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.
And then I came to the realization: My life’s work has been meaningless. … More Announcing “Fearless” – Telling the one story that matters.
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.
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.