The part of the “Fame and Fortune” story that no one hears about is the plethora of those who only get the fame, while someone else runs off with the fortune. … More Fame without Fortune: Part 1
When they put me in a director’s chair in front of a tv monitor, I felt like I’d had my arms chopped off. … More Directing from the viewfinder.
99% of people in film/tv have spent or will spend the majority of their careers working on material that nobody wants to watch. … More The Creative Drain.
At some point if you’re going to be not just a storyteller, but a great storyteller, you have to get over yourself. … More Storytelling: The Art of Listening.
This one conversation in my teens had a profound impact on my struggle to rectify my career with my faith. … More How the church quenches the creative spirit.
I quickly had what can only be described as an epic fail, with my Karma losing its compass and promptly planting itself 30 feet in the air – in the nearest oak tree. … More From the Field: Epic Drone Fail
And then I came to the realization: My life’s work has been meaningless. … More Announcing “Fearless” – Telling the one story that matters.
The new Gospel of Personal Liberty that’s engulfed social media users has the mantra that says “I am free to say whatever I want and do whatever I want – without consequence.” … More Dear Celebrity: I liked you more before social media.
The notion that buying a piece of gear magically makes you a filmmaker is analogous to buying yourself an Indycar and declaring yourself to be Helio Castroneves. … More Cameras don’t tell stories. They just take pictures.
Now, every snap-zoom into or out of your subject will remain focused on the subject. It’s a simple as that. … More #FilmSchoolFriday: The trick to snap-zooms.