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Directing Part 2

March 19, 2014 in Story Behind the Video — 3 Comments

Nothing goes completely as planned no matter how much time and effort you’ve put into preproduction. You just can’t control everything especially when you are shooting with very little budget.

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Directing Part 1

March 2, 2014 in Story Behind the Video — 5 Comments

At least once a year I get to do a narrative short film. It’s a huge challenge for me, and I enjoy it. The big difference from run and gun docu-short story telling is you can’t be a one man band. You have to build a team. It’s crucial. On this project I decided to Read More

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Zacuto Half Cage Review

February 14, 2014 in Reviews — 0 Comments

Here’s my review of the Zacuto half cage. For full review of the Recoil and more see Zacuto’s site. I purchased the Zacuto Recoil a few months ago, and also reviewed it as well. A cage isn’t something I would just go out and buy, but since it’s a part of the Recoil kit I Read More

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The Gap

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized — 3 Comments

I love this piece. Inspired by an interview with Ira Glass on the concept of the gap between taste and one’s skills. Daniel Sax has taken great content and added lovely visuals. I think most creatives can relate to this piece. I certainly do.

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You Don’t Need No Lights

January 20, 2014 in Lighting Set Up — 6 Comments

Well, the title of the post isn’t necessarily true, but you don’t always need lights. I’m pretty limited on lighting gear. I have access to three ARRI 1K’s, and if I need more I usually rent a couple of 4×4 Kino Flos. I’m not a lighting pro yet, but I usually can see good light Read More

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Best DSLR for Video

January 11, 2014 in All Posts — 0 Comments

Do you want to know which DSLR is the best for video? Well, check out this post. All DSLR’s have their limits, but one rises above them all in my opinion.

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Broken Vessel

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized — 0 Comments

Insight from Eliot Rausch on the tension between success, art, and passion.

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Zacuto Recoil Review

December 10, 2013 in Reviews — 0 Comments

A review for the Zacuto Recoil for DSLR’s. Including the new Z-drive.

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Pieces

November 20, 2013 in Story Behind the Video — 0 Comments

This music video was produced as simple exercise for the One Life film team. We challenged ourselves to wake up early in an effort to shot before and through golden hour. Kudos to the team for getting up before the crack dawn for five days to shoot on some very chilly mornings.

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Chasing Light

November 6, 2013 in Story Behind the Video — 2 Comments

Shooting before and during “golden hour,” and the benefits you reap.