What is art? Who defines it? What drives the artist? Can photography be considered “art”? These are the questions that drive the narrative of this third and final installment of the documentary profile series “Menuez on Manhattan.” In it renown commercial and stock photographer Doug Menuez has shared his life and career experiences. Act 1 […]Read more "Doug Menuez on Art and the Wisdom of New York"
If you do any sort of documentary, educational or promotional video work, chances are you will need to use b-roll: video footage that plays usually during an audio voice over, e.g. an employee being interviewed for a corporate promotional film is talking about how fun it is to work there, then the video cuts to […]Read more "Four Tips for Better B-roll"
Joe Buissink has had quite a life. Born in Indonesia. Abandoned by his biological mother (literally left on a doorstep). Verbally and physically abused as a child by his step mom. Moved to Holland at 7, then later to L.A. after his family had enough of the racial persecution they got in Holland (Joe didn’t […]Read more "Joe Buissink – An Intimate Portrait Video"
I recently put the finishing touches on the promotional film for Shawn Reeder Photography. Shawn is an amazing photographer specializing in the Yosemite and Sierra mountain region. Shawn is one of those people who exudes this amazing sense of peace and generosity. He is Zen personified. It’s an undeniable and 100% sincere aspect of his […]Read more "Whose Brand Does Your Work Project? Yours or Your Clients?"
I’ve recently had the pleasure to create a profile video for a good friend who just happens to be a world-class concert pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her name is Heidi Hau (her married name is Tyan, but she uses her maiden name Hau for her business). I originally met Heidi and […]Read more "The Power of Story to Sell Your Services"
“We all want to be the best. And if you want to be the best, it takes everything you have.” ~ Doug Menuez Last month I posted “Act 1” of my short film documentary series about commercial photographer Doug Menuez. In this episode Doug shares his thoughts and wisdom about making it in this business. […]Read more "Do You Have the Fortitude to Be the Best? Menuez on Manhattan – Act 2"
This free ebook provides an in-depth look at what is required to legally use music in your films and videos.Read more "How to Legally Use Music in Your Films and Videos"
In the summer of 2009, I traveled to the Big Apple to create a short film about renown editorial, commercial and stock photographer Doug Menuez. I first “met” Doug as a guest on my podcast F-Stop Beyond. Till this day it remains as one of my favorite interviews. Once you watch this video, you’ll understand […]Read more "Menuez on Manhattan – Adventures in Filming with an 85mm Lens"
Last fall I had the incredible pleasure and honor to meet Ashley—a senior in high school diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer at the end of her junior year. I came to meet Ashley via a film project I was shooting for Pictage’s PartnerCon 2010. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been airing […]Read more "Perhaps My Most Important Film to Date"
There’s one thing we all have in common no matter how good we are at our respective jobs, how long we’ve been in business, or how successful we are. We all, at some point, were a newbie. We had to learn the ropes, make mistakes, and grow. Sometimes after we’ve been in business for a […]Read more "Lessons Learned When A Newbie"