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)"
Over the past nine years I’ve been in business for myself, I’ve had the opportunity to meet thousands of people in both the photography and video industries. I’ve been blessed to have been given opportunities to speak, teach, travel, and make valuable connections. I’ve extended that social network online as well through Facebook, Twitter and […]Read more "Filmmaking and the Power of Connection"
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?"
I’m happy to bring back to the show fellow Atlanta filmmaker Brandon McCormick or Whitestone Motion Pictures. (You can hear my first interview with Brandon on episode #4). Continuing from my theme yesterday of a pathway to purpose, I’ve asked Brandon back to talk about his latest film, “The Candy Shop: A Fairytale About the […]Read more "Crossing the 180 #23: Brandon McCormick and “The Candy Shop”"
Only a life lived for others is worth living. ~ Albert Einstein Last night I attended my daughter’s induction ceremony into the national Beta Club. (Can we say “Proud poppa in the house!”) Anyway, I was never smart enough to be in Beta Cub. Well, let me re-phrase that. I never committed to school work […]Read more "Taking the Path to Purpose"
I’m taking a quick break from my self-imposed blogging and social media sabbatical for an important cause. I feel at peace breaking my sabbatical for this because it has nothing to do with a project I’m producing and I have no financial or marketing benefit whatsoever. But a friend, colleague, and one of the most […]Read more "Help Fight the Sex Trafficking of Children – Major Film Announcement"
In the day-to-day hectic world of running your own business as a visual artist, it gets very easy to be consumed by work. Marketing. Accounting. Taxes. Shooting. Editing. Networking. Blogging. Back to marketing. It’s a never ending cycle. As you get caught up in it, there are so many times when you feel “What’s this […]Read more "Sometimes You Just Need to STOP and BREATHE"
Pictage is one of the leading companies on the web that enables and empowers professional photographers. Every year they have their PartnerCon conference for photographers to learn, network, and be inspired. Hundreds of photographers gather from all over the world to attend. We had the honor to produce a short film series that CEO Jim […]Read more "What Does Your Creative Process Look Like?"