Or you already got started, but you got stuck in the process.
Or your boss assigned you as the company's video producer, but your videos are not meeting your boss's expectations.
I'm the founder of Cartouche Creations LLC, a creative film and video production company based in Manhattan, New York. I grew up in Montréal, Québec, Canada where I was introduced to filmmaking when I was 12 years old. My father brought a Super 8 camera home and that changed my life. My film career took a professional turn when I graduated with a Master's degree in Cinematic Arts at USC's film school, in Los Angeles. I was very fortunate to be trained by top acting and directing coaches in the film industry.
I'm proud of what I've done so far with my craft. I have worked with the top television production companies in Canada, and the top PR and marketing firms in New York City. I'm stoked to be in a position to help out all the people who want to use the medium and grow their business and passion.
I'm finding that teaching others helps me stay at the cutting edge of the art and science of filmmaking.
When I was a kid, I wanted to make thrilling short films. However, it ended up being an embarrassing experience...
Growing up I would sometimes have the incredible luck to put my hands on my father’s Super 8 camera, a beautiful Kodak Instamatic M6. I would call friends and give them costumes for their parts. We would shoot horror movies. Luc would get my dad’s beautiful brown felt hat, Dimitri would dress up as an old lady. We were maybe 10-11 years old... Another friend would wear a rubber skull mask and cover it with an torn black rag... The set-up was pretty violent and gory: the monster would jump on the old lady and beat her up… Lots of ketchup on her and on the wall... then Luc would arrive wearing his detective film noir oversized fedora and shoot the monster with his revolver... a toy of course.
One day, I got more ambitious. In our garage, I poured generous quantities of rubbing alcohol on the floor around the skulled monster, lit it up, and started filming my epic scene. An impressive ring of flames formed around him. He was raising his arms to the ceiling. Great special effects! Oh my God, I was in heaven. I kept shooting and shooting walking around him. Flames got bigger, I kept shooting until the film would run out. But the camera would keep rolling for minutes. I never ran out of film. Ooops, the fire was getting a little bit out of control, so I finally dropped the camera and rushed to my friend’s to help him put the fire out around him and on his costume. No one was hurt, thank God!
Ah, the magic of cinema! I picked up the camera, pulled the trigger and continued filming the story, with Luc the detective saving the day again and shooting the monster. I was so elated. There was just one problem. The camera was still able to run. There was an infinite amount of film in that cartridge! I must have thought "Cooool! My dad bought bigger, longer film cartridges. Amazing! "
So I finally completed my movie and took the film cartridge out of the camera, put it in the aluminum wrap and my dad eventually sent it to the lab. When the film came back, processed, all rolled up in a little reel, I was so elated. The euphoria of creation was finally going to be rewarded by a super-production-big-effect-like-blockbuster! But I started to wonder, why is the film reel so tiny? I threaded the film in the projector and started to watch the film. The film lasted only 2 and a half minutes. The last scene on the reel was my skull friend entering the garage. Then, no more film! Nothing of the glorious ring-of-fire special effect! Nothing of the infernal closeups of the flames! No sign of Luc coming in and killing the monster neither! Just a white empty screen... My heart sank. I felt ashamed of myself, and so disappointed.
I went on to film school eventually and learned a few things the hard way throughout my 20 year-plus film/video career.
Here’s why I created Video Bubble. I had all the best intentions in the world. I wanted to make these films, but because I was ignorant and careless, I ended up discouraged. It took me years to recover and regain confidence in myself.
I want everyone who is willing to invest time and effort in making their videos to be rewarded, not disappointed, or frustrated. Making videos is a profound act of creation that will bring you enormous benefits and satisfaction, BUT you must avoid the caveats and quicksands that can engulf you along the path. You cannot leave it to good luck and hopeful thinking if you want to put out amazing videos on a consistent basis. Us, the Video Bubble members and I, can help you achieve your ambitious video program without the struggles and disappointments. Video creation is exciting, video production is intricate and a mine field. You want to know what you’re doing if you’re in for the long run, and continuously get better at it. Don’t learn it the hard way like I did.
I created Video Bubble in order for you to avoid complications, because video can be... complicated.
You are thinking of creating your own video channel but you don't know where to start.
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You're afraid that you won't persist very long and drop the ball eventually.
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If, for any reason within 30 days after purchasing your membership, you don't like to hang out in the Video Bubble, we will refund your money, no questions asked. After 30 days, you can cancel your monthly membership anytime and the next monthly cycle will not be charged to you. If you purchased the yearly plan and wish to cancel it after 30 days, you will be charged up to the remaining days of the month and you will be reimbursed for the remaining months of the year. I want everyone to be happy in the Video Bubble, and if you decide it's not for you, then there's no reason to keep you in. If you are interested in making videos, I think you'll love it, but if not (stuff happens) then that's okay too.
You are a go getter and you want to do it all on your own. I understand, I'm the same. But there are times when you'll need to ask for help because the consequences of not doing the right thing could be really damaging. You wouldn't start flying a plane without taking some lessons right? Well, video can look simple, but to do it right, you need to know what you're doing, at least for the basic stuff.
Lighting, sound, cameras, editing, storytelling, public speaking and content, if you're not careful, your videos could soon become a disaster. Your boss may tell you to delete them ASAP and fire you, or you're your own boss and your best friends are kindly suggesting to make some changes on your next videos...
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