October 29, 2018

I'm thankful for the opportunity to work on this film which was due to two industry colleagues, stunt co-ordinator, Joe Golby, and actor Oliver Park. Both of whom let me know of the project that they were both already attached to, and was in need of a DP to lens it. It...

October 18, 2018

(Excerpt taken from my forthcoming film book "Making Your First Blockbuster" due for release early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions.)

One event that still haunts me to this day is the time I could have ended up in a 10' x 8' cell.

I was 18 and we’d just wrapped a day of...

October 17, 2018

(Excerpt taken from the visual effects chapter in my new film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster", due for release early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions.)

Using a green screen for film work is very common now, and has a wide range of applications. Green screens come...

October 14, 2018

(Excerpt taken from the visual effects chapter in my new film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster", due for release early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions.)

“All art is technology. That’s the very nature of it. The artist is always bumping against that technology.” —...

October 11, 2018

(Excerpt taken from my book "Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers' Guide" now available from Amazon. See end of post for link)

There are standard industry shot sizes that we can choose to help tell our story. This film grammar was established in Hollywood in t...

October 7, 2018

(Excerpt taken from my film book, "Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers' Guide" now available on Amazon. Link at end of post.) 

Connotation is a great word to remember. A connotation is an associated meaning. Connotations are the origins of thinking a little m...

October 3, 2018

(Excerpt taken from my new forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" due early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions)

RELAXED ACTORS AND A RELAXED SET

It pays to have a relaxed set, and the environment on set filters down from the director. He or she dictates th...

October 1, 2018

(Excerpt taken from my new forthcoming book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" to be published early 2019 by Michael Wiese Productions) 

It's worth remembering that any character in any scene is always wanting for something. Always. Nothing else matters. Even if they get...

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