Video: Why ‘Over the Rainbow’ Takes Us to a Magical, Musical Place (PBS)

Most of the material that I share has to do with the visual side of videography and cinematography, and that is mainly because it is where my own personal interest lies. With that being said – I read material and watch clips that branch out beyond those limitations quite frequently too, as there is so… Read More

Interview: Kevin Spacey Does Impersonations (ITAS)

It seems like celebrities are doing impersonations all the time. Co-actors try to mimic each other, vocalists mimic other singers. Such is its popularity right now, that just last month the top-ten-list juggernaut WatchMojo even gave us a top ten list dedicated to this very phenomenon. [Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it yet]. At the top of… Read More

Article: David Boyd ASC & The Walking Dead (CreativeCOW)

Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. Well, not unless you haven’t watched any of The Walking Dead over the last five years perhaps. Other than that, you ought to be golden with this post. I have done a wide variety of media work over the years: this often means needing to up-skill. When I… Read More

Interview: John C. McGinley (Speakeasy)

Like many, the hit hospital sitcom Scrubs quickly became go to viewing for me. In fact – I still really enjoy it. How much? Well let’s say that it is enough to have just completed a marathon viewing of seasons 4 to 8, and leave it there! Anyway… I think that Scrubs‘ continued appeal for… Read More

Video Essay: What’s in the Box? (CineFix)

** Spoiler alerts a head… though if you haven’t already seen this after twenty years, shame on you. ** It was one of the most numbing thrillers of the mid-90’s… And if you didn’t immediately think of Se7en after reading that sentence, then you really missed out on something special! After a fairly tried-and-true series of murder-somethings throughout… Read More

Interview: William Goldman (The Writer Speaks)

Given that I have been reading his book, it ought to come as no surprise that I have finally stumbled upon an interview with William Goldman. Released back in 2013 by The Writer Speaks – you get access to quite an influential Hollywood writer and author for an hour and a half.  Deciding to watch… Read More

Audio Interview: Kay Cannon – Comedy Writer of Pitch Perfect 2

Continuing my series of resource links, today I wanted share a piece that discusses the recently released movie, Pitch Perfect 2. For those who don’t know (or don’t care, I guess), this comedy sequel is about about a cappella singers (which, for what it’s worth, made more than US$70 million at the box office on its… Read More

Interview: The Directors (The Hollywood Reporter)

Continuing with my new series of resource links – from video essays, to cinematographer interviews, how-to tips and the like – today I want to do another throwback. This time, I want to take you back three years to an extraordinary round-table style interview with a few of Hollywood’s great directors: Quentin Tarantino, David Russell, Ben Affleck,… Read More

News: Blackmagic Design Show Off at NAB (13-mins)

Continuing with my new series of resource links – from video essays, to cinematographer interviews, how-to tips and the like – I needed to get this additional post out today as it was too good not to share immediately. Anyone involved – and/or interested – in video production will have already heard the news out of… Read More