Whom do you follow on Twitter? My guess is, if you’re a wedding photographer, you largely follow other wedding photogs? If you’re an event filmmaker, you follow largely other event filmmakers? You a commercial photog? I bet Chase Jarvis, Vincent Laforet, and the like are at the top of your Twitter stream. It makes perfect […]Read more "Looking Outside the Box for Inspiration"
UPDATE: Be sure to read the follow-up commentary once you’re done. My friend and photographer Carlos Baez is passionate about his craft and paying homage to the photography masters. Boy, don’t even get him started on the fact that so many of today’s young photographers have no idea who Helmut Newton is. Maybe it’s the […]Read more "Should Today’s Young Filmmakers Know the Masters?"
Yesterday I talked about the components that go into creating a signature style and look to your work. Remember, we said this was important if you hope to earn a living from your craft because it will help differentiate you, and in many cases will allow you to charge a premium. Today I want to […]Read more "Developing a Signature Style – Part 2: The Practice"
First there was Scorcese and Last Temptation of Christ. Then there was the uproar over Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code and Ron Howard’s film adaptation. Now: Cinema Cake has gotten into the mix? Huh? Yes, that’s right. Cinema Cake. That is the name of the studio owned by Dave Williams, a wedding and event filmmaker […]Read more "When Art and the Catholic Church Collide"
So last week I’m working on this video for a client and as is often the case, I need some inspiration to kick start the old creative juices. I’m about to type in the URL of any of the number of amazing filmmakers and colleagues whose work I admire when it dawns on me, “Hmmm, […]Read more "Getting Inspiration from Yourself"