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An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

An Insider’s Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing…

Light the background to light the foreground

Light the background to light the foreground

Years ago, when I first lit a shot of an actor, head to toe, standing on a green screen cyc, I learned a lesson that has stayed with me to…

Golf Channel’s Sony PetaSite Storage

Golf Channel’s Sony PetaSite Storage

With the help of Sony, NBC’s Golf Channel can tee up the archive, drive home the petabytes and nail an eagle on the 4K HDR. Okay… I…

VR and 360 Video Workshop In The Nashville Area

VR and 360 Video Workshop In The Nashville Area

When CBS’s 60minutes added 360 video capture for one of their stories I knew we were solidly on the path for everyone to shoot 360 videos… some…

“Too Much Headroom!” The Joy of “Unconventional” Compositions

“Too Much Headroom!” The Joy of “Unconventional” Compositions

I’m a huge fan of the TV series Mr. Robot. Not only does it have one of the deepest and most intricate storylines I’ve ever seen…

Blackmagic’s Micro Cinema Camera Captures POVs for Mountain Dew

Blackmagic’s Micro Cinema Camera Captures POVs for Mountain Dew

It’s a small camera. It has interchangeable lenses. It can record 12-bit raw or 10-bit ProRes files. The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is becoming the POV…

Developing An Awareness of Color

Developing An Awareness of Color

Color awareness came slowly to me, but now I can’t escape it. Read on, and follow me down the rabbit hole. This article started out as an analysis…

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

Is the film industry dying? I respond to an article that says it is.

An article at Adobe Spark says the film industry is spiraling into obscurity.  Do you agree? I encourage you to read it and then come back so we can chat…

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

20 years ago this week I answered the phone – and this is what I learned. Recently, Richard Harrington published an article titled “Why film and video have lost their…

Blocking Before Coffee

Blocking Before Coffee

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer’s assurances that…