The Godfather Himself John Goolsby on Crossing the 180

Long before today’s guest changed the name of his company from Cannon Video to Godfather Films, John Goolsby was the defacto “Godfather” of event filmmaking. John is a 30+ year veteran to event and corporate video productions, having shots literally thousands of events from here to Russia. He is a true leader in every sense of the word: experience, longevity, forward-thinking-ness, and most of all, character. His southern California company currently shoots over 300 events a year. John is THE MAN when it comes to running a successful video business.

In this episode he talks about:

  • How he first started shooting video as a freshman in high school in the 70s!
  • Getting paid $50 for his first wedding
  • Doing his first same day edit in 1990 (perhaps the first ever done)
  • How he expanded his “empire” beyond video into social media marketing and even owning a bridal shop
  • How to deal with the cyclical nature of the business
  • His challenge to filmmakers to double their prices over night
  • And more!

Enter Drawing for Free Music

Each week we will also give away a free song from Triple Scoop Music (a $60 value). All you have to do is tweet one of these two lines…

Hey @rondawson, the featured @triplscoopmusic artist this week on @crossingthe180 is NAME


Hey @rondawson, the featured @triplscoopmusic song this week on @crossingthe180 is NAME

Replace NAME with the name of the artist or the song. It doesn’t have to be the artist’s Twitter name, but if you DO find and include their Twitter handle, I’ll enter you twice! You have to enter the tweet exactly like this so that I know you’ve done it and because there’s no “e” in Triple Scoop Music’s twitter handle. Your best bet is to copy and paste. Do this throughout the week and on next week’s show I’ll announce the winner. You can do this every week until further notice.

Triple Scoop Music is also offering a discount on your next purchase. You gotta listen to the episode to find out the code.

ND Filters for your DSLR and Adjusting Focus on Your Z-Finder Pro

This week Mike Duval is back from LensProToGo. Today Mike talks about using ND filters with your DSLR.

And from Zacuto co-founder Steve Weiss is back talking about how to adjust focus on your Z-Finder Pro.

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