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One of our biggest customers, Grotto Network, put together a sweet look at love by combining a couple of our videos with stories captured by producers across the country. Grab some chocolates and take a look at these many, and diverse, stories of love.
Video Update
For the first time, Life Family Resource Center contacted us to make a video for their annual fundraiser. The numbers are in, and when compared to the last five years, this year donations increased by over three times! All of that money goes to help women and families in their community. Congratulations LFRC!What can video do for YOUR organization? Contact us to discuss the possibilities! Watch the video.
How's This for a Load?
Have a look behind-the-scenes at (some) of the gear we brought to a recent video shoot. Lend a hand next time, would you?Watch the video on our Facebook.  Watch the video.
Pro Tip From Our Producer
Fidgeting. It's normal, natural and it's going to happen. But unfortunately, the camera picks up the slightest movement, so restlessness appears ten times more distracting in a video. To make matters worse, many people are a little nervous when the camera is on them, so they tend to move even more. Most fidgeting can't be stopped, but there is one big step you can take to keep the movement to a minimum.

 #ProTip: Never Have The Interviewee Seated in a Swivel Chair.

If the interviewee is in a swivel chair, they WILL swivel back and forth, even if they are the stoic CEO of a Fortune 500 company. And the interview will be ruined by the distracting movement. If the swivel is the only chair available, look for a locking device built into the chair to remove the possibility of movement. If there is none, wrap a high-quality, residue-free tape around the swivel joint to keep it still (videographers usually have on hand a thick, easily-removable tape called gaffer's tape that works perfectly for this). Just make sure the chair can't possibly move. And don't even think of having the interviewee sit on an exercise ball.

- Katie Rutter
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STOP Strikes Again!
Service Team of Professionals, better known as STOP, provides restoration services to communities across the country. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, the owners needed quality content to attract and inform entrepreneurs who may want to join their team. We've just finished their 17th video - and they are regularly using this extensive video library in their sales process. Take a look at the latest. Watch the video.
Things About Things
Odd facts about plants... just for fun.

Perhaps someone has recommended that you should take time to stop and smell the roses. That's easy enough to say, but the practice of smelling roses is considerably more complicated than you might think.

First, where to sniff? You may think that the center of the rose is the best location to aim your nose, but this is not necessarily that case. A rose's scent is produced in its petals. Specifically, it is produced in the outer layer of cells covering each petal. Both sides of the petal produce scent, so there is no need to labor over which side to smell. 

Secondly, what is the optimal time to smell the roses? It takes hundreds of volatile chemicals to produce a rose's scent. It's expensive for the rose to manufacture that many chemicals, so instead of constantly churning out molecules the flowers time when to release their fragrance. Some of the chemicals a rose releases are produced only in the light. Others, are produced according to an internal clock and are released at the same general time each day even if the greenhouse lights go off at the wrong time. Other factors like the age of the bloom and temperature may also affect how scented a rose can be, so watch out.

Thirdly, which rose? You may be tempted to pick a large, stunning cut rose from a nearby florist, but that would probably be a mistake. Roses bred for commercial purposes are often disappointingly unscented. Over the centuries, humans have bred roses for beauty, shape and resilience. As a consequence, we accidentally de-scented our roses. Luckily, scientists are beginning to uncover which genes were lost, so future store-bought roses may have more perfume to offer.

Scripture Inspiration
Stay grounded with verses that inspire. Here are the two Picture Scripture images that we will post on our Facebook page in the coming weeks.
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At Thing in a Pot Productions, we believe that everyone has immense value. We are committed to helping others--large and small groups alike--communicate through the language of video. By doing so, we are helping even the "least of these" share their value with the world.

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