July is here, which means we’re halfway through the year, and because my company, Phoenix Moirai, joined Twitter just last week, I’m happy to announce a month-long promotional discount to mark the occasion.
During the entire month of July, when you request a quote and include the words “Tweet Tweet,” you’ll receive a 25% discount on any design, writing or videography service or package.
That’s right! If you need any type of graphic design work, writing necessities, or video presentations, we can make it all happen for 25% off of the normal rates. Do you need a new logo or business card designed? Have some marketing materials (like a flyer, rack card, brochure or ad) you need created to help sell your business? Are you in need of a videographer for your wedding? Do you need a promotional video for your website’s home page? Do you need a fresh new look for your website? Is your daughter having a sweet sixteen party that you’d like cherish forever? Do you need invitations to a party or wedding? Want to save the date? Or how about speaking your mind in the form of a custom designed bumper sticker for your car? You can get all of these, and so much more, at a 25% discount, simply by saying “Tweet Tweet” when request your quote.
Anything that needs to be printed, we can design it. For more information about some of the specific services Phoenix Moirai offers, prices on a variety of specially designed service packages, and to view some of my portfolio pieces, please go to www.phoenixmoirai.com and request a quote today!
The concept for last year’s The Purge was one of the more interesting and thought-provoking ideas of the year: what if our government officials attempted to reduce crime rates by making all crime legal for one twelve hour period each year. With its frightening overtones and star Ethan Hawke, it became a breakout hit — for all of the wrong reasons. What everyone was flocking to theaters to see (the dramatic exploration of what it would be like during this specific period of time and the subtle social commentary that would come along with it) was reduced to an arbitrary, paint-by-numbers home invasion story with no genuine thrills (or chills). It didn’t matter to the studio; the film made over ten times what it cost to make on opening weekend. A sequel was announced that following Monday to capitalize on the popularity, ultimately giving us The Purge: Anarchy, which, as a lot of people have pointed out, does what the isolation of the first film failed to do by focusing on the true terror of the purge. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
On a recent episode of Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsey, as he usually does at some point in every episode, chewed out a contestant for one reason or another. Though it’s familiar territory for all of the chefs, this seems to hit this one pretty hard, so after the dinner service is over, he goes up to one of Ramsey’s sous chefs and asks her how she does it — how she can work with Gordon day in and day out, especially after making a mistake or two during a service. She tells him that he can’t take it personally, and that whenever she has a day where nothing goes right, she simply wakes up the next morning and says, “today’s a new day.” Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
It happens quite often: a high-level executive in the entertainment industry stumbles upon a performance or a piece of work of an artist that sparks a high-level of interest. The executive sees something they can sell, or finds the artist to be fresh, innovative and honest in what they do. The executive believes that with a little promotion, they can turn a small, cult following into a world-wide phenomenon. They talk a good game and convince the artist of they have potential for fame and fortune as well as retaining a good amount of creative control. But the moment they sign, the artist must conform to standards completely opposite from what got them noticed in the first place, simply to fit the box the executive believes the artist need to be in. This is the basis for Begin Again, a film that does a terrific job examining the concept of reconnecting to one’s artistic integrity in a world that is so complacent with conformity. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
When you look at the most successful road trip movies, there’s always a clear destination in mind. On one level, it’s all about the physical destination — that elusive goal for which the protagonist will do anything to reach, no matter how many mishaps, challenges or detours they’re forced to take to get there. On a deeper level, road trip movies are about relationships — those bonds we form when we’re forced to spend time with someone we might not otherwise have hung out with. These relationships also carry with them a destination, a place of understanding and respect that the characters find in one another that they may not have seen prior to setting out on their journey. Without one or the other, you might get a brazenly fun ride-along (such as National Lampoon’s Vacation), or an emotionally sensitive story (like Dutch), but without either, you end up with a film like Tammy, a road trip movie without any type of destination. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
As an avid movie-goer, my general preference is for big-budget blockbusters. There’s something about the spectacle of a highly anticipated movie that appeals to me that a smaller, independent or low-budget film can’t compete with. But over the past few years, I’ve attempted to see more independent films, such as Little Miss Sunshine, Moon, and more recently, Chef and The Railway Man, because films like these do have a place in the market and deserve a chance to shine (though, there is still some debate as to whether these can even be termed “independent,” as their budgets are still far larger than most films that never see past a small festival somewhere in hodunk Kansas). What I’ve come to appreciate in these types of films is the passion that seeps through the celluloid and makes them more artistically aware than their high-dollar counterparts. Part of this comes from a respect the filmmakers give to their characters, which heightens the subtle textures of meaning the filmmakers are seeking to convey; the essence of which embodies the new film, Words and Pictures, a thoughtful examination behind the merits of the written word versus visual artistry. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Like a lot of fans of Boy Meets World, I was both excited and a little apprehensive about the announcement that they were going to resurrect the series, not as a reboot, but as a continuation of the story (as many properties have already done to varying degrees of success). As news continued to come out, and it became clear that, not only was the original creator back to continue this family’s story, but that the original cast was returning (regardless of how small their participation might be), things looked to be heading in the right direction. What wasn’t clear was whether the show would remain true to its roots and give authenticity to the world of today, that they wouldn’t be afraid of exploring heavier topics alongside the lighter ones (see what I had to say upon the original announcement). Now that the premiere of Girl Meets World has come and gone, I can say that, regardless of its expected growing pains, that it will, over time, become a respectable continuation of a series we’ve all come to love and cherish. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Everyone, I’m sure, has had those days where something happens (no matter how small) that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Just yesterday, in fact, a couple of things made me scrunch my eyebrows up in a quizzical manner and think, “Uhh…. okaayy….” Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
From the birth of this blog, I have been reviewing one movie per week as part of my Movie Mayhem blog posts. The thing is, I go to two, sometimes three movies per week; I just don’t have the time to cover them all in full detail. Which is why, now that I’ve joined Twitter, I’ll be posting Mini-Reviews — all of my thoughts on the movies I don’t go into full detail with on this blog in 140 characters or less.
And I probably won’t stop at just movies (or movies I see on the big screen). I will also look at doing mini-reviews on all types of media as my mood dictates, including TV, books and music.
It’s finally happened — I’ve officially gone mad! That’s right, I’ve made my way into the Twitterverse. Albeit, it’s only as a representative for my business, Phoenix Moirai, but I will still be the one tweeting and hashtagging all sorts of updates related to my work, my jobs, my films, my projects, relevant news, and anything else related to Phoenix Moirai in general, such as updating all of my design software to Adobe CC 2014 (one of my first tweets!). It’s definitely going to be an interesting experiment to see if I can generate any new leads or clients, and how I can utilize Twitter to best generate continued business and sales.
You can follow me on Twitter @phoenixmoirai.