As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →
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 →
In our last post we began with a fundamental observation that we are all made to be creative while our differing gifts provide us individuality. In this article we'll begin to identify what these gifts are and how we should be using them. As you think though your unique gifting, know that the foundation of creativity is... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
… it's rare for most church tech guys to get what they feel they need in order to perform their jobs as well as they think they should.
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 →
...links for authors and screenplay writers to follow in creating meaningful stories...