Olivia Shafique - Behind the Scenes (filmed by Ana Garcia, edited by LORAA)

Being Productive in the Office Environment

If we’re not out on set/location filming our latest project then we are living it up in the office. When you think of an office the image that comes to mind is a big room with filing cabinets, papers, desk, chair and a guy in a smart suit typing numbers into a computer….. sounds boring huh. Well that’s not what office life is like for us we prefer to be a bit more productive and use the time wisely to dream up new ideas for projects and search for new clients to add to our expanding base. Here is a few tips on how we can be productive within the office Plenty of Tea/Coffee: always start the day off with a hot beverage to get rid of the tired factor and get the energy factor flowing, we always enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee especially if there is a pack of biscuits lying about somewhere (Chocolate Preferably). Open Window: fresh air is good for the brain when it gets too stuffy and warm inside especially during the summer months so open the window for the beautiful fresh air of Inspiration. Yes feeling the fresh air can keep the brain gears from rusting. Bag of Carrots:In the stressful time times of modern living and hectic society, it is important to eat the right nutrients your body needs to keep healthy and fresh. So pick up something nice and healthy from your local shop, a bag of carrots would be the best option as they are both nutritious and delicious. Active Discussion: an office doesn’t have to be a quiet boring place, keep conversation flowing especially about new ideas and plans for upcoming projects. Active discussion can help create new ideas and after it’s better to engage in conversation rather than catching Pokemon

 

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The Importance Of Recognising Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is defined as a product that is owned by those who created it and it is important that people recognise that that product is bound by copyright and not be made use of illegally. Before the millennium the worst kind of intellectual theft would be bootleg records or that kind of thing. Nowadays we live in a digital era where you can access anything if not everything online including all forms of intellectual property like music, film, art, literature, films and TV shows. There are people who will post/upload these things online WITHOUT the copyright holders permission, the worst offending categories being music, film and TV shows. Game of Thrones for example, since the new season began airing episodes have been put online even before transmission. What needs to be highlighted here is that the Show belongs to ABC studios and whoever uploaded those episodes online BROKE COPYRIGHT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

People need to realise that includes Music as well, illegally downloading/streaming music that they do not own is not fair on the artist and is more or less STEALING from them. That music is how they earn a living. People seem to think that the copyright law on music isn’t as important as copyright law on film and photography. This is something that needs to be made clear, just because it’s within the public domain does not mean the public own it. It belongs to the PERSON WHO WROTE/CREATED IT. After all Authors don’s put their names on their books just for decoration. It is imperative people understand that laws governing copyright and intellectual property should be adhered to and not ignored. You wouldn’t like it if someone copied/stole something you worked hard on. Here at Budget Music Videos/BMV Productions we respect and understand these laws. When it comes to our videos, we filmed the footage and edited it so the video is rightfully our intellectual property and if an artist wants to fully own the video than they must buy us out.

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RESPECT Copyright Law.