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Camera Basics 101

This blog is perfect for you if you’re interested in getting out of your camera’s Auto mode and learning how a camera works. If you’re in the middle of transcoding your latest project and interested in better workflows - see you on the next blog, these camera basics...

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Travel Tips

It’s that time of year where you are excited and ready to take some time off to travel and see the world. Travel is all about exploring new places, trying out new things, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and obviously about relaxing and having...

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Learning Languages Through Television

Studies have shown that learning languages have many benefits that include improved memory, perceptiveness, and decision-making skills. Celebrities such as RM from BTS learned how to speak English through watching the popular show Friends. Even our very own Marketing...

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Art History: The Baroque Period

Background From the 1600s to the 1700s, the Baroque style rapidly spread from Rome throughout Europe. While the Renaissance is defined by a sense of harmony, stability, and realism; Baroque art is known for highly dramatized, intense, and ornate works of art. During...

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Curried Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 35 mins | Total time: 55 mins | Serves: 4 servings Food has the power to evoke and create memories while feeling reconnected or even comforted when we need it most. Curried Shrimp and Grits is a special recipe to me, because it is a...

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The Influence of Bauhaus

What is Bauhaus? Bauhaus literally translates to “construction house,” and was founded by Walter Gropius in the early 1920s, and was closed in 1933 due to Nazi occupation. To this day, we see, feel, and experience the profound influence this school had on everything...

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Girls and Video Games

Video games are a great way to destress after a long day from school or work. I started playing video games since elementary school, ranging from the Super Mario bros on the Gameboy Advance to Counter Strike on the PC. In this list, I focus on PC games that I’ve loved...

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How to Take the Perfect Photo

Do you hate always taking horrible photos that are cropped out, too dark, or just way too ugly? Well what I have for you here is the inside scoop on what us photographers and videographers look for when we want to take the perfect photo. Step 1: Content When taking a...

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Top 10 Don’ts for ADA Compliance

We live in a world where technology has become a primary resource for information. It’s important for websites to be mindful of being accessible to anyone, includes those with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has made this clear and prohibits...

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Must Do Dives in Florida

Drifting a few feet above a coral reef, swimming alongside sharks, exploring a shipwreck, or even navigating through a cavern or cave. Every scuba diver had a challenge like that in mind when they began their Open Water training. Florida is one of the most popular...

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Top 10 Graphic Novels

Graphic novels blend the world of story telling with illustration like few other types of art or literature. This is my list of top 10 graphic novels. I have excluded mangas and superhero comics for the time being. (That might have to wait for another post.) I wanted...

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Top Super Bowl Ads 2019

Last night, many Americans sat down around their televisions to watch Super Bowl LIII. Many of whom anticipated its half-time performance of Spongebob’s “Sweet Victory,” after over a million people rallied a petition to honor the late, Stephan Hillenburg, the creator...

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2019 Design Trends

In 2018, a few of the design trends we saw included the use of gradients and semi-flat design, the mixture of illustrations with text, the growing popularity of micro animations, and minimalist design. We’re in our third week of 2019 and design is fusing styles from...

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The 7 Principles of Art & Design

As an artist, when designing creative, painting an image, snapping a picture, or drawing an illustration, you must take careful consideration what goes where in your composition. It is a lot like building a house. The elements of art (line, shape, form, value, space,...

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Orlando Gift Guide 2018

We hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and survived the shopping weekend, but it isn’t over yet. Struggling to think of gifts for friends, family, or the lucky recipient of your Secret Santa? I’ve put together a list of amazing gifts from local businesses you’ll feel...

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Pumpkin Pie Origins

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there is one dish that can always be found at the feasting table: pie. Pies are versatile and date back to the Ancient Egyptians. But they weren’t always just sweet treats. The earliest roots of pie have been traced back to...

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Social Media During Election Season

The election is over. Can we have social media back, please?  As we all knew and expected, this mid-term election was another one that took over our lives. Robocalls, extreme distribution across every digital aspect of our lives. We couldn't even share our favorite...

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Halloween Campaigns to Die For

The holiday season has arrived and Halloween has made its greetings known. With spooky decorations and a hint of pumpkin spice, Halloween is all about the witches, clowns, ghouls, and goblins coming out to play and companies are in on the fun. Especially with hundreds...

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Introducing Our Video Guru

We recently did a great interview with the newest member of our team, Ada DeBusk, who has given us some insight into her industry and what role Video plays at Maxmedia. So, what do you do at Maxmedia? I produce video content for Maxmedia.  Tell us a little about your...

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Orlando’s Top 5 Networking Hotspots

    In an ever-evolving business world there’s one constant out there…..NETWORKING.   My role here at Maxmedia Creates is business development. While some people develop leads and business through email and phone calls, I tend to develop relationships...

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Cricut Crafting DOs and DON’Ts

    After a long day at the office, everyone needs a way to decompress. However, instead of plopping down and binge watching my favorite show, I like to do something a little more hands on. Marti has his watches, Casandra has her knitting, and I have my...

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Top 10 Holiday Advertising Tips

#1 Start advertising early It is important to begin preparing now, so you can launch your campaign after Halloween. The goal is to be ready in time for all of the days customers will be expecting deals, like Black Friday. #2 Give your loyal customers special treatment...

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Instagram Themes You’ll Want to Replicate ASAP

Since it’s creation in 2010, Instagram has steadily shown it’s value - recently hitting one-billion active users. Instagram emulates authenticity which is a challenge in traditional media. Campaign promotions and sponsorships are seamlessly placed within a user’s feed...

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Key West Culinary Adventure

Over the Labor Day Weekend holiday, I had the pleasure of heading down to Key West aka “The Conch Republic”, a destination I used to frequent with my family multiple times a year. We enjoyed the diving, fishing, and most importantly, the food! On this trip, I made a...

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Choosing the Best Colors for Your Billboards

    When designing your next billboard, you want to stand out. Choosing the right colors for your outdoor campaign can make the difference between being seen and fading into the background. Color impacts how well information is remembered, so how do you know...

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How to Overcome Creative Blocks

The ultimate nightmare of creatives, creative blocks can get the best of us and can be a frustrating affair. Unfortunately in our industry, these blocks can come at the worst of times. In a world of looming deadlines and demanding clients, we must overcome these...

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The Best Flags and The Worst Flags

For thousands of years, flags have been used for military purposes on land and sea, and have evolved to represent royal houses, countries, government, businesses, sports teams, political parties, cities, states, and more. Designing an effective flag follows the same...

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Web Design Evolution Through the Decades

With the invention of the Internet, the world’s information has become accessible, literally, within the palm of our hands. Technology has grown throughout the past three decades and web design has shown its own evolution over time. We’ve come a long way from the...

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Who Said Dads Aren’t Stylish?

One of the biggest fashion trends in recent history has been the infamous “ Dad Shoes.” High end designers have been going out of their way to create oversized, bulky, arguably ugly footwear. PHOTO SOURCE FROM ASIA.BE.COMThe look has been adopted by multiple titans of...

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Maxmedia 3 Year Anniversary!

Well the big day is coming up! What day is that you ask? It’s the three year anniversary of the birth of Maxmedia Digital Network which is now known as Maxmedia Creates. This anniversary is very special to me as 8 out of 10 start-up businesses fail within the first 18...

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Some of My Favorite Albums

I love music! Who doesn't? I listen to music all day long and it totally inspires my creative process. We all have our favorite albums, tracks, and bands. So here is a list of my favorite album covers (well just all around good records). There are so many more that I...

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Cultural Similarities Between Neighbors

I’m writing this on the plane ride home from my overseas trip, where I got to experience the cultural similarities between neighboring island countries: Japan and the Philippines. With a time zone difference and 1,900 miles between them, these countries have shown me...

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Caption Your Content – Now

A clear reason for adding closed captioning to your videos is for hearing-impaired viewers. Hearing loss is more prevalent than cancer or diabetes, accounting for 48 million Americans according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. However, offering closed...

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Dear Nature, I Need Advice

Long before graphic design, color theory, and mathematical perspective, nature has been creating the ideal aesthetic forms. Throughout our creative endeavors as designers and artists, we strive to conceive of something as perfect as what grows on our planet without...

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Tourism Advertising Around the Globe

Tourism advertising is an important industry for countries all over the globe. Its positive impact on a country’s social and economic development opens up opportunities for business, investments, jobs, and keeps the heritage and culture alive. Tourism campaigns have...

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Optimize Images on your WordPress Website

Web page load speeds are one of the most important factors in whether someone will stick around your website or not. Most users tend to leave a website that hasn't loaded within 3 seconds. One of the biggest causes for extended loading times on a page is image file...

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How to Be Green On A Budget

A couple months ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and stumbled onto an interesting video. In this video, a woman was challenged to live 30 days with zero waste. The point of the video? To demonstrate how hard it is for an individual to go an entire...

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Hurricane Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

Although we all work extremely hard here at Maxmedia Creates, it’s not all about work. Volunteer and charity work is also important. That is why I decided to go on a hurricane relief mission trip to Puerto Rico. Since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed charitable...

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Traveling as a Designer

    I am a graphic designer currently sitting at my desk still jet lagged and nose runny because some child coughed on the plane ride home from Madrid to New York.   Rather than working, I spent the last week traveling throughout Andalusia, Spain. The...

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Keeping Calligraphy Alive

Calligraphy. Derived from the greek terms “kallos” (beauty) and “graphein” (to write), is the art of beautiful handwriting, traditionally with a brush or dip pen with a nib and ink. Its origins date back to the stylized hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt. The visually...

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ISA Sign Expo 2018 Recap

The ISA Sign Expo just wrapped up its 2018 show right here in Orlando, FL this past weekend. We had the opportunity to attend this amazing event to see some of the amazing innovations coming to the various signage industries. One of our cornerstones for delivering...

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How to Advertise for the World Cup

As an avid fan and follower, I have loved seeing the growth of American soccer in the last 10 years. This might be attributed to the influx of multicultural sports fans or maybe simply because it is the world’s game. Every year, more Americans become supporters of the...

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