Fat Dog Video Gets You Rolling Along! Commercial

Fat Dog Video LLC, Cincinnati Internet Video Production
Video Production Cincinnati
Internet Video Production
Experienced Filmmakers, Delivering Today

Fat Dog Video LLC, We specialize in video production for internet, websites, handheld and mobile devices.
Based in Cincinnati, OH.

Fat Dog Video Rolls Over for You! Commercial

Fat Dog Video LLC, Cincinnati Internet Video Production
Video Production Cincinnati
Internet Video Production
Experienced Filmmakers, Delivering Today

Fat Dog Video LLC, We specialize in video production for internet, websites, handheld and mobile devices.
Based in Cincinnati, OH.

Fat Dog Video Walks In the Park Commercial

Fat Dog Video LLC, Cincinnati Internet Video Production
Video Production Cincinnati
Internet Video Production
Experienced Filmmakers, Delivering Today

Fat Dog Video LLC, We specialize in video production for internet, websites, handheld and mobile devices.
Based in Cincinnati, OH.

Demos and Projects

Mike Teeters’ Video Demo and Resume Page

Current Projects:

Fat Dog Video LLC: Fat Dog Video Gets You Rolling Along!, Commercial 22 Seconds, Feb. 2015 Release

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Fat Dog Video LLC: Fat Dog Video Walks in the Park Commercial, 30 Seconds, Jan. 2015 Release
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Fat Dog Video LLC: Fat Dog Video Rolls Over for You! Commercial, 30 seconds, Feb. 2015 Release

Fat Dog Video LLC, Cincinnati Internet Video Production
Video Production Cincinnati
Internet Video Production
Experienced Filmmakers, Delivering Today

Fat Dog Video LLC, We specialize in video production for internet, websites, handheld and mobile devices.
Based in Cincinnati, OH.
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Clermont Chamber of Commerce “Stay Connected”
Informational Video for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.
Presented by Jeff Lykins, President and CEO of Lykins Energy Solutions.
Produced by Fat Dog Video LLC

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“Masterminds movie trailer” Film crew, Mike Teeters: Video Playback Utility Aug. 2015 release.

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The World Made Straight Movie Trailer. Mike Teeters, Dolly Grip. Jan. 2015 Release.

Staring: Noah Whyle, Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, Adelaine Clemens, Steve Earle, Haley Joel Osment

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“The Hunger Games”: Set Lighting Technician and Rigging Electric. Mega Feature Film, Asheville and Charlotte, NC.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woddy Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland

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“Touched by Angels”, Renamed “One Hell of An Angel”, Gaffer, this film is in editing, late 2015 release.

Starring: Matt Shepard, David Dietrich, Kipper, Schauer, David Ostergaard, Keresey Proctor, Daniel J. Clancy

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“The House that Hunter Built” Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. House built for Habitat for Humanity, aired on WLOS ABC.

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Auto Advantage October 2014, North Carolina’s #7 Auto Dealer. Mike provided camera and direction for these commercials airing on ABC WLOS in Asheville, NC. This was shot 4k video on a Panasonic GH4 with super sweet Nikon lenses.

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Bryan Easler Toyota, May 2014 Commercials. Mike and Shelly Teeters providing video production services, camera operation, direction, lighting & location sound for 3 new commercials airing on WLOS ABC in Asheville, NC.

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Flowing in the Tao: Producer, Director, Camera, Musical Score for self-help products.

Featuring Andrew McCart.

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Auto Advantage, 90 Second Commercials. Fletcher, North Carolina. Camera, Direction. Airs on WLOS ABC in Asheville, NC. June 2014

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Colton Matteress: Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. Fall 2012 Television Commercials aired on WLOS ABC in Asheville, NC.

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Hunter Automotive Group: Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound 2009-2012 Monthly Television campaigns with Candice Little.

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Lebeda Mattress “The Collapse”: Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. Regional Commercial.

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“Toys for Tots TV” Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. Public Service announcement for a worthy local charity, aired on WLOS ABC.

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Hunter Automotive Group “Erase Credit History”: Camera, Direction, Sound. Aired WLOS ABC, Asheville, NC.

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“Journey 2 Boston, A Rock-n-Roll Band” Camera, Direction. Live show promo taped for performing act.

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Harbor Nissan, Port Charlotte, Florida “Roll the Dice” Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. Aired regionally in Port Charlotte.

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Colton Matteress, Internet Pitch on Website: Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound.

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“The Knot Dream Wedding”: Camera Utility Support. This wedding was held at the Biltmore. The webcast had 300,000 followers.

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Other Current / Recent Projects:

Touch or click here for Mike’s IMDB page

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Spring 2015 Current Projects:

Clermont Chamber: Producing informational video for the Clermont Chamber in Clermont County, Ohio.

Auto Advantage: Providing video production services, camera operation, direction, lighting, sound for 4 new commercials currently airing on WLOS ABC in Asheville, NC. Spring 2015

Canoe journey on the Great Calusa Blueway

We took our 16 foot Mad River Canoe to Ft. Myers, Flordia this winter and did some amazing paddling on the Great Calusa Blueway. It was the first time we had put a canoe in the Gulf of Mexico. We put in at Bunche Beach county park and traveled up to the Sanibel Causeway Island and back. It was a 75 degree and sunny day. Just as we got started we saw an Osprey and I got it on camera! My most fun part was the times I had to pull the canoe through the shallow surf. With the sun and waves slashing it was pure heaven. We learned a lot about the Calusa natives while we were there. On the way back we stopped on the shore and had some sandwiches.

Our normal canoe cargo has two dry bags with 4 towels, jackets, first aid, change of clothes, a pelican case for camera gear and phones. We also have a 45 thrust trolling motor with battery that really helped with the channel crossing. We crossed the channel at the Blueway route but the traffic was heavy. We would probably cross somewhere else another time. Even though the water looks very deep, often the Calusa Blueway is very shallow. The spot where the YouTube thumbnail sits, the water is less than knee keep.

This video was shot with a Panasonic GH2 HDSLR. I prefer the outdoor cinematography opportunities of using a stellar camera like the GH2 rather than say a GoPro, which would make it look more like everyone else. The GH2 has the 88mb/s Driftwood hack for anyone that is curious. The most popular preset in the new GH4, “CineD” (which we use for internet video) emulates the hacked GH2s. This little camera even compared to most of the high end cameras coming out today like the GH4, still makes amazing looking movies.

Top Reasons to use Internet Video on your Website

Top Reasons to use Internet Video on your Website
by Mike Teeters, Producer, Fat Dog Video LLC

1. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Video is worth millions of words. You can show someone something quickly today with a video that would take a library of books to describe in detail and they may even give up before they got the information they wanted.

2. Nearly half of all internet searches occur on YouTube. People are turning to video to show them information about the things they want to know about.

3. More than half of internet users are on mobile phones. This will soon be three quarters. Mobile phones are difficult to read on. Videos are easier to watch on mobile devices that it is to read.

4. Unfortunately, younger generations are reading less and watching videos more. Your best way to reach younger generations is to cater to their choice viewing of video.

5. You can pack more information in a shorter span of time with video than with words. This goes back to the top reason.

6. Video blurs the line of entertainment and education. Text and words can be very boring unless the writing is purposely entertaining. Even then the person needs to want to read. Video can be both educational and entertaining at the same time, often without anyone really noticing. Video can keep the viewers engaged longer by keeping them entertained.

Mike Teeters is a Producer at Fat Dog Video LLC based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fat Dog Video creates internet video for businesses.
Mike can be reached at miketeeters@fatdogvideo.com. His website is fatdogvideo.com.

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Top ways to use Internet Video on your Website

Top ways to use Internet Video on your Website
by Mike Teeters, Producer, Fat Dog Video LLC

1. Create an information video about your company or product. Chances are you have written a lot about your company or product. A short video makes it easy for people that don’t want to read to learn about what you want to share with them.

2. Create a video with interesting guests that can drive traffic. This tactic can have a spokesperson or an endorsee. They can introduce you in a way that would seem self-serving or boring if you did it yourself. Their notoriety can bring a different twist or search angle to your website that you did not have before.

3. Make video without your product in it at all. Some companies have entire lines of video that have nothing to do with their product. They often use extreme sports or some other passion to promote their products and do not even show their product at all. The excitement and association generated by these videos really pay off for their brand in exposure.

4. Use text in the video. It’s very strange but people read text when it is presented to them in video, especially when it is simple and large. Text can be very engaging when used sparingly in a video along with compelling images.

5. Entertain the viewers. The real power if internet video is that the viewer can be entertained while they are being informed.

6. Tell the viewer how they benefit, rather than what you do. The big mistake in video is pure information. The spot the rubber meets the road is “what are you doing for me?.” Show your viewer how you are benefiting them.

Mike Teeters is a Producer at Fat Dog Video LLC based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fat Dog Video creates internet video for businesses.
Mike can be reached at miketeeters@fatdogvideo.com. His website is fatdogvideo.com.

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Top reasons why the moving pictures on your website home page are not effective

Top reasons why the moving pictures on your website home page are not effective.
by Mike Teeters, Producer, Fat Dog Video LLC

1. Mobile phones don’t recognize JavaScript sliders that most moving picture designs are made from. More than half of internet users are on mobile phones. This will soon be three quarters, then soon after that, seven eighths. You get the idea. No one is watching these pictures but you.

2. Those pictures, while being pretty or cool, probably don’t really do much to compel anyone toward action or tell anyone about what you really do.

3. For security reasons, many people on desktops and laptops have JavaScript turned off in their web browsers or have it very restricted. You probably should if you don’t. You have a big blank blocked out area in your home page where those pictures load in their web browser if that is the case.

4. If your moving pictures are encoded with Adobe Flash it is probably even worse. Apple’s devices do not support flash meaning iPhones, iPods and iPads will not show your snazzy picture display. Even on desktop and laptop computers flash is known to be a major security risk and is often disabled so even those users often will not see the pictures.

5. Google’s Chrome browser has dropped Javascript support. This will mean a lot to web developers and website owners. Those Javascript slideshows may have trouble in Chrome going forward.

Mike Teeters is a Producer at Fat Dog Video LLC based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fat Dog Video creates internet video for businesses.
Mike can be reached at miketeeters@fatdogvideo.com. His website is fatdogvideo.com.

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Top things to look for in an Internet Video Production Company

Top things to look for in an Internet Video Production Company
by Mike Teeters, Producer, Fat Dog Video LLC

1. The company specializes in internet video. This may seem obvious but very few companies specialize in internet video. The lure of big dollar television contracts and corporate industrial video money is hard to pass up for companies with large staffs, big facilities and huge overhead. A company that specializes in internet video lives and breathes all things that is current on the internet.

2. The company has past experience in other areas. While you want the production company specializing in internet video, you also want them to have experience in other areas of video and film production to be able to bring that experience to your internet videos.

3. They have crafted catchy internet videos for themselves. If they can’t make a catchy video to promote themselves, they won’t be able to do it for you. Look over their video demos for videos they made for themselves and see if you like them.

4. They have web video on their home page. Look at the video or videos on the home page of their website. If you click off in the first few seconds, they probably are not keeping your attention. A slider or JavaScript moving picture is not internet video and it seldom motivates anyone toward any type of positive action, nor do they work on mobile phones.

5. The company is marketing what it can for you, not what gear it has or awards is has received. The video and film production industry is enamored with itself and its gear. While the company you ultimately hire should have top of the line gear, their focus should be on what they are doing for you, not the toys they have or awards they have received from their friends.

6. They educate you about the video production process. If you are new to video production you probably don’t know what any of this stuff is or why we do what we do or why it cost what is does. Look for a company that walks you thru the video production process, beginning to end so there will be no surprises and you understand why you are paying what you are paying for and what the return on your investment will be.

Mike Teeters is a Producer at Fat Dog Video LLC based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fat Dog Video creates internet video for businesses.
Mike can be reached at miketeeters@fatdogvideo.com. His website is fatdogvideo.com.

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Working with Former Miss Georgia, Candice Little, a True Pro

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From 2007-2012 I had the pleasure to shoot and direct more than a hundred commercials with Candice Little Wickersham. Candice is a former Miss Georgia,former runner up Miss America and former news anchor for WLOS ABC in Asheville, North Carolina. There are few people that I have worked with that can match Candice’s talent for working with a script and the camera. When shooting commercials, she would often read a 60 second piece of script, with numbers and and figures, take a moment, look into the camera with her smile and deliver it perfectly by memory the first time. If she was off by a second or two she would go again and get it right the second time. I have seen only a very few best of hollywood actors able to do something like that, most falling very short.
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During the time we spent together, she was always very down to earth and friendly. Everywhere we went people knew her as the most recognized person in Western North Carolina and she was always very nice to people. Our Hunter Automotive Group commercials would air at certain times of the month 50-60 times a day. The commercials, written by Jeff Taylor, were very effective. I welcome any opportunity to work with Candice again and count her as a true friend.

Hunter Automotive Group: Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound 2009-2012 Monthly Television campaigns with Candice Little.

“The House that Hunter Built” Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. House built for Habitat for Humanity, aired on WLOS ABC.

Harbor Nissan, Port Charlotte, Florida “Roll the Dice” Camera, Direction, Lighting, Sound. Aired regionally in Port Charlotte.

Hunter Automotive Group “Erase Credit History”: Camera, Direction, Sound. Aired WLOS ABC, Asheville, NC.

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Candice was initially very upset with us over the chain saw and upside down commercials, but later relented as they were very popular.