Our new digital series for Comedy Central, Gnarnia went up on Youtube last week. It’s about 4 guys in a heavy metal band who live together behind a used record store in Los Angeles, who’ll do just about anything to avoid growing …(Read the rest)
You write a lot about movies, home video, story, etc. It’s all great, and I use it when I shoot stuff. But I need to convince my company to do better marketing videos and I’m not shooting those. Any advice? -Jackson …(Read the rest)
Are you a teacher? Do you know a teacher? Have you ever had a teacher? If so, read on: It’s the beginning of a new school year. Which means one more year of school projects shot on video, and hours of …(Read the rest)
How do I create a series of online class videos that are How-to’s, but creative and interesting, while also teaching? My upholstery course videos are pretty wide shot/closeup. I know I can do better. I’ve asked every video and film maker I …(Read the rest)
Do you really need to be a film major to have a film career? It may be a great idea for you, but do you NEED to? In a word, No.
I’ve written a lot about how to shoot video interviewsbut not a lot about how NOT to shoot video interviews. Here are some advanced “don’t do this” tips for you to go out and not do immediately:
How do you attract actors? Make sure your project is a serious project. 5 tips for getting serious.
I just discovered commercial director Jordan Brady’s podcast, Respect the Process. I discovered it when he invited me to be on it, but it turns out I’m late to the party– he has a ton of subscribers and some really great guests. The …(Read the rest)
Watch any film or TV show and you’ll see a series of very short shots (read why here). I argue that most people should get out of the habit of running the camera non-stop when shooting. And every so often I get a letter …(Read the rest)
Have you had this experience? You grudgingly agree to watch a friend’s video. You click on the link. The first few shots are good. Cute kids. But about 10 seconds in you start to get a sinking feeling. This video isn’t …(Read the rest)
The only thing worse than a blog post cobbled together out of all sorts of short things you don’t really feel like fashioning into a full blog post is a post explaining why you’ve been too busy to post lately. So here is …(Read the rest)
Hi Steve, Ordered your book from Amazon and devoured it in 2 days; awesome stuff. I have a question on chapter 2 re: intent. Coming from an internet marketing background I am unfortunately ingrained with ‘results’ driven approaches (increase conversion, ROI, etc). I was …(Read the rest)