Film is a powerful medium that can either progress a people, or perpetuate stereotypes. Here’s a beautifully crafted film that kinda bothers me. I’d love your take on “stoop sittin’ “.Read more "Why This Stoop Sitting Video Bothers Me"
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)"
Today is part 2 in my mini-series on “Anatomy of a Blog Design.” Yesterday I covered the essential four P’s you must know before launching your blog: people, purpose, payoff and platform. Today I’ll delve more into that fourth P: platform. I’ve been waiting to do this one for a while. The social media geek in […]Read more "Choosing a Blogging Platform-WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org"
Where in the world is Crossing the 180 today? Poland. Today we have on the show, timelapse guru and HDR video expert Patryk Kizny of Looky Creative. His collection of work has been viewed millions of times on Vimeo and once you see it, you’ll know why. When I first saw his film “The Chapel,” […]Read more "Featured Filmmaker Friday – Patryk Kizny (Crossing the 180 #38)"
UPDATE: My original blog post I assumed Apple legal made Vimeo take the video down. According to this tweet, it was a music clearance issue. I originally thought Apple had Vimeo remove the video. Mainly because I’ve never, ever seen Vimeo take down a video due to music clearance. Not saying they haven’t, I just never saw it. […]Read more "Vimeo’s Removal of Jeffery Harrell’s FCPX Video and What That Means to You"
Perhaps the most commonly-asked question among new filmmakers and videographers (especially in the event filmmaking world) is, “Can I use popular music in my video if I pay for it? Or if the client gives it to me?” The answer is an unequivocal NO. Technically, if you use popular music in your video without the […]Read more "Filmmaking and the Power of Composition (the Musical Kind)"
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"
The title says it all. Five full-proof strategies for dealing with hatahs.Read more "Haters Are Gonna Hate—A Surefire Strategy For Dealing with Trolls and Other Dregs of the Internet"
In light of the past two days’ topics related to style, it seems only fitting that today’s guest on Crossing the 180 is a filmmaker who has created a film series specifically about how there’s nothing new under the sun. Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix” is a 4-part documentary exploring how much of today’s […]Read more "Featured Filmmaker Friday: Kirby Ferguson (c180-29)"
I continue my series of interviews with Vimeo/Canon “Beyond the Still” filmmakers with today’s interview of Chapter 5 winner Ryan Booth. That’s right, today I have on someone who was actually one of the winners. Ryan is somewhat of a Renaissance man. He started out as a history major, then became an audio engineer, then […]Read more "Crossing the 180 #26: Ryan Booth"