Here is a thought when it comes to being creative. Sometimes you just have to do something to create something. Say you want to write a book, but you don’t know how to start. Just start writing. Say you want to start taking pictures but don’t know how to compose. Just start taking snap shots. Say you want to make a movie. Just write the script. If you don’t start the process you will never finish it. Then you will watch your entire life pass by wondering what if.
The world is full of needs. There will always be poor. There will always be hungry. Our boys helped a couple of other boys do a lemonade stand and bake sale for the invisible children in Ugabda africa. Now they didn’t have too, but they chose to. Trust me the last thing my wife or I want to do on a weekend is another project. But, this was in there hearts. So, you do it. Find something that you can do and help a cause, person, whatever. I think it’s out job as a society to choose to help others. We do a ton of videos for those type of … [Read more…]
Here are a couple questions I got asked, enjoy. Question 1: What is the difference between a national spot and a local spot? Answer: That’s a hard question to answer. When you produce a television spot or commercial there are so many elements that go into it normally. It just seems like with a national spot you have to really care about the details. There are clearance things you don’t normally think about, as well as compliance and due-diligence issues you don’t really see at the local / regional level. Creatively speaking, it’s nice to have the ability to shoot in a proper studio, to have a decent crew, to not … [Read more…]
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of workings hundreds of live events. I’m at home with an all access pass. When I look at the show I see everything you are not supposed to see. Blondie @ Hard Rock Live 3-26-2012 I love seeing the drum tech hiding behind the speaker stack, look to the right behind the amps. To see the artist mad at the monitor technician for not setting the mix properly, the lighting miscue. I want to say I see it all but of course I get sucked into the show. Though my eyes still drift to the dark corners of the set, where no light … [Read more…]
Today we worked with a Doctor’s Natural to produce a series of national spot for several of their products. I will post the final spots in a couple weeks. Many thanks to Flip Minott, Hank Sorrick, Matt Mayes, J. Cruz and the great Holly Pergola. I have to say how much fun it is to do a project when you have an excellent team. Here are some shots of the day. Hank acting like he’s working J got the light pointed in the right spot now he’s trying to figure out how to get down.. The team making the flowers look AWESOME!!! They thought the one on the right was too … [Read more…]
Why a demo? Then a friend of mine @ Camera’s International Matt Mayes, asked me to cut a demo for an upcoming project. I did it but again, didn’t put too much regard into it. Where we live budgets are really low. Why would I want to show that material off?, but things had changed since the last time I had done a demo. My brain didn’t realize that…….. If you want to be in the world of excellence and creative freedom, then your work needs to represent that. (Thanks David Sowers @ DASO photo) Bust your rear end, work harder and then when it’s time the right person will see your work … [Read more…]
Just a quick thought… What truly is a dream? I ask this question because I feel that a change is coming in my life. This change will be directly related to the dreams I have. Now here is the question for my brain to process. What is my dream? Also, for those reading this… Naples, FL Sky Line Naples, FL Sky Line Naples, FL Sky Line What is your dream? Are you living it or are you just existing? I love the clouds and beach photos. They help me to Dream.
My back has been totally blown out for the last couple of days. Makes it very difficult to function, when you can’t stand up or sit down. Flat was my only comfy angle. Hopefully I’ll have some cool stuff to post about a new show, tomorrow
Who would have ever thought that doing sub-titles would become such a huge business. I mean that 80-90% of all programs must be captioned. At a cost of around $300-$1200 per half hour. It’s a phenomenal tool for the people who use the service, but it costs programmers MILLIONS of dollars to create. Think about it.
So… Today I got a quick prompter job with a couple friends, Darren Dyer and Rob Poole. Let me explain how a prompter job works. — remember when the President got messed up when the TelePrompTer glitched and he was stopped live on tv. Yes that’s what I did tonight. The client was a corporate client who I can’t divulge. But we were doing a promo piece with the text written out. These jobs are actually fun to do as I get to interact with everyone. As opposed to other roles where it can get kinda boring. So… Take a word doc, and follow a person reading the words on … [Read more…]