Category: career

  • Learn the Rules of the Game

    If you want to play in the video or film production game you need to know the rules well enough to know when to break them. This is a little guide on how to learn them. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Class is in session, pay attention No you aren’t in elementary school anymore, but yes you do…

  • Just Make Something

    The most common advice we hear (and give) on how to start making a project or start doing what you want is to just start. Easy as that. Just do it. Go and make something. The result of dreams without work is zero. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Start right now Playing it safe. Those are some of…

  • Make Movies, Watch Movies

    All the best people in the film industry make it a habit of watching a bunch of movies. They don’t watch them just to view them, they are intentional with their viewing. This is a very high level of what can be gained from a business perspective about watching movies and commercials in order to…

  • Simple Tips for Freelancing Successfully

    Freelancing can be hard but also really good. We compiled a few tips on how to do it well. Knowledge is power. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Make the jump or not? It takes guts to be a “freelancer” in any field. It means you believe in your skills, your unique offering, and your ability to create a…

  • Realities of Running a Business

    Creatives are typically very good at being creative and very bad at running a business. Here are some good tips on how to stay on top of what keeps you employed. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Focus Growing an audience Whether your business is already up and running, or you are just finalizing the details with your first…

  • No Regrets!

    Live your life in such a way that when your working days are over, you won’t look back and say “I wish I had…” Work hard at all the right things. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Spend time on the things that matter most Robert Redford once said “I have no regrets, because I’ve done everything I could…

  • Taking the Time to Grow

    For some reason we have the notion that success needs to come on fast, make us a ton of money and then drive off into the sunset. Fortunately, things don’t work that way and the best in the biz, spend years at their craft before ever seeing success. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Taking it slow Rarely, very…

  • God Given Gifts Should be Used

    You were given them for a reason. Use your gifts. Chances are you are the only one with your combination of talents. Do something with it. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] You have the gifts for a reason We are each the recipient of God given gifts. That friend who has the most amazing garden or the relative…

  • ASC Masterclass – Day 5

    I can not believe its already over. What a great week. Great teaching, knowledge and even better friends made. Thank you ASC. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] All good things must come to an end. It was the final day of the American Society of Cinematographers masters class, hard to believe. Today proved to be the most insightful…

  • ASC Masterclass – Day 4

    Day 4 was the best day yet. However this perspective was pretty unique. It was philosophical reinforcement for me. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Guillermo Navarro ASC – Film Making Philosophy Today at the American Society of Cinematographers Master’s Class, we worked with Guillermo Navarro ASC, all day long. The same guy that made Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific…

  • ASC Masterclass – Day 3

    Day 3 was long. Lots of education and lots of great insights into Master Cinematographers work. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Bill Bennett ASC – Hard surface lighting Today at the American Society of Cinematographer’s masters class we had a lot of technical information. In fact so much that my brain kind hurts. We had 4 ASC members…

  • ASC Masterclass – Day 2

    Day 2 did not disappoint. It was very much a hands on opportunity which everyone took advantage of. All day in a sound stage with really expensive professional equipment just making normal stuff look beautiful. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Roberto Schaefer ASC AIC Today in the cinematography masters class we spent the majority of the day, and…