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How to make photos look more like video

Photography is a favorite hobby of a lot of people, and with Instagram and Pinterest growing in popularity, photos of everything from buildings to people, from food to décor are being posted online and updated in our feeds in real-time. We’re constantly being exposed to these eye-catching sights and snippets of insights from our friends and family. In the video realm, photos and still images are a great place to start, but we like to push the boundaries and add a little something extra to the visuals we’re provided.

Weinberg Center "Mighty Wurlitzer" video approaches 100,000 views on YouTube

A few years ago, the folks at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, MD invited us to do something quite unique. They unlocked the small, high doors that lead to the Wurlitzer organ instrument chambers and allowed us to record HD footage of the pipes, snares, triangle, symbols, tom toms, bells and horns that give the organ its musical voice. And they lined up interviews with men that have repaired, maintained and played the fine machine over the years, providing the human voice.

From blank canvas to artist's signature in under 3 minutes

Twenty-eight juried artists from 17 states graced the streets of downtown Frederick between June 18 - 21.  Artists set up their easels and painted en plein air - outside, using natural light, in hopes of capturing a portion of the $14,000 in cash prizes. We set up a camera to capture one of them in action.

Historic illustrations and modern animation come together to promote author and anthem

Frederick prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key in September 2014.   In preparation, the original song lyric manuscript was on display in Frederick June 14-15th, 2013.  The two day event, "Anthem and Author Reunited" brought the manuscript together with its author for the first time since Francis Scott Key handed the song lyrics to his brother-in-law in 1814. Digital Bard worked with David Guiney of Interpretive Direction, Ruth Bielobocky of Ion Active and the Tourism Council of Frederick County to produce a short video promoting the new exhibits and tours created to mark the occasion.