Random Things From Us

Annoucments, tips & tricks, interesting things

Written by on Feb 22

Ways Software Companies Use Video

Internet video has been around for over a decade but we’re all still trying to figure out how video can best help sell a software product. Selling online is tough because you’re trying to create a conversation with only one-way communication. Video can be used to make this one-way communication feel more conversational.

Written by on Nov 23

Turkey Shoot

Eric will do anything for LessFilms. To prove it we dressed him up in a turkey costume and Allan hunted him down with a paintball gun. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Enjoy the video!

Written by on Nov 18

National Absurdity Day

November 20 is National Absurdity Day so we made an absurd lunch.

Written by on Nov 11

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For November

This week Eric enjoys Cabbage Metal, Planet Earth, and Colbert.

Written by on Nov 9

Jordan's 3 Favorite Things For November

This week Jordan enjoys airbags, Buckbeak, and two guys dancing!

Written by on Oct 4

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in October

This week Eric enjoys Smarkers, Alaskan Living, and Hiking.

Written by on Sep 12

Jordan's 3 Favorite Things For The 2nd Week in September

This week Jordan enjoys Magic Wands, Vacations, and Park Hopping!

Written by on Sep 12

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 2nd Week in September

This week Eric enjoys Cello Metal, Seeing Spots, and Wolf Engineers.

Written by on Sep 6

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in September

This week Eric enjoys Colorizebot, Thunderbolt Fantasy, and Lighthouse Caretakers.

Written by on Sep 6

Chris' 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in September

This week Chris enjoys Monster Factory, Overwatch, and Tomorrow's World.

Written by on Aug 30

Jordan's 3 Favorite Things For The 5th Week in August

This week Jordan enjoys Edible Food Packaging, Spider Cars, and VFX Mashups!

Written by on Aug 29

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 5th Week in August

This week Eric enjoys Fiber Fix, angry frogs, and Mongolian wrestling coaches.

Written by on Aug 22

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 4th Week in August

This week Eric enjoys Slam Bamboo, glass blowing, and bluegrass music.

Written by on Aug 22

Jordan's 3 Favorite Things For The 4th Week in August

This week Jordan enjoys Positive News, Homeland, and family time at Dave & Buster's!

Written by on Aug 19

Adventures in BBQ

We are a group of brave souls, who always are on a conquest to eat the most delicious foods.

Written by on Aug 15

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 3rd Week in August

See what Eric's three favorite things are this week. Eric enjoys little puppies, Prism App and spoof outdoor videos.

Written by on Aug 15

Jordan's 3 Favorite Things For The 3rd Week in August

See what Jordan's three favorite things are this week. Jordan enjoys brushing his wife's hair with a cool hairbrush, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Cat Drone!

Written by on Aug 10

Chris' 3 Favorite Things For The 2nd Week in July

See what Chris' three favorite things are this week. Here's a hint...he loves Pokemon Go, Playing Slither the game and drinking Hi-C Ecto Cooler.

Written by on Aug 10

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in August

See what Eric's three favorite things are this week. Eric enjoys "Stranger Things" on Netflix, Hot Ones YouTube Channel and Black Bird Video Tool.

Written by on Aug 2

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in August

See what Eric's three favorite things are this week. Eric enjoys Bob Ross videos, Star Wars Theories and Home Alone Screams!!!

Written by on Jul 21

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 3rd Week in July

See what Eric's three favorite things are this week. Eric enjoys marketing videos, knives & survival videos.

Written by on Jul 13

Chris' 3 Favorite Things For The 2nd Week in July

See what Chris' three favorite things are this week. Here's a hint...he loves weird social eating, dancing and records.

Written by on Jul 5

Eric's 3 Favorite Things For The 1st Week in July

See what Eric's three favorite things are this week. Here's a hint...he loves food and movies.

Written by on Jul 1

Hot Dogs and Sparklers, Happy 4th of July

We created a little video to celebrate July 4th with a video. We love hot dogs!

Written by on May 19

Adventures in Korean Food

We are a group of brave souls, who always are on a conquest to eat the most delicious foods.

Written by on May 16

Creating a MEET THE TEAM Page

Creating a meet the team page is a daunting task but there's hope...this blog post will help you understand what some of the best meet the team pages consist of.

Written by on May 5

Creating Attention-Grabbing Email Signatures

If you're doing sales your email signature will play an important role in your sales cycle.

Written by on Apr 25

Creating Funny Sales Videos that Sell

Sales doesn't have to be sneaky and slimey. It can be fun and creative... these companies have figured it out.

Written by on Apr 21

MicroConf - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Zion National Park

We love MicroConf so much we didn't want it to end. We took a couple short road trips to some of nature's wonders around Las Vegas.

Written by on Apr 15

What Does A Business Owner Do?

Being a small business owner means you never know what you'll be working on that day. Here are something to consider as a business owner to focus on.

Written by on Apr 11

High Conversion Contact Page Designs

Study these contact pages and see who's building contact pages that convert to a goal.

Written by on Mar 14

Best Business Card Alternatives

Traditional business cards will be around for a few more years but here's some alternatives to paper business cards.

Written by on Mar 7

Best Email Signatures

Email signatures seem simple enough but what's the purpose of them? Why leave out certain information, how much personality do you show in your email signature?

Written by on Mar 1

Best Electronic Signature Apps

If you've been signing documents by hand and scannign them in to be digital you're doing it all wrong.

Written by on Feb 25

Satchel's Pizza in Gainesville Florida

Satchel's Pizza in Gainesville Florida is truly one of my favorite places in the world. If you're within 100 miles of Gainesville Florida it's worth the drive there.

Written by on Feb 24

Creating a KNOWLEDGE BASE System for your software company

Software companies need to pay special attention

Written by on Feb 22

Best Business Cards

Having a business card designed and printed can be a stressful time but don't worry, we'll outline the steps needed to get this task completed.

Written by on Feb 19

Best Video Conferencing Software

Here's a summary of video conferencing software you should consider for your team.

Written by on Feb 12

Top 5 FAQ Pages On The Web

We study design and copywriting, often FAQ sections of software company websites are the most lacking portion of their web experience.

Written by on Jan 20

NYC Department of Homeless Services and Ben Stiller

Eric took a business trip to Las Vegas, it was long, we shot a bunch of video and ate too much good food. We're glad to be back.

Written by on Dec 11

RubyConf 2015 San Antonio Video Shoot

Eric took a business trip to Las Vegas, it was long, we shot a bunch of video and ate too much good food. We're glad to be back.

Written by on Nov 11

Traveling to Vegas

Eric took a business trip to Las Vegas, it was long, we shot a bunch of video and ate too much good food. We're glad to be back.

Written by on Apr 25

myBrainshark Alternatives

myBrainshark shut down it's service a few months ago, here are alternatives to help you keep creating video presentations.

Written by on Mar 14

Increase Conversions with Customer Testimonial Videos

It's no secret that social proof and customer testimonials add credibility to your product and increase conversions.

Written by on Feb 13

Company Culture Videos

Company culture videos give potential job applicants a glimpse into what it's like working for your company.

Written by on Feb 7

Greenspring \(k\)larity Quotient

Greenspring's \(k\)Q system helps you improve your retirement plan.

Written by on Feb 6

Saddest Look Back Video Ever

Not every Facebook look back video should be shared...

Written by on Jan 8

New Year's Eve - Times Square Time Lapse

Beautifully shot by [@timelapsegroup](http://twitter.com/timelapsegroup)

Written by on Jan 8

Powerful Road Safety Commercials

These commercials from New Zealand and the UK are extremely powerful and emotional.

Written by on Jan 6

LessFilms 2013 Reel

2013 was a special year for LessFilms. Check out our reel and let us introduce you to some of our friends.

Written by on Dec 24

Our Favorite Apps and Tools of 2013

We wanted to share and give shout-outs to are favorite apps and tools that help us get our job done.

Written by on Dec 23

Andy D gif

We're working on a music video with @andydlovesyou. Here's a quick peek of the upcoming awesome.

Written by on Dec 23

Sriracha, the movie! \(trailer\)

This is Lessfilms' most anticipated film of the year.

Written by on Dec 20

LessFilms Gift Exchange

We decided to try out Skype's "Gift sharing" feature this year.

Written by on Dec 5

LessFilms' Favorite Restaurants of 2013

Besides making great videos and telling stories, our favorite thing to do is EAT.

Written by on Oct 31

Happy Halloween from LessFilms

alloween is one of our favorite days of the year, so we put together this little greeting for all of our friends.

Written by on Aug 5

Arkadium Animated Explainer Video

We love games, so when Arkadium wanted to team up with us to make their new product video we had to hold back the girly squeals...

Written by on Jun 20

How To Embed Instagram Video in HTML (Tutorial)

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to embed any instagram video using html.

Written by on Jun 19

LessConf Music Video Starring Andy D

For the first time LessConf had it's own theme song.

Written by on Jun 3

LessFilms at Microconf

We had a great time at [MicroConf](http://www.microconf.com/) this year.

Written by on May 23

I Pity Quickbooks Customers

This morning we created a masterpiece for [LessAccounting](http://lessaccounting.com) in under 15 minutes!

Written by on May 17

About Our "About Us"

We've always known that the LessFilms "[About Us](http://lessfilms.com/about/)" page was super awesome, but now it's official.

Written by on May 16

LessFilms in Paris

Recently LessFilms had the opportunity to vist Europe and document the goings-on at the first ever [LaConf](www.la-conf.org), a two-day conference for Ruby on Rails developers in Paris, France.

Written by on May 7

Visiting the Pinball Hall of Fame

While we were in Vegas for [MicroConf](http://microconf.com), we stopped by the [Pinball Hall Of Fame](http://pinballmuseum.org) to play and to film a little documentary.

Written on May 3

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Written by on Dec 4

Madison is an Excellent City, Wisconsin is an Excellent State

We love Madison, Wisconsin.

Written by on Nov 29

Your Conference Needs More Videos

If session videos are your bricks, then the promos, sponsor "thank you's", etc. make up the mortar. We never stop rolling to make sure we catch all the action.

Written by on Jun 15

Pearstack

Pearstack unsucks the shopping process by forcing products to duke it out in head-to-head matchups.

Written by on Mar 1

LessConf 2012

LessConf 2012 was a success thanks to all of the passionate speakers, attendees and our sponsors.

Written by on Feb 16

Diving Into the Animation Process

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the design process of our latest film for EngineYard.com.

Written by on Jan 24

LessConf 2012 - Who is speaking at the LessConf?

We just made a new promo video for LessConf.

Written by on Jan 24

Introducing Parse.ly's Dash

We just wrapped a rad new video for Parse.ly.

Written by on Dec 13

Email Marketing from Promo Labs

We just made a new overview video for Promolabs.com

Written by on Dec 13

Lessconf 2012 - Good Morning

LessConf is a gathering of like-minded people who enjoy music, technology, business, marketing, and design and are passionate about their work.

Written by on Nov 29

We're Hiring at Gowalla!

Here is a tiny peek into the goings-on at Gowalla HQ in Austin, Texas.

Written by on Nov 29

LessFilms Presents - On Stage W/ Allison Weiss @ LessConf 2011

While at the 2011 LessConf in Atlanta we had the chance to hear Allison Weiss live at The Loft and it was rad!

Written by on Nov 28

Coming soon...

Here are two production stills for a rather disturbing film Eric is working on.

Written by on Nov 28

The Information Diet

We are stoked to say that we created the animatic trailer for this book.

Written by on Nov 17

Storyboard Previews

Here are some storyboards from a project we just wrapped.

Written by on Oct 26

Bar Camp Philly 2011

Philly Bar Camp was huge this year. Here is a quick recap of some of the chaos.

Written by on Oct 19

You Have the Power to Save a Life.

Lemi Shine has partnered with Living Water International and they are going to match up to $50,000 of donations dollar for dollar to help bring clean drinking water to Ethiopia.

Written by on Oct 12

Tutorial - How to Create a Ferris Wheel Effect in After Effects

Eric breaks down the technique for a "Ferris Wheel" text effect in After Effects.

Written by on Sep 28

Social Fresh Charlotte Day 2

Day two of **Social Fresh Charlotte** was RAD.

Written by on Sep 27

LessFilms Presents - Grooveshark HQ

Check out this "randomentary" we shot for Grooveshark.

Written by on Sep 23

Lone Star Ruby Conf

Here's a short documentary of what went down in Austin, TX.

Written by on Sep 20

LessFilms Presents - St. Louis

The view from Eric's hotel in St. Louis was nice.

Written by on Sep 20

LessFilms Presents - Strange Loop 2011

Here's a bit of what went on at Strange Loop this year!

Written by on Sep 7

Social Fresh Charlotte Day 1

Day one of Social Fresh Charlotte was RAD.

Written by on Sep 6

Social Fresh Charlotte

LessFilms is stoked to be one of the insanely rad sponsors of **Social Fresh Charlotte**.

Written by on Aug 19

Masdison Ruby

The first ever Madison Ruby makes people smile.

Written by on Aug 15

LessFilms at Madison Ruby

The *Less-Ruby Conference Tour* presses onward to Madison, WI to film the first ever **Madison Ruby Conference**.

Written by on Aug 13

Toy Joy, Austin, Texas

While we were in Austin, TX for the **Lone Star Ruby Conference** we stopped by Toy Joy to pick up some special gifts for the kids.

Written by on Aug 10

The Less-Ruby Conference Tour Kickoff

This weekend, the *Less-Ruby Conference Tour* begins!

Written by on Aug 2

Tutorial - Grooveshark Logo Reveal

Eric demonstrates his technique for creating a flashy logo reveal.

Written by on Jul 29

LessFilms Presents - Happy B-Day Hiten Shah

We heard that Hiten Shah's birthday was coming up, so we thought that it would be nice to wish him a happy birthday, LessFilms style.

Written by on Jul 27

In the Studio with Dropkill

We stopped by Dropkill's home studio to put the finishing touches on a top secret "Happy Birthday" project slated to drop sometime this weekend.

Written by on Jul 22

Front-end Conf Photo

From the balcony at Front-End Conf.

Written by on Jul 22

Front-end Conf

We're sponsoring Front-End Conf.

Written by on Jul 22

Thanks, Grooveshark!

Thanks to everyone who gave the camera some face time and screamed at the top of their lungs.

Written by on Jul 22

Front-End Conf Day 1

This is madness!

Written by on Jul 22

The Archive, Panama City, FL

We present to you... **The Archive**.

Written by on Jul 21

Headed to Gainesville!

We're headed to Gainesville, FL to film some tomfoolery with the Grooveshark team.

Written by on Jul 20

One man's trash...

In between scenes on our recent three day LemiShine shoot, we were able to document Chris Merriam repurposing some old car windows.

Written by on Jul 11

LessFilms in Texas

We were in Texas for a few days shooting a series of webisodes for Lemishine!

Written by on Jul 5

Tutorial - Robot Arm

Learn how to use parenting to create an evil robot arm in After Effects CS5.

Written by on Jun 13

Grasshopper.com - The Busy Attorney Entrepreneur

Here is our latest film for Grasshopper.com.

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