Today on the blog post I’m going to give you a smidgen of a taste of what I plan to discuss this afternoon at 4 pm EST on the In[Focus] livestream event. These weekly events are designed to provide an educational, inspirational and interactive experience for filmmakers looking to grow their business. There’s a new […]Read more "The #1 Thing You Need to Know About Switching from Events to Corporate Work"
This coming Tuesday, September 20, I will be presenting during the In[Focus] LiveStream teaching event. Every week leading up to their conference in January they are having some of the top event and corporate filmmakers in the industry give insight into their business. Somehow I was invited to participate. I’m thinking it must be a […]Read more "Free Live Seminar This Tuesday with In[Focus]"
Ray Roman is 6′ + tall, very muscular, and can sometimes be physically intimidating. You have to be when you deal with the mob. And it also helps when you’re dealing with the M.O.B. – as in “mother of the bride.” Ray is someone who has been in a situation where he’s done both. From […]Read more "Ray Roman – From Drug-Busting Cop to Award-Winning Wedding Filmmaker"
If you haven’t guessed by now, my last two posts were satirical looks at filmmakers’ desires to make their videos cinematic. The “tips” I suggested were tongue in cheek, but the truth is, many videographers and filmmakers do those things to make their videos feel like movies, i.e. “cinematic.” (Ahem, even a certain African-American blogging […]Read more "What does “Cinematic” Mean Anyway?"
So this year at WEVA (which is a big ol’ conference for video peeps that shoot weddings and events), a bunch of da fellas got together to make this cool little ditty where they walk backwards then forwards. It was a great video directed by friend and colleague David Perry. It was a clever adaptation […]Read more "All the Lady Filmmakers in the House Say YEAH!"
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"
I shot my first film when I was about 7 or 8 years old. It was a time-traveling crime caper shot on 8mm film. My little brother played a sort of “time bandit,” traveling back and forth in time stealing valuable treasures. We shot on location at Disneyland and Universal Studios (not the actual lot, […]Read more "ReFocus at InFocus"