Corporate video production has come of age. At one time, cinematographers referred to corporate videos as “industrials,” a genre to which they retreated between “real” films. Talking-head videos or unimaginative safety films dominated the field, and too often one might hear the word “boring” precede the term “corporate video.” However, as professional video tools came down in price, corporations invested in cameras and editing gear. A generation of enthusiastic filmmakers who sought access to those tools took jobs in the corporate world. While broadcast television was reducing staff, corporate media centers grabbed up the best and the brightest.

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