• Cameras,  Updates

    When you lose your lenses in Amsterdam, you buy new stuff and unbox it online

    I mentioned in my last blog that I lost my lenses on my and my husband’s honeymoon/1 year trip to Amsterdam, and that I ordered new stuff and would do an unboxing. Ta da! Done. In this video, we look at a Canon 80D body, Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 lens and a Canon 24mm 2.8 lens. Awesome photographer mentioned: Lauren Lang 80D 50mm Sigma 10-20 3.5 Canon 24mm 2.8   For the record, no one paid me to talk about this stuff – BUT! I’m open to that sort of arrangement. 😉

  • Life,  Philosophy,  Updates

    Thank you 2017, Hello 2018!

    One year ago today I launched “Inspired Video Marketing” as my full time gig. (Okay FINE, hecklers, it wasn’t called “Inspired Video Marketing back then). I don’t remember what thoughts I had going into it. What I DO remember is that half of January 1, 2017 was spent on my bed, listening to an audiobook, wondering what the heck I had done in quitting my full time job to pursue video marketing. I remember being scared, I remember needing to go through the “What’s the worst that can happen?” exercise. I also remember being hopeful. We all dream of doing that one thing, of not being beholden to someone else,…

  • Business,  Life,  Meet the artist,  Philosophy,  Sample work,  Updates

    10 Legendary Lessons on Video Chronicling a Legendary Pool

        This summer has been a whopper! You all know that after having worked Pool Construction for 3 years while doing Video Marketing part time, I made the leap to video full time January 1 of this year. Somehow this summer I ended up marrying the two and have been chronicling the making of a Legendary Escape these last 4 months. (For info on what a Legendary Escape is, click here) Each day, my cameras, tripods, mics and I would commute or carpool the 1 1/2 hours to this Legendary site and capture the magic unfolding while, yes, helping out as needed. The goal was and is to make…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    I’m married! *gasp*

    Last Saturday, in a flurry of activity and snow, I was wedded to my boyfriend of 5 years. I’m married! Eeeek! It was a wonderful adventure where my husband broke his glasses 30 minutes before showtime and had to tape them up in true nerd fashion (look below to and you can see it), our officiant asked me if I would take Daniel to be my wife, and we all braved frostbite in order to capture some Winter Wonderland photos. (For the record, I was going for “Elven Princess”.) My mom and my family did amazing work turning a simple Pavillion cabin into a very official and beautiful hall, and…

  • Updates

    I’ve been AWOL, I know!

    I’m sorry! I’m so very sorry! For any of you people who are crazy enough to like me (1), read my blog (2) and happened to miss it while I took a short leave of absence (3)  (which I understand is probably a small if existent percentage) I am sorry to you! No excuses. In my time away, things have been happening though! I’ve finished a Patreon video, and a Real Estate video. I partied with my bestie in Seattle for her Bachelorette party, started a personal project, played a small part in GISHWHES, hosted a Mastermind meeting, many Marketing meetings, went to a Josh Groban Concert, skyped with my…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    Sometimes we have to fall, to fly

    Last Saturday, I checked it off the bucket list. The Thursday before, I was writing in my journal, musing about my upcoming decision. While skydiving is fairly safe, 1 in 100,000 don’t make it, and those are WAAAAY higher odds than winning the lottery.   Thinking “I want to be at peace with my choice. Yes, if I forgo it, I’m safer. But at what cost? Letting the fear win is NOT the answer. This experience, skydiving, is symbolic. Will I fly, or fall? Will I let my fear consume me and back down? I’ve been living in fear. Not all the time, not dramatically. But it’s there. The fear of failure,…

  • Updates

    Scheduling decisions

    Hey everyone! In an effort to be a big girl, I’ve decided to commit myself to some blog and video days! From now on, Tuesday is “Tutorial Tuesday” and Thursday is… well, just Blog Day Thursday. On Tuesdays I will post a tutorial about some aspect of Marketing/Videos/Technology/Social Media and on Thursdays I’ll submit a written blog to be read on whatever topic, most likely to be of the same genre as above. If you have suggestions for videos or blogs, especially something that you’re not sure of or struggling with, email me katiecurtisvideomarketing@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook or in any comment section and I can make a video/written tutorial…