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.
Academia is incapable of teaching you how to be a successful independent filmmaker. … More Why I skipped film school: I’d rather learn on the job.