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Help a ND Startup Now – Vote for Be More Colorful!

As a semifinalist for the 2023 Yass Prize, Be More Colorful is also in the running for the prestigious Parents Choice Award. You can help this North Dakota startup win the $100,000 Parents Choice Award ...
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North Dakota startup awarded $200,000, becomes semifinalist for $1 million grant

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo-based immersive media company, Be More Colorful, has advanced to the semifinals of the 2023 Yass Prize, an award that recognizes and rewards innovative approaches to education. As a testament to its innovation, ...
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North Dakota startup receives national recognition, becomes eligible for $1M prize

FARGO, N.D. – Be More Colorful, the Fargo-based company behind the CareerViewXR career exploration platform, is announcing its selection as a quarterfinalist for the 2023 Yass Prize. This national accolade, nicknamed the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation,” ...
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ND Startup Be More Colorful Joins Elite Nationwide Cohort through SETDA Emerging Partners Program

FARGO, ND — Be More Colorful, an award-winning immersive media and virtual reality video production studio,proudly announces its flagship edtech product, CareerViewXR, has been selected to participate in the StateEducational Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) Emerging ...
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Sunsetting The Old CareerViewXR Site

We’re officially saying goodbye to the old CareerViewXR site later this month. For those of you out of the loop, its successor was launched back in February so we’re finally setting careerviewxr.com to redirect. It’s a little bittersweet, the end of ...
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Be More Colorful's Year Before Christmas

Be More Colorful’s Year Before Christmas

Season’s Greetings, Be More Colorful’s resident poet, Matt, has prepared a festive poem recounting our adventures in the past year. It’s very well thought out and wholesome. Watch it performed by Katie and Matt or ...
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VR Holiday News & Deals

VR Holiday News & Deals

Holiday deal hunters rejoice! There are exciting deals to be found on VR headsets and experiences this year. New headsets models are also currently available or on the very near horizon if you’re looking for ...
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Be More Colorful Receives TechND's Premier Tech Business Award

Be More Colorful Receives TechND’s Premier Tech Business Award

The end of summer and beginning of fall has been a flurry of events, shoots, new team members, and even awards! Be More Colorful and CareerViewXR had the honor of receiving the 2022 Premier Tech Business ...
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Meta Quest 2 (Oculus Quest 2) Review

Meta Quest 2 (Oculus Quest 2) Review

Brief Overview The Meta Quest 2 (previously known as the Oculus Quest 2) is one of the most popular headsets on the market today. Affordability, portability, and quality displays make this headset a great option ...
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The Year's Marketplace for Kids Comes to a Close

The Year’s Marketplace for Kids Comes to a Close

Over the past school year, Be More Colorful has attended ten Marketplace for Kids events around the state. Marketplace for Kids is a nonprofit organization that hosts multiple education days to ignite the spirit of ...
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Three Ways CVXR is Helping ND’s Workforce

Three Ways CVXR is Helping ND’s Workforce

For our career exploration platform, CareerViewXR, we’ve spent a lot of time talking with potential partners to produce experiences that highlight the most in-demand jobs in North Dakota. There are quite a variety of industries on these ...
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Our BMC Summer Internship Experience

Our BMC Summer Internship Experience

By Lynn Gajewski & Canyon Schwartz Our amazing interns Lynn and Canyon are finishing up the end of their summer internship period, so we asked them to write a little bit about their experience. We ...
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North Dakota CTE's Professional Development Conference - BeatSaber

North Dakota CTE’s Professional Development Conference

North Dakota Career & Technical Education’s annual Professional Development Conference was held on August 8-10th at the Bismarck Event Center. The event featured industry round table discussions, workshop sessions, networking, exhibits, and more. Educators, counselors, faculty, ...
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EduTech Demo Day

EduTech Demo Day

On July 1, we had the pleasure of inviting North Dakota’s EduTech division to our office at the NDSU Research and Technology Park. EduTech is a part of the state’s Information Technology division and helps provide ...
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The Big Workforce Problem We’re Solving with CVXR

The Big Workforce Problem We’re Solving with CVXR

Every region faces unique workforce issues, and North Dakota is no different. In the spring of 2022 alone, there were more than 30,000 job openings across the state. There are shortages of people in every ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

360° media makes a unique impact over traditional pictures and videos. Individuals from anywhere, at any time, can see the action from a first-person view and get into areas that you’d usually not be able to, all from the comfort of their own space. Can you film in small spaces? Our video and microphone equipment is quite compact and usable in almost any space. Anywhere you can fit a single tripod— we can capture from. Do you travel to other states? Yes, we can travel wherever your production is located! As long as we have proper time to plan, we are definitely open to traveling and seeing new parts of the country! Do I own the right to my content? Yes, you get exclusive rights to your 360° content, unless you have agreed to otherwise in the contract (Ex. agreed to allow the content to be featured on the CareerViewXR™ platform).
Our video and microphone equipment is quite compact and usable in almost any space. Anywhere you can fit a single tripod— we can capture from.

Yes, we can travel wherever your production is located! As long as we have proper time to plan, we are definitely open to traveling and seeing new parts of the country!

Yes, you get exclusive rights to your 360° content, unless you have agreed to otherwise in the contract (Ex. agreed to allow the content to be featured on the CareerViewXR™ platform).

We recommend using 360° media on social media, websites, and in headsets! They can also create quite a splash at events as well. One cool way to show off your videos, pictures, or virtual tour is by creating a QR code to add to print media.
Forever! You are free to use your 360° media for years to come. We do charge a yearly hosting fee for virtual tours to help cover the costs of the server upkeep.
No, a VR headset is not necessary, but we do recommend trying it out! 360° photos, videos, and tours are viewable on other technology that you already own.
Do you have any recommendations for VR headsets?
We have a few different recommendations for VR headsets: Oculus Quest 2 (Now known as the Meta Quest 2), HTC Vive Focus 3, HTC Vive Focus Plus, Pico G2 4K. Looking to purchase? Check out our tech partner Bytespeed for your headset needs.

Why, yes we do! We’re glad you asked. CareerViewXR® is our very own platform that is dedicated to exposing students and job seekers to various career pathways using immersive media. Interested in becoming a production partner? Contact us to learn more.

Thank you for your interest! Reach out to us here to set up a time for a demo.
I want to create something awesome with 360° media!
We’re excited to work with you! Get in touch with Team BMC to start discussing details.

If you’re interested in taking the first step with Team BMC, reach out below. We’re more than happy to chat and answer any questions you may have.

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Michael Bush

Creative Lead

Maddysen Boecker

Maddy has a variety of creative experience under her belt from over the past few years and enjoys learning new things. She has been involved in video and podcast editing, copywriting, email campaigns, social media management, website design, and more. Her experience and understanding of many aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production helps her be an asset for the team at any stage.
B.S. Animation, minors in Film Production and Graphic Communication – MSUM May 2020
Member of Team BMC since April 2022
Primary Roles:
  • Highlights company news through email and social media campaigns
  • Composes unique and thoughtful copy for blogs, press releases, and other needs
  • Assists in the creation of flyers, ads, and other collateral.

Kryss Geray

Kryss has worked in several different industries, including as a test engineer at a local Fargo company.  As a test engineer, she helped with quality assurance to ensure all products met the highest standards, tested and documented all products, and collaborated on more effective and efficient ways of completing these tasks. She is proud to have worked on agricultural equipment such as acoustic material flow sensors and electronic motor and hydraulic controls, along with aviation equipment such as the Stratus ADS-B Receivers, and recoverable data modules.
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Member of Team BMC since March 2022
Primary Roles:
  • Oversees initial processing of all 360° media
  • Provides quality assurance for 360° photos and video content
  • Proofreads tour content meticulously

Michael Bush

Creative Lead

Drew Swenson

B.F.A. Musical Theater, minor in Media Production – UWSP May 2018
Member of Team BMC since August 2021
Primary Roles: 
  • Leads direction for all 360° media scouting trips and shoots
  • Supervises production team
  • Oversees creation of audio assets

Maddy

Creative Lead

Michael Bush

B.A. 2D/3D Animation – MSUM May 2020
Member of Team BMC since February 2021
Primary Roles:
  • Dynamically animates in 2D and 3D
  • Meticulously designs UI and UX elements
  • Formulates graphics for print and web use
  • Champions XR research & development
  • Guides efforts of the creative team

Matt Chaussee

Matt is the Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Be More Colorful. He has extensive experience in technical services administration, higher education, teaching, and technology training initiatives. While Matt’s role is primarily focused on business development and outreach, he is a self-professed lifelong learner who feels he has found his life’s calling in being able to learn about, explore, and share the amazing diversity of careers available to students today.
B.S. Mathematics minor Music and Psychology – NDSU December 2005
Masters of Business Administration – NDSU May 2009
Cofounded Team BMC in August 2016
Primary Roles:
  • Spearheads business development
  • Nurtures sales efforts
  • Amplifies community outreach
  • Coordinates workflow development

Katie Chaussee

Majority Owner, Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
Katie is the Chief Administrative Officer and majority owner of Be More Colorful. She has a strong background in customer service and a keen eye for creating captivating visuals, both defining characteristics of the company. Katie was Be More Colorful’s first VR photographer and has served the company as an image processor, experience builder, and quality assurance specialist. In her current role, Katie is the key administrator for Be More Colorful’s in-office operations where she works to adapt and refine workflows for a talented team of creative professionals.
B.S. Psychology minor Art – NDSU May 2003
Cofounded Team BMC in August 2016
Primary Roles:
  • Coordinates workflow development
  • Oversees various aspects of office management
  • Manages various purchasing decisions
  • Maintains HR and payroll functions
  • Formulates creative marketing ideas

Michael Bush

Creative Lead