Woody Allen has written and directed 46 feature films in as many years. Here are five key lessons every filmmaker should take away from Woody’s career.Read more "Five Filmmaking Lessons from Woody Allen"
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?"
I’m torn. Two of my favorite films are Woody Allen’s classics, Manhattan and Crimes and Misdemeanors. As a filmmaker I love the writing, the cinematography, editing, all the things that made Allen a worldclass filmmaker with a style all his own. However, as a devoted father and husband who takes seriously marriage vows and fidelity, […]Read more "Can You Separate the Art from the Sins of the Artist"
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"
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"