Building a Culture of Winning

October 21, 2015 Leave a comment
JV win

Scene of the JV Lady Contenders when they won their miracle comeback victory

I really love the statement by  Brendan Suhr, “Culture is simply an outcome of people’s behavior.” So basic. So true! Whether it is business or your personal life, what you choose to do now establishes a reference point and a pattern from which future actions will be made. Read more…

Do you really need video content?

October 9, 2015 Leave a comment

There’s a perception that creating a promo video is THE key to gaining business, and that’s not always the case.

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Building a Business That’s MORE Than It’s Cracked Up to Be

January 9, 2015 Leave a comment
Eggs Chesapeake

Eggs Chesapeake

A bad night’s rest at our coastal resort found us starting our day off on the wrong foot, but when my wife Tricia and I ventured down Daytona’s South Atlantic Avenue and found our breakfast stop – The Cracked Egg Diner – things began looking much, much brighter. The contrast from where we had come from to where we were totally made my day, and it helped to reinforce fundamental business principles in a very real way. Here’s what I found… Read more…

Canon C100 Camera Review

October 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Don shoots with a C100 in Guatemala

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 interview sound from a couple lapel mics. For those who have done run-and-gun work with a DSLR, they know that it can be a struggle double-checking to be sure that the sound recorder is functioning properly and that the resulting separate audio and video files stay organized. Likewise, constantly changing locations can have a significant impact on the ability to set the correct aperture, shutter speed and ISO for accurate imaging on a DSLR in extended lighting ranges. While still of concern on the C100, the 4K imager provides the shooter with a broader range, allowing significantly more flexibility to record images that will be adjusted and color corrected in post. Here are some of my thoughts on the gear and how it performed. Read more…

Gotta See This: Moms’ Night Out Movie

Call me a skeptic, but I’m guessing that most people out there are really cautious when it comes to dropping some cash to watch many of the Christian films that have been put out in recent years. Shot on low budgets with limited crew and low-to-no name talent, these will obviously impact the viewers’ experience.

Moms' Night Out Movie

L to R: Izzy (Andrea Logan White), Allyson (Sarah Drew) and Sondra (Patricia Heaton) strut their stuff in MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, the new family comedy from Sony Affirm and Provident Films, in theaters May 9, 2014. (photo credit: Saeed Adyani)

Moms’ Night Out is a mix of a couple of the faces that have been seen in prior projects by Sherwood Pictures (Alex Kendrick & Robert Amaya), but executive producers Patricia Heaton & David Hunt apparently saw the need to bring in some bigger guns to achieve the level of expression necessary for a comedic experience from start to finish. Read more…

How to Destroy an Effective Meeting

April 9, 2014 3 comments

Hey, you, sitting there wanting to trade your halo for some devilish horns, have you ever wanted to choke progress, maim effectiveness, and kill morale in a group or business meeting? If you have, this list is for you! …

If you are like most people who are interested in progress, you may simply be doing these things without noticing it, and through a few simple changes you can help your organization to move forward by demonstrating a positive & interested spirit. Believe it or not, your revealed interest can have a big impact on budget and planning dollars, along with project success. Read more…

How To Be A Successful 21st Century Leader

March 10, 2014 2 comments

Observing leaders, reading about leading, and being a business leader myself, I’ve begun to formulate five key concepts that I believe are essential for any leader to grasp if he or she is going to lead teams successfully. Here they are… Read more…

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