New Video Project! Ovcin Dental Lab Promotional

Recently made this for a friend from church, Mike Vrbeta is one of the best in the North State at what he does. He was a sculptor before he started his job crafting dentures. Please visit his business website at Ovcin Dental Lab.

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Behind the Scenes Featurette: “Into The Mind”

Sports films have seen a renaissance in cinematography, from the AMAZING “The Art of Flight” by Brain Farm, to the series of shorts on Vimeo “A Skier’s Journey”. These athletes show and amazing skill in not only being awesome in their fields of snowboarding or skiing, but in creative camera work and expression of emotion through film. So imagine my delight when a behind the scenes featurette of the award winning skiing film “Into The Mind” is posted online for free. It has an ethereal quality to it, and I always love it when film makers share their secrets about how they do their craft. But this film is special in that they have worked a lot of symbolism and subtext into their finished film, which they all too kindly explain in detail here for us.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/82163553][vimeo https://vimeo.com/75775481] 

Please check it out for yourself and show your support for these amazingly skilled film makers by check it out on iTunes or by purchasing their film on DVD/Blu-Ray.

Hands Down One of the Stupidest Advertisements I’ve Ever Seen

Wait+WHAT+.+I+don+t+even+know_23988f_3996414So every day I read HUNDREDS of news articles. Why? Feedly, thats why. There are so many things happening in the world to be spoken about. I could be using this time to review electronics like the latest in camera gear or discuss my views on Final Cut Pro X. I could be trumping up the benefits of DSLR film making or posting pictures of my cat. But then this advertisement came across my table and I had no choice but to force any passerby to see it. Click past the break to read on… Continue reading

Why I Won’t Be Getting A 4K HDTV, and I Think You Might Want To Read This Before You Buy One

I’m not against the advancement of technology. No sir! I am in favor of progress, totally in that camp. But what happens when advancement goes into the territory of useless? I’d say that it is justifiable to ignore advancement when it takes us in directions we have no need to go.

We live in a finite world my friends. We are finite beings on a finite planet. As such the human eye has a finite field of vision from any given distance. So when I saunter through Best Buy and the sales associate approaches me with his speech about the benefits of 4K, I make sure I’m educated and have a significant enough counter argument to combat his statements with my own perspective. Continue reading

My New Short Film, “Snow in Paradise”

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Three Things I’ll Miss When Theaters Are Gone

hulu-netflix-plusI love videos, and if you do too then there has never been a better time to enjoy them. Its not cheap to make good films, and yet so many good ones can be had now at never before imagined availability! YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu and friends have made it abundantly clear that the landscape has become stale and must change. In fact FilmMakerIQ.com an interesting article out on the topic now. Everyone seems to have a voice to add into the mix on this topic. Continue reading