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3 Ways Video Will Make YOU a More Effective Leader

Marketing Strategy

Zoe Gieringer - October 18 at 11:18 am - 20 views

Leverage the power of video by using it in your internal communication strategy for improved employee engagement and job satisfaction.

Animating Photos to Capture your Audience

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - March 16 at 03:57 pm - 65 views

Capturing and holding your audience’s attention is both crucial and getting more difficult. Visuals make a great hook. They can help you engage your audience, communicate a message, and enforce your brand. Video is especially engaging. As more people...

Parallax Photo Animations

How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #3

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - March 16 at 03:36 pm - 77 views

The Double Exposure Effect Double exposure has been a popular effect in photography for a long time. So why not take it to video? For this effect, you’ll need: A high res portrait photo Stock video of scenery or an object that isn’t too bu...

How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #2

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - March 16 at 03:00 pm - 32 views

False Slow-Motion with the Puppet ToolThis technique features the puppet tool in After Effects. You won’t be able to do crazy or exaggerated movement with the puppet tool, as it distorts the image quickly. But it works great if you want to add just a...

Photo Animation Technique Tutorial

How To Create Interesting Photo Animations: Technique #1

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - March 16 at 12:51 pm - 32 views

Manipulating photos and turning them into something new is not only fun, it opens up a whole new arsenal of interesting visuals for you to use. A good photo can communicate a lot - adding energy and life to that photo with movement can communicate even...

New Outlier Jump Cut with Gladys Bikes

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - March 16 at 12:23 pm - 16 views

Biking is a pretty big thing here in Portland, so is female empowerment. Mix the two together and you get Gladys Bikes! Please enjoy our latest jumpcut. Visit the shop: http://gladysbikes.com/

The DaVinci Resolve 14 Experience

Video Production

Zoe Gieringer - July 18 at 02:23 pm - 26 views

There has been a lot of hype recently with Davinci’s new release of Resolve 14. After seeing it mentioned in blogs and magazine articles and having it come up in a conversation with an acquaintance, I thought it was time to give it a try. I was creat...

Psychology of Color and Choice

Design

Preston Schmidt - July 14 at 11:33 am - 15 views

There have been many studies into the psychological effects of color and it's relation to the stimulation of human emotions and patterns of choice.

Benefits of Web Design for Non-Design Companies

Web Design

Preston Schmidt - July 14 at 10:06 am - 12 views

Most of the time when you think of web design you think of web design companies and web designers.

Visual Trends for 2017

Design

Zoe Gieringer - April 20 at 04:30 pm - 10 views

Crazy as it may seem, we’re already four months deep into 2017. Which means new visual trends are starting to emerge and evolve. It’s important to know how trends are changing so that you can better connect with your audience and provide visuals th...

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Kathleen Visited Seattle for Digital Summit Last Month (And Wrote This Article to Tell You All About it)

Marketing Strategy

KMartin - April 18 at 04:27 pm - 11 views

It's true! Last month I had the opportunity to attend Seattle's Digital Summit Conference, a two-day affair covering a wide range of topics that are important to us marketing types. Below are my thoughts on the sessions, speakers, and of course what I ...

The Hammond B3 Organ Sound is Hard to Describe

Video Production

Ben Friedle - November 30 at 11:55 am - 26 views

The Hammond B3 organ sound is hard to describe, but it feels something like being surrounded by the music. When you hear it in a club or intimate setting it becomes a centerpiece, like listening to many voices live. It creates so much texture and suppo...

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Hell Yes I’m Ready to Write a Video Script!

Video Production

KMartin - October 27 at 09:32 am - 10 views

Great news, video newbies! You’re almost ready to started writing that script for your new video project. And we’ve saved up some of our very best advice for those just getting started with video to prove script writing doesn’t have to be an...

How to Create a Customer Loyalty Program that’s Worth the Trouble

Marketing Strategy

KMartin - June 28 at 10:15 am - 8 views

"Customer loyalty programs--do they really work?"That’s a question we often get from businesses looking to find ways to maximize the relationship they have with their current customer base or considering a new program to entice a flurry of new ...

Drupal Game of Codes

Drupal Paragraphs Hold the Key to an Empowered Content Management Team

Drupal

KMartin - June 23 at 10:55 am - 15 views

Aligning Business and Marketing GoalsCross-channel marketing platform Yesmail is headquartered in Portland with offices in major cities around the world. A company that’s used to pushing boundaries and harnessing the power of technology to find new w...

Drupal Tips: Feeds Importer - Error - Page Not Found

Drupal

maestrojed - June 1 at 04:36 pm - 6 views

I wanted to delete an old feed importer. From the Feeds Importer Admin Page (admin/structure/feeds) I followed the delete link but was served a "Page Not Found". This was true for the other actions such as "Edit".Error Message:The requested page "/admi...

B2B Social Media: Thinking Beyond Lead Generation

Social Media

Ben Friedle - June 1 at 11:52 am - 6 views

There was a time when the social media presence of a business could be minimal without much impact to its business goals. Today, we find many of the business owners who question the value social media brings to their business to business marketing are ...

DrupalCon 2016

DrupalCon 2016: Outlier Devs Leave Their Hearts in New Orleans

Drupal

KMartin - May 18 at 04:00 pm - 6 views

Last week marked the annual DrupalCon convention. This year was remarkable not only because it was Outlier’s 6th visit to the event, but also because it was the very FIRST trip for Outlier’s newest Drupal development team member...

Drupal 8 jQuery Background Image Slider

Web Design

Preston Schmidt - May 18 at 09:25 am - 144 views

Drupal 8 is here and it's time to start making some cool sliders with jQuery. This one uses Drupal default fields so it's ready to go!

jQuery Image Pop-over on Click

Coding

Preston Schmidt - May 13 at 10:55 am - 1894 views

Let's make a nice and easy image popover when you click on an image using jQuery. Quick to replicate, and can be applied to any image on your site without altering markup.

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