Free Headshot Friday

Is your professional headshot over 2 years old? Maybe it was shot on a mobile phone, or perhaps still from the 90’s and you’re just waiting for that fashion trend to come back?  I hate to break it to you but Hypercolor shirts are not making a comeback… and more importantly, those old or unprofessional headshots don’t make you or your business look good. That’s where BFresh.Media comes in.

One day only, this special event will be at the studio with a few limitations. So here are the details, please read carefully:

Day:  Friday August 4th, 2017

Time: 11am-4pm

Location:  Bfresh.Studio @ 1 First St. suite 206-B Collingwood

This professional headshot package includes a 15min studio shoot with a white or flat grey backdrop. Following the shoot we will send you 2-3 of the best pics.

Note that touchups are not included but available for a small fee. Everything from digital makeup, to teeth whitening can be done in photoshop. It will look so good you won’t want to update it for years… but you still should.

check out some samples below… and we’ll see you at the studio!

Open Casting Call – No Acting Required

So here’s the deal: I’m working on a new passion project, a pilot for a television series. I don’t want to give away too much other than it is a documentary style show which does not require acting. So real people, real experiences. We are looking for 2 people to host the show and interested more in personality than anything. Oh ya, and it’s sort of important that you like to travel… and beer. Actually it’s really important that you like beer.

As a passion project, I need to be up front and say there is no budget currently BUT it will only require 2 days to shoot, and I promise it will be a blast. For the shoot, you need to be in Collingwood Ontario for pickup as we will be traveling around the Simcoe, Bruce, and Grey county area. Meals,  refreshments, and travel during production, will be provided on both days. The shoot is scheduled to take place August 8th and 13th from 10am to approximately 8pm. Long I know, but I promise it will be almost 12 hrs of nothing but pure fun.

I will also add that the idea of a pilot is to sell to networks in the hopes that the show will get picked up and then there will be a budget to create something much larger and ongoing. So this bus is leaving the station… are you getting on?

Here’s how to audition:

  1. Shoot a video of yourself 1 min long or less. We want to see personality! Tell us why you should get to host your own show. It might also be good to mention how much you like beer… responsibly (We don’t want to see anyone doing a keg stand).
  2. Upload said video to Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #beerfreshmedia so that we can find it.
  3. Feel good knowing you could be a part of something awesome. 🙂

A decision will be made by Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 so get your audition up before then, otherwise you will miss the bus. And don’t worry, if we pick you, you will get all the details about what the show is about (nothing weird or overly physical, I promise).

It should go without saying but you must be 19 years or older to audition.

Why I’m Installing Theater Seats In The Studio

I’ve always been service oriented. To me it is important to make sure clients and customers are comfortable and well looked after. I feel like there are very few jobs and professions where this should not or does not apply. Maybe that’s my nature but I believe that this approach has helped me succeed not only as an employee but even more so as an entrepreneur.

In my agency days, the client was king. We would wine and dine clients like it was their birthday. We would jump through hoops to make them feel special and want to work with us. Now for the record, I’m not a fan of trying to make people like me by throwing money at them. That’s not the point. I actually did forge some great relationships because we just had a lot of fun together.

Now I’m at a point in my life where wining and dining and especially late night partying on a Wednesday is not really my thing. But there are still ways to go above and beyond to make clients feel extra special and welcome.

Here’s where the Theater Seats come in. When I was originally planning my studio, the concept was just a couch and and a TV. Somewhere to comfortably screen client videos that was not on my tablet or computer screen.

Well my Wife went searching and found these theater seats which seemed too perfect. And just like that, the simple and modest client screening area snowballed into a mini theater with authentic seating and a projector screen.

Currently I have most of the platform built. It is also on wheels so that I can move it around by myself and turn it to face whatever wall necessary. I have a few more boards to cut and lay down for the flooring and then I need to permanently bolt the seats to the boards. Like some of my projects in the studio, it is still a work in progress but I wanted to show it off and see what people think. is it too much? A little over the top? you be the judge.

Stay tuned for more progress as I finish it off and install the the projector in the next few weeks.

BFresh.Studio – A First Look

It has been a few weeks since getting the keys to the new studio so I made this video to show off the progress and kick start my own content marketing strategy.

So far, the walls have been painted, we blocked up a window and covered a door that is not needed.

In terms of soundproofing, we secured rigid foam insulation to the back of the main door to block out as much sound as possible when recording. Not to mention the window and alternate door coverings contain a lot of foam to reduce the amount of noise coming into the studio.

Another challenge that any studio will have is preventing echo but one that is easily overcome with some foam and cloth. You will see in the video that I’ve got a grey backdrop behind me (that still needs to be ironed) and this is stretched around a wooden frame that has a mattress cover pinned up behind it. This was not only a cost effective solution but one that is mobile and multi purposed. If I want to use only the dampening of the sound foam I can place the frame off to the side or I can hang other backdrops from the frame as needed. Just listen to the video and see how it sounds for yourself.

So as I said, the new studio is coming along but there is still a lot of work ahead of me but I hope to keep posting and keep everyone updated on what’s going on and perhaps inspire you to get out and get creating.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel or like us on facebook to follow everything that is going on and stay tuned for more updates soon!

New Video Studio Coming to Collingwood

Since I launched this business, I have dreamt about how amazing it might be, one day, to evolve into a studio space where we would have the convenience and luxury of a wide open studio. A space that wasn’t my living room or that of my clients’, which involves a huge transformation to set up a simple backdrop.

To me the benefits were clear: A studio would allow less travel, and shorter setup and take down times. Plus I could cater to wider range of individuals like youtube vloggers, content creators, and offer more services like weekly video, podcasts, product video and photography and even portrait photography, along with customizable sets and backdrops. It’s not changing the focus of my business but rather putting on a wider lense (camera metaphors, gotta love em).

Well by no other explanation than “the stars have aligned”, that dream is becoming a reality… and soon! The best part is, my address is not changing either. With the help of the Clever Office (the coworking space I operate from), we are only moving down the hall.

bfresh.media will be expanding into Suite 206-B, a soon to be studio space that is almost 500 square feet of possibilities.

I say possibilities because currently the large room is a blank canvas that will require lots of work to convert it into a professional studio space with good acoustics, a variety of sets and backdrops, and my favourite part… even more fun gear to play with.

So this is just the beginning. April 1st 2017 is the official launch so expect lots up updates including my own content strategy. Follow bfresh.media on facebook, instagram, and youtube for the fun stuff, plus you will want to be on the lookout for website updates soon. All the important things like photos, rates, membership packages, should be posted in the next few weeks.

That’s it for now, I wanted to keep it short because I get the keys next week and April 1st is just around the corner. I have so much work to do but I’m super excited and I look forward to sharing this journey with you every step of the way. Until next time!