The cool kids united in SE DC for Broccoli City Festival 2015!
If you weren’t at the Gateway Pavilion last Saturday, you were obviously missing out. Local lifestyle group, Broccoli City’s mission is to promote environmentally stable, healthier living lifestyle in cool, more relevant ways. Each year they throw a festival that features music, arts, lifestyle activities and more. The lineup this year for the festival included acts like Erykah Badu, Joey Bada$$, Jaden & Willow Smith, Tink, Kali Uchis, Kaytranada, Tiara Thomas, and many more.
As mentioned in our blog Event Branding: Broccoli City, Broccoli City reached out to us to do the branding for their Broccoli City Festival event that took place this past Saturday, April 25th. We started with a logo that branched off onto several forms of press and marketing tools leading up to the event itself. Our branding was felt throughout the entire festival, from press badges to the entire stage backdrop and more.
Washington, DC — March 31, 2015. Bright Light Media’s latest project, Mixtape Massacre, is a tabletop board game where up to 6 people play as horror film archetypes and compete in a fictional 1986 killing spree to be remembered.
Players travel the streets of Tall Oaks visiting different town locations, vying for a chance to draw a card from the Killer Scenes, Dude deck (cards decorated like VHS tapes of old), providing an opportunity to slay victims and collect souvenirs. Claim your prize by rolling the action dice, marked in knives, fists, and pentagrams to the amount required on your card.
Along the way, take your chances with the Bonus Tracks cards (decorated like your favorite dusty mixtape) or engage in Brawls, where players can battle it out and eliminate one another from the game.
To win the game, be the first to rack up a body count of 10 or be the last player left alive.
With tons of jokes and references to all of your favorite 1980’s music, films, and pop-culture icons – Mixtape Massacre will have you laughing while you’re slashing!
A Kickstarter campaign for the game will launch on April 8, 2015 with an assortment of rewards, as well as some killer stretch goals to enhance the game’s playing experience.
A live demo will take place at Third Eyes Comics’ International Table Top Dayevent in Annapolis, MD on April 11, 2015. Customers will be able to demo two working prototypes of the game and sign up at the event to back the project on Kickstarter.
About Bright Light Media Bright Light Media is an award winning digital design agency. The company is compiled of a tight knit team of designers, developers, creators, and insomniacs who love what they do and are passionate about each project they take on. In a combined 30 plus years of experience, Bright Light Media has had the pleasure of working with clients ranging from start-ups to fortune 500’s and everything in between.
Branding is the corner stone of any business or entity, whether big or small, and can be very beneficial against competitors if your brand is effective enough. Local lifestyle group, Broccoli City contacted Bright Light Media as they were seeking a new branding strategy for their very popular annual music festival in Washington, DC.
And so it all begins with the branding. We came up with several different concepts for the festival’s logo. We worked with ideas to find the one that would fit their style, their company, and what they represent. Below shows you just a sample of some of the ideas brought to the table before we arrived at the final logo.
We recently launched the Old Takoma Business Association new community website. They were looking to upgrade the site for the city of Takoma Park (Maryland, Washington DC). From upcoming events, to a list of local businesses and available resources, the website is a central hub for all and any needed information pertaining to the community of Takoma Park. We implemented a custom, easy-to-use calendar that allows site users the convenience of submitting upcoming and recurring events, helping to keep the site fresh and up-to-date with content and happenings. In addition, we created an easy navigation for the site, dividing it into five main areas: Explore, Events, Business, and Live, accompanied by tertiary menus under each to add the ease of finding what areas apply to each site visitor.
For community websites, it’s sole purpose is to relay necessary information whether it’s needed or wanted. Now Takoma Park does just that with a clean and easy-to-use web presence that’s easily accessible on any device (desktop, tablet, and mobile).
+ Responsive Web Design
+ Custom Event Calendar
+ Custom Event Submissions for Users
+ Custom Featured Event Page
+ Tertiary Dropdown Menus
+ News/Blog Feed
We recently worked with our clients at DTZ on a property shoot for Arlington Tower, in Northern Virginia. The main purpose for this video was to create an efficient edit that showcases their latest property listing, one of the tallest buildings in the DC region, by capturing multiple tenant spaces to be used in various marketing materials for the property. We shot time-lapse footage of several different angles of the building as well as various floors including the lobby, tenant space, and rooftop that uncovers the wonderful views of the DC/MD/VA area from atop the building. Below are behinds the scenes photos from the shoot.
In today’s market, consumers have the mindset of I want it now and I want it fast that it only makes sense that they’d rather watch a 1-3 minute video containing the important information that sums up the ins and outs of your business in a creative, visual manner instead of reading paragraphs of visually-unappealing text. Successful businesses all have videos that market their company, and the longer a business waits to produce one is another day their competitors stay ahead of the game. Customers watch more video. Plain and simple.
Stats to Consider:
78% of people watch at least one video on Youtube
More than 500 years’ worth of Youtube videos are watching daily on Facebook
700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter every minute
50% of mobile traffic is due to online video
75% of executives watch work-related videos on business-related websites at least weekly
70% of the top 100 search listings on Google are video results
BLM spent the morning at the Team Eckenrode gym in Kensington, Maryland to meet with our client, personal trainer, Dave Taylor. We conducted a video and photo shoot to coincide with the upcoming website we’re currently designing and developing for his company, Real World Strength Systems. As with most of our videos, we filmed an interview portion, highlighting the offerings and benefits of his company, as well as Dave working in his environment, training a few of his clients in various training demonstrations.
Below are some photos from the shoot to giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the production.
Calling back to our Third Eye Comics Photo Shoot last June, we worked with local comic store, Third Eye Comics on a revamp of their website. The two main focuses were to implement both an easy-to-use online store as well as an active news feed that displays their latest highlights on a weekly basis. With that in mind, we designed and developed a simple and clean site that allows new customers and the Third Eye Faithful to stay up-to-date with all their recent comic releases.
From comics, to toys, to games, and everything in between the new Third Eye Comics makes shopping for comic-lovers and staying in the loop easy for anyone with any device.
Responsive Design: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile ready
PayPal and Credit Card ready
US, Canada, and Mexico automated pricing and shipping options
Ability to create coupons and sale items
Looking to upgrade your website or start your own online store? Contact us today to get the conversation started.
We worked with OE Custom a few months back on a new responsive website and company video. Most recently, we shot a commercial spot for one of their sub companies, Maryland Wood Countertops. The commercial gives customers a behind the scenes look into the process of creating some of their products as well as highlighting their offerings as a company. Take a look at some photos from the shoot below.
Artist/entrepreneur Emily Wolfson contacted us in hopes of redesigning and developing her company store, Unforgettaballs. Prior to the redesign of the website we were tasked with taking photos of each of the baseballs for use on the website in the store, and also for different pages for advertisement purposes.
First we created a DIY (do-it-yourself) lightbox to create a nice, clean, product shot for each ball.
Using the lightbox, we shot over 70+ products, at different angles and settings.
Besides standard product shots, we also set up specific and fitting scenarios to shoot the balls in for advertising on the website.
Looking to start an online store? In need of some good photography for your awesome product? Please, contact us and get the conversation started.