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Keepin' It Reel 2018

Our team at Allied Productions is working hard preparing for 2018. The list of to-dos, and to-don'ts is our personal Mount Everest, but this isn't our first time at base-camp. One of the to-do's we're proud to show off, as we chip away at the mountain, is our new demo reel showing off a collection Allied Production's work over the last year or so. 

Pulling together footage for a reel tends to bring back all the memories of each production. You pause, reflect, and begin to appreciate the journey as much as the final product. Allied Productions and the entire team (now eight strong) went through a tremendous period of growth during 2017. Capturing that growth in a 90-second best-of is an impossible task. Every meeting, every lighting adjustment, every small edit, every small decision that, when looking back, seems impossibly important, yet minuscule all in the same moment. 

We strive to be strategic, creative, and continually better ourselves and our community. At Allied Productions we have the privilege to do what we love. Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way, and will continue to help as our allies grow.

As you go through 2018, we challenge everyone to create more. Draw. Paint. Shoot. Edit. Whatever your outlet. Do it more. Share your successes, and your failures. We'll be sure to do the same, we're all in this together. 

Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow – whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.
— Kurt Vonnegut
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