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John Schaus

About John Schaus

Video producer - Sound Recordist - Graphic Designer - Business Owner - Gear head.

My background is marketing, business development, audio engineering & graphic design. At Ambient Skies, I stick to daily business operations such as production coordination and working out marketing strategies with clients. However - I fill in as a sound recordist / mixer any chance I get. I have built / operated many different recording studios and spend my free time as a mixing engineer in my home recording studio.

I definitely like to stay busy, but my passion that continues to keep me motivated every morning is business. My entrepreneurial spirit combined with a DIY mentality, has recently lead me to the position of consulting many clients on all marketing efforts from video to print and web.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, mountain biking & traveling.

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5 Ways to spot incompetent video production companies
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Video content will reign supreme for the foreseeable future. It's incredibly important for you and your company to keep up in a changing world.  To capture the attention, business, and loyalty of your website's visitors, it's important to


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Camerawomen in Today’s Filmmaking Landscape
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Filmmaking and television are grounded in bringing a perspective to an audience on a story level. But the way those stories are told is through visuals and framing. What happens when you add more diversity to your camera department? Now, more than


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How to choose the right cast & crew for your next video production
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Have you ever had to hire anyone? What's the first thing you look for on a resume? What if you're hiring someone outside your expertise? Or without a recommendation?


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4 Ways to produce professional video content for your website
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Is your company forward-thinking? Do they have their finger on the pulse or current events? If not, can you persuade them to?  Because if your company is not using video marketing then they're in trouble. 


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Davinci Resolve is a game changer for the Post Production workflow
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The latest installation in the DaVinci Resolve software package has turned a platform that provided excellent color correction into an all-in-one editing dashboard.  With Resolve 12, film editors can edit, color correct, grade and finalize, all


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Supercharge Your Brand Awareness With Video Production Services
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YouTube is the second largest search engine on the entire planet. That means a well-shot and distributed video can make clients and potential clients aware of your services in an instant.


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Solutions for budgeting video production services properly
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Anyone can make a video, right? There's not that much that goes into pointing your camera or phone and just hitting record.  Yikes.  We all know it's quite easy to shoot a simple, low-quality video and post it on the internet for the world


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How to make the most of your video production budget
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Everything costs money.  So how can you make sure your video productions come in under budget and still look good?  Any video project, big or small, has to contend with budget limitations.


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What to Consider When Signing a Video Production Contract?
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Today, anyone with a camera phone and a Youtube account can make videos. And not just point and shoot videos, but high-quality results that can be professional looking. 


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3 Ways To Find The Right Video Production Company
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Video production can be expensive, and if you hire the wrong company, that money is wasted. 


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How do I Judge a Marketplace for Filmmakers?
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When you're trying to make it in the film industry or stay up to date on all the latest gear and trends, film marketplaces can seem like an enticing destination.


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5 Tips to Start a Commercial Video Production Budget (Free Template)
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Planning a production budget is a challenge. There are so many things to account for and so many moving parts.  And starting from scratch can waste time and ruin efficiency.  That's why we created a free production budget template to help


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Ambient Skies is a full service entertainment production company focused on creative storytelling for commercials, documentaries, and narratives.

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