One of the touchiest debates you can get into with a filmmaker or photographer is what it takes to be considered a REAL filmmaker or photographer. So, let’s get into it!Read more "What Makes a Person a True Filmmaker, Photographer or Professional"
You’ve waited patiently for a whole month. Now it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The gripping conclusion to my provocative, educational and inspirational interview with the DSLR Three Amigos: Patrick Moreau, Kevin Shahinian, and Joe Simon. This episode is a doozy!Read more "Crossing the 180 #41: Kevin Shahinian, Patrick Moreau and Joe Simon Part 2"
You are sitting in the room with three of the most celebrated and talented event filmmakers on the planet. DSLR masters of light and sound. Cinematic auteurs through and through. You are given the microphone and have just one question to ask one or all of them. What would that question be? Would you waste […]Read more "What Question Would You Ask Patrick Moreau, Joe Simon or Kevin Shahinian?"
We’ve come to the end of our international excursion of interviewing foreign filmmakers. It’s been quite a ride. Today’s guest brings us back to North America to Toronto, ONT. In fact, our guest today is the perfect bridge between the foreign filmmaker series and the next series I’m doing on YouTubers. Today we have Tom […]Read more "Filmmaker Friday with YouTuber Tom Antos (Crossing the 180 #39)"
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"
A few days ago I reviewed a video for a friend and colleague who wanted some honest feedback. My review wasn’t particularly good. It wasn’t a bad video, but it just left me flat. I’ve seen other work by this individual that really impressed me, so I also knew it wasn’t up to snuff with […]Read more "I’m Sure the Clients Loved It, But…"
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"
First, let me start by saying that my blog post title today is totally tongue-in-cheek. Just a provocative title to make a subtle point and not in anyway meant as an indictment against Vincent. In fact, it’s a testament to his groundbreaking work in DSLR filmmaking and the impact his little film “Reverie” has had. […]Read more "FCPX and the Death of Final Cut Pro 7 is All Vincent Laforet’s Fault (or Why I think FCPX is Aimed Squarely at Photographers)"
This weekend I experienced the most rewarding and challenging filmmaking experience of my career: the Atlanta leg of the 48 Hour Film Project. I and a rag-tag team of fugitive filmmakers had just 48 hours to conceive, write, shoot and edit a high quality short film. Words cannot quite describe what it was like to […]Read more "Our 48 Hour Film Project Trailer"
Well it’s here. The moment I’ve been nervously and anxiously anticipating for little over a month. The Atlanta leg of the 48 Hour Film Project. I’ve assembled a “crackerjack” team of filmmakers, many of whom are coming from as far away as Savannah. But we have music composers as far away as IN and Cali […]Read more "The 48 Hour Film Project is On!"