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EQUIPMENT FOR THE STARTING FILMMAKER

By on March 18, 2017

As a blogger, aspiring filmmaker, or youtuber, we all have seen a video that looked better than ours. What’s sad is that 95% of the time we all have seen that the creative who made the blog, film, or youtube post had better equipment than we do; and because…


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WRITE WITH BOTH EYES OPEN

By on February 9, 2017

I sat staring deep into the pixelated field of my computer screen. Purple blotches began to throb around my peripheral vision. My head hurt and I was beginning to gain a true agitation. This is frustratingly common for me. I tell everyone I am a writer, and by some…


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TRYING HARD TO NOT TRY HARD

By on December 12, 2016

For screen writers, it can become an overwhelming task to create a new, invigorating idea. Pressure is on all the time to make the next big thing. What’s more, often directors and producers tell you new isn’t what people want, but the same old story told another way. To…


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HOW TO FILM A LIVE EVENT…WITHOUT MAKING YOUR CLIENT HATE YOU

By on July 5, 2016

Live events are tricky.
Why? because they are not forgiving. I’m not talking about filming a wedding or a social gathering. With those you only need to capture a few minutes of conversation; the rest is random footage that will be edited down into a cute, 3-minute highlight. That’s cake. I’m talking…


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I TOOK A RIDE ON THE POLAR EXPRESS 

By on December 20, 2015

Waking up in the cold is the worst. No, starting over.

Waking up in the cold with an obligation to leave your warm and toasty bed is the worst. So I did. Work at 11. Tip toe to the bathroom, steam it up, ruba-dub-dub. Dive cold and shivering into…


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DOES YOUR BRAIN EVEN LIFT BRO?

By on October 17, 2015

Writing is an involved process. How do you keep that creative fire burning in the amphitheater we call our skull? When the spark is burning bright, it’s easy to build up whatever it is you’re writing, and do it well.

What do we do then, when creativity flees from the…


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DON’T BE A FRUIT-CAKE WITH YOUR TIME

By on October 4, 2015

And that’s where it all went down hill. 2014 was the first really successful year after our companies creation in 2011. We employed 15 full timers, had a blast creating inspiring content, and even made a profit. We as a team felt like we were on top of the…


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HOW TO NOT SUCK AT FILM

By on August 31, 2015

I love the internet and what I love most about the internet is the wealth of knowledge we can find as we browse its endless data abyss. When it comes to film, I have found Youtube, blu-ray bonus features, and film-maker blogs to be the greatest resource for discovering, observing,…


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THOSE FILM-MAKING DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL DOWN

By on April 20, 2015

Film-making,
just like any other passion driven endeavor, is about progress. But the hard part about any passion is when you feel like no progress has been made – for in the moment progress is almost always impossible to see – I often get discouraged, feel worthless, want to quit…


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THE POWER OF GREAT LOCATIONS

By on April 17, 2015

Locations are a tricky thing. It seems like a few years ago, before Youtube had good quality videos (Vimeo wasn’t a thing), when owning a 16:9 camera was a dream, and “making films” wasn’t something everyone and their cousin did, it was easy to film in a location without…

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