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 →

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 →

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.... 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 →

Making it in Hollywood: An Interview with Actor Mark Atteberry

To find your niche, pick one and work at it. It's okay to do others to keep food on the table, but plug away at that one thing that gives you the greatest fulfillment in life and become great at it.

Script Writing: Cutting Pages

Most screenwriters spend their days creating multiple pages, adding them up until they find out that they have so much more to tell beyond their typical/average 120 page (feature length) allotment.

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