Academy Award Nominee Alex Buono Inspires Bluefin Media’s Video Team

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Bluefin Media ( interacts with Academy Award nominee Alex Buono in an advanced cinematography workshop.

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Bluefin Media ( interacts with Academy Award nominee Alex Buono in an advanced cinematography workshop. The seminar entitled “The Art of Visual Storytelling” was held in Detroit, Michigan and is part of a summer-long nationwide tour by Buono. Topics included lighting set-ups, recent advances in filmmaking technology as well as the principles of visual storytelling. The opportunity to hone their production skills and learn how the SNL Film Unit creates videos with high production value in a very fast-paced deadline driven environment is what drew Bluefin Media’s production team to attend the seminar.

Alex Buono is an award winning writer, producer and cinematographer whose work includes films, commercials and music videos. He is best known for his work as the Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit.

The workshop began with a step-by-step examination of Buono’s filmmaking process and an overview of tools and techniques that he uses when shooting for SNL. During the hands-on hour, the Bluefin Media team had the chance to work with the latest video production gear. A highlight was trying out the brand new MŌVI camera stabilizer. The event wrapped up with a visual structure seminar inspired by one of Buono’s former film professors at USC, Bruce Block.

The Bluefin Media video production team creates a wide variety of original content, utilizing state-of-the-art video equipment to deliver exceptional quality. From ideation to the post-production phase of a project, the Bluefin Video team focuses on delivering top-notch content through savvy experience inspired by newsworthy information. Bluefin Media Studios offers short and long format video production, on-camera talent, studio or location production equipment and services for online interactive video ads, customized campaigns and commercial production. Bluefin Media’s original video content is featured throughout all its properties including Fashion First Media, Global Food Media, and Gossip Center Network.

“The Visual Storytelling workshop was a fantastic learning experience for our video team and we're excited to incorporate the techniques we learned at the workshop into our videos in our continuing efforts to make our video content the best it can be. It was an incredible opportunity to have a hands-on, interactive educational seminar with industry great, Alex Buono,” states Jo-Anne Gembolis, Managing Producer of Video Production at Bluefin Media.

About Bluefin Media

Bluefin Media was incorporated in 2003 under the name of Brand Technologies by the founders of Rawhide Internet Services (one of the top 10 SEO/SEM companies in the world that was sold to Exact Advertising in 2003). Only recently was the name changed to Bluefin Media to reflect the true nature, and spirit of the business. The company currently consists of three networks. There is GossipCenter Network (entertainment news), Fashion First Media (fashion), and Global Food Media (food). In addition, the entertainment news and fashion sites all have Hispanic versions with their own original content catering to the given demographic. Bluefin is ranked in the top 25 companies on the Internet (Quantcast 2013), and in any given month has over 50 Million unique visitors from around the world. To learn more about Bluefin Media, and what it can do for your company please visit

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