Archives: filmmaking

  • 10 tips to make better videos

    Hey. You want to make better videos? Us too. Here are some tips we have collected over the years. A few obvious ones and a few new ones.

  • How to make a valuable demo reel

    We see a lot of demo reels. Some good, some bad. Here are my five tips on how to make an effective demo reel that will get the attention of someone on the other end.

  • My experience on set with House of Sticks

    This summer I am interning at House of Sticks. This is a post about my experience. Short and sweet – I love it.

  • Making stuff you really like

    Production is a difficult thing to pull off. Take the time and take the effort to make something you want to make. It will turn out better.

  • Trust and video production

    We’re looking for video production partners

    In order to make a good video we really need to work with good partners. Good partners trust both ways. This article is about being a good partner in order to make an awesome video.

  • Why I hate storyboards

    Storyboards might be good for some people, but I think they suck the life out of me and offer false hope for clients. Go shot list every time.

  • Film Just Opens the Door

    This idea is what we have built our whole business plan around. Films are good, but they are not enough, they just start the conversation. Literally.

  • How to Get Started With Your Big Idea

    Everyone has a big idea. What about actually taking some steps towards making those ideas mean something. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Getting started is half the battle So, you’ve had this amazing idea for a business or enterprise, and now you need to get the ball rolling? Maybe you already have an established DFW business and you…

  • Growing Your Craft Takes Time

    Don’t be in such a hurry to get to the finish line. Its a hard lesson to learn, but in all situations the journey to get there provides more benefit than the destination. Remember its all about relationships. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Dig in for the long haul As a boy, Leonardo DaVinci stole paper and headed…

  • Ideas Are Worthless

    This is a pretty harsh headline, but if you really think about it… Ideas don’t amount to much unless you are willing to follow through with the execution. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Sorry to burst your film maker bubble Yes, you read that right. Ideas are worthless. They won’t do anything because they are just ideas. Millions…

  • Taking on Debt

    A simple few suggestions about when to take on debt and When to Avoid It. Know whats up. Video production is expensive. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] The good the bad and the ugly Debt…we all cringe at the thought of carrying it, but when you are growing a business or working as a freelancer it can be a…

  • Do more of what you want

    This is the year of doing. No more planning. I’m going to go out and do the things I want to do… finally. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] I’m a big fan of Vimeo. If you don’t know about it, its where all the cool kids go to post videos online. Maybe not the cool kids, but the…