Meet AJFF: 2019 AJFF Video Designers, Blue Marble Media, A Video Agency


We're incredibly proud that AJFF attracts some of the most talented, passionate people. From our staff, to our volunteers, or even to members of our audience, there's a huge group of people that make AJFF a world-class cultural event. This month, we're putting the spotlight on 2019 AJFF Video Designers, Blue Marble Media, A Video Agency.

A Little Bit about Blue Marble Media

Blue Marble Media has been producing award-winning video from our offices right here in Atlanta since 1995.  Ben and Cara Barineau are the founders and creative directors. Over the years, our crews have worked on nearly every continent for clients as diverse as Georgia-Pacific, SAP and LEVOLOR, to the State of Georgia, the CDC, and the Arthritis Foundation.

How did you come to be involved with AJFF?

AJFF contacted us last summer to help promote and document the very first Cinebash event. We were intrigued by the opportunity to support the arts in Atlanta and by the chance to be involved in a project honoring the life and work of one of our favorite designers, Saul Bass. We produced a short promo video featuring Bass’ movie poster art and then a short documentary style video with comments from attendees.

AJFF must have liked our work, because they called us back about creating an overview video about the organization and a short video that could run between films during the festival.

What is the most interesting challenge, in telling AJFF’s story, that you get to help with? 

When we embarked on the AJFF overview video project, we quickly discovered there really can be too much of a good thing! In this case, it was too much – make that way too much – unlogged, un-transcribed and (mostly) uncategorized archival video from festival events and activities gone by.  Well over a thousand hours of viewing time, if we were to try to watch all of it.

What is your fondest memory from being involved with AJFF?

Being able to attend Opening Night was such an honor.  We were thrilled to be included and really felt a sense of being part of the festival.

How has your experience outside of AJFF played into your work with the festival?

Working on the AJFF video projects is very similar to working with our corporate clients on promotional videos, mini-documentaries, brand videos, etc. This assignment just had the added pleasure of knowing our work was going to support the arts, and in particular, the art form most closely related to what we do for a living.  

What is the most rewarding aspect of being involved with AJFF?

We love filmmaking – in all its glorious forms.  It’s why we do what we do for a living.  So, having the chance to produce films to support and promote an organization that supports and promotes the art of filmmaking is just so meta we have to sit down and catch our breath! It’s a natural fit.

Who would you cast to play you in a film?

Probably the cast of characters from Star Trek. Or Steel Magnolias

Thank you to Blue Marble Media for their creative video contributions. They have helped to educate and inform AJFF audiences in countless numbers!