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Photographer Jon Premosch /BuzzFeed News

President Barack Obama made news last week by sitting down for an on-camera interview with BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, at the White House.  The much talked about twenty-two minute interview, and "selfie video", became the hot topic that set the internet ablaze and Maslow Media Group's crew was there to support BuzzFeed's production. DP Patrick Anderson, Audio Engineer Brian Buckley and Lighting Assistant Christopher Albert, provided the BuzzFeed Production Team a Sony F55 camera package, audio and lighting gear for the interview with the President.  Brian Buckley provided the sound support, in the White House Library, for the video entitled "Things Everybody Does But Dosen't Talk About". The videos went viral and were viewed 1.2 million times in the first hour after it was uploaded.


Here is the BuzzFeed.com interview with President Obama.

IC misclassifications result in hundreds of thousands in back wages

Craig Johnson, Staffing Industry Analysts

Continuing its focus on independent contractor misclassification, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced this week and last several companies that are being required to pay hundreds of thousands in back pay for IC misclassification and overtime violations. 


Read more here!


MMG was thrilled to be on location with Miss China at the Miss Universe Pageant. We placed a DP with a Canon C-300 Camera package on Sunday, January 25th, for a late night sit down interview at the Miss Universe Pageant. CCTV Reporter/Producer Matt Leone interviewed Miss China, Yanliang Hu, post pageant, at the Miami Doral Trump Hotel for the evening newscast. 

Our DP Bruce Liffiton and Lighting Director Dave Maher had some challenging setups in this very small space inside a pharmacy. The purpose was to show  people getting advice from the pharmacist, generic shots of blood pressure readings, injections and counter advice. The material will be sent to the networks to archive as they see fit and for the APA's newletters. The shoot was for Qorvis MSL and their client , APA (American Pharmaceutical Association) in Washington, DC.


We were lucky to be a part of a shoot that encouraged women to keep their hearts healthy with regular exercise and smart eating. Check out our intern, Nicole Paviglionite, with one of our talented Audio Engineers before a live broadcast. Great work team!

3 Simple Tips to Make Better Training Videos


Carla Marshall, Reel SEO


Tip #1: Show the Whites of the Presenters Eyes

Jeremy's most important tip is to show people the white of the presenters' eyes. If people don't see this, they tend to disengage which means they are more inclined to bail, which leads to a poor engagement rate, and on YouTube will effect Watch Time metrics. Film in tight so you capture as much of the presenter's features as possible.


Tip #2: Use a Medium Shot to Film

Use a medium shot when filming your host so that you keep the focus on them. In too close may be counter-productive, while filming at long-range means that you may miss capturing the presenters' eyes.


Tip #3: Change the Shot to Keep the Viewer's Attention 

Change up the scene every five to ten seconds. As the viewer, when you are learning, your mind can sometimes wander, so using visual clues in a training video, like a change of scene, a different shot, or the use of a graphic, will draw the viewer back in. Audio features, like the sound of a bell, will also work well for re-engaging the viewer if they become distracted. It's absolutely critical to refresh the viewer's brain every few seconds when you are trying to train them or you will lose them.


Visit ReelSEO to read more.

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Who may enter? Everyone. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Each month's winner will voted on by the MMG staff. If there is a draw, YOU will decide.

When to submit? Please submit before March 10th.

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Contest Rules: Contestants are permitted to submit 1 photo per month. All images must be original. Please send the photo in JPEG format and include the location of the photo and any supplemental description. 

Except as set forth herein, all entries and accompanying material become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned. Although the contestant retains copyright to the entries, MMG may use, reproduce and display the images without compensation to the contestant.
   with Maslow Media's          Online Database of          Freelancers &                      Production Companies

This month MMG has booked crews in:

Beijing, China. 
Lima, Peru. 
Canberra, Australia. 
Bangalore, India.

Email Beth Posada for your international crewing 


Client Kudos


"This is a quick message to say thanks. Matt was able to accommodate the ever-changing schedules of our interviewees. And I am very happy to work with a professional photographer like him. "

-Director of photography, CCTV

"If I was ever stranded on a desert island there would be three things I'd need: food, shelter, and a grip."


George C. Scott


 MMG has worked to build a global network of talented individuals, award-winning producers, creative directors, crews,  production managers and executives. These are our,
 Creative Selects


LA: Medically certified in California to shoot surgery, this versatile executive producer, director, editor feels at home in any setting. His accomplishments run the gamut: he's lit a room for a US president, prepared transmission inside of a federal prison, and flown a jib camera in an operating room. Talented and effective under pressure, this is your 'one-stop-shop' guy!


VA: Multimedia, AV production, web-casting professional with experience in technical training, professional development and instructional methods


NJ: (available to relocate): Production executive with over 20 years of experience in film and television

to Michael Chiltern, one of MMG's very talented producers in Westchester, NY, who just had a baby boy. Welcome to the world, Branko!



Frances Joseph


Frances is our efficient Director of Accouting Operations. She has been recognized for developing and executing procedural improvements to ensure perfect accuracy in MMG's payroll processing. Frances is the team lead of the implementation of MMGPAY, our new time and attendance system, which will streamline our payroll processing and improve efficiencies at MMG.


When she is not working, Frances volunteers her time for various causes including her local Women's shelters & food kitchen. She spends a good deal of her off time with her large extended family locally in Maryland as well as in New York, New Jersey & Chicago.

Linda MaslowCEO 202-965-1100 x 105 | lmaslow@maslowmedia.com
Andrea SimsNew Business |202-965-1100 x 113 | andrea@maslowmedia.com

Vija Udenans | Managed Services202-965-1100 x 104 vudenans@maslowmedia.com

Joan Fiddle-FerderScript-to-Screen | 202-965-1100 x 102 | freelance@maslowmedia.com

Beth Posada |Camera Crews Worldwide|202-965-1100 x 114 | bposada@maslowmedia.com

Mary Jane Boyle | Production | 202-965-1100 x 101 | mjboyle@maslowmedia.com

Nevitt Greene | Media Payroll Services |202-965-1100 x 121 | ngreene@maslowmedia.com


Maslow Media Group was named a "Top 5 Leading Payroll Company" by The Hollywood Reporter, the #1 Media Production Company and #4 Leading Women's Businesses by the Washington Business Journal, and one of America's fastest growing businesses by Inc. 500/5000. 
Maslow Media Group provides crews worldwide, video production staffing, payroll services and script to screen video production to corporations, government agencies, corporate media, cable networks, and production companies nationwide. 
The Maslow Media Group is a 100% woman-owned small business certified by the WBENC. 
MMG oversees several multi-million dollar contracts. Government clients find them on GSA Schedule #541 for Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions.