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Title Sales Executive
Salary TBD
Location USA: Virtual
Job Information

Sales Executive – You are responsible for selling video, motion graphics, animation, trade show video, online video, commercial video, as well as online ads, mobile apps, partnerships, and other digital products. Sales Executive will work with existing, new and prospective accounts through a combination of telesales, show/event coverage, and personal visits.

RipMedia boasts a friendly working environment that is conducive to professional growth.  Join our growing team and find out why RipMedia is such a great place to work!
Consistent with federal and state law, the Company will employ individuals currently authorized to work.  However, no one should expect company sponsorship for work authorization if his or her current work authorization expires.

Requirements

Applicants should have the following attributes:

  • A strong sales background, with experience in video or event (trade show) sales a plus
  • Demonstrated sales and customer service skills
  • Fluent in using digital and social media in their personal/work life
  • Proficiency in basic PC programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and contact management software
  • A positive attitude, professional communication skills, and a desire to succeed
  • Self starter: You will be assigned a quote and have room to plan your own days
  • Strong sense of urgency regarding communication matters, sales deadlines, and a proactive approach to the job
  • Ability to write business correspondence
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Title Art Director
Job Information

Responsible for overseeing the creative development, production and delivery of web and commercial videos for multiple clients within a busy commercial production company environment.

General Responsibilities:

Commitment
Must work in office 40-50 hours a week

Creative Vision

  • Learn the branding and message of each client
  • Develop and implement that message into a creative vision for every video
  • Manage internal branding and style guides

Artist Management
Manage relationships with all artists for each creative project:

  • Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Web Designers
  • Cartoon Animators
  • Motion Graphic Animators
  • Voice-over Artists
  • Picture & Sound Editors
  • Directors
  • Writers

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Generate Scripts

  • Responsible for all drafts of scripts
  • Write the script yourself or choose from a pool of writers

Animation Production

  • Choose appropriate artist for job
  • Generate all art frames needed
  • Work with Account Manager to develop script and shot list
  • Choose appropriate animator
  • Manage animation process
  • Communication hub between Acct Manager and Artists

Live Action Production
As part of a live action production:

  • Work with DP to select locations
  • Review shot list with Director
  • Weigh-in on all casting decisions
  • Generate storyboards
  • Work with production designers, set dressers/builders as needed

 

Post-Production

  • Live Action – choose editor
  • Animation – Art Director edits
  • Communication hub between Account Manager and Editor
  • Direct voice-over sessions
  • Direct VFX artist
  • Help editor choose music
  • Oversee quality of editing

Meeting/Call Requirements

  • Schedule and run 1-2 brainstorming pitch meetings/week
  • Participate in all client creative calls
  • Participate in all internal creative meetings
  • Attend casting sessions (or review all video from casting sessions)

 

Desired Background:

  • 2-3 years Art Director, Producer, or related experience
  • Strong experience with video animation
  • Past experience in commercial video production

 

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (Phone, email, in-person)
  • Excellent copywriter
  • Strong design and animation sensibility
  • Firm knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro a plus
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Title Executive Assistant/ Project Manager
Salary 15-25/hour
Start Date 2014-04-03
Location Hollywood, Ca
Job Information

Job Description
Reporting directly to the Founder, the Project Manager is a combination of roles that will oversee the internal operations, implement sales and support systems, and collaborate with the Founder in administrative and development efforts.

The ideal person will have a combination of backgrounds across advertising, video production/web production, operations, and sales.
The responsibilities and rough time allocation include:

Duties :
–        will set up interviews and conduct new interviews weekly for new : Editors , animators and artist talent.
–        will organize projects in our Project Management system Trello and ProofHQ.
–        should be able to handle client and partner calls and relate the Rip Media Story and services.
–        will make outbound calls to prospective partners and prospects (intro sales and research)
Qualifications:
–        The executive assistant must have a wonderful phone presence and outgoing warm personality as well as being energetic, eager and organized .
–        Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to multi task.
–    must be able to handle real time chat questions on the website
–    will input data into SalesForce.com and Trello
–    must be able to correctly and clearly input data into WordPress blogs
–    must be proactive and act in the best interest of the client and the agency.
–     must have full command of the entire adobe suite…Mainly: inDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop as well as working ability in AfterEffects and Final Cut Pro 7.

– Working abilities in WordPress and command of Youtube channels

 

Your weekly breakdown of duties:

Administrative (40%): Support and create client development efforts – creating and managing leads via our current Web, SEO, SEM/ads, blogs, videos, and public appearances, fielding inquiries, writing proposals, organizing daily tasks, and managing projects

Project Management (40%): Consolidation of current programs & create project management tools into more effective, uniform systems; maintaining relationships with our top independent consultants; management of outside vendors; locate, qualify, and manage outside vendors to better serve our current and future needs; create monthly/quarterly/annual reporting and goals

Account Management (20%): Contract management (clients, employees, consultants); Management/administration of business development database; respond to leads via phone and email with our mission and help prospective clients; update proposals, pricing, and invoices

The Manager may ultimately manage and have the support of a small team (5-10 associates, interns, bookkeeper, production) and should be able to anticipate, given his/her past experience,  issues that will arise for a growing creative services firm.  A four year degree in a top tier university educational institution is required as well as at least 1 year of experience working as an assistant.  Southern California/ Local candidates preferred, though exceptional candidates from other locations will be considered.

 

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Title After Effects and Explainer Video Animation Expert
Salary TBD
Location Los Angeles or Virtual
Job Information

After Effects and Explainer Video Animation Guru

Our business is growing and we are looking for experts in multiple styles of 2D and 3D animation with Final Cut/Adobe, After Effects, and 3D design.  Video animation specialist should be accessible to the Los Angeles area, and have skills in the following:

  1. Explainer video editing
  2. Explainer video writing
  3. Explainer video storyboarding
  4. Illustration
  5. Character Design

Key duties will include some of the following:

  1. Multiple projects each week
  2. Meet and be ahead of content deadlines
  3. Introduce new ideas and feedback for client video and campaigns
  4. Research industry trends

Personal Qualities:

  1. Fast learner
  2. vivacious manner
  3. Forward-thinking
  4. Detail-oriented
  5. On time delivery of projects
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Title Sales Shark
Salary Commission
Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Information

First-off, this isn’t your normal, old, boring job-listing. We could post some corporate-sounding cliches such as, “We are looking for highly motivated sales professionals,” but what we don’t want are cookie-cutter-corporate-quota-grabbers.

What we really want are entrepreneurial spirits who live for sales – people who eat, sleep and breathe business development. We are looking for a team of sales sharks. Hunters. Killers. Do you fit the bill? Do you love the thrill of the hunt? Do you wake up every morning ready to attack your Rolodex and find new leads? Do you live for the high that only comes from closing the deal? If so, then read on.

Here’s a little about us. We are Rip Media Group. We are a team of passionate storytellers, and in case you can’t tell from this job posting, we are serious about having fun. We create corporate explainer videos, and we specialize in animation such as whiteboard, character animation, 2D and 3D motion graphics, and live-action videos. We cover a broad scope of types of video for our clients – everything from product explainers to internal communications campaigns to training series. We have worked with a vast array of clients – from Cisco, NBC Comcast, Deloitte, Ben & Jerry’s as well as hundreds of other companies, both large and small. We been around since 2007, and we are legit. Don’t believe us? Just check out our website, www.ripmediagroup.com, to see some of the work we’ve done.

So, that’s a little bit about WHO we are. Now, here’s a little bit about WHO we want.

We want you . . . but only if you’re a goal-oriented, relentless selling machine. Seriously – we are looking for a sales Terminator. We are poised for growth, and we want people who are just as interested in growing as we are. We are looking for true prospectors who can work with potential customers (ie: CMOs, Marketing managers, VPs and their staff) to help them find what they want, create solutions and ensure a memorable, smooth, sales process.

Below are all the other details you need to know. Seriously, though, if you’re a hunter and you think you’re right for us, then contact us today.

Essential Duties include:

  • This position requires strong prospecting and lead-development skills.
  • You will generate new leads by making cold calls, calling on inactive accounts, and maintaining an awareness of new businesses opportunities
  • You will need to be able speak in a friendly way to customers and potential customers, listening to their needs and helping communicate solutions for them.
  • Spending time every day setting meetings with prospective customers
  • Effectively using a variety of sales techniques and materials – cold calls, presentations, visits, cultivating relationships, networking, and research.
  • Provide product quotes to customers as needed
  • Keeping accounts and sales records up to date within our CRM.
  • Be able to deliver customized sales presentations by phone/web-demos and in person
  • Attending weekly sales meetings as required (virtual is OK)
  • Be a driving force in the success of the company’s goals by achieving your individual monthly sales quota
  • Be the face of RMG and ensure a superior customer experience

QUALIFICATIONS
Our Ideal Candidate:

  • You’re self-motivated and results oriented
  • You have an outgoing, resilient personality. Not every prospect is going to turn into a sale, the ability to bounce back will be key for this job.
  • You enjoy the thrill of the hunt by bringing in new business
  • You’re confident and not willing to accept no for an answer
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously and can have fun while being effective!

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Passion to educate & sell
  • Exceptional written, verbal, phone and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills (Podio experience a plus)
  • Proven track record at exceeding monthly, quarterly or annual quota
  • BONUS: Experience with or selling: video production, digital media services, creative marketing, or print advertising.

Looking to start work on or before March 1st. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Commission
Required experience: Sales: 3 years

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Title Whiteboard animation guru
Salary TBD
Location Los Angeles
Job Information

Whiteboard Animation Guru
Our explainer video and whiteboard animation business is growing fast and we are looking for experts in our style of 2D and 3D animation with speed drawing / whiteboard animation. Whiteboard animation specialist should be accessible to the Los Angeles area, and have skills in the following:

  1. Speed drawing
  2. Explainer video creation
  3. Explainer video writing
  4. Explainer video storyboarding
  5. Educational video speed drawing
  6. After Effects
  7. Final Cut, Maya, or Adobe Premier are also useful skills.

Key duties will include some of the following:

  1. Multiple projects each week
  2. Meet and be ahead of content deadlines
  3. Introduce new ideas and feedback for client video and campaigns
  4. Research industry trends

Personal Qualities:

  1. Fast learning, vivacious manner
  2. Forward-thinking
  3. Detail-oriented
  4. On time delivery of projects
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Title Externship
Salary None
End Date 2014-05-08
Location Raliegh Studios, Los Angeles
Job Information

Externship provides the opportunity to build a relationship with the company, network with other people in the field and gain valuable first-hand experience.

 

Administrative and Marketing Duties

  • Most externs will have to perform some administrative duties.
  • Command of the Adobe suite is extremely useful.
  • Bring energy and bright ideas about the newest and most creative campaigns.
  • You will also be doing research about peers, competitors, brands, and contacts within the brands
  • Administrative duties may include answering phones, making copies and faxing, greeting clients, data entry and other paperwork.
  • Keeping the office environment organized and covering tasks of other workers in the office are also duties left up to the extern.

 

Project Research

  • Externs may be asked to research a specific topic or assignment.
  • Marketing interns could be asked to research the trends of the teenager population.
  • Externs could be asked to contribute ideas during brainstorm sessions, report research findings and even lead projects if the employer feels the extern is capable. Being a good researcher means using the resources available and working as part of a team.

 

Running Errands

 

  •  Running errands is always part of an externship While running errands seem like a tedious task, it exemplifies loyalty to the company and could get you a position with the company.

 

 

You will learn the new trends of online marketing, social media marketing, inbound marketing, guerilla marketing, and more. This is a great experience for someone who is very interested in learning new technology and how it is driving new trends in marketing

 

Writing: You may support client demand through the creation of articles, e-newsletters, advertorials, speeches, annual reports, sales letters, press releases, marketing collateral, ebooks, web content, blog posts, letters, resumes, optimized LinkedIn profiles, e-newsletters and other communication products for magazines, corporate and individual clients.

Social Media: You may assist in researching and developing social media strategies, setting up social media accounts, creating content for social media, plus managing and monitoring social media efforts and analytics.

Design: You may assist in creating graphics including infographics, creating marketing collateral, developing websites, designing ebooks, ads and more.

Internet: You may research key words and optimize web copy for SEO.

PR: You may write news releases, create press kits, develop media lists, pitch to the media, engage in follow-up activities, help arrange interviews and press conferences and more.

Sales: You may research information for prospects, leads and clients; engage in sales calls, meetings, presentations and trade shows; manage accounts, and provide customer support.

Video: You may shoot and edit videos and webinars, upload to platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo, optimize channels for SEO, write video scripts and more.

 

 

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Title MBA Level Intern
Salary TBD
Location Hollywood, Ca
Job Information

MBA Level Intern:

Reporting directly to the Founder, the Operations intern is a combination of roles that will oversee the internal operations, and collaborate with the Founder in business finance and development efforts.

The ideal person will have a combination of backgrounds across advertising, video production/web production, operations, and sales.

The responsibilities and rough time allocation include:

Business Development (40%): Support and create client development efforts – creating leads via our current Web, SEO, SEM, blogs, videos, and public appearances, fielding inquiries, writing proposals

Operations (60%): Consolidation of current programs & create project management tools into more effective, uniform systems; locate, qualify, and manage outside vendors to better serve our current and future needs; create monthly/quarterly/annual reporting and goals.

Qualifications

This person will need to be a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. S/He must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel. Professional services industry experience is preferred. A four year degree from a top-tier educational institution is required.

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Title Digital PR Extern
Salary None
Job Information

Social Media

Conduct market research for new email/blog/website campaigns using Hoovers, IMDB Pro, and Inside View.

Garner additional social media awareness for our company using Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

Increase email database of customers and prospective customers for email marketing purposes.

Support various client advertising projects.

Key duties will include some of the following:

Increase company visibility
Stay on top of content deadlines
Give feedback on client video clips and campaigns
Research industry trends for monthly company newsletter
Update social media posts

Follow up with client leads
Collect website statistics
Email marketing – via icontact or mailchimp
Researching Hoovers and IMDB for lists/email
Writing of press releases and weekly short blog 2-300 words
Solid grammar and punctuality is critical.

Personal Qualities:

Fast learning, vivacious manner
Forward-thinking
Detail-oriented
On time delivery of projects

Requirements:

B or higher grade point average
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft suite, Keynote, and Adobe software
Experience with Final Cut is beneficial

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Title Artist/Illustrator / Graphic Design
Salary TBD / Project based to start
Location Hollywood, Ca
Job Information

We are looking for artists/illustrators for our production company. We specialize in digital marketing, web design, story boarding of motion graphics, and video production.

Key duties will include some of the following:

Multiple projects each week
Meet and be ahead of content deadlines
Introduce new ideas and feedback for client video and campaigns

Personal Qualities:

Fast learner

  • Engaging manner
  • Forward-thinking
  • Detail-oriented
  • On time delivery of projects
  • Creative
  • Solution focused

Our production company projects differ from project to project but we do : Explainer Videos, white-board animation, live video production, motion graphic animation videos.

We also create websites, info graphics, and storyboards.

Please view our website for the type of projects and videos we create and please have samples of storyboards, illustrations, and animations available to show us.

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Title Sales and Marketing: Corporate Video / Commercial
Salary TBD: Commission
Location Hollywood / Virtual Office
Job Information

HIRING SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION

We are currently seeking a Sales/Marketing Manager at a Corporate and Commercial Production Company.

Candidate MUST have prior experience in selling media related and creative services.

Ideal Candidate:
– Has a college degree.
– Has experience in sales and marketing for creative services, production and post- production services.
– Has an understanding of the production process.
– Must be a self-starter with a great attitude.
– Must be able to help in the design and implementation of a marketing and sales plan.
– Must be comfortable making calls to solicit business. (Advertising Agencies and Direct to Clients)
– Must be comfortable making appointments to show samples of our work and solicit new business.
– Must be able to create presentations for new business pitches via screen sharing and in person.
– Must be able to manage online presence for the company (Facebook, Twitter, Official Web site, Directory listings, Mail Chimp and various advertising channels).
– Must be able to research potential clients and information to find decision-makers.
– Must be able to research potential advertising opportunities.
– Must have good computer skills and knowledge of  business programs.

HOURS:  9am-6pm.
PAY:  Negotiable, Depending On Experience.

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Explainer Video Breast Cancer

Impatient Science: Your Immune System

Impatient Science is a four-part blog series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each post is based on videos Rip Media Group made in collaboration with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding new ways of treating and eventually ending breast cancer. This post, the third in the series, goes over some of the biology involved in breast cancer and its treatment. L, whom we met in the last two posts, received her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis recently. Ever since, she’s been thinking a lot about cancer. “Cancer is a mutation,” L says sensibly. “And mutations must happen all the time. But not every mutation is cancerous. And our immune system is really ingenious and can recognize abnormal cells as unhealthy.” “These videos give me a lot of hope,” L says. L has seemed pensive throughout this conversation, but here, she smiles. “I won’t give up on regular exams and doctor visits, but it’s good to know my body has ways to keep me safe.”

Your Body’s Immune System

As the Impatient Science explainer video series shows, cancer cells are infiltration experts. Unlike bacteria or viruses, they’re our own cells gone rogue, so they can hide in plain sight. This makes it hard for your body to find the unusual cells — but it’s not impossible, thanks to the hard work your immune system does. Your immune system is composed of two main parts. The innate immune system operates across your body, and it protects against bacteria, viruses and cancer cells. When your innate immune system encounters cancer cells or other serious threats, it knows it can’t do the job alone. That’s when it calls in the adaptive immune system.

The Adaptive Immune System

These videos give us a clear picture of the adaptive immune system. It is made up of several extremely specialized types of cells and serves as a SWAT team for your body. Lymphocytes stand by in your lymph nodes and wait for threats like cancer cells. When they receive the right signal, they move into action. One of the most interesting features of the adaptive immune system is how it learns from threats. It develops specific responses that are tailor-made for individual threats, and that’s how our body develops immunities to diseases. Many of the videos in the Impatience Science series express the potential of one of the most exciting areas of cancer research: immunology. Researchers theorize that if they can train the immune system to recognize and deal more quickly with cancer, this can slow or even stop the spread of cancer through the body. Watch this video to gain a better understanding of immunology:  

Checkpoint Inhibitors and Vaccines

Normally, lymphocytes like T-cells don’t attack the body’s own cells. But a drug called a checkpoint inhibitor can cause them to consider the body’s cells to be a threat. As the videos state, normally that’s not a good thing, but carefully training the body’s immune response to identify and destroy cancer cells may be a vital way to block cancer’s advance. What’s more, some viruses cause cancer, like HPV and hepatitis C. Researchers have worked on creating vaccines to train the immune system to destroy these viruses. These have gone a long way toward preventing various cancers. Finally, the video series points out one more area of promise: in some areas of cancer research, scientists are creating vaccines that can train the immune system to target the body’s own tumor cells. It remains to be seen how that area of research pans out, but researchers agree that it holds immense promise; in fact, clinical trials are already underway. This concludes Part 3. Part 4 will deal with breast cancer research and researchers’ hopes for future treatment. If you’re interested in making a donation to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, please visit https://www.drsusanloveresearch.org/. Whatever your story, we’re here to help.  Rip Media Group … your story starts here!
Breast Cancer Explainer Video

Impatient Science: First Steps

Impatient Science is a four-part blog series that describes the breast cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment. Each post expands upon the ideas in the Impatient Science explainer video series, which Rip Media Group made in collaboration with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Part 1 dealt with reacting to a diagnosis. This part, Part 2, deals with metastatic cancers. When we last visited L, in Part 1, she’d just received her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. The doctor told her the breast cancer was metastatic and had spread to her mother’s liver and bones. “I didn’t really know what that meant,” L says, “and it was very frightening at first. But I’m happy to say that with hormone therapy and other treatments, they’ve brought her symptoms under control and slowed the cancer’s spread.”

What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

The videos explain that the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can occur even when the cancer seems to be in remission. Metastasis, or distant recurrence, is sometimes called “stage 4” cancer. It happens when cancerous cells escape their environment and travel to other organs. These cells may travel a long way and remain dormant for a long time, despite systemic treatments such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy, which are designed to slow or stop cancer’s spread. As Dr. Susan Love reminds you in the video, it’s important to remember that you didn’t do anything to cause your cancer to spread. A wide range of complex variables — environmental, genetic and behavioral — affect cancers development and spread. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for metastatic cancer, but it’s not a death sentence — as these videos’ tone makes clear! With modern treatments, patients have long, healthy lives. When cancer is metastatic, the goal isn’t to cure the cancer, but rather to manage it. Before reading the next section on treatment, take a moment to watch the video which gives a concise overview.  

Treating Metastatic Cancer

Treatment for metastatic cancer typically involves a two-pronged approach: controlling the symptoms of the cancer and controlling the cancer cells for as long as possible, so they don’t spread further. The videos inform us that the exact treatment you receive will depend on your type of cancer and where it has spread. These may change over time, which means your doctor may order more biopsies and tests. Your doctors will watch you closely and adapt your treatment to match your condition. Treatments for metastatic cancers include hormone therapy, chemotherapy and targeted drugs that work against particular types of tumors. Each therapy targets different parts of tumors and aspects of cancer, so your doctor may very well try several types of treatment simultaneously. While this treatment may seem overwhelming, your doctors are using all the tools available to help you feel as well as they can. These videos go over several tools to manage cancer, including:
  •          Undergoing surgery and radiation, which are typically used to remove or shrink the tumor. They may also have a positive effect on any pain you experience.
  •          Receiving immunotherapy, which is in clinical trials. It changes how your white blood cells behave so they attack tumor cells. If your current treatment options aren’t working, and you qualify for a clinical trial, your doctors may recommend this or another therapy that’s still being tested.
  •          Working with a palliative care specialist, who helps you manage your pain and any negative side-effects caused by treatment.
Doctors are continuing to make impressive strides in diagnosing and treating metastatic cancers, making them easier to control and live with. Metastatic breast cancer patients now live longer and have a higher quality of life than ever before — and these explainer videos from the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation are here to prove it. This concludes Part 2 of this four-part series. Part 3 will examine some of the biology behind cancer, its development, and its spread. If you’re interested in donating to Dr. Susan Love Foundation’s research, visit https://www.drsusanloveresearch.org. Whatever your story, we’re here to help.  Rip Media Group … your story starts here!
Breast Cancer Explainer Video

Impatient Science: Receiving the Diagnosis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to share our passion, enthusiasm, and support of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.  The Foundation is a charity that researches the best methods of preventing, detecting, treating and creating a world without breast cancer. We have had the honor of collaborating with Dr. Susan Love to create a series of explainer videos called Impatient Science to educate and guide newly diagnosed patients and their families and friends. Throughout this month, we will be posting a series of blogs highlighting the ideas presented in the explainer video series. This is the first part of the four part series. “We knew going in that my mother was sick,” says L, the daughter of a breast cancer patient. “We encouraged her to go to the doctor, but she was stubborn, and it wasn’t like we could force her.” “It wasn’t until she had a completely unrelated problem that she finally got her breast looked at. I remember the moment I received her diagnosis over the phone. Even though we’d suspected cancer, I was in shock. I had trouble continuing the conversation, and I kept asking the doctor for the same details, over and over.”

The Moments After Diagnosis

L’s story isn’t unusual. Many patients and family members are in shock after receiving a cancer diagnosis. As these educational explainer videos suggest, in those first moments, it’s important to stay calm. Breast cancer is serious, but the diagnosis itself isn’t an emergency. Nothing has changed, and your situation is not any more urgent after you received the call than it was before.  That is why the first video is this series addresses this very issue. Many women have the first impulse to blame themselves for the diagnosis: the food they eat, for instance, or a history of drinking or smoking. This is an understandable reaction — it’s an attempt to regain control over the situation, at any cost — but it’s not reasonable. Many factors contribute to cancer, including environmental factors that you have little to no control over. There’s no one factor that “gave you” cancer, and blaming yourself doesn’t change anything.  In these videos, Dr. Love sought out to make one thing very clear – “this is not your fault.” Take this moment to view the very first video in this series. Breast Cancer Research – #101 – Animation from Rip Media Group on Vimeo.

Types of Breast Cancer

The educational video series goes on to explain the several kinds of cancer. Some are life-threatening, and some aren’t. Each is different and gets treated differently, so communicating with your doctor and understanding your condition is very important.  These videos are intended to simplify a heavy topic and help the viewer gain a better understanding of the diagnosis, types, and treatments for breast cancer. As the videos state, many carcinomas are comparatively limited. They may appear only in the breast’s milk ducts or in the lobules that produce milk. While these are abnormal cells, they aren’t actually cancer and aren’t life-threatening. If these abnormalities begin to appear in the tissue surrounding the ducts or lobules, this is called invasive breast cancer. If these abnormalities leave the breast and appear in other organs, doctors call this stage 4 breast cancer, or metastatic breast cancer. Again, all of these different conditions have different treatment options and different prognoses, so it’s important to communicate with your doctor and do your best to understand your diagnosis.  The goal of these videos is to increase awareness and understanding and give you a language to engage in this new conversation. A breast cancer diagnosis is the opening of a new chapter in your life. That can be scary, but you’re not alone. You have the support of your friends, family, doctors, and The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. With these people on your team, you’ll make it through. This concludes part 1 of this four-part series. Part 2 will examine metastatic breast cancer. If you’re interested in learning more about breast cancer, or you want to make a donation to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, visit https://www.drsusanloveresearch.org Whatever your story, we’re here to help.  Rip Media Group … your story starts here!
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There are many different types of breast cancer and this series takes a deeper dive and gets into the details of five major categories of breast cancer. This video looks at LCIS, an acronym for Lobular Carcinoma In Situ.

Series 4 –  Types of Breast Cancer #403

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There are many different types of breast cancer and this series takes a deeper dive and gets into the details of five major categories of breast cancer. This video looks at DCIS, an acronym for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.

Series 4 –  Types of Breast Cancer #402

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There are many different types of breast cancer and this series takes a deeper dive and gets into the details of five major categories of breast cancer. This video explores ‘Triple Negative Breast Cancer’.

Series 4 –  Types of Breast Cancer #401

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This video examines the emerging field of Immunology, and how it is being used to fight Breast Cancer. An exciting new field of treatment, Immunology leverages the power of our immune system in ways never thought possible. It looks like it could be the future of breast cancer treatment.

Series 3 –  Immunology and Cancer #302

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This video dives a little deeper into the question of what our immune system is, and what it does. Without getting too technical or wordy, Dr. Love lays out the complexity of our immune system in language everyone can understand. Watching this will help you understand a lot more what immunology is and how it works in the human body.

Series 3 –  Immunology and Cancer #301

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The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (https://www.drsusanloveresearch.org) strives to end breast cancer in our lifetime and we want to do everything in our power to help. The nonprofit came to Rip Media with the goal of producing a series of videos that focuses, in easy-to-understand terms, on Metastatic Breast Cancer, what you can expect and how to deal with your ‘new normal’. We wanted to deliver this message in a warm and supportive way that does not whitewash the seriousness of the disease. They were keen on getting these videos ready in time for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time, and for the other 11 months of the year, the foundation helps raise funds for innovative research and to educate patients and their families alike on the different types of breast cancer and available treatment options. Right on time, this series was delivered and went live to huge numbers of online views. We are proud to be able to support such a worthy organization and help them get the word out to as many people as they can.

Series 2 –  Understanding Metastatic Disease #205

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Living with Metastatic Cancer isn’t the easiest thing, but there are some things you can do to adjust to your “new normal”. This video includes practical tips and a framework for helping to deal with living with metastatic disease.

Series 2 –  Understanding Metastatic Disease #204

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This video focuses on the types of treatments you can expect to choose from if you had metastatic breast cancer. We look at the different types of treatments, what they entail, and the questions you should ask your doctor about them.

Series 2 –  Understanding Metastatic Disease #203

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