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Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a local Detroit Area band, Citizen Zero. We collaborated with the band and their new label, Wind-Up Records, about the concept, direction of the video and how to stylize it. Alex, our Cinematographer, and TJ, our 1st Assistant Camera, worked with Lon Stratton at Stratton Camera to …

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In May we decided to shoot a fun project. We were wanting to shoot something on the roof of our building for a while and we wanted to test out some gear as well. We were interested in the low-light capabilities of Sony’s A7SII and pairing it with our MoVi M5. TJ, Green Sky’s very …

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It seems like just yesterday that we pulled our shiny new drone out of the box like a kid on Christmas and began flying it without a camera above a small park near our studio. Now, just a few months later (and a solid 20-30 hours of flight time later) we were ready to take …

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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy We have been blessed to call downtown Royal Oak “home” for our little studio over the past 5 years. It’s funky charm. It’s fruitful source of restaurants and nightlife. …

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We had the pleasure of working with The Frameworks to shoot environmental photography for Toshiba’s new Global Commerce Solutions product line. This mostly included products such as point of sale machines, tablets, barcode scanners, receipt printers and even the software that comes with these products as well as apps for customer’s phones. The concept was …

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Have you ever wanted to roll up to your swanky house in your brand new Escalade? Well, we did, and we did it in multiple cities too. OK, so maybe it wasn’t our house or our new Escalade, but it was still fun. Similar to the Road to Table event that we blogged about earlier, …

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In the fall of 2014, Cadillac hosted a great event in a number of cities around the country that featured the culinary expertise of some very talented Chefs and their restaurants. Luckily for Green Sky Creative, we were sent to document these events with both photography and a video. Each event was similar from city …

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Whether we are filming a branding video, interview for a feature documentary or shooting environmental photography, one thing is always on our minds here at Green Sky. What’s the story? Because no matter the scope of the project, the story or message behind it is what we are communicating through images, words and sound on …

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It’s Christmas in July folks! In honor of this wonderful time of year, we wanted to take a look back at some of our past Holiday Video Cards that we always have a lot of fun making and sending out to our clients, partners and friends. So, check out some of our past videos and …

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We travel a little bit here and there. Okay, we travel A LOT. This means that not only do wee go to some really cool and interesting places, but also get the pleasure of dining at some of the best eateries in the country. Dining out after a long day’s shoot is always a much …

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Although we were very busy up until the Holiday Season with some on location shoots and multiple edits, we were determined to keep up our tradition here at Green Sky of producing our annual Holiday Short Film to thank our clients and brands for their support and business, in addition to also showcasing the work …

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Yes, it’s true! Green Sky Principal & Creative Director, Adam Green, is known to get behind the camera every now and then. Especially when it is requested from his wonderful wife, Andrea, to capture one of their three children’s major milestones. With that said, I give you Roman Green’s 1st Haircut. Thanks to the good …

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There’s a small town in the Nevada desert about sixty miles west of Las Vegas called Pahrump. Not a hub of tourist activity, most people have never even heard of it, let alone been there. A few hotels and casinos spot the night skyline, but it’s what resides on the outskirts of Pahrump that had …

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2012 was a great year for filmmakers in terms of technology. Canon released their line of cinema cameras, the C500, C300 and C100, respectively, not to mention the 5D MkIII. Black Magic Cinema developed an affordable 2.7K Camera for under $3000 and RED made 4K affordable. Even with the incredible advance 2012 brought, 2013 is …

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2012 was a great year for Green Sky. We traveled around the world in order to shoot beautiful video for our clients. Here are some of our videos from the past year: Detroit EPIC Video from Green Sky Creative on Vimeo. This is the opening video and marketing video produced for NEXTGen Detroit’s EPIC Fundraiser …

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If there is one quote that best describes Green Sky’s latest editing move from Final Cut Studio to Premiere Pro it’s this one from Arnold Bennett: “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” Ever since Green Sky was founded in 2005, we have always utilized Apple’s professional …

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The first director I ever worked for told our crew about a sign Francis Ford Coppola had on his office door that said, “Time, Money and Success. In filmmaking you can only choose two.” I’m not sure how truthful the story is, but the message was clear: If you want to produce a good video, …

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In lieu of a traditional chirstmas card, we decided to send out a little something something for all of our amazing clients to celebrate the Holiday Season. Thanks for all of your support and trust in us and thanks to the entire Green Sky Team for all the excellent and hard work in 2011. We …

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We recently bought a new toy to try out at one of our Cadillac V Academy Events at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in beautiful Parhump, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas. Needless to say, I was a little nervous to attach my 7D to the very unassuming Fat Gecko and then to the side of the …

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Check out this powerful documentary trailer about the Detroit Fire Department.  Beautiful and dramatic shots with powerful commentary and strong music make this trailer a great example of how to gain support and increase an audience virally in hopes of getting the financial support it needs.

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