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.
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
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.
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.