By Kevin Bruinsma | May 1, 2023

As the pandemic is more and more in our rear view mirror we were looking forward to getting back to in-person events such as conferences and trade-shows. And what better way to kick off this year than attending one of the largest conferences in Las Vegas. NAB 2023! This would be our 8th NAB Conference.…

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Real’s Favorite Films of the Year

By Kevin Bruinsma | January 6, 2023

Each year, the team at Real Video collectively watches hundreds of films. Whether they be rewatches of favorites, first time watches of classics, or a stumble upon some strange gem, watching films is one of our favorite pastimes.  As everyone wraps up their “year-end-highlights” lists, we also decided to compile a shortlist of our favorite…

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Year in preview

By Kevin Bruinsma | January 5, 2023

This past year has been awesome for Real Video. We had the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people, brands, schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses. One of the best things about working with a wide range of clients is getting to pull back the curtain and really educate ourselves in industries we don’t really think…

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By Kevin Bruinsma | September 21, 2022

One of the agencies we work with out of Chicago came to us with an international client who had been going through a major acquisition period and needed a messaging campaign that helped welcome and unite the core values with all of their offices around the world. We were tasked with producing a series of…

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Room Tone Recap

By Kevin Bruinsma | August 26, 2022

On August 25, 2022 Real Video hosted a networking event for videographers and photographers. This event had a little bit of a twist to it because we decided to include a guided discussion throughout the evening. The overarching topic for this event was VALUE.  The first thing we want to say about the first Room…

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Ben Wiersema joins the Real Video family.

By Kevin Bruinsma | August 16, 2022

Back in 2016 we were working on a little comedy short. (I’ll never forget this shoot because one of our Arri 1K lights exploded during production!) We invited a few kids on set who had expressed some interest in video production. One of those kids was 15 year old Ben Wiersema.  Ben had been acting…

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Look Ma, No Stands: A Simple Solution to Hang Light Modifiers on Your Next Shoot

By Kevin Bruinsma | June 7, 2022

The entire front of our studio is glass. For some projects, the natural light that pours into our space is a blessing. However, for other projects we find it’s best to control our own light. As requests for product videography grew alongside the increase of clients using the studio for interviews we started to look…

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Evan Frystak joins the Real Family

By Kevin Bruinsma | May 13, 2022

We met Evan back in 2016 on a local job. He was working as a jib operator on a gig we were directing. Although Evan had mad jib skills, as we got to know him, we fell in love with his passion for editing. We quickly realized that this guy could sculpt a massive pile…

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A fresh perspective on video production

By Kevin Bruinsma | March 9, 2022

The format for this particular blog is a little different and because of that I feel it lends itself to an introduction. Real Video Production Co. will sporadically open up the studio for “happy hour.” It’s usually a late Friday afternoon and is a time where anyone can stop by and mingle. I noticed a…

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Interview on Daily Ad Brief

By Kevin Bruinsma | February 18, 2022

Creative Director, Kevin Bruinsma was invited to be a guest speaker on the Daily Ad Brief online show called Marketing Champions. Each week Marketing Champions host, Howard Wolpoff, speaks with marketing professionals around the country to discuss the newest marketing trends.   Howard: So why don’t you share with us how you get started in marketing…

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