the KNOW Field Guide went to print.
our Livecast was broadcast with over 1000 international viewers.
the Big Shorts challenge winners were announced.
SMAPP, stillmoton’s educational app was birthed to the world.
we’ve gotten a lot of feedback, questions, and overall comments about everything and we’re extremely grateful for everyone taking the time to participate and give back.
when planning SMAPP, it’s tools, and its tutorials, we knew we wanted to create something that simply does not yet exist in this world. we didn’t just want to make something “better”. it was really important to us that we be involved in something that is unique in its own right, that challenges people to think in new ways, and that goes into far more depth than what’s already out there. thus came the blueprint for SMAPP. we launched with the Lens Selection Tool, Get Creative, Shot List Tool, and Gear Up!, and we feel that’s already an incredible value at the price of SMAPP. but rest assured, we’ve got plenty of updates for our current tools as well as new ones lined up and in development that you’ll see pop up in SMAPP very shortly…
one of the things we’re most excited about is the tutorial section in SMAPP. over the course of about straight 4 weeks, the whole stillmotion team got together in one city (quite a rarity in itself) and worked night and day to produce 50 tutorials for the launch. we wanted SMAPP to launch with as much amazing content as possible, and we’re committed to continually adding more throughout the life of SMAPP.
there’s a wide variety of tutorials available, and some of those are free, most are in the $3 to $5 range, and there are a few between $50 and $200. one the most frequently asked questions we’ve been getting is why the huge gap between a $3 or $5 tutorial and a $50 or $200 tutorial. while we feel that both types are extremely valuable, there’s a big difference in the amount of time and resources that go into making a two hour tutorial than a 5-minute one. a long and in-depth tutorial requires far more up-front thought and planning, more production time, more resources, and more post-production. but more than that, the tutorials that are $50 to $200 contain so much incredibly valuable information, information that has taken us 8 years to acquire. information that has allowed us to take our storytelling abilities to what we feel are extraordinary heights, and go from a studio that primarily filmed weddings to one that has carved a niche in the commercial world and has been able to be a part of really incredible projects. and while we understand these certainly aren’t inexpensive tutorials, we feel this information has the kind of value that will pay itself back to you over and over again.
this is just the beginning. SMAPP is going to grow with you, with us, as we all evolve together. we are a community. that’s why we continue to give back and educate – because we love this family and we are excited to play any part in helping people achieve the things that will make them happier in what they do.
thanks again to all of you for always being there on this journey with us.
-the stillmotion team