Read What were you doing 22 years ago?
August 3, 2015 by Bill Haley

What were you doing 22 years ago?

This month Allied Pixel celebrates our 22nd year in business. Which got me to thinking about the early days. Do you remember what you were doing in the summer of 1993? I do. I was shooting a tv commercial for a radio station in Baltimore. Back in those days, we … Read More

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Read Halt and Catch Fire
August 3, 2015 by Pete Bretz

Halt and Catch Fire

Who else has been watching this series? Halt and Catch Fire is in its second season on AMC, winding down to the season finale this past Sunday night. The show centers around a group of characters that are all chasing their entrepreneurial tech dreams during the late 1980’s. Season 1 follows … Read More

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Read Why does it look like that?
August 3, 2015 by Dan Mendenhall

Why does it look like that?

It’s not uncommon to hear clients, directors, producers and others on set ask me, “Why does it look like that?” when referring to the camera monitor. Why does the footage look unsaturated, washed out, almost gray? We like to take a cinematic approach to shooting all of our projects. As … Read More

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Read WordPress Security – Are you paying attention?
May 26, 2015 by Pete Bretz

WordPress Security – Are you paying attention?

Earlier this year one of our client WordPress sites became infected with malware. What was particularly alarming about this was that visibly it was not apparent to someone visiting the site. However crawling the site made it apparent that something was amiss with various pages on the site. Google began … Read More

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Read 4K in an HD World
May 26, 2015 by Dan Mendenhall

4K in an HD World

In a previous article I expressed my concern for the push into the 4k revolution. Here I would like to explain how 4k can benefit and work for your organization. Let’s briefly talk about what 4K even means. For the longest time the standard has been full HD (1920×1080 pixels … Read More

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Read Are you seeing the big picture?
May 26, 2015 by Bill Haley

Are you seeing the big picture?

Sometimes we get so caught up in the small stuff, we forget to look at the big picture. If you’re involved in marketing (and if you’re reading this, you’re probably involved in some aspect of marketing,) I’ll bet you spend your day juggling a lot of different balls, spanning a … Read More

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Read Is Your Website Healthy?
February 4, 2015 by Pete Bretz

Is Your Website Healthy?

Google Webmaster Tools is a free service offered by Google to monitor the health of your website as seen by the (spider) eyes of Google. How often do you check the health of your website? There are some important stats Webmaster Tools provides that will help you tune up your website. … Read More

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Read Fix it Later
February 4, 2015 by Dan Mendenhall

Fix it Later

As a cinematographer you need to have full confidence in the gear you have. You must also make sure you have the right tools for the job. Shooters these days have to be up to speed with the latest tech, and I’ll tell you that’s a job in itself. So … Read More

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Read Tools of the Trade
February 1, 2015 by Bill Haley

Tools of the Trade

People often ask us what software tools we use to get the job done, or what we’d recommend for a particular task. Here’s a rundown, organized by function. Project Management We use Google Apps for email, calendars and contacts. Basecamp for project management and collaboration. A proprietary app we developed … Read More

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Read Minimalism Hides Complexity
November 1, 2014 by Michael Stancato

Minimalism Hides Complexity

Minimalist design is deceivingly simple. Form design is minimalist. A form’s critical function and necessity for ease-of-use makes much of it’s structure disappear or serve to silently guide. The design process removes visual cues until there’s almost nothing left to grasp and compare. So the best way to make progress … Read More

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