So Edward had this idea to do a video starring…himself, discussing why a video is the best way to deliver your message. He was all excited about this vision stuck in his brain. (You know how those artistic types are.) So he gathered a couple of producers, copped a favor from a hotel owner friend for a location, and proceeded to do about a thousand takes of “What’s in a Message?” I stopped by with our boys to say hi and sure enough, Matthew ends up on camera doing the shtick himself. (I think he was better than Daddy, but don’t tell Ed that.) Thing is, the kids were on … [Read more…]
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.
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…]
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…]