MANLEY MANUALS

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Home is Where the Talent Is

When we’re hiring professionals for a shoot, we always “shop local.” Whether it’s producers, voice talent, actors, we keep our dollars in our home state.

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Now Casting: Video Production Team with Character

Ever admired someone who is spectacularly successful in life and business, only to find that they lack character? Character makes us unique as much as it defines our similarities. Poor character is a lack of moral integrity. There’s plenty of both the good and bad, so...
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Enthusiastic Actors Needed for the Manley Talent Show

Being unprepared or out of touch with your client’s needs can jeopardize a shoot day. This one mistake makes a shoot unrecoverable.

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Results Driven Video? We’re on Board for That Ride

There is nothing we value more than creating video content that gets results for our clients. Read how results-driven video sets up your business for success.

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Home is Where the Talent Is
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Home is Where the Talent Is

When we're hiring professionals for a shoot, we always "shop local." Whether it's producers, voice talent, actors, we keep our dollars in our home state.
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Now Casting: Video Production Team with Character
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Now Casting: Video Production Team with Character

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Enthusiastic Actors Needed for the Manley Talent Show
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Enthusiastic Actors Needed for the Manley Talent Show

Being unprepared or out of touch with your client’s needs can jeopardize a shoot day. This one mistake makes a shoot unrecoverable.
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Results Driven Video? We’re on Board for That Ride
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Results Driven Video? We’re on Board for That Ride

There is nothing we value more than creating video content that gets results for our clients. Read how results-driven video sets up your business for success.
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The Secret to Success? It’s Not a Secret
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The Secret to Success? It’s Not a Secret

What's the secret to growing a robust clientele? It's no secret. Read why business that don't prioritize this one thing are destined to fail.
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Sales Is Never as Easy as ABC
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Sales Is Never as Easy as ABC

ABC. Always Be Closing. An antiquated and impersonal method of making a sale. Read why we never treat our prospects like a conquest.
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Change of Plans? Your Video Project Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache
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Change of Plans? Your Video Project Doesn’t Have to Be a Headache

Sometimes plans don't work out, but you shouldn't have to suffer for it. When your video shoot is delayed, you want to be working with an adaptable team.  
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Your Video is About the Story, Not the Facts
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Your Video is About the Story, Not the Facts

Our brains crave a good story far more than it craves words. Skip the facts and opinions and let the story do the talking.
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Caution: Shiny New Video Technology Ahead
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Caution: Shiny New Video Technology Ahead

With video technology improving rapidly, it's tempting to upgrade frequently. Read about our perspective on new tech that benefits our clients more than impulse spending on equipment.
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Why We Don’t Drag Our Video Clients Down an Aisle
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Why We Don’t Drag Our Video Clients Down an Aisle

Without a reputation for exceptional customer service, our clients wouldn't trust us with their video content. Here's how we keep them coming back for more.
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JUST LIKE US Documentary to Premiere at Phoenix Film Festival
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JUST LIKE US Documentary to Premiere at Phoenix Film Festival

What documentary film does best is get down to what is raw, real, and human. Director Adam Benavides talks about JUST LIKE US, his documentary short about special needs Camp Tatiyee in Arizona.
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Video Shoot Day
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Video Shoot Day

We want your video shoot to be an exciting day of watching your new content come to life. Our clients trust us to maximize the value of their investment. Read how we pull off video shoots that get the most bang for the buck.
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Why DIY Video Hurts More Than Helps Your Business
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Why DIY Video Hurts More Than Helps Your Business

Making a memorable and inspiring video that prompts action doesn’t start with hitting your phone's record button. Learn why DIY video is bad for your brand.
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Hiring An On-Location Video Crew When Your Business is Out-of-State
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Hiring An On-Location Video Crew When Your Business is Out-of-State

Hiring an on-location video crew when you're based in another state? Don’t get separation anxiety. Read our insider tips to learn how to make sure your project is in good hands.
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Drone Aerials and Safety: Why You Want A Pro at the Controls
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Drone Aerials and Safety: Why You Want A Pro at the Controls

We get it! Drone aerial footage and photography is the coolest must-have for content. Before you hire any video company to film drone aerial footage, read this: you could be risking your business by using the wrong drone operator.
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A Big Bowl of Memorable Content
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A Big Bowl of Memorable Content

Just like homemade holiday gifts, video content must be crafted with care. Read how we're creating videos filled with memorable content and delightful moments for the Fiesta and Cactus Bowls.
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What Really Gets Your Video Viewed
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What Really Gets Your Video Viewed

Video marketing can be highly effective in gaining attention, reinforcing your brand, and building a client base. Here are 4 important tips to help set realistic expectations, as well as help your video production team make great video content.
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5 Insider Questions to Ask Your Social Media Agency
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5 Insider Questions to Ask Your Social Media Agency

Is your social media agency up to the task of managing your brand? If you feel like they’re missing something, check out our insider questions that you definitely need to be asking.
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Never Let Words Get in the Way of Memorable Script
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Never Let Words Get in the Way of Memorable Script

In our business, sometimes the best script has no words. In fact, some of our most successful videos have very few words or no words at all. I learned a long time ago to never let art get in the way of a memorable story.
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Creating the Perfect Client Testimonial Video
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Creating the Perfect Client Testimonial Video

The client testimonial is the mothership of business videos. Get this one wrong, and you could sink the entire fleet. Learn how we create strong testimonials that can boost your business by conveying an authentic customer experience. 
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