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How long should freelancers save clients' video files?

3/29/2019
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How long should freelancers save clients' video files? If a client from six years ago emailed you, would you still have their wedding video? Nick and Griffin discuss their data retention policies for freelance clients. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Squarespace. Try it for free, then save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain—visit squarespace.com/griffin When it comes to pricing for client work, Nick recommends watching Mike Monteiro’s F*ck You, Pay Me. After...

Duration:00:37:00

Solving the Audio Sample Rate Mismatch

2/27/2019
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Solving the Audio Sample Rate Mismatch Nick and Griffin each solve a couple technical issues plaguing their filmmaking processes this week. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Squarespace. Try it for free, then save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain—visit squarespace.com/griffin

Duration:00:28:08

I created these intro titles with Pixelstick

2/6/2019
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I created these intro titles with Pixelstick Griffin uses a light-painting wand called Pixelstick to create the intro sequence for his new Indy Mogul show—Cheap Thing vs. Expensive Thing.

Duration:00:13:14

One-Day Documentaries with Griffin Hammond

1/31/2019
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One-Day Documentaries with Griffin Hammond Indy Mogul is back! This is first episode of The Indy Mogul Podcast, hosted by Ted Sim: Today we catch up with fellow co-host Griffin Hammond about his work covering the 2016 Presidential election with Bloomberg News and the process of creating his festival darling documentary “Sriracha.” We also discuss the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking and how to film a documentary in one day.

Duration:00:35:16

Judge Denies My Request to Film in NYC Courtroom

1/30/2019
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Judge Denies My Request to Film in NYC Courtroom Swiss tourist Paolo Prosetti was arrested after crashing his drone near Times Square in New York City. When Griffin attempted to film his court case, the judge denied his request. Lots of exciting videos this week! Monday: Indy Mogul is Back! Yesterday: How to Film a Documentary in One Day Yesterday: “Dumpling Queen” – short doc shot in 1 day for Indy Mogul Friday, my short film about building lights premieres: “Argon” Friday is also...

Duration:00:33:54

Andy the cat is on Polish TV

12/31/2018
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Andy the cat is on Polish TV Polish news program Fakty TVN featured one my most popular YouTube videos, Andy the cat climbing our Christmas tree. It’s a lesson in investing even in silly videos—you never know which work you create will resonate and lead to interesting opportunities. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Squarespace. Try it for free, then save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain—visit squarespace.com/griffin

Duration:00:07:33

B&H Surprised Me With a Canon EOS R + 24-105mm!

11/21/2018
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B&H Surprised Me With a Canon EOS-R + 24 105mm! When B&H invited Griffin to an after-hours gift exchange, he wasn’t expecting to go home with a $3,400 camera kit. And he definitely wasn’t expecting Canon’s new mirrorless EOS R with 24-105mm lens! Six other YouTubers walked away with excellent prizes as well: Steve Ronin, Armando Ferreira, Thunder E/Booredatwork, Jon Reyes, Jacklyn/NothingButTech88 and Brendan Miranda. Thank you so much to Mendy Paul at B&H for inviting me! Happy...

Duration:00:15:10

How much should you pay yourself for a feature film?

11/14/2018
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How much should you pay yourself for a feature film? A client wants a feature-length documentary, and offers to pay for travel, equipment and your freelance rate. So how much do you ask for? How much do you pay YOURSELF to shoot and edit a film? Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Squarespace. Try it for free, then save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain—visit squarespace.com/griffin

Duration:00:09:03

New Mac Mini - Good for Video Editors?

11/2/2018
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New Mac Mini - Good for Video Editors? Apple has finally refreshed the MacBook Air and Mac Mini. What does that mean for video editors? This week, Alex Ferrari launched Indie Film Hustle TV, which includes in its filmmaker-focused library my film Sriracha, as well as an additional hour of behind-the-scenes Sriracha content. Learn more at IFHTV.com. If you’re near NYC, join me Thursday, November 8 at the B&H SuperStore for my workshop, Traveling Light While Filmmaking.

Duration:00:15:18

Episode 80: Do you need Full Frame? Lumix S Series

10/3/2018
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Episode 80: Do you need Full Frame? Lumix S Series A full-frame camera from Panasonic sounds really exciting—but what will it mean for Griffin’s streamlined travel style? Plus, your questions about shooting telephoto on the iPhone, losing signal on the Mavic Air drone, and why you should avoid cheap step-up rings. Nick and I discuss three short YouTube videos I produced in the last week: Yes, Panasonic’s First FULL-FRAME Mirrorless Cameras—Lumix S Series How I Pack 66 lbs. Of Camera...

Duration:01:13:50

Don’t let gear stop you from making your film

10/3/2018
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Don’t let gear stop you from making your film In this excerpt from his recent filmmaking workshop in Salt Lake City, Griffin explains why gear should never be the thing that that keeps you from making a film.

Duration:00:02:21

Panasonic’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras—Lumix S Series

9/25/2018
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Panasonic’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras—Lumix S Series Lumix S1R and S1 are Panasonic's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, announced today at Photokina in Köln, Germany. Both cameras—coming in early 2019—feature a full Super 35-sized sensor, which is nearly four times larger than the micro4/3 sensor in my Panasonic GH5. The Lumix S1R is a 47-megapixel camera designed for photographers, and the S1 is 24MP for hybrid photo video shooters. Each camera shoots 4K60p, with in-body...

Duration:00:03:19

Episode 79: John Luna Edits This Podcast

9/19/2018
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Episode 79: John Luna Edits This Podcast John Luna is an Adobe Premiere editor, but he edits this podcast in Final Cut Pro X. Plus, your questions about finding an audience, avoiding flickering lights, and making corporate videos look cool. *As a burn survivor, John speaks quietly—it’s through his recovery that he taught himself video production. Subscribe to John Luna on YouTube and follow his Instagram. Watch his video Grand Central Station. Two resources Griffin recommends for amateur...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 78: My Office Is Gone

9/12/2018
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Episode 78: My Office Is Gone Griffin has to give up his video production office—for a very happy reason. Plus, your questions about Final Cut Pro X keyboard shortcuts, creating a nighttime lighting effect, and are you allowed to use stock footage in your film? Did you know? There are over 56 hours of the Hey Indie Filmmakers podcast! Saif asked about lightweight travel tripods. I use the MeFoto RoadTrip carbon fiber. You’ll find the rest of my gear at griffinhammond.com/gear Nikolas...

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 77: Justinsuperstar Travels, Makes Documentaries

9/5/2018
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Episode 77: Justinsuperstar Travels, Makes Documentaries My good friend Justin Johnson is prolific video producer and talented, world-traveling documentary filmmaker. We met up in New York to discuss his innovative techniques and creative philosophy. Plus, your questions about finding good stories, distribution strategy, and matching multiple cameras. Follow Justin’s work on YouTube or at justinsuperstar.com. I recommend his recent mini-doc series Fan Creators, produced for SyFy, and his...

Duration:00:46:52

Episode 76: We’re Rebels in Stormtrooper Disguise

8/29/2018
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Episode 76: We’re Rebels in Stormtrooper Disguise After going undercover as stormtroopers in Star Wars virtual reality combat, Nick and Griffin are joined by their childhood friend and video professional Adam Kruminas. Plus, your questions about cropping 4K video, the easiest way to add storage space to your editing machine, and advice for your first documentary. At The VOID in Las Vegas, we experienced Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire—a particularly immersive virtual reality game. Thank...

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 75: Pre-Production Meeting

8/22/2018
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Episode 75: Pre-Production Meeting Nick and Griffin plan which microphones and cameras they’ll need for next week’s three-person shoot. Plus, your questions about sound on a budget documentary, upgrading your editing machine, and when you need a location release to sell stock footage. The Faustian Man wondered why I don’t more actively promote my film Sriracha on the podcast. He says, “I watched it last night still amazing! I love that doc.” It’s free on Amazon Prime. Kasey asked about...

Duration:00:44:16

Episode 74: Improvising DIY Film Gear

8/15/2018
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Episode 74: Improvising DIY Film Gear When Griffin’s filmmaking equipment fails to arrive, he’s forced to improvise and build his own DIY solution. Plus, your questions about making money with cheap equipment, putting Canon glass on mirrorless cameras, and proper exposure for your productions. I tried to order this $24 Tablet holder to mount my iPad to my DJI Mavic Air remote, but after USPS lost the package, I decided to build my own version by recycling pieces from a GH4 camera cage, a...

Duration:00:45:06

Episode 73: Become a Licensed Drone Pilot

8/8/2018
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Episode 73: Become a Licensed Drone Pilot Griffin is now a licensed drone pilot, after passing the FAA knowledge test—granting him flight privileges hobbyists don’t get. Plus, your questions about shooting infrared, collaborating with another editor, and recording audio with a boom pole. In response to Aisha’s question about shooting infrared, I mentioned infrared filters by B+W and Hoya. Drone flight apps I find useful KittyHawkVeriflySkyVectorWhy would you want an FAA drone...

Duration:00:39:48

Bonus: Carpal tunnel syndrome from too much editing

8/1/2018
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Bonus: Carpal tunnel syndrome from too much editing I believe too much editing gave me carpal tunnel syndrome. Nick says I should see a doctor. Instead, I bought a weird “handshake” mouse. My primary strategy for recovery has been giving my hands a chance to rest, and changing some of my repetitive motions. I’ve switched from my trackpad to a titled, handshake-shaped wireless mouse. I also picked up a cheap capacitive stylus to use with my iPhone, a gel-filled wrist pad for my keyboard and...

Duration:00:10:43