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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Justin Gaar

“I think Southerners see the world differently. Truly aware Southerners see the world with a pretty unique lens.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is an interview with Justin Gaar, director of Curse Of The Man Who Sees UFOs, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue.

Curse Of The Man Who Sees UFOs will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 10:30am at the Red Mountain Theatre Company.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Daniel Scheinert (Part 2)

“There’s not many other folks making movies in L.A. from Alabama. As far as stories that I can tell, that folks haven’t heard before, stories about Alabama keep coming up again and again.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is Part 2 of an interview with Daniel Scheinert, co-writer/co-director of Swiss Army Man, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue. Catch up with Part 1 here.

Swiss Army Man will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 12:50pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Daniel Scheinert (Part 1)

“They found us more than we found them. We were just making anything and everything we could.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. First up is Part 1 of an interview with Daniel Scheinert, co-writer/co-director of Swiss Army Man, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue. Jump to Part 2 here.

Swiss Army Man will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 12:50pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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How Big Gets in Formation for a Pitch

What happens inside a creative agency when it’s time for a big pitch?

Imagination, strategy, criticism, meticulous practice, Flawless execution and Irreplaceable passion. At Big, we strive for this at every opportunity, especially when there’s new business at stake.

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Wakin’ & Bakin’: A Sloss Fest Brunch For the Ages

When you have a music festival in July, you gotta recharge at the halfway point.

And that’s exactly what we did this past Sunday when our friends at Feast & Forest here on 2nd Avenue North were kind enough to host Big’s inaugural Wake & Bake Brunch.

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Meet the Interns: Summer Sixteen

It’s Summer. That means it’s hot here in Alabama, and our interns are on fire.

But really, our stellar interns have been with us all summer, and they’ve both made a big impact in a short time.

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Lessons From An Award-Winning Story: 3 Questions With Sarah Sherrill

At Big, we believe in bringing tried and true principles of reporting to our content process.

Yes, there are many fundamental differences between us and our peers in journalism, but our team calls on our accumulated editorial experience every day.

Case in point, editorial assistant Sarah Sherrill. Sarah, who joined Big earlier this year, was recently honored with numerous state and national awards for her reporting during the historic 50th anniversary of the attacks on voting rights marchers in Selma in 1965.

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Paul Janeway’s Top 5 Picks for Sloss Fest 2016

Sloss Fest is back in just over a week, and we couldn’t be happier.

In advance of this year’s festival, we connected with our client, our friend, and local superstar Paul Janeway—lead singer for St. Paul and the Broken Bones—to get his take on a few must-see acts.

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How to Design for Print: Three Ways to Stand Out

In our digital world of responsive web pages, paper seems a bit, well, archaic.

Between Snapchat, Twitter, tablets, Apple watches, and apps, choosing print over digital in the world of advertising can seem like a choice made only by someone who is living in the dark ages.

Thankfully for this print lover, that’s not the case. And in an effort to continue our quest as masters of our craft, we set up a “lunch and learn” here at Big just for our graphic designers with one of our favorite print reps and paper reps to talk specifically about designing for print.

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Join Us (and Our Pups) For Take Your Dog to Work Day

This Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day and we want you and your furry friends to join us.

From 4-7pm, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour at our office and the dog-friendly Collins Bar patio next door, sponsored by Trim Tab Brewing Company.

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