-Worthy Drone Videos

For all you drone nerds out there… we hear you. Bingeing drone videos to avoid tasks that have been on your to-do list for weeks is normal. And we want to support you in any way we can. Enjoy. Beautiful sweeping views and sound design. Be ready to be mesmerized by...

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Why Working Moms Are Always a Bit Nauseous.

By Stacey Grant, President and Executive Producer My routine is waking up between 4:30 and 5am each morning and sneaking downstairs before anyone else is awake in the house. I start the coffee, click on the TV news and sit at the kitchen island. I crack open my...

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How Online Buyers Are Moved to Buy

Hi. Meet me, Amy. Hard Worker, Online Shopper, and Mother of 4 rambunctious girls between the ages of 16 and 5.  I am from Generation X. That means I have skills. I know how to use the Dewey Decimal system to look up a book and then rapidly download said book to my...

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Video Lighting 101

setting-up-the-shot

Lighting is by far one of the most important aspects of cinematography and needs to be learned and practiced so you can get that perfect shot. Here are some tips and insight about video lighting....

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Meet the Avengers Koi-Flyers

avengers-wanaka-team

Just like Nick Fury, Koi-Fly's CEO Stacey Grant found and compiled a team with incredibly diverse strengths. It takes deep collaboration between our Avengers core team and our army from Wakanda ...

Read More

Digital Marketing in 2019

Digital Marketing in 2019

In the past, you and your team might have tried affiliate marketing programs, impact marketing, proximity marketing, or even search marketing. Whether you’re working with outside marketing...

Read More

How Video Can Change Your Game

saxbys_nick_bayer_coffee_philadelphia_infiniti

We like to work with innovative companies. Brand Stewards who are brave enough to think outside the box to build brand awareness. Marketers looking for new ways to increase conversions and rally...

Read More

10 Tips for Targeting Gen Z

Targeting Gen-z for marketing

Millennials, move aside. Gen Z’ers are coming in HOT. You can call them Generation Z, Plurals, or iGen, and their power is undeniable. Those born from the mid-‘90s through 2010 or so (no one can...

Read More

The Power of Koi Fish

The Power of Koi Fish

June is here. Finally. The smell of fresh cut grass. The birds chirping. The sun shining. It’s bliss. Also with June comes Father’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate all the dads who have helped...

Read More