Friday, May 27, 2011

MDF's New VLOG! Are You Ready?

In hiding for way too long now, the captainess of our ship has decided to step out from behind the camera to greet you, our faithful followers. Loitering behind her Sony and in front of her iMac for the past couple of years has been a definite comfort zone for her until we posed the question, "What inspires you to do all of this?" And, with another gentle nudge and many rounds of playing "Wouldn't it be fun IF...." landed her front and center of that lens. Now, we've convinced her to share her inspirations, behind-the-scenes-shoot-stories and the occasional video tip in the hopes of connecting with you, her Royal (oops, we mean Loyal) followers. So starting next week, be prepared to learn, laugh and travel along with Hilary as she takes you on her new VLOG journey and the life of a videographer, producer, and editor. ACTION!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tuesday's Passion

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.    
                       -Christian Friedrich Hebbel,  German Poet

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Behind-the-Scenes Saturdays: Shoot Prep

Getting ready for a shoot always adds a heightened level of excitement, flurry and buzz in the air. But with that of course, comes the dreaded anticipation of our film equipment inventory. Equipment checklist, production schedule, tripod, monopod, shot lists, weather gear, lighting, lav, - CHECK. And we're off!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Documentary Review #3: I Am

I AM, another exceptional 'movement documentary' in our series of doc reviews, showcases the core relationship between science and human connectedness. Tom Shadyac, a successful movie director of such classic films like Ace Ventura and The Nutty Professor, was on the top of his filmmaking game when an accident awakened his new found sense of purpose. Facing death and embracing life, he hopped on a plane and on a path of global discovery to ask an elite selection of brilliant minds and individuals, a series of thought provoking questions that others have not dared to ask. On his quest to identify the 'wrongs' of the world in turn, led this small team of filmmakers to discover what's so very right. This documentary will fill you up on all of the necessary levels, goes beyond the feel-good genre and the exact prescription for a dose of inspiration.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New BLOG! New Home!

WELCOME to our new blog home! We are so excited to be here with Blogger and look forward to all the bells and whistles that they offer (insert a big 'Woo Hoo' here!). In simple terms, it's all about the social media equation: Google + Youtube + Gmail  = BLOGGER! Enough said. Moving on! Oh, and don't forget to feed the fish below.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


We can't help ourselves with our love for organization! So when it came to our GIVEAWAY, we just had to pass this one along. Drum roll's the GRID-IT by Cocoon Innovations! This clever digital organizer will have you smiling from ear to ear and have your friends green with efficiency envy with the countless ways to organize your most prized gadgets! So here's what you have to do to win:  1) Hop on over to the MDF Facebook fan page and LIKE us if you haven't already, and 2) Post and tell us on the MDF wall what your favorite gadget is in order to enter. That's it. The giveaway runs from 5/4/11 to 5/7/11. Good luck, cross your fingers and have fun! We can't wait to hear what your fave gizmo is! P.S....As a bonus, we're going to put a surprise gadget in your grid-it just for you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Documentary Review #2: Invisible Children

In our short series of showcasing the 'movement documentary' genre, we at MDF thought this week was perfect timing to introduce to you this very worthy doc called Invisible Children. On a mission to end yet another conflict that has been in existence way too long, these filmmakers aim to restore peace for the child-soldiers of Africa. With the sole quest to safely bring home the abducted children, this movement will have you wanting to hop on the social activism bandwagon in no time.