If you have ever done research on how to get the right visual shot – whether painted, photographed, or captured in motion – then you probably know the ‘rules.’ This stuff isn’t new. But today I think it’s worth repeating. The elephant in the room is that, to misquote the rogue pirate Barbossa, “… the code is… Read More
Concept Video: Moments (Haraldsson)
Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to share a fun concept clip that was commissioned by the Icelandic telecommunications company Síminn a couple of years ago. If you have done any manner of research into equipment for video and film shoots, then you will know that there is an abundance of recommendations: you… Read More
Video Essay: Rear Window (Michael McLennan)
Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to share a short clip that was pieced together by one of my friends, Michael McLennan. Michael also happens to be a long-time cinephile who has worked as producer, director of photography, editor, sound designer, music editor, and has also taught across a variety of film… Read More
Video Article: Understanding Jump Cuts
Continuing my series of resource links, today I want to share a video I stumbled on a little while ago. Coming from Vimeo’s Riley Hooper, it offers a pretty concise explanation of the technique known as a jump cut. Even if you have never heard the term before, I can guarantee that you all know what… Read More
I Shot the Deputy
To this day my Dad loves listening to songs from his generation on the radio. And while I have come to appreciate some of the old classics: it still drives me up the wall that I am not able to listen to more modern music if Dad is around! Hence the title of today’s blog:… Read More
Can’t I Just Shoot Them?
The last thing most amateurs consider when making a video (or taking photos for that matter) is the planning. And if it does cross their mind, they might still miss the weight of its importance. Today I want to highlight this vital area of production. The truth is that a good plan is important; and… Read More
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