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Working From Home

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Is it for you? Some people think that their dream would be to wake up, stay in their PJ’s, and answer emails from the comfort of their own home (maybe never leave the bed?). But for others, the thought of a non-traditional work flow is daunting, or perhaps, they ...
The Grinch

News of the OC Holiday Message

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Happy Holidays, friends!  Here’s a fun and festive take on the December News of the OC, featuring Stars of Christmas Past! Enjoy!   Wishing you all the joy and laughter of the Holidays, - Odyssey Creative Team...
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The News of the OC

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Join your hosts Nicole Dupre and Nick Pupo as they share semi-interesting, partially relevant information about Odyssey Creative. A few minutes with a green screen and a teleprompter were never so well-spent.  ...

Travel Tips for Business (and the Holidays!)

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Well, friends, the holidays are nearly upon us again. That means food, friends, family, and (quite often) flying. It's no secret that I spend a lot of time in the air, and I'm pretty good at making the most of my flight experience. So whether you fly once a ye...

The Importance of Using A Teleprompter

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When you're making a video (especially one of your own) your first thought is probably: “Piece of cake. I've got the cameras, the lights, the studio, I wrote and memorized the script, I've got everything covered!" Well, that is not the case….I know this fr...

Making the New Odyssey Creative Vlog….

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The Nix win again!  Over the past couple of weeks, Nicole (Nikki) Dupre’ and I produced, directed, starred-in, and edited yet another video for Odyssey Creative. Only this time, it’s something a little different. Marc (our boss) gave "The Nix" compl...
NASA gift items for awesome video production team

What do NASA and Google have in common?

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We think video production is pretty cool. Why? Because we just got to visit NASA and Google in the same week to do our thing, that's why! Okay, so we may be biased about the 'cool' thing. But we are extremely lucky to have had some amazing clients in some pretty s...
United States Capitol Building

Pre-Production…It’s Not Just For Video!

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In addition to video production services we also produce live events. And just as important as being on site for the event itself is the pre-production stage. This stage consists of client meetings, scheduling, and organizing of the speakers, presenters, etc.  We cal...

Garden Theatre Summer Movie Series

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We are attending The Garden Theatre's showing of Casablanca tomorrow! And we are asking everyone to come join us! We were just informed by The Garden Theatre they are close to being sold out for tomorrow's showing, so be sure to get your tickets here! For the las...
Here's looking at you, kid.

Casablanca? Casablanca.

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All you have to do is look around our office to know that we love movies. Mounted posters, full-size costume displays, prop replicas... And we all have pretty varied tastes. But for me personally, there are few better movies than Casablanca. It's number two in ...

Video Production Process (Pre-Production, pt. 1)

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Well, I hope everyone is feeling tanned, rested, and ready after the Memorial Day weekend. And if you're wondering just why your holiday was so awesome, here's why. But now that we're all back, I thought I'd talk about the most strategically important/most often o...
Just a quick break, though

The Very, Very, Very Best Kind of Weekend

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  The Very, Very, Very Best Kind of Weekend There are at least two major categories of blog entries: 1) the ones that share valuable information about specific topics that people can use to further their professional understanding of a topic, and 2) ...
That's the one. And yeah, me again.

Star Wars at the Office

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I’ve been a Star Wars fan ever since I was a kid. A lot of guys my age will say the same; we saw the movies, we had the toys, and anything we could find around the house – a yard stick, a scrap of PVC pipe, the empty cardboard gift wrapping tube – became a light...
Who, me?

Everybody Knows Jim

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  Next Thursday, Jim Hobart will be recognized as this year's Orlando Advertising Federation's Silver Medalist. The past recipients are among the most influential voices in advertising throughout this market. Basically, it's a major award. But setting t...
I wouldn't recommend war but I would recommend, perhaps, a beard.

Live a Life Worth Commenting On

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Somebody once said, "Live a life worth commenting on." I'm sure he said it twice, or even more, because that's a pretty fantastic group of words, and they should be flaunted about at least a dozen times per decade. This idea has stuck with me for quite sometime. Yo...
Just business as usual, nothing to see here.

Death is in the Refrigerator

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  Pluto closed last Sunday. Out of context, I guess that sentence could mean just about anything. Let me try that again. Pluto, a new play by Los Angeles playwright Steve Yockey, just ended its run at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater on Sunday. Yockey is...
"Oh no! I'm supposed to be in a Clearasil commercial today!"

Men Need Makeup Too!

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  Hello Gentlemen, this blog post is for you! I'm Nicole, by the way - everyone calls me Nikki. I wear a lot of hats at Odyssey Creative (coordinating projects, managing events, writing blog posts...) but I'm also a professional makeup artist. And while tha...
"I can't remember all of the details, but there was a lot of screaming."

What’s Your Story?

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  These days the word 'storytelling' is thrown around an awful lot, especially in the context of creative services for business. Maybe 15 years ago, some group of marketing executives figured out that it would be more palatable to audiences for them to "tell a...
Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day, friends! Relax, have fun, and be safe.

Drinking with Co-Workers: An Irish Tradition

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Given the rich tradition of the Irish experience, we know the kind of respectful, culturally-important celebrations embracing history that we can expect. But all of that aside, it really can be a fun holiday. We all work pretty h...
Hmmm. Classy.

Fish in a Tree

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Tomorrow and Friday, we'll be shooting more TV and web content for The Trial Professionals. Over the years they've been one of our favorite clients, not just because they invest in good production value so we can use the better gear and create a nicer look, and not ju...
We get a little punchy when it gets late.

The Great Allnighter

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Last night, Travis and I worked late. I mean...late. We left the office around 2 am as I recall. And Jim left just a couple of hours before we did. It's not that unusual to work into the wee hours, especially as small business folks. And in moderation I think i...
Dangit...where's the 'education' button?

Virtual Education?

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Last Friday, we had a shoot at the Florida Virtual School. It was for the same project we did last year, a video of their Teacher of the Year - a video they'll submit to the Florida Department of Education so their candidate can be considered for higher honors. The...

September 20th, 2012 – Travelogue: Summer 2012

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Hey, folks – Marc here. Lately it seems my home and office are either the airport, the back of a cab, or 30,000 ft up. Luckily between Apple hardware, DropBox software and GoGo inflight WiFi, work continues. Of course I always shut off Words with Friends bef...

September 6th, 2012 – Meet the Dreamfinder

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Come to our office for a special treat tomorrow! Ron Schneider, EPCOT’s original Dreamfinder will be in our offices autographing his new book, From Dreamer to Dreamfinder. If you don’t already have a copy, he will be selling them for a special price of $15. Join ...

July 12th, 2012 – New Office Photos

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Our new office is a big source of pride, so we asked Macbeth Photography to snap a few pictures so we could share with our friends. We sprinkled a few of the photos on different pages of our website, so click around to spot them! And if you want to check out all the...

May 9th, 2012 – It’s our 11th Birthday!

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On May 9th, 2001, Odyssey Creative was born - at least in the eyes of the State of Florida who approved our corporate status on that date. Gosh, it seems like just yesterday we were firing up our Media 100 software on a Macintosh G3, plugging in oversized CRT monitors...

April 25th, 2012 – Success for the Help Haiti REBUILD Globally fundraiser!

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As many of you know, Odyssey Creative and Macbeth Photography joined forces for the Corporate 5k to fund money and awareness for REBUILD Globally. We ended up having over 70 team members join us on race day, thank you to everyone who participated! Whether you walke...

February 27th, 2012 – Help Haiti REBUILD Globally

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This year, we're using our participation in the Corporate 5k to raise awareness and funds for REBUILD Globally, a non-profit NGO in Haiti that we have supported in the past. You can see all of the cool things we have in store for follks who sign up to join our team...

January 11th, 2012 – ArtsFest 2012

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As a part of our ongoing support of the arts in our community, we’re proud to once again sponsor ArtsFest! Check out this TV spot we produced to promote this extremely valuable event. We will have reserved sponsor tickets to some of the events—just like last year...

December 21st, 2011 – Wrapping up the Year

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2011 was a milestone year for Odyssey Creative.  For one thing, we celebrated our 10th anniversary as a business! We also fully renovated and expanded our office, including the addition of our very own production studio. It’s been incredible to watch our office gro...

November 2nd 2011 – Our 10th Birthday Celebration!

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Odyssey Creative officially turned 10 years old on May 9th of this year.  However, since at that time our new space was under construction, we saved the celebration of this fantastic event until last week. On Thursday October 13th we opened up our beautiful new space...

Sept. 8th, 2011 – Hey everybody, we’re getting the blog back together!

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Remember that blog we started last summer? Well, The Odyssey has been silent for almost a full year, but so much has happened since then. We celebrated our 10th birthday, we’re expanding our office space to include a production studio, Marc became President (true ...

We Support Nap Ford!

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The Nap Ford Community School, located in Downtown Orlando in the Parramore neighborhood, recently held a fund-raising event to which we were asked to contribute our capabilities.  The main event of the evening was to view the documentary film on charter schools, W...

It’s Our 10th Birthday!

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Odyssey Creative LLC was recognized as a corporation in the State of Florida on May 9th, 2001. And by our math (granted, we were not math majors) that makes us 10 years old today. We’ll be celebrating all year with classic project flashbacks, video scavenger hu...

We’re Expanding!

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In advance of our 10th Birthday (more on that later), Odyssey Creative is pleased to announce that we are expanding our home in the historic Kress building downtown. The new space is almost three times our current footprint and will include several new private offices...

So, THAT’S what we look like…

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Ever wondered what the people at Odyssey Creative really do at work and what they are like off the clock? Can you guess who was a teacher? Who ran a marathon? Who lives in Utah? Who likes movies (ok, so that's all of us). But to help you answer those questions, w...

Corporate 5k…not an April Fool’s joke!

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On April 14th, Odyssey Creative is taking part in the IOA Corporate 5k. We currently have a great team for the walk/race/crawl through the streets of downtown Orlando, and to finish the night we are hosting a private after-party for everyone who joins us. If you wo...

Welcome aboard, Olivia!

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Odyssey Creative is very pleased to welcome Olivia Crawford to the team! Starting today, Olivia joins us as Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she left the midwest to study Media Production and Theatre at Florida State Univ...

New position filled!

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Thank you to everyone who applied for the Sales & Marketing Coordinator position. We were inundated with submissions from qualified applicants, all of whom had great things to offer, and are very happy to have a new member of team starting later this month. Det...

Now Hiring!

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Odyssey Creative is now hiring a Sales & Marketing Coordinator. This is a coordinator position (senior to assistant, junior to manager), requiring 2 years of relevant professional experience. Complete job description details and instructions for emailing resume...