Being a nonpolitical, content agnostic business

Recently a lot of political and social movements have gained attention in both the media and the hearts of many individuals across the world. Some of these political causes have been exacerbated, misunderstood, distorted, emphasized, belittled, written about, commented on or otherwise gained special attention and some a bit of notoriety due to the US election season. Being my own person, I have a lot to say about these political issues. However, as a collective business, we have nothing to say. We’re a nonpolitical organization and do not take sides in debate or social issues. We exist to document and relay information from customers. Similar to how internet service providers are held to be “Net Neutral” providers, or doctors are obliged to save any person’s life — we are likewise agnostic to legal content passing through our lenses. We are not a filter. Continue reading “Being a nonpolitical, content agnostic business” »

When purchasing used goods, exercise prudence and caution

With the recent break-in and theft over at LensProToGo we thought it would be helpful to write a post regarding purchasing used photo and video gear, and how to best protect yourself from sticky legal situations. Buying stolen goods is bad, and unfortunately you could take some legal responsibility if you are caught with products that are registered in stolen goods databases. While this is not legal advisory by any means (speak with a lawyer), we offer this as prudent precaution for newcomers to the photography and videography fields. Or any industry, business or individual that purchases second-hand, used goods for that matter. There are a few simple steps you can do to protect yourself when buying used goods! Here are some recommendations; Continue reading “When purchasing used goods, exercise prudence and caution” »

Everything to Know About Websites: Zero to 100

This post serves as a Table of Contents for Vanilla Video’s guide regarding websites. You may be wondering what a video production company has to do with websites. Well, our business is actually specific to web-based videos, and one of our Co-Founders is a Web Developer / Software Engineer with over 17 years of experience, across the full stack of website technology. We have a vested interest in getting businesses to use their websites more effectively. Vanilla Video makes thousands of web-based videos for companies all across the world. When our clienteles websites work better, the videos we create for display on the web are that much more valuable and effective. Continue reading “Everything to Know About Websites: Zero to 100” »