My Utopia

November 17, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

Here’s some inspiration for your week. This short was produced by Still Motion. It’s a true story and I love they way they choose to set it in 1981. The story is compelling and creates an emotional response from the viewer, and let’s be honest, that’s why we consume stories.



November 10, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I don’t spend time critiquing movies. At least not on a blog. So all I can say about Intersteller is go see it. Avoid reviews and spoilers. Just go experience a very intriguing movie.



November 3, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I don’t do many commercials, but if I did I would want them to look like this 60 second commercial produced by Stink. So as some inspiration for your Monday check out this beautifully shot commercial for Uniqlo’s new HeatTech clothing range. The voice over could probably be stronger, but the visuals are awesome.


Grape Soda

October 27, 2014 in Inspiration — 0 Comments

I had an interesting discussion with a director friend of mine, Dave Docimo. He said all short films are disappointing to him because the stories never give the audience what it wants. The endings are always sad and for most part the antagonist never gets what he or she deserves. I must say I can Read More


The Build

October 13, 2014 in Inspiration, Reviews — 0 Comments

A break down of the most awesome A7s shoulder rig ever. Designed and built by Jason Wingrove.

Black Hole

Black Hole

September 22, 2014 in Inspiration — 1 Comment

THE BLACK HOLE from Philip Sansom on Vimeo. Here’s a bit of inspiration for your week. I found this shortfilm while doing research for an upcoming project. It’s fairly short, but it’s a well told story with no dialoge. I also like it for its simplicity. However, it has all the elements of a great Read More


Tangled Sheets

August 25, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration — 2 Comments

I hesitate to use videos I’m involved in producing as “inspiration”. However, I’m pretty happy with this project and a lot of credit goes to the film team I work with. It was written by Blake Frazier and features Chris Neal and Jenève Dubé. Chris also came up with some of the shot ideas and Read More


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



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



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