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013 – JPEG VS RAW & Video Codecs
Nerd Alert! This week I express why you 100% need to start shooting RAW today! I also through in some talk about video codecs like .mov, .h264, and RED RAW (which are R3D files) for some good old fashioned fun. This stuff actually matters. If you're getting into editing log footage without knowing this, I guarantee you're doing it wrong. Yes it's nerdy, yes it complicated. But it's complicated till it's not. And if you at all make money creating or editing images with a camera, then this is...
012 – Three Ways to Dirty Your Image and Make It Better
Dirty = Better! Today's lenses and sensors are getting better everyday. The image is getting so sharp and clean that I feel like I'm looking at a commercial for surgical tools. In this episode I talk about my favorite ways to "dirty" the image and bring life back into your shots. I break down my experience using this filter, lens, and free technique to add style to my images. It's not something you should necessarily use all the time, but definitely great tools to keep in your creative...
011 – Hard Out Here for a Pro
You know it's hard out here for a pro! In this episode I talk about what you should be doing to get paid and move up from semi-pro to pro. One of the things that's always on our mind as creatives is making money. How do we get paid? Photographers are charging models, models are charging photographers... but who's right? Trick question. Both are wrong and right at the same time. But mostly wrong. Check out this weeks episode to find out why! Obsession: Check out the fun KiwiCO Boxes!...
010 – Talking Shop with Kyle
This episode I sit down with Kyle and talk about the current state of photos/video in Texas and the south. We rattle on about working with other creatives and how to approach it the right way, a new creatives event he went to in Houston and soon to be Austin, and somehow we reference Toys R Us in the mix. I think we can all agree on one thing at least. Don't be like Toys R Us. Obsession: Chris - Cinematographer Bjorn Amundsen's Instagram Kyle - Focusing on SELF. Perfect your craft. Links:...
This is the BONUS episode I talked about in 009 - Booking and Firing Clients. Give this a listen, there are secrets hidden inside! Like an audio Kinder Egg (which are illegal in the US for some reason). CLICK HERE TO ACCESS BONUS CONTENT
009 – Booking and Firing Clients
Everyone wants to book more clients as well as bigger clients. And most people would probably gasp and clutch their metaphorical pearls at the thought of firing clients. Well in this episode I talk about both and give a few real world examples as well. Also check out the BONUS episode which includes some content that's usually only reserved for my Patreon page. The password is given in the audio of the BONUS Episode. Photos below from one of my FIRST GIGS EVER. Shot with a Sony alpha 200 and...
008 – Which Software is the Best?
Switching gears back into my technomancy school of nerdiness, I dive into my two favorite photo editing software and and the difference between three heavy hitting professional video editing software. In the order of least to greatest I talk about why I switch from Final Cut 7 to Adobe Premiere CC, tried Final Cut 10 (also known as Final Cut X) and settled on Davinci Resolve currenlty. Its a great NLE (non linear editor) and even better color correction software. If you want to color...
007 – Networking is Oxygen
In this episode, I deep dive into the importance and practicality of networking. I give some real world examples from my career on how networking properly can lead to success, and also explain how I lost the chance to shoot the Denver Broncos due to burning a relationship. Obsession: Check out the different Roundtables from The Hollywood Reporter Links: THR Full Drama Actor Roundtable: Jeffrey Wright, John Lithgow, Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed & More! Full Producers Roundtable: Amy Pascal, Judd...
006 – How I Made the Leap
In this episode I dive my comic book origin story. This is how I made the leap into the film business. Now for me what that means is not just owning a camera or taking pictures and getting paid, but actually working on a set with dozens of crew members, bright lights, the whole nine. A bit of follow up: I mentioned previously that the micro 4/3 lens mount was easily adaptable. It's one of the most versatile mounts out there, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention Sony E-mount. Here are...
005 – Prime Lenses, Wide VS Telephoto Lenses
I cannot express my love for prime lenses enough. In this episode I talk about the difference between prime vs zoom lenses and also wide vs telephoto lenses. And I say definitely a LOT! Every wonder how to fix that terrible fish-eye effect and compensate for the distortion you get from wide lenses? Or what lens should I be using for portraits? How do I choose the right lens? There are many variables that make it impossible to give a 'one size fits all' answer. But I do break down the...
004 – Interview with Justin Chambers
In Justin's excitement he messed up the intro, and on the way out I DESTROYED the outro. We can't all be perfect. This week I talk and catch up with my friend Justin Chambers. He is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles hustling, grinding, and working his butt off. And he has a ton of work to show for it! We talked about current projects, work ethic and mentality when working in this business and a shared a handful of laughs. I explain how to fake it till you make it the RIGHT Way, and we share...
003 – The GH5s Episode
In this episode I talk about my experience shooting with the Panasonic GH5s. If you're wondering how the GH5s vs Sony a7-whatever stacks up, just know this... This is an amazing camera! Currently my favorite sub $3k camera. I had the camera for a week and shot as much as I could, shooting some smoke bombs in my shed at 2am, shooting in a dark bar in the middle of the day, and just all around footage putting the camera through the paces. I shot with a Voigtlander f.95 25mm (50mm equivalent)...
002 – How to Choose the Right Camera
Here, I dive into what factors you should consider when thinking about which camera to buy. Why should I upgrade my camera? Which camera is the best for the money? Is the new *insert camera name here* out worth it? There are a LOT of cameras out there to choose from and it can be daunting when trying to decide. In this podcast episode, I talk about some brief differences between Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and Nikon. YouTube videos and blogs can be incomplete or deliver inconsistent information,...
001 – Shooting Locations
This is the very first episode of the podcast! I talk about why I wanted to start this podcast. I touch on how I figured out that I wanted to be in the film business. I also discuss how to hustle, approach people, and what to ask for when securing shooting locations for small and larger productions. Resource of the Week: check out www.fstoppers.com for camera reviews, tips, and fun articles. Obsession: Dog Schidt Optiks by Richard Gale Links: Check out the Dog Schidt Optiks for some awesome...