Creativity: Power to Unite

Welcome to week number seven in our study on creativity! Let's review briefly in an effort to go forward... If you have begun to discover your individuality as a creator (wk 2); you have a solution others can embrace (wk 3); your work expresses itself in contrast to others (wk 4); you have learned to... Continue Reading →

Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

I was recently contacted by a young person searching for advice as a writer looking for ways to grow as a writer into directing and producing in the film industry.  Since this is a somewhat common trend, I figured it's time to post my reply to be of help for others on the filmmaker journey!... Continue Reading →

Achieving Your Best as a Creative Professional

I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In... Continue Reading →

Building an Effective Animation for a Marvel Comics X-Men Apocalypse Promo

I recently took on what looked like an enjoyable project via talenthouse.com for Marvel's upcoming X-Men Apocalypse film, being released May 27, and it didn't disappoint! The project entailed utilizing a few assets provided by Marvel, such as the X-Men logo, a couple poster stills, and their trailer. My goal was to make something palatable for... Continue Reading →

Canon C100 Camera Review

The Canon C100 was a weapon of choice for a project I shot nearly a year ago in Guatemala (documenting poverty and the impact on children & families by charitable giving) and then recently in Peru where small form factor and a filmic image were desired. Also, shooting with a documentary format would require both location sound via a shotgun mic and... Continue Reading →

Fix It in Post: Overview of Editor’s Choices in Film Production

After all the footage is captured for a film/video project, the video editor holds the most powerful set of tools to set the tone, create interest, and to move the story forward in a logical format. Shot angles are chosen, bad shots are tossed or fixed, and the sequence of events are adjusted to retain viewer curiosity... Continue Reading →

Balancing Lighting and Video for TV Broadcast

Most people think of the bottom line when it comes down to purchasing new equipment, and cost is certainly a consideration. However, if cost is your only connection, you are likely a bit short-sighted. Trinity's Media Department has been recommending the benefits of newer camera technology for years, noting greater creativity and enhanced connection of... Continue Reading →

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