I have been working as an independent freelancer since October 2010 but have recently opened a video production studio. For me, it has been a huge transition and like any new endeavour, it has come with a lot of challenges. This time as a freelancer was short but in this time, I learned a great deal of things that I wish I would have known from the start. I feel my experience would have been THAT much better… not to say that my time wasn’t good as it actually went pretty damn well.
In my short time as a full time freelancer, I learned a lot about living as a freelancer and what it takes to stay focused and [...]
Moving your camera in a way that best tells your story is one of the many tasks that a cinematographer must undertake. This includes the use of either hand-held rigs, gimbals, easy-rigs, drones or little to no movement with the use of a tripod or monopod. These choices will be dependant on the type of camera you are using, the type of motion you are wanting to see with your footage as well as how quick and nimble you need to be for your shoot. Like anything, the more you spend, the better quality of a product that you will get. Below I have broken down the key elements you will want to consider when purchasing these items.
Staying passionate about the work you do is imperative if you hope to live a satisfied life. For me, I have struggled to strike that healthy work / life balance. I am passionate about not only writing but also sharing what I have learned and have not had the opportunity to do either over the past 6 months.
As we jump into the 7 tips to keep the passion alive in the work you produce, I want to start with a small update on what has kept me from regular posting and maintaining an active social presence. If you want to skip ahead to the meat of the post, use the TOC on the left side of the window.
Flash back to January 2015. Cinescapes, the company I started in October [...]
For me, one of the hardest parts when editing a video is determining what music to use. This process usually takes almost as long as the process of capturing and editing the footage combined! In this post, I want to breakdown a few things to consider when choosing your music as well as offer a few solutions that I have found helpful. I am by no means going to cover all the options in this post, just a few I have relied upon in the past.
When trying to determine how to approach your audio mix, there are three things you will need to consider including:Mood, Tempo & Pacing Functionality / Purpose Audience / Distribution Channels
I have found that many [...]