The disappointing re-mastered version of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK reminds filmmakers that LESS is MORE.Read more "In Filmmaking, Less is More"
Since history has proven that even the best of the best “steal” ideas, why do we still get so bothered when it happens to us?Read more "The Best Artists Steal"
I recently put the finishing touches on the promotional film for Shawn Reeder Photography. Shawn is an amazing photographer specializing in the Yosemite and Sierra mountain region. Shawn is one of those people who exudes this amazing sense of peace and generosity. He is Zen personified. It’s an undeniable and 100% sincere aspect of his […]Read more "Whose Brand Does Your Work Project? Yours or Your Clients?"
Dear Muse, I just want to say that I am really looking forward to our work today. I have quite a number of amazing ideas I want to run by you and get working on. I think they have the potential to be some of my best stuff. As soon as you get here we’ll […]Read more "Dear Muse…Where the Hell Are You?"
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"
As a filmmaker or photographer looking to make a living in your craft, one of the most important things you can do is develop a signature style. That is to say, an aspect of your work that helps you stand out from the pack. Something unique that you will be able to charge a premium […]Read more "Developing a Signature Style – Part 1: The Components"
There’s no doubt that the HD DSLR craze is more than just a “phase.” Everyone from mom and pop wedding videographers to major Hollywood studios have embraced HD DSLRs in their productions. The reason is obvious. The imagery you get from these cameras is freaking gorgeous. The other factor is the cost. The amount of […]Read more "You MIGHT Be Watching an HD DSLR Film If"
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"