Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome to Alex LOGIC, where CREATIVITY meets Ability, and then something happens.

Hi, my name is Alessandro Machi and you are visiting AlexLOGIC blog where I share my insights about television programs and commercials. Although I am an ideas person, I've walked the film and video production walk for the past two decades.
I've edited in total several hundred projects for independent thinkers, filmmakers, small business owners, inventors and their products, and for fortune five hundred companies. I've also been a cinematographer as well, in many instances shooting the very production I would then edit. All of the blog photos on both sides of this article are from some of the projects that I have been involved with.
It is difficult to describe how educational a process it can be to shoot, and then edit the footage that you shot. Being responsible to the decision maker in the editing room for the image and sound that was recorded on location is a type of education that is stimulating to say the least.
I've also been fortunate to have received bookend awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, first winning a position in their highly sought after Nationwide Internship Scholarship competition in the commercials category in 1985, and then winning an A.T.A.S. Regional Emmy in 2000.
I have had the unique experience of working with decision making creatives one on one in my own video editing studio that I built from the ground up. I have also learned how to handle both the technical and creative aspect of video editing while also being aware of the importance of respecting the goals and wishes of my clients.

I now offer my services as a commercials and television content consultant on either a yearly basis or per project basis. I will contribute fantastic insight into your creative projects, both completed and in production. I have now written several blog articles about commercials and television programs that I could help improve with my ideas.

For every insight that I have shared on this blog, I have another idea that I have written about but didn't reveal the solution. I can't give all of my ideas away here, but I definitely will share many ideas so that you know you can count on me for excellent analysis.

I understand that anyone who would hire me already has access to many intelligent minds. My perspectives are usually unique and in most instances should "add" to your existing concept in a constructive manner. I can be respectful of successful minds that are already involved in your project while still offering an innovative idea that WILL benefit you and your project.
I have no desire to compete with the production company or the advertising agency that you are already using. I thrive on contributing to existing good ideas. Knowledgeable third party consultants are ideal for this, especially when they are respectful of both the production company involvement and the agency that creates the spot. My purpose is not to knock down your team, but to strengthen your message.
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My inspiration to start my consulting business came from my wanting to take care of my my mother, and my father while he was still alive but terminally ill. I curtailed my own video production activities to be there for my parents. I know that the experiences I have generated in the past 20 years serve me well for providing excellent analysis of television productions and television commercials, and it is something I can from home.

Please go here to see actual projects I am looking to connect with. However, if your project is not on the list, that doesn't mean your project is less important, just that you found me before I found you.

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Two upcoming projects that both mean a lot to me are books that I am writing, however I have put both projects on the back burner to focus on my media consulting business.
One book is called "The Cat Who Ate Chase Bank".
The second book is called "What My Dad Left Behind" and explores all the wonderful surprises my recently passed dad left behind. Included are some amazing shots from the very yard garden he worked and proudly toiled over for 30 years while also working a day job and being there for mom.
My dad, Carmelo Machi, lived in Italy, in the Midwest of the United States, and finally in California. He lived in all three places for similar amounts of time. Each time my dad moved he had to basically start over, yet he did so happily and with renewed enthusiasm each and every time.

I believe my dad left a lot of great things behind, and I hope to cherish them and add to them as well.

If you are planning on creating or broadcasting a commercial and want an objective, outsiders point of view about your commercial, contact Alessandro Machi about his consulting services at...

info at alexlogic.com

You can also view more
commercial critiques
by Alessandro Machi at

3 comments:

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi, Alessandro!

First, I wanted to thank you for visiting my political blog, Usurper Exposed. You were absolutely correct about that photo being "photo-shopped". I am usually much more thorough with my research and I am ashamed that I fell for that one, but thankfully, you were there to help me out. I have removed the entire article from my blog, with my sincere thanks.

Secondly, I love the sounds of both your projects. If you would ever consider it, it would be my honor to interview you as a guest author on my blog, Cynde's Got The Write Stuff.

Also, if you will provide me with a copy of your book, (or both, if you want) I would also first like to publish my review of your books on my blog.

And one more thing: (just an idea that you can take or leave) Quite often I have a contest where my readers are given a question to answer about whichever book you want to give away, and it they guess the answer, they win! It draws a lot of attention to you and your book, so it's up to you if you want to do it or not. I publish the information about it on my blog and I twitter about it, too, so people will read all about you.

The reason I do all of this is because I'm a writer, too, and I think that we, as writers, need to help each other along in this business. I know that you are much MORE than a writer, but for now, this is all that I know to do to help you.

If you're interested, just let me know.

You can check out my interview with famous true crime and fiction novelist, Kathryn Casey on Wednesday, 03 February 2010, on my blog, Cynde's Got The Write Stuff.

I sure hope you'll be interested, but if you're not--no hard feelings, OK? I just want to help out. And good luck making things right with Chase Bank, Apple and Canon. I certainly understand your frustration.

Sincerely,
Cynde L. Hammond
Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Cynde L. Hammond said...

Hi again, Alessandro!

I am so sorry that I forgot to leave my email addy on my other message to you. That was a complete oversight on my part.

Here it is:
cyndelouwho22@gmail.com

And in case you're wondering, I AM an authentic Cynde Lou ("Cindy Lou") and people have called me "Cynde Lou Who" for most of my life...but mostly they've called me "Clyde". If you're wondering about that one, it's because my name looks like Clyde to a lot of people at first glance...including YOU, right? Now be honest! Were YOU one of those people? Be sure to let me know when you email me. It would be fun for me to know...unless you'd be embarrassed.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

~Clyde...Oops...I mean Cynde
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Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Alessandro Machi said...

I think I did see your name as Clyde at first. Thanks for your interest!