Shooting narrative fiction scenes with two or more cameras can be extremely effective if done right. Here are some tips for 2-camming on a set.Read more "Shooting Narrative Scenes with Two Cameras"
It is my hope that both this film and the story behind the making of it will inspire all you creatives to push yourself, pursue your craft with passion, conviction and purpose.Read more "World Wide Web Premiere of our Creative Mornings Documentary"
Today we go behind the scenes of the “wedding highlights” spoof (shot on the Scarlet) that I blogged about yesterday. Find out how they did it and why I think it caused so much confusion.Read more "The Making of Mo Squad"
Producing our 48 Hour Film Project had a series of “firsts” for me. One of those firsts I mentioned was the first time for me shooting with a Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 cinema lens (pdf link) (specifically the 35mm T2.1). There’s a lot of talk among DSLR filmmakers about the joy and benefits of using […]Read more "A Quick Primer on Using Zeiss CP.2 Cinema Lenses"
Yesterday’s post about this Epson ad caused quite a stir. Definitely was one of my most read blog posts this year. The discussion raised an interesting topic: has the advent of steadicams and jibs at weddings taken the art form too far? Some would say that the stunning results are worth the slight intrusion. Others […]Read more "Has Wedding Filmmaking Gone Too Far? Too Hollywood?"
All I have to say is… WOW! And I’m jealous I couldn’t sit in on the screening. This information is taken from Zacuto‘s website. Note: I did NOT make this video. I’m working on getting web series director Steve Weiss to be on my fimmaker’s podcast Crossing the 180. Stay tuned. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10238227&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Zacuto Great Camera […]Read more "35mm Film vs. the Top Video DSLRs – A Shoot Out by Zacuto"
I want my blog to be a place where visual artists can get inspiration and encouragement for their work and their business. I also use it as a place to showcase some of the latest work I’ve done, whether for business or pleasure. Today I’m going to showcase the work of a colleague. I’m not […]Read more "Wedding Video Taken to a Whole New Level"
Last week was the first In[FOCUS] “Gathering” of wedding and event filmmakers from literally around the world (I think Ireland was the furthest homeland of an attendee). There is just too, too much to say about how rewarding this event was. And I’m not just blowing smoke up your arse. One of the laments I […]Read more "Reflecting Back on InFocus"