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Hosted by Animus Studios Co-founders Arty Goldstein and Justin Andrews, we uncover what it takes for video marketers, filmmakers, and content specialists to produce the stories we watch and love.

The Video Jungle is produced by Animus Studios, a full-stack video marketing agency helping brands big and small think up great ideas while transforming them into videos and marketing tactics that work.

What’s the most fascinating story your business isn’t telling? How can filmmakers and video marketers tell them better? Let us be your guide through the jungle of our evolving digital landscape and help you unleash better content into the wild. www.animusstudios.com

The Video Jungle Animus Studios

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 40 Ratings

Hosted by Animus Studios Co-founders Arty Goldstein and Justin Andrews, we uncover what it takes for video marketers, filmmakers, and content specialists to produce the stories we watch and love.

The Video Jungle is produced by Animus Studios, a full-stack video marketing agency helping brands big and small think up great ideas while transforming them into videos and marketing tactics that work.

What’s the most fascinating story your business isn’t telling? How can filmmakers and video marketers tell them better? Let us be your guide through the jungle of our evolving digital landscape and help you unleash better content into the wild. www.animusstudios.com

    Teleprompters Are Not Your Friend And Other Media Training Myths

    Teleprompters Are Not Your Friend And Other Media Training Myths

    Media training has always been an essential part of video marketing. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, presenting yourself on camera has become an even more necessary skill set for daily video chats while working from home. Arty and Justin are here to tell you that you're right, reading off a teleprompter is the hardest thing ever. One take wonders are rare. A studio set up can be intimidating to walk into. And surprise! We encourage our clients to invest in their internal video teams. Push play to hear why.

    • 16 min
    What Is Commercial Funny?

    What Is Commercial Funny?

    Is there such a thing as trying too hard to be funny in a 30-second commercial spot? We think so. Arty, Justin, and Director Jordan Brady describe what "funny" really means for commercial directing whether it's designed for broadcast or social media. How do directors get the best out of their comedic talent through scripted and improv takes? Is LiMu Emu funny? Plus Jordan reveals his tip for filmmaking gold you can find at your local 7-11 and just how interested our families are in our production work.

    • 28 min
    Jordan Brady Tells You Everything About Commercial Directing

    Jordan Brady Tells You Everything About Commercial Directing

    Jordan will provide days of riveting behind the scenes stories and lessons from his extensive commercial directing resume if you ask him. Or you could take his brand new online masterclass, available now. Together we break down some of Jordan's most infamous commercial campaigns and the significance of directors managing on-set relationships. Plus Jordan shares the secret reasons why he gives so much of himself to the filmmaking community with his podcast, Respect The Process.

    • 47 min
    The A.S.S. Club

    The A.S.S. Club

    The Animus Super Shorts Club was founded to expand the skill sets of the creatives at Animus Studios while practicing what we preach, finding the fascinating stories we want to tell through our passion for filmmaking. It's not just a tagline. It's what we believe in. (The acronym is also not lost on us!) Hear why Arty and Justin invest in giving their crew the opportunity to explore their filmmaking passion projects, the type of stories that are in our hearts, and the value it brings to our clients.

    • 17 min
    Investing In Passion Projects Leads To Valuable Client Work

    Investing In Passion Projects Leads To Valuable Client Work

    EJ McLeavey-Fisher is a film festival vet whose documentary work has garnered selections to AFI, Nantucket, Montclair, and Big Sky's prestigious exhibitions. His latest success, The Guy, is a brilliant docu short about Hollywood stuntman Brian Donahue. But EJ believes his passion projects are what give him a marketing edge on obtaining and delivering captivating work for others. Hear our discussion on bringing out the best in your everyday work by keeping the fire lit on your own creative courage. 

    • 38 min
    Designing Content For Specific Digital Platforms

    Designing Content For Specific Digital Platforms

    Jess Bachman, the Digital Strategy Director at Nail, an award-winning advertising agency in Southern New England, talks about their widely successful digital marketing campaign for Woodchuck Cider. While initial strategies were somewhat typical, a surprising fan response from an unorthodox platform forced a marketing pivot that became a hit with audiences. Which one was it? Press play to find out and hear how Jess combines metrics with his team of content creators to get their clients more attention.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Injustus ,

Great show. These Guys Know Their Stuff

I had the pleasure of being a guest on this show and couldn't recommend it more. John and Justin manage to deliver tons of insight while keeping the conversation light and fun at the same time. Think of it like sharing a beer with your really smart friend. Highly recommended!

Jsking8645 ,

Great podcast!

An awesome show-

Billboard23 ,

Entertaining and insightful

Paul's experience, passion for his art, and work ethic come through loud and clear. Fascinating, entertaining, and insightful look at the industry.

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