Creativity: Expression vs Order

I had the joy of visiting Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, CA where numerous rare pieces of art are on exhibit. My personal preferences are in strong lines, use of color, and texture, of which Rembrandt’s sketches stood out for strong lines and Renoir’s impressionist paintings had me observing from various angles to catch the light’s response to […]

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Wonder: Still got it?

So often we trudge through each day handling our tasks, only to complete everything (or add some to the next day’s list) and then do the same the next day. Honestly, such an existence is mundane, boring, and an absolute waste! Yet, it’s so funny how we all fall into that repetitive trap. Just this […]

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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 […]

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Intrinsics & Production’s 3 Major Forces

Most anyone who produces anything (books, videos, toys, cars) can tell you the three major forces that are constantly tugging at each other: Cost, Time, and Quality. Essentially, you can pick two of these items, but the third will be pulled from the sum of the other two. For instance, if I choose to do a quickly […]

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Shooting for the Edit

Here’s an article that was recently written by Christian Bell, pointing out several production errors that keep the editor from a successful cut: 6 Ways Directors Screw Editors. This somewhat mirrors one of my earlier posts on a similar subject: Things Editors Wish Directors Would Do.

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Editing a Successful Film Trailer

When it comes to creating a successful film trailer, many new producers and editors will settle for a quick overview of the entire movie. Come to think of it, many big films are guilty of this too, and then the audience wonders why they had to pay to see the flick in the first place, […]

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Learning to Laugh at Yourself

Laughing at ourselves is a difficult thing to do. I’ve grown up regularly putting myself down, and had the regular complex that all of the world was looking at each step I made. It led me to a high sense of living as a perfectionist and times of unnecessary shame or embarrassment. It can further stunt personal growth and keep an individual from achieving personal goals.

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