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5 Things We've Been Watching: May 2019

5 Things We've Been Watching : May 2019

We love video here at PEG (obviously) and talk about it pretty much non-stop. So, we wanted to share with you five things that caught our eye, started a conversation or gave us a little inspiration over the last month.

NEOS 1:59 Challenge Launch

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Why it’s a thing: We love a good marathon-related piece. And we love a piece that combines sports + historical photos + nice typography + beautiful slow-mo. Not to mention, a great story. If this doesn't get you hyped for this feat, nothing will. We will be cheering. 

Want more of this? Here is the trailer for the marathon where he ran 2:00:25. 


Knight Foundation - Rebuilding Local News

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Why it’s a thing: Typography and kinetic animation is a captivating way to tell a story - especially when your video or photo assets are limited. This brightly-colored piece from the Knight Foundation is super fun to watch. (Disclosure - Akon is a Knight City and we have a definite soft spot for this great organization.) 


Why Is NowThis the best video format on Facebook ?

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Why it’s a thing: NowThis has taken everything that makes watching a video on Facebook challenging - and done it better than anyone else. There is a lot to learn here. From captivating initial visuals to easy-to-read text, they are the best-in-class for watcher-friendly social media videos. 


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Why it’s a thing: Titles and Credits can be a forgettable part of a television show. OR. In the world of Mad Men and Game of Thrones, they can also become almost a famous as they show themselves. From setting the scene to revealing characters, the trend of captivating and iconic title sequences is here to stay and we are here for it. 


Keepers of the Magic

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Why it’s a thing: This documentary was incredible fascinating. Even for the non-video nerds out there, listening to some of the most prolific cinematographers in history talk about scenes from movies we all know is pretty cool. Lighting. Color. Framing. Cinematography is not always appreciated by the casual movie goer, but this is an inside look at how much time, energy and talent go into making movies look the way they do. 


Honorable Mentions

The Last Watch - Game of Thrones Documentary 
7 Presentations Every Editor Should Watch


Additional Reading

5 Things We’ve Been Watching: April 2019
5 Things We’ve Been Watching : March 2019
5 Things We’ve Been Watching: February 2019
5 Things We’ve Been Watching: January 2019

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