Switch

The Switch

August 18, 2014 in Reviews — 0 Comments

I recently sold my Canon 5D Mk III to fund the purchase of a Sony a7s. Why sell such a great DSLR? I love the 5D and I’ve shot some nice video with it. This past year I produced a narrative short film and one of my favorite abstract pieces with the Canon system (see Read More

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Moral

July 29, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I found this short a few days ago while surfing through Vimeo Staff picks. It’s a fun story. It includes humor, personal connection and a great moral. In the age of the anti-hero more and more stories are losing the classic moral. Moral: a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can Read More

Process

Process

July 14, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

A bit of inspiration for your Monday. This is a brief video on Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s writing process. His most popular films are Milk, and J. Edgar. “I think we make progress by telling our personal stories. The personal story can change the world.” “A film is not what happened. A film is Read More

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Motion

June 30, 2014 in Inspiration — 2 Comments

This past weekend I attended Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion workshop in Nashville. It was definitely worth the price of admission. So that’s one reason I’m posting this 90 second commercial Laforet co-directed for Nike as inspiration for this week. Vincent is a former award winning photojournalist turned commercial director.

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Affirmation

June 16, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I really like this story The Music Bed did on Jared Hogan, and I can relate to it big time. Jared talks about how he, as a filmmaker, craves affirmation. Affirmation is a big deal to an artist. It’s sort of a sign post for creatives.

FleckMedia

Fleck Media

June 9, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I don’t post many one minute commercials as inspiration, but this is one I really like. It was directed by a friend of mine, Dave Docimo, the owner of Fleck Media. I’ve worked with Dave several times and have the utmost respect for his work ethic, vision as a director, and business owner.

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Khalid

June 2, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

If you haven’t checked out Khalid Mohtaseb’s work you must. This guy is the king of super soft light. His work with Variable is incredible, and I find it inspiring. Check out his blog here.

Dave

Dave

May 29, 2014 in Story Behind the Video — 0 Comments

I never had the honor of meeting Dave Luttrull, but I have worked with his kids Emily and Ben. Emily is writer and producer on a film team I work with. Ben and I use to be in a band together. They are both incredibly talented creatives. If they are a fraction of what Dave Read More

Creativity

Creativity

May 26, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

“A lot of people think that creativity is about freedom. Freedom to act on your ideas, your imagination, but I don’t think that’s true. True creativity comes from restriction and limitation.” – Paul Schrader, Screenwriter and Filmmaker

How We Did It

How We Did It

May 22, 2014 in Story Behind the Video — 2 Comments

One of the reasons I do the blogging thing is to share my experience so others can learn. I’m actually a professional filmmaker. It’s strange for me to type that out, but it’s true. I work for a church and they pay me to make films. I’m not a Hollywood director, so don’t take anything I say as gospel.