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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/272844230″>Honoring the service and memory of Thomas Jones</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

From the battlefields to the state capital, Thomas Jones made a difference in the world. As a corpsman the battlefield of Vietnam, he did what necessary. He returned home a changed man, but he still chose to make a difference by helping other veterans deal with their battle related issues. He remained a positive motivating force for veterans until his death.

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 For most of my life, people have been telling me not to try or to give up. They said my goals were impossible–that I couldn’t possibly make any of it happen. But, what they were really saying was that it was impossible for them. Since they couldn’t, I shouldn’t even try. It was too bad and so sad that they empowered their fears and self-doubts instead of finding their own inner courage ignore the negative message. If you believe you can’t, then you can’t; yet if you are certain you can, you can find or make a way to reach your goals. I changed the punctuation, which modified the message to “I’m possible.” What they didn’t understand is that every time they said I couldn’t, not only did I proved them wrong, but I did it so well that they looked foolish for doubting me.

I am a creative with a good business sense. As a storyteller, I tell tales about those who find the courage or are forced by circumstances beyond their control to face their deepest, darkest fears. As a producer, I use innovation, moxie, and the highest production standards to produce film and television projects. I base my projects on age, gender, and ethnic diversity both in front of and behind the cameras.

No matter what the venue, you first must start with an original concept and a well-crafted script. Adding the current visual/special effects or new talent doesn’t make a project new, which makes nearly all remakes and sequels reruns.

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The current trend of focusing on A-list talent and high price tent poles projects only serves to reduce the number of projects produced every year, which increases the financial risk to the investors and the production company. Just because it worked before doesn’t mean it will be successful again. Original projects initially carry more risk, but the truly innovative ones become the trendsetters and sent new bars for profitability. Casting talent in an inappropriate role, no matter what their marketing rating, will only serve to increase the budget and will hurt the project at the box office. However, casting a talented unknown in the right role will garner the audiences and create a future A-list talent. 

 
 
Money can’t fix a bad project. By substituting money for innovation is throwing good after bad and is the main ingredient in producing a disaster. Business 101 states that profitability comes when you give the public what they want at a cost-effective price. Business 102 states that if you treat your people well, they will treat you well, which means paying them a living wage and giving them respect. These are two elements many in the business community have forgotten, which is why the economy is still challenged.

Although I have not served, I use my talents to actively support military personnel and veterans. Recently, I was asked why. The answer is simple. I don’t have the temperament to serve. Nearly all of my time would have been spent in the stockade. Besides, I am only capable of shooting off my mouth. But at that, I’m a markswoman because I know how to use words as weapons. 

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/259963652″>Horses and Heroes: An Unscripted Veteran TV Series</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 
Most of those who serve signed their name and dedicated their lives to serving and protecting their country and the world. However, killing others is an unfortunate necessity for both sides of conflicts. This is a major disconnect that causes most of the emotional issues for those served. In order to defend, they have to kill. But killing is contradictory to their need to protect. I met a gentleman, who served during WWII, who put it the best. Looking back on his life, he felt guilty over the good men he killed just because they belonged to the other side and for his buddies, he was unable to save. Now decades later, those memories tore him up inside, because he couldn’t stop thinking about them
 
Those who serve the nation are people, not disposable parts of the war machine and they are especially not political footballs that are to be used, abused, and then losed at the whims of politicians.
 
My job is to make sure civilians and especially politicians never forget that.

I am proud of my work. It will make you laugh, cry, and scare your socks off. But it will also inspire you to see the world in new ways. Join my team and become the difference you want to see in the world.

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As the creator and Executive Producer of Horses and Heroes, I need to clarify the purpose and parameters of Horses and Heroes. It has never has been a non-profit company.

Horses and Heroes combine equine therapy with peer support therapy to create an unscripted TV series that will empower veterans to reclaim their lives. Each season, eight veterans will come together with the hosts, Craig Sawyer and Tim Abell along with the Therapists on the hosting ranch and the team therapist, Dave Ferruolo. They will work together to identify and address their core issues. Unlike most in the genre, Horses and Heroes is all about healing and forward movement. Yesterday, I was accused to trying to make a profit off others’ pain. The owner of a ranch said, “It is immoral to capitalize on the recovery of our wounded veterans.” I debated with myself about how to or if I should address this accusation. Staying silent and letting it slid would only add credence to her charges.

 

Horses and Heroes is a production company that’s sole purpose is to produce the unscripted TV series, Horses and Heroes. It is a for-profit company that is looking for equity investors and a corporate cross-branding partner. Although we wouldn’t turn down donates, we are not actively seeing them out. Investors, expect and deserve to make a profit on their investment. That is why they invest. The corporate partnership with television programming has been around since the beginning of television. Texaco Star Theater and Mutual of Omaha’s the Wild Kingdom are only two examples. We are offering an updated and active version of what was done before.

As for the morality of making a profit off the pain and recovery of others, the same could be said of everyone in medicine from the janitor to the CEOs, lawyers, drug manufacturers, including those who do the research, those in the funeral industry–all of them and more make a profit of the physical and emotional challenges of others. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to donate to the non-profits such as this ranch.

We will be hiring veterans for both in front of and behind the cameras. We will be paying a fair wage plus covering the travel, housing, and food expenses during the production, including for the eight veterans going through the therapy on air. The ranch will be paid a sizeable location fee as well as receiving a great deal of promotion. After the show. we will be arranging aftercare for the veterans who went through the therapy. Everyone wins, especially those veterans, who watch the show and seek help afterward.

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”
― Lao Tzu
 

 
 
This is the concept the parable God Saw a Butterfly. Change is inevitable. How we deal with it both opens and closes doors for us. In childhood, our bodies grow and mature. Every moment of every day brings amazing physical and emotional changes. Some changes we expect. Others take us completely by surprise. Yet as we meet these challenges, we develop new perspectives. As we become stronger and more aware our surrounding, our boundaries expand to give us more freedom. Doors open before us, while others close behind us. These changes can be scary and frustrating while we are going through them. They are like hallways. leading us from one door to the next. Yet as we cross the threshold of the new doorway, we can look back to see how much we’ve grown in wisdom, strength, and courage. Some challenges we will gladly and eagerly accept, while others we will be unable to refuse. It’s a pattern that continues throughout our life until we come to the final hallway. Whether through illness or age, we must face the knowledge that we will be eventually walking out the door of this life and moving on to what lies beyond. With us, we take the wisdom, courage, and the love of this lifetime. God saw a Butterfly shares the journey of awareness, courage, and love of the changing adventure of life.
 
It is available as a PDF on the author’s website or on Amazon as a Kindle and in paperback.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
God saw a Butterfly is a tale like no other. From first awareness to facing her fears and self-doubt Shylon must choose between two paths. One leads to an amazing adventure. The other to a place that God cannot go. Only she can choose which path to take. But choose she must. Shylon’s journey of self-awareness challenges you to see both the best and worse in yourself as it shows you the reflection of your own soul.
 
Proceeds will be used to fund the TV series, Horses and Heroes
 
 
 
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/189390498″>God saw a Butterfly: Reclaiming Your Power</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>
 
 
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God Saw a Butterfly is a tale like no other. From first awareness to facing her fears and self-doubt Shylon must choose between two paths. One leads to an amazing adventure. The other to a place that God cannot go. Only she can choose which path to take. But choose she must.

Shylon’s journey of self-awareness challenges you to see both the best and worse in yourself as it shows you the reflection of your own soul. Through her journey of self-discovery, you will learn how we are all connected by love and fear. This magical tale is a guidebook that empowers you to face and release your fears and in doing so, gives you the courage to seek and accept new adventures. God saw a Butterfly clarifies your understanding of your life’s journey. It will help you interpret why you attracted the people, challenges, and events that entered your life.

The proceeds from God Saw a Butterfly will be used to produce the TV series, Horses and Heroes. Combining Peer Support with Equine Therapy, Horses and Heroes will empower veterans to heal and reclaim their lives. You can make a difference in veterans lives by buying a copy of God Saw a Butterfly and by recommending that others do the same.

Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions to their physical and emotional challenges. They know the talk, because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face their ghosts. But there will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery, which kept them safe and strong. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches doesn’t simply end. There is always room for just one more. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone, and give them information as well as permission they need to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

God saw a Butterfly is a tale like no other. From first awareness to facing her fears and self-doubt Shylon must choose between two paths. One leads to an amazing adventure. The other to a place that God cannot go. Only she can choose which path to take. But choose she must. Shylon’s journey of self-awareness challenges you to see both the best and worse in yourself as it shows you the reflection of your own soul. Through her journey of self-discovery, you will learn how we are all connected by love and fear. This magical tale is a guidebook that empowers you to face and release your fears and in doing so, gives you the courage to seek and accept new adventures. God saw a Butterfly clarifies your understanding of your life’s journey. It will help you interpret why you attracted the people, challenges, and events that entered your life.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/189390498″>God saw a Butterfly: a Healing Journey</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

God saw a Butterfly is available as an Amazon Kindle and as a PDF on the author’s website Proceeds will be used to fund the TV series, Horses and Heroes. Buying the PDF gives more support toward the production costs.

Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions to their physical and emotional challenges. They know the talk, because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face the ghosts. But will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery, which kept them safe and strong. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches don’t simply end. There is always room for just one more. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the permission to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

You can buy the PDF by following the link to Horses and Heroes’ website by clicking here and to buy the kindle by clicking here.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/189390498″>God saw a Butterfly: a Healing Journey</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/175953388″>Tribute to Veteran: Homer Robert Whitworth</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

The difference between a commercial and internet video isn’t the quality of the production, but the length of time and diversity of the message. Both follow the same format of identifying a problem, presenting your product or service as the solution to that problem, and giving contact or purchase information so that the customers may solve that problem by purchasing your product or service. Both also require high audio and video production values. However, at this point, the venues diverge.

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Broadcast commercials must meet industry standards for consistency in length due to the two minute commercial break format. The most popular length continues to be 30 seconds. However, due to financial reasons most broadcast stations also offer both 10 and 15 second spots. Although they are less costly, their length also severely limits their effectiveness as promotional tools. Longer commercials give more detail, yet they are more costly. However, there is a generic class of 60, 90, and 120 minute ads that are bought in bulk without any airtime restrictions that are relatively inexpensive. This may seem like a good deal on the surface, but they are plugged in wherever there is unsold commercial airtime, which frequently ends up in late night or on unpopular programming. With the goal being reaching the broadest audience, these commercials are more miss than hit. Strategically speaking, a person must be exposed at least three times to a message before she or he retains the information enough to purchase the product or service. Each airtime buy is one time shot at the audience. Once the commercial airs, more time must be purchased in order to continuing sharing you message.

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Internet videos are not limited by length or broadcast content standards. However, many websites do regulate for both violence and sexual content. Unlike broadcast venues, videos can run any length. The extended format of the videos makes it very easy to go into detail about your product or service, including adding demonstrations and testimonials. Additionally, videos keep the potential customers on your site or blog longer, which increases the likelihood they will become a loyal client. Websites, such as YouTube and Vimeo, accept much longer videos, which makes sharing the video on websites, blogs, and on your social networking sites much easier not only for you, but the link and embedding code also allows others to promote your work in their networks. Once produced internet videos become one of your most cost effective tools in your marketing toolbox as there is no additional costs connected to its distribution.

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Commercials and internet videos continue to be major assets in marketing and promotional toolboxes. Promoting and marketing with internet videos have made it possible for small companies to promote themselves locally, nationally, and internationally. Cosmos Productions produces high quality and cost effective videos for both products and services, which helps authors, entrepreneurs, small companies, and home-based business garner a larger share of the marketplace. Contact Theresa Chaze at 231-943-3298 to learn how she will support your efforts to expand your customer base.

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During these challenging times when fear and self doubt abound, hope fades. As it becomes a far off memory, it’s easy to get lost in the despair. It’s easy to give up. Fighting and searching for the answers can be exhausting. Sometimes it just seems easier to just go with the flow and hope for the best. But at what cost? Easy frequently leads us down the exact opposite path of where we need and want to go. It is only when we challenge ourselves to reach beyond our comfortable to do we find what we desperately seek.

 

Things do happen for a reason. It’s just sometimes it’s more of a challenge to find the reasons. God saw a Butterfly is a parable of answers to the questions we are afraid to ask. In Shylon’s journey through her own fear, guilt, and anger, she becomes a signpost for others to follow on their quest to find the patterns of their lives. As she choose between love and hate, she gives other permission to face their own darkness.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/189390498″>God saw a Butterfly: a Healing Journey</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

God saw a Butterfly will help those, who seek to understand the challenge of their lives, while giving them hope that is is never too late to forgive or be forgiven.

God saw a Butterfly is available as an Amazon Kindle and as a PDF on the author’s website. Proceeds will be used to fund the TV series, Horses and Heroes. Buying the PDF gives more support toward the production costs.

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Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions. They know the talk, because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face the ghosts. But will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches don’t simply end. There is always room for just one more. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the permission to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

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Fun, sad, touching, snarky, and emotionally healing, Heritage videos are all that and more. More than just honoring your loved ones death, they also celebrate achievements and the special events of your family’s lives.

Heritage videos can be a digital obituaries that can be used in online newspapers and at the memorial service. Additionally, they can enhance memorial websites as well as being shared on blogs and on social networking sites to help family and friends console each other. More than just the plain facts of a traditional obituary, the videos celebrates their uniqueness and achievements by showing and telling more about their lives. The messages, pictures, and music reveal their personality and tells their life’s story. These testimonials to the person’s life need not be limited to just celebrities. Every person’s life has a story to tell that is uniquely theirs. Everyone has moments of greatness and moments that leave a lasting smile on those who love them.

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Momentous occasions as special birthdays, graduations, and marriages can be enhanced with pictures and videos from the past. However, the video need not limited to those that are already digital. Scanners make even the oldest picture accessible in the digital age. The technology has made it possible to transfer 16mm film and VHS/Beta tape into the digital format. It preserves the footage, while making it possible to make corrections and organize the content. With nearly everyone having access to cell phones that record video, personal messages can be added to the montage to blend the past and the present. These times of joy and celebration need not end with the event. Footage and messages from future events can be keep being added. The birth of your child can be celebrated through her or his school years, graduation, marriage and birth of her or his own child.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/175953388″>Tribute to Veteran: Homer Robert Whitworth</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Multi-functional digital picture frames gives easy access to your wonderful memories. Instead of static pictures on the wall, these frames bring your loved one alive in sound and images. Once the video is produced it is upload onto the frame to be set out or to be given as a gift that keeps on giving.   It is a simple and cost effective way share the video with those who are not computer literate as well who a major computer geeks.

Theresa Chaze is a writer, producer, and editor, who crafts innovative messages. Using your visuals and stories, she will help you tell your or your loved one’s story. Call her at 231-943-3298 to learn how she will bring your memories alive.

Her other videos, include:

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