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Intention w Ben Von Wong

If you’ve never heard of Ben Wong, you’re missing out. He’s made some of the most iconic images not on the silver screen. He’s a very cinematic photographer. On top of that, he’s done a Ted talk, he’s raised money to save people’s lives. Besides being super talented, he seems pretty grounded and down to earth.

Your Product is You!

That’s right, you are the product. You’re not a PC, you are Apple. People go to find a laptop that has the ram, the connection ports and the touch screen/ fold-y tablet thingy they want. Or they get the cheapest thing they can find. (OK, people don’t really buy laptops any more, that market is […]

Where is Your Data? (Short film)

I’m serious about Data Security. And this silly short film proves it.   Click to see the rest

5 Steps to not letting your tech get the best of you.

Imagine all of your film work disappeared one day. Poof. Just gone. Doesnt’ exist. Almost finished with a project? doesn’t matter. Got someone else’s footage that they spent more than your personal net value on? Poof.  Technical problems will happen. Here are 5 steps to not losing it all, cause one day, you’re going to […]

5 Mistakes I Made in Post with My First Film.

The hardest lesson I learned with my first film, Donovan Quixote, was not to put it out there too soon. I put it out there too soon. Big mistake. This was a result of me approaching my first feature like a series of sprints, instead of a marathon.

How Gratitude can help you as a filmmaker.

There are lots of challenges independent filmmaking, and you have to keep your eye on the ball. But is obsessing on the mountains of hurdles healthy for your filmmaker career?

Improve Your Filmmaking with Podcasts

Improve your Filmmaking with Podcasts

I love podcasts. The digestible log form audio content really gets me through the day. Why’s this good for the filmmaker? It’s essentially the oldest form of storytelling. And you can listen to podcasts while you’re doing something else.

Sometimes You Have to Punt a Production

The Conflict of Schedules and Indie Productions Long time no post. Got busy with a production I’ll be posting about here soon. I also had a bit of existential grief that I wasn’t just writing watered down platitudes, and what not. But I’ve got a good one, today: The conflict of  a tight filmmaking schedule […]

Communication is the Indie Filmmaking Special Sauce

The most important thing you need on a film set is Communication. On a studio film shoot, the budget allows department heads to have plenty opportunities to meet and disseminate information where it needs to go. But on an Indie set, there’s usually a mad visionary and her or his friends just trying to get […]

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