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19 hours ago, Zach Goodwin2 said:

I may have based the name simple man off the Leonard Skynard Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMmTkKz60W8

cool. now i like it. love skynard!

i wouldnt worry about copyright issues, bc frankly they dont own the term "simple man", while on the other hand, if you called your company Sweet Home Alabama Llc, that.... might not fly lol

 

NOW GO WRITE OR SHOOT SOMETHING ZACH!!!!

im doing sooo many things rn omg

- preproducing SIX different short films by Me (theyre gonna be rad lol. first ones in a cave!)

- WRITING a new feature with my genius new WRITING PARTNER (!!!!)

- writing COMEDY bc it turns out that we're both super funny??!

- AND i have a day job?!?!?!????

 

so: GET TO WORK DUDE WTF

 

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@kaylee I do not agree, neither with the rather specific approach towards us as the audience of your post. Zach has proven a lot of mindfulness, vocal talent and passion. He is an author. Not every talent is expressed in every mans manners. Awesome stuff out there to embrace.

Good Win Film Production, if you wanna work your ass off in the field. Not easy, as you and we know, to have a company. I rather work as a gaffer than trying to approach customers or finaciers. Other people are pretty good in that. For me it would be a big step.

GoodWin Film, like mercer suggested. An adequate, beautiful and professional name.

19 minutes ago, kaylee said:

so: GET TO WORK DUDE WTF

 

this as a general message to all of us, I appreciate! to get out there, experience the world, enjoy the work, repairing c-stands, doing the hard job in the lighting department, enjoying the sweat and the pay of professional filmshoots. getting out there is beautiful. or staying at the desk writing. or both.

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4 hours ago, kaylee said:

im sorry, must have the wrong zach! my bad!

is the right and only one. To get our tush movin and to get out and work and enjoy the hard work, now, that was a great response from you in my opinion. The other part, I think, was not proactively nice nor fitting, to say the least. Please let´s focus on the "getting the job done" attitude, which everyone should have the pleasure to experience. Juri Gagarin, the first man in outerspace once said something like this: amazing grace the man who enjoys the work he is doing! He was one of the most achieving but also most humble persons of his time and age.

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I came up with a new company name:

Flashing Light Films

Only one search result came up and it was this,

http://www.surfline.com/templates/article_html.cfm?n=5&id=7153&p=1

and I clicked on the website and it is no longer in business. I checked domain.com for the website name and I found nothing, which means Flashinglightfilms.com is avaliable for me. So what do you all think?

 

Here is a concept picture I made.

Flashing Light Films.png

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you could make an animated gif with flashing lights. i'd suggest red and blue. But that might send the wrong message. 😱 maybe a strobing orange one perhaps ? i kinda like a light house myself, but maybe thats been done already.  I guess you have youth on your side, but dont leave it too long. Time gets away from you real quick.  So man up, make a decision and Sit down, buckle up, and hang on. Everyone else please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times 😎

edit : extra points if you can make it forum specific. like the flashing light fades to out of focus highlights. hardcore points if you get the out of focus anamorphic look right. Most people wont connect the dots, but those of us in the know will be able to say, hey we knew that kid when he started 😉

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On 8/7/2019 at 11:07 AM, Cinegain said:

Well, that's just copyright strikes waiting to happen then. 😛

I often wonder if this is why so many advertising/media agencies seem to have names that are either so obscure or so mundane. They know they're going to be involved in a lot of varied projects in a lot of regions so they want to make sure there's no situations where copyright infringement could be involved.

After all, I don't think you can trade mark or copyright numbers or regular, everyday objects. Hence we get agencies with names like Eight or Milk Crate (which are two well known agencies here in Australia).

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I've come up with a name generator formula for everyone here's benefit, depending on the type of work they're doing. I've also included a few examples I've come up with using this (patent pending) algorithm.

DP/Cinematographer/Cam-op/freelancer: Surname + films/productions/media/visuals. Bonus points for alliteration or puns. Double points for including both. Eg: Short Films (bonus points for pun, & yep, I know someone called this), Steel Productions (pun), Mass Media (double bonus points).

Niche videographer/small production company: Puns or cultural references relevant to your niche. Eg: Wet Lens Films (surfing, or porn), Pumped Productions (fitness, or porn) Dirt Road Films (travel, or porn), Headbanger Productions (live music, or porn), Pole Position (motorsports, or porn), etc.

Youtuber: Either REAL NAME, OR a word to do with filmmaking but change or leave out half the vowels for no reason, eg Filmr Lyf.

Large Commercial Production Company/Agency: Close your eyes. Spin around 6 times. Point your hand anywhere. Open your eyes and see what you pointed at. That is what your company is called (optional: add films/productions/creative/collective to the end). Eg Teapot Creative, Stapler, Dirty Sock Productions. Screwdriver Collective. Paperclip. Box Films.

Indie Film Production Company: After you've crawled through more shit than Andy Dufresne to raise enough funds for your first actual film (and then realised you need to see an accountant and lawyer and sort out all your tax/finance/liabilities bullshit, who've told you that you actually need to start a legit incorporated company just for this one film to avoid all sorts of bullshit further down the track,  which has now sucked up 40% of the already fucking measly budget you'd raised, so OH SHIT NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY BACKERS AND ASK THEM TO DOUBLE DOWN), sit down with your co-producers/directors over a beer and talk about the most depressing aspects of your journey so far. A name is bound to come out of this. Eg: Soup Kitchen Films, Overdue Bill Films, Shady Behaviour Films, Downward Spiral Films, Third Divorce Films, etc.

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Honestly just "Goodwin" would be my preference. Simple, good message, and has the benefit of being tied to your name. 

"Simple Man" has negative connotations for me, I see "simple man" and I think  1) uneducated 2) Idiot 3) Southerner

Flashing Light is not bad, but makes me think of a strobe light.

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10 hours ago, barefoot_dp said:

Downward Spiral Films, Third Divorce Films, etc.

some great stuff here

3 hours ago, Zach Goodwin2 said:

The issue with strobe light now is.... people who happen to get seizures from flashing lights...

 

 

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