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.
Suddenly, the gaps in my directing resume are filled in with my cinematographer’s experience. … More How to finance your film with your cinematographer’s reel.
It only takes a second for something small and valuable to walk away from your set – and never be seen again! … More #FilmSchoolFriday: Minding your surroundings.
I got the run of a 23 story 1930’s art deco office tower, a commercial airliner, an airport, an African Safari zoo ride and a 1950’s diner for the grand total of $500 dollars. … More How I financed my first film with killer locations.
It is shocking how many actors who are invited to read for a part fail to prepare for their audition by memorizing their lines … More Top 5 Mistakes made by actors at Casting Calls
The pressures on a director during the production of a feature motion picture are beyond enormous. … More What a First-time Director needs from his Cinematographer.
Any talent agency that charges you money to be represented is a scam, pure and simple. … More 5 Steps to beginning your acting career.
The one thing you don’t want is to get your film done and then have no idea what do with it. … More Successful Films are made in Reverse.