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Blog category: Opinion

A Conversation With One of Our Clients: Milacron

A Conversation With One of Our Clients: Milacron

January 27, 2017 | Opinion | by Silverpoint

We speak with Michael Ellis, Director of Marketing and Communications at Milacron.

Silverpoint vlog episode 7: Sound Device 633

Silverpoint 2:20 Vlog – Sound Devices 633

January 27, 2016 | Opinion | Vlog | by Silverpoint

Timon, our Sound Recordist, reviews the Sound Devices 633 field production mixer.

TIFF 40 years

Happy 40th Anniversary, TIFF

September 15, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Every September for the past four decades, Toronto’s filmgoers unite for the busiest screening period of the year.

Shirley Cheechoo - Keep Telling Your Stories

Keep Telling Your Stories

June 23, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Artist Talk With Shirley Cheechoo at the Female Eye Film Festival 2015

Favourite-music-videos

Our favourite music videos

June 9, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Music fest season has officially arrived in Toronto and to mark the occasion we wanted to share some of our beloved music videos.

The importance of pre-interviews

Preparing for Your Shoot: The Importance of Pre-Interviews

May 26, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Creating an engaging video piece takes a great amount of planning well before the first shot is filmed.

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, The Graphic Novel of Documentaries

May 12, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

More of an archival dream than a traditional talking head documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck weaves together a brilliantly cut mix of journals, notes, home movies, audio and original animation to tell a compelling story in which we already know the ending.

Hot Docs 2015

Nightmares and Soundscapes at Hot Docs 2015

April 30, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Whether you’re new to documentaries, or one of Toronto’s many self-confessed cinephiles, Hot Docs Film Festival is a must-have experience.

Silverpoint 2:20 vlog episode 2: Air Travel Tips

Silverpoint 2:20 vlog – Air Travel Tips

April 9, 2015 | Opinion | Vlog | by Silverpoint

The second episode of our vlog series features sound recordist Timon, who shares some of his tips when traveling with equipment by air.

long live typography

Typographic motion design in film

March 26, 2015 | Opinion | by Michelle

Beautiful typography on paper is human, but beautiful typography on screen is divine.

Silverpoint 2:20 vlog - episode 1 - Cinevate Duzi

Silverpoint 2:20 – a new vlog series

March 12, 2015 | Opinion | Vlog | by Silverpoint

As residents of this century, we’ve arrived at the inevitable new media question – vlog or podcast?

How ideas are born

How Ideas Are Born

February 10, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

“Perfection is the satin-lined casket of creativity and originality.” – Augusten Burroughs

Cannes Lion awards

Creative bravery at FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week

February 3, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

The Cannes Lions Screening at #FFWD2015 Advertising & Marketing Week

The Importance of soundtrack

The Importance of Soundtrack

January 29, 2015 | Opinion | by Amanda

Why The Life Aquatic still has a piece of my heart.

Film Review: Her

Her (Spike Jonze 2013)

January 30, 2014 | Opinion | by Jenn

Starring Joaquin Phoenix (Theodore Twombly), Scarlett Johansson (Samantha), and Amy Adams (Amy), Spike Jonze explores the possibilities (and functionalities/benefits/limitations) of a romantic relationship evolving between a man and an operating system on his computer/cellular device.

From Canon DSLRs to C Series

From Canon DSLRs to C Series Video Cameras

January 16, 2014 | Opinion | by Stan

It was exciting times back in 2008 with the release of Canon’s 5D Mk II. It was the first DLSR to shoot video at 1080p… and do it very well. Together with the small form factor, the cinematic depth of field, and the ability to have interchangeable lenses this camera changed our industry. From then on we kitted ourselves with two 5D Mk II’s, and a 7D and they became our work horses for all our productions… till now.

Top 10 social media moments

Our Top 2013 Media Sensation Picks

January 9, 2014 | Opinion | by Silverpoint

Our top 10 picks for the best social media moments of the year.

Virgin Airlines safety video

Virgin America marketing campaign: Fly Away With Me

December 5, 2013 | Opinion | by Jenn

Most of us have travelled before. How many of us can perfectly describe aircraft safety regulations for any aircraft? I am guessing the majority of us can recite the rules as painlessly as eating cereal for breakfast. Yet, we all can probably admit that after viewing these videos once, our attention never returns to the videos again.

5 Steps to Help You Discover the Motivation Behind Your Story

5 Steps to Help You Discover the Motivation Behind Your Story

November 28, 2013 | Opinion | by Adrienne

A good production company will help you tell your story. Answering these questions will help keep costs down for your company.  If you focus on the key points of the story you want to tell, it will help the production company save you time when it comes to scripting, shooting and editing your film. 

Tough Mudder

Toughing It Out at Mount St Louis

November 21, 2013 | News | Opinion | by Silverpoint

A few of Silverpoint’s young and brave stepped up to the Tough Mudder challenge at Mount St. Louis this year. Want to know how each of them fared?

Tangerine: the future of ING Direct Canada

Tangerine: the future of ING Direct Canada

November 13, 2013 | Opinion | by Catherine

Last year, ING Direct Canada was acquired by the Bank of Nova Scotia from the Netherlands-based ING Groep. This coming spring it will be formally changing its name to “Tangerine” and getting a brand new look to match.

Why Josh Loves Movies2

Movies that Inspire Us Part I: Why Josh Loves Watching Movies

August 8, 2013 | Opinion | by Josh

The career I chose is no mistake. I’ve been a big fan of movies ever since I can remember.

Motorola: A Google Company

Motorola: A Google Company

July 22, 2013 | Opinion | by Catherine

With rumours that Google’s newly acquired company, Motorola, is getting ready to release a new smartphone, a redesigned logo been rolled out.

Silverpoint's summer playlist

Our Summer Playlists

July 18, 2013 | Opinion | by Silverpoint

What is it about bringing music and summertime together that really fires our souls and gives us energy?

Vine – 6 second videos

Vine – 6 second videos

July 15, 2013 | Opinion | by Catherine

Vine is a new social media app created by Twitter. It allows viewers to create and upload six second videos. Like twitter, you can follow other people and companies and watch their videos either from the Vine app or on Twitter.