Networking your way to the top in film Without being 'scammy and weird'
May 11, 2016
Making film friends has huge benefits When film first peaked my interest, I bought a Canon T3i and had no idea where to start. I was shooting at 30fps at 200 shutter speed and didn’t understand why my images were looking like crap. I actually went to Vimeo and searched my home town. I found a local guy by the name of Chris Weatherly. I sent him a message and […]
Color Grading Inspiration, film grain and looks.
February 17, 2015
Color can ruin your film! If done wrong. But if you get it right – color can make people love you. I’m going to take you through my color process for THUNDER SON. It’ll give you a better idea of what I’m thinking when coloring my footage. Color research, get inspired! This is where I start. I head to sites like designspiration, flickr and vimeo to gather my influences. I […]
How to Edit Videos A look inside my editing process.
December 2, 2014
Taste and Process. How to edit videos is part taste and part process. Obviously with the amount of editing software available your grandma could sit down with her iphone and edit together a feature film. This is awesome – because it opens the doors for anybody. But the easier editing becomes, the less value is put into it. I’ve also included some lightning speed editing tips below! Watch all the […]
Present: the process. Insight into my workflow.
September 4, 2014
This project started last November (I put it off for far too long). Over thanksgiving break my goal was to get out and shoot. I grabbed my sister at golden hour and we headed outside. We started shooting the snow stuff – then the next day we shot the river scenes. I threw a lav on her also and we started just chatting conversationally. I asked her about something she […]
4-Hour Filmmaker Become an indie filmmaker in a week.
August 18, 2014
Have you ever wanted to get into filmmaking but just have no idea where to start? Filmmaking can be an overwhelming subculture to jump into. You may be thinking – “I could never make a film.” I’m going to present a guide to put you on the path for success. This post was inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Chef. His book provides the fast track to learning anything (from languages […]
Color Grading Tips from the Great Matt Fezz A look inside his color correction process
June 20, 2014
I had a chance to briefly email with colorist Matt Fezz and ask him some questions that a beginner at color grading may be asking. What are the top mistakes beginner colourists make? I can only really speak for myself about when I got started, but I think constantly seeking a big difference between the ungraded and graded shot can be a mistake. It is reassuring and can impress people in the room […]
Collaborate or Die Be Vulnerable- Create Better Work
June 19, 2014
Losers work alone — we’ve all been losers at some point. There are two kinds of losers — those that work out of fear, and those that work out of pride. I’ll use an embarrassing story about one of my old hobbies to get my point across. During middle school I got involved into magic tricks – yes, David Blaine style stuff. I would spend hours reading, watching and learning how to […]
Color Correction 101 The levels tool is your best friend.
March 15, 2012
I’m going to start putting some workflow type stuff on the blog so I can one day come back and see how dumb I used to be. But also to possibly help others, or receive help from others who edit / color correct / etc. Usually I start by importing everything into premiere pro and I divide up the clips how I want to use them. Then I’ll pick music […]