Legendary blues and jazz singer Nina Simone challenges artists to use their craft to make a difference.Read more "Does Your Art Reflect the Times?"
Pixar’s “Inside Out” is not only a return to form for Pixar, but also a shining example and inspiration for professional creatives in our own work.Read more "Pixar is Back to Form with Inside Out"
Five important lessons from the movie “Moneyball” you should apply to your business today.Read more "Are You Ready (and Willing) to Make Radical Changes"
I believe we can become better film MAKERS by becoming better film WATCHERS. There’s no better place to start than with this existential journey about faith, love, loss and childhood.Read more "Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” and a Lesson in Film Watching"
Let me give you a scenario. An adult male has an idea for a show he wants to put on YouTube. He recruits about a dozen male and female teenagers ages 15-19 to be in the show. He then proceeds to shoot a bunch of scenes with them undressing each other, wildly making out, simulating […]Read more "The MTV Show “Skins”: Art or Legalized Child Pornography?"
One of my favorite movies to watch during the Christmas season is Jon Favreau’s “Elf,” starring Will Farrel as Buddy the “elf.” He’s really a human who’s been raised by elves (a la Mowgli and the wolves I guess). When he discovers his true roots, he leaves his home at the North Pole to go […]Read more "Four Amazing Life Lessons from Buddy the Elf"
Zacuto is known for being sort of the “Cadillac” of the indie film camera gear industry. Founded by two veteran filmmakers (Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn), they make rugged uber-quality gear for DSLR filmmakers. They also produce some of the most educational and inspirational video podcasts on the web. One of them is actually an […]Read more "Watch FilmFellas Cast 8 – ASC Cinematographers"
I’m torn. Two of my favorite films are Woody Allen’s classics, Manhattan and Crimes and Misdemeanors. As a filmmaker I love the writing, the cinematography, editing, all the things that made Allen a worldclass filmmaker with a style all his own. However, as a devoted father and husband who takes seriously marriage vows and fidelity, […]Read more "Can You Separate the Art from the Sins of the Artist"
Ever since the series finale of “Lost” aired this past Sunday, the Internet has been all a-buzz. Fans have been in a sort of emotional whirlwind. Many loved it. Others were pissed off and demand a “recount.” Others are still, well, lost. For me, the finale was one of those things that needed to sit […]Read more "A Defense of the "Lost" Series Finale"