September 20, 2010

Could you overcome years of homelessness? One man did. Meet Dr. Carlton N. Young

With more people living paycheck to paycheck, the risks of becoming homeless has increased exponentially since the downturn of the economy. Motivational speaker and author Dr.  Carlton Young would like to assure those that may be facing homelessness that you can bounce back. 

"Homelessness does not just affect people with addictions, mental illness, or those dealing with domestic violence. Today it's not who is homeless, but who are those now at risk of becoming homeless." 
-Dr. Carlton Young-

This fall Exclusive Remedies Studio will release Dr. Young's very first audio cd entitled Success Finds a Way: Setting Yourself Up to Win. It will be the first in his series of several motivational audio cds that will help motivate people and teach them ways to get back on track.

Exclusive Remedies Studio, LLC is more than just a production company. Producers work directly with individual clients and businesses. Services range anywhere from promotional videos, on-hold music for phone systems, 2D and 3D motion graphics, photography, and much more. By working directly with clients and focusing on creating tailor-made and original marketing content, clients gain more creative control than they would working with a large agency.

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July 30, 2010

Spark Plug Radio Features Exclusive Remedies Studio

This July our Executive Producer, Danielle Smith was featured on Spark Plug Radio, the online radio show of one of Atlanta's premiere business magazines, People You Need to Know. As technology continues to evolve more individuals and companies are realizing the vitality of video marketing and social media. If you or your company is seriously considering using video as a marketing tool to help boost revenue, we highly encourage you to listen in to discover how videos can help move your business to a whole new level. Whether you're considering commercial production, overview videos, online media, musical identity, photography or more, Danielle explains the possibilities, process, and costs. You may be surprised. It is not as complicated as one may think. 

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May 31, 2010

A Closer Look Into Hotel Crime

A few weeks ago, a traveler interested in visiting the country of Grenada contacted me. The person ran across the video Exclusive Remedies Studio produced for a small luxury property on the island and inquired about the island's safety. I was intrigued because I asked myself the same question during pre-production for the video shoot.

As soon as my family learned of my travels to Grenada, they immediately inquired about the safety of the island. Americans have questioned traveling to the small island country since the 1983 U.S. led invasion called Operation Urgent Fury. Our production crew discovered it was a very pleasant and safe  place to visit.

With all of the bombings that have taken place in Indian and other middle eastern hotels, it makes you wonder how often hotel crimes occur. One of my first jobs was working the front desk of a hotel. I typically worked alone in the evenings. Though working the 3:00-11:00p.m. shift was the most desirable for me, I later found it to also be the most dangerous shift. At least the 11p.m. front desk clerk could lock the door before allowing people to walk in. I did not have that luxury.

I will never forget having a day off, only to return and learn the clerk that worked my shift was robbed at gunpoint the night before. That was enough for me. I quickly put in my notice shortly thereafter. That was not the end of my experience with hotel crime. 

Three years ago I prepaid for a vacation to watch a famous Caribbean festival. I booked it through a third party travel site. I had never done that before but it was a spur of the moment vacation and it appeared to be the best deal at the time. I visited the website, viewed the pictures, read a few reviews and hoped for the best.

Upon arrival, I knew I had made a mistake. I immediately asked for another room after seeing the first. Unfortunately, I did not even get to enjoy my new room because two Canadian women were pistol whipped and held at gunpoint just two doors down from me! I could recall hearing someone scream but just as if I was in a movie, I shook my head and told myself, "maybe it was nothing."

When I heard a soft knock and a whimpering voice outside my door five minutes later I knew I was not dreaming. Through my peephole, there she was, a terrified woman whispering for me to let her in. She and her friend had just been robbed and the men took off with their room telephone. I later learned that the men had mistakenly thought they were two other guests that had apparently stolen their drugs.

"Drugs?" I exclaimed. "Are you kidding me?" I had had enough. By the end of the week, I had been moved three times and found myself being questioned by the police in hopes that they could find the two men before it was too late. Needless to say, my vacation was ruined. I have never prepaid for another vacation through a third-party website ever again. Safety takes priority over great rates any day.

Photographs are great, but when you decide to feature your property through moving imagery such as video, consider discussing your hotel's safety procedures and features. Introduce yourself, your staff, and anything you may want to share to make your prospective guests feel comfortable. It could be the one factor that differentiates your hotel from another. Photographs are easily edited to be more appealing. Whereas, covering up imperfections on video are not. Additionally, doing so can be very expensive. How do you ensure safety  for your guest?

Exclusive Remedies Studio is a service-based video production company that works directly with clients to produce promotional media content to promote their business.

visit the Exclusive Remedies Studio website

Getting started is easy:

· Inquire about a production quote
· Speak with a representative
· Upon receipt of the hotel questionnaire, your project is assessed and a production quote is

May 5, 2010

Exclusive Remedies Studio Attends Re-Discover the Caribbean Show In Barbados

Exclusive Remedies Studio presented Viral Video Marketing Techniques at the 2010 Re-Discover the Caribbean show in Barbados on April 23rd and 24th. The presentation revolved solely around smart marketing techniques to help build brand awareness and reach customers directly. Attendees learned easy strategies to emphasize key selling points and how to create video content, publish, share and track it. If you are interested in learning viral video marketing techniques to help promote your resort or business, feel free to email

Adrian Loveridge, hotelier and owner of Peach and Quiet 
with ERS senior photographer, Krystle Solomon

 Sandiford Center

February 24, 2010

The Truth About Editorial Revisions in Video Production

Those who have worked in customer service understand the importance of making sure the customer is satisfied. Have you ever ordered a hot meal at a restaurant and the food came out cold? If you are like most patrons, you would probably send it back. With anything you pay for, you want to make sure it is right. So what makes video production any different?

Actually there is a lot. In production, we feel customer service really starts with post-production. If you ever have the opportunity to sit in with an editor, you will soon realize that editing is a very tedious and time consuming process.

To the unfamiliar, one would never fathom how long post-production can really take. In advertising, even the slightest revision can run a client into the thousands. One might say, "with technology why should revisions be so expensive? Small edits can be done with the click of a mouse." That statement is almost true. However, the average person does not know that hours can follow small edits due to the supplemental processes such as time for rendering effects, exporting, compressing and transferring files all over again.

When working with ERS, clients receive two complimentary rounds of revisions. Each client receives a unique login so that files may be accessed as soon as content is ready for viewing. This saves time and makes the approval process convenient and fast. 
If you have questions about having a video produced or post production services please email We will be more than happy to have a producer speak with you regarding a project you have in mind.